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Dell Compellent SC8000

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Dell Compellent SC8000

Description -
Dell Compellent SC8000 offers reliable, self-optimized storage designed to power the enterprise by keeping data as dynamic as your business, helping you capitalize on business-critical data with enterprise efficiency, flexibility and reliability.
Tech Specs -

Back-end connectivity

SAS (6Gb, 3Gb), Fibre Channel (2Gb, 4Gb, 8Gb)


Rack size: 2U

Disk drives

SAS SSD (2.5-inch):
400GB SAS (supported on SC220)

SAS SSD (3.5-inch):
200GB SAS (supported on SC200)
400GB SAS (supported on SC200)

Fibre Channel HDD (3.5-inch):
300GB 15K RPM

Drive interfaces

SAS and NL-SAS drives. Backwards compatible with existing Compellent Fibre Channel and SATA drives. Different drive types, transfer rates

Front-end connectivity

Fibre Channel (4Gb, 8Gb), iSCSI (1Gb, 10Gb), FCoE (10Gb). Simultaneous interface support

Maximum back-end ports

16 (FC), 10 (SAS) per controller. NOTE: No SATA ports, FC and SATA enclosures are connected to FC8 IO card.

Maximum front-end ports

16 (Fibre Channel), 10 (1Gb iSCSI), 10 (10Gb iSCSI), 10 (FCoE) per controller. NOTE: SC8000 controller can support up to 16 FC front-end ports with 4-port low-profile SAS back-end IO option.

OS support

Microsoft® Windows® Server, Solaris, HP-UX, Linux, IBM AIX, Novell NetWare, Apple, Tru64, VMware®


Supports RAID 0, 5, 6 and 10. Any combination of RAID levels can exist on a single Storage Center. Multiple RAID levels can exist on the same storage tier within an array.

Storage capacity

Each system supports up to 960 SAS drives.

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