PS6100 series

16Gb Fiber Channel shared storage solutions providing high performance with high capacity!

  • 16Gb/s Fibre Channel connectivity
  • Scale easily with up to 64 servers in a SAN environment
  • Maximize controller memory with up to 16GB cache
  • Mix and match 3.5” and 2.5” drives
  • Qualified for use in virtualized application environments
MD3860f specifications


Mix and match up to 60 x 3.5” and 2.5” SAS, NL-SAS, SSD, SED

Drive capacities

3.5” NL-SAS 7.2K RPM: 500GB, 1TB*, 2TB*, 3TB*, 4TB*, 6TB, 8TB
2.5” SAS 15K RPM: 146GB*, 300GB*, 600GB*
2.5” SAS 10K RPM: 146GB, 300GB*, 600GB*, 900GB*, 1.2TB*
2.5” NL-SAS 7.2K RPM: 500GB*, 1TB*, 2TB
SSD: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB (WI); 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB (MU); 800GB, 1.6TB (RI) (available with 3.5” carriers)

Dimensions (height x width x depth)

17.78 cm (7.0”) x 48.26 cm (19”) x 82.55 cm (19”)

Maximum weight

105.24 kg (232 lb)

Expansion capabilities**

Up to 180 drives using the MD3060e


4 x 16Gb Fibre Channel and 2 x 12Gb SAS ports


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

Thin provisioning, VAAI, vCenter Plug-in, VASA, SRA, HPT, SSD cache, SED, Microsoft Windows ODX

Optional features

Snapshot, VDC, HDD expansion option**


Support up to 64 servers when configured with a Fibre Channel switches, available with 4GB cache controllers

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** 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 – 1755W (dense arrays do not support DC power supplies)
Heat dissipation: 5988 BTU/hr
Voltage: 220V AC, auto ranging, 50Hz/60Hz
Frequency: 50/60Hz