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Dell Compellent SC8000

Description -
Dell™ Compellent® Storage Center™ 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
Height: 87.3 mm (3.44 inch)
Width: 482.4 mm (18.98 inch) with rack latches
444 mm (17.08 inch) without rack latches
Depth: 755.8 mm (29.75 inch) with bezel
Weight: 19.73 kg (43.5 lbs)

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

Environmental operating conditions

Power: Dual, Redundant 750W 80 Plus® Platinum-certified power supplies
Heat Dissipation: 2891 BTU/hr rated Power Supply
Operating Temperature: 50 - 95°F (10 - 35°C)
Non-Operating Temperature: -40 - 149°F (-40 - 65°C)
Operating Humi

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.

Memory (Read Cache)

16GB2 to 64GB total available cache per controller, with a maximum 128GB per dual controller system (a dual controller configuration is required to support full high availability and failover capabilities in production

OS support

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


Two 2.5 GHz Six-Core (Sandy Bridge) Intel™ processors per controller

Product operating system

Storage Center 6.1 or later


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. The maximum usable capacity supported by a system varies based on configuration. Each 3.5” SAS enclosure holds up to 12 SAS drives. Each 2.5” SAS enclosure holds up to 24 SAS drives.

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Support and Warranty

One-Year Warranty from Reliant Technology

Next-Business-Day Parts Replacement

Reliant Technology verifies equipment through our rigorous 8-step testing and certification process known as the “Reliant Rock-Solid Certification.” In addition to our certification program, each piece of equipment purchased through Reliant Technology comes with a one-year, next-business-day warranty.

If you require technical assistance in replacing a component, 9x5 phone support is available (Monday - Friday, excluding major holidays) from one of our storage experts.

Third-Party Maintenance and Support

Reliant Technology offers comprehensive maintenance coverage from our vast service network of internal and field engineers. Maintenance agreements can be customized to co-terminate at prices 30-70% of the OEM.

Our team works directly with you to understand your exact project requirements and design the right solutions for your organization’s challenges. And, with 5 levels of support available, ranging from 24x7x365 with 4-hour on-site response to next-business-day parts replacement, you have the flexibility to choose the right maintenance terms for your needs.

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