PS6100 series

12Gb SAS Direct Attach shared storage solutions providing high availability with high capacity!

  • 12Gb shared storage solution providing high availability data access
  • Four SAS ports per controller
  • High Performance Tier (HPT) firmware upgrade to boost performance
  • Dual 4GB or 8GB cache controllers
MD3460 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


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

DDP, 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 switch, available with 4GB cache controllers

Controller features

Each controller provides four 12Gbps SAS ports; a total of eight for dual controller models
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 controllers are required for the MD3460 dense array
4GB and 8GB only available as dual controller option


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