PS6100 series

2 x Performance with 16Gb Fiber Channel storage solutions !

  • 16Gb/s Fibre Channel connectivity
  • Maximize controller memory with up to 16GB cache
  • Scale easily with up to 64 servers in a SAN environment
  • Qualified for use in virtualized application environments
Product specifications MD3800f MD3820f


12 x 3.5” SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED

24 x 2.5” SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED

Drive capacities

SAS 15K RPM: 300GB, 450GB*, 600GB*
NL-SAS 7.2K RPM: 500GB, 1TB*, 2TB*, 3TB*, 4TB*, 6TB, 8TB
SAS 10K RPM: 600GB
SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI) (available with 3.5” carriers)

SAS 15K RPM: 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*
SAS 10K RPM: 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*, 1.8TB
NL-SAS 7.2K RPM: 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB
SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI)


8.68 cm (3.42 in) x 44.63 cm (17.57 in) x 56.1 cm (22.09 in)

8.68 cm (3.42 in) x 44.63 cm (17.57 in) x 50.8 cm (20 in)

Maximum weight

29.30 kg (64.6 lb)

24.2 kg (53.35 lb)

The following specifications apply to both models:

Expansion capabilities

Up to 192 drives using the MD1200 or MD1220


2nd generation multi-protocol Modular Disk Storage Manager, Java based user interface
Multi-path graphical software provides failover management of redundant data paths between the server and storage array

Standard features

Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP), thin provisioning, VAAI, vCenter Plug-in, VASA, SRA, SED, Microsoft Windows ODX

Optional features

Snapshot, VDC, HPT, HDD expansion option


Dual controllers directly connect up to four HA-configured servers or eight non-HA-configured servers

Controller features

4 x 16Gb Fibre Channel (host) and 2 x 12Gb SAS ports (expansion)
Each controller contains 4GB or 8GB of battery-backed cache
Dual controllers operate in an active-active environment mirroring each other’s cache
Cache protection is provided via flash memory for permanent data protection
DDP eliminates the need for complex RAID management while optimizing data protection, and can be used with existing RAID configurations


Dual 4GB or 8GB cache
Up to 16GB cache (8GB per controller)

Server support

Dell PowerEdge™ servers


Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6
Up to 180/192** physical disks per group in RAID 0, 10
Up to 30 physical disks per group in RAID 5, 6
Up to 512 virtual disks

Operating system

Microsoft® Windows®, VMware®, Microsoft Hyper-V®, Red Hat® and SUSE®

Rack support

Dell ReadyRails™ II static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded-hole racks.


Wattage: AC – 600W peak output; DC – 700W (2U arrays support DC power supplies)
Heat dissipation: 2047 BTU/hr
Voltage: 100 to 240V AC; 48V DC
Frequency: 50/60Hz


Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour
Supports Fresh Air cooling, up to 35°C

Relative humidity

Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour


Operating: -16 m to 3048 m (-50 ft to 10,000 ft)
NOTE: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1°F/550 ft