Dell PowerVault ME4084 Storage Array

    Dell PowerVault ME4084 Storage Array

    The affordable, simple, and fast Dell EMC PowerVault ME4084 SAN/DAS Storage Array is optimized to run a variety of mixed workload applications – physical and virtual – for small businesses.

    General Server Details:


    Product Class: Server
    Dell Server Generation: 14th
    Server Model: ME4084
    HDD Config Options: 3.5" Hot Swap SAS and Near Line SAS (2.5" drive carriers supported)
    Power Supply: Redundant 2200W
    HDD Capacity: 84
    Controller: 2 hot-swappable per chassis (dual active), Single/dual controller support for 2U
    I/O: FC, iSCSI, SAS (supports simultaneous multiprotocol FC/iSCSI)



    Technology That Delivers All-Around Simplicity, High-Performance and High-Capacity Entry Storage.

    Consolidate your storage with the new PowerVault ME4 Series storage for entry-level SAN and DAS workloads. The ME4 Series is ideal for accelerated performance for HPC, Exchange, backup, VDI and many more applications. Designed for versatility, the ME4 Series supports a variety of drive types, multi-protocols, all-inclusive software features and a choice of two 2U or a high density 5U base systems with expansion enclosure options.


    All-Around Simplicity

    PowerVault ME4 Series provides features that simplify tasks such as system installation, configuration, and serviceability enabling IT generalists to manage resources more efficiently and focus on the bigger picture.

    Intuitive web-based (HTML5) management
    Simple to order with all-inclusive software
    Customer installable/configurable in 15 minutes
    Easily expandable without disruption


    Speed Recovery with ADAPT Software

    PowerVault ME4 Series ADAPT software protects data by dynamically distributing it across pools of drives. In the event of a drive failure, ADAPT will identify the critical data and dynamically rebalance the data so the array can return to an optimal state faster than it would in the typical RAID environment.

    Saves time and money
    Faster drive rebuilds
    Add just the capacity you need
    Supports up to 1PB capacity or up to 128 drives



    Base: PowerVault ME4084 Storage Array

    Chassis Format: All-in-one (single/dual controllers, internal drive bays, networking) with expansion options

    Rack Size: 5U

    Dimensions: H: 22.23 cm (8.75 inches); W: 48.30 cm (19.01 inches); D: 97.47 cm (38.31 inches)

    Weight: Max Config: 135.00 kg (298.00 lbs); Empty: 64.00 kg (141.00 lbs) without drives

    Controllers: 2 hot-swappable per chassis (dual active); Single/dual controller support for 2U; Dual controller only support for 5U

    Processor: Intel® 2-core, 2.2GHz

    Internal Storage: 84x 3.5” drive bays (2.5” drive carriers supported)

    System Memory: 8GB per controller

    Min/Max Drive Count: 28/336

    Max Raw Capacity: 4PB

    NAS Support: Supported with NX Series Windows NAS appliance

    Storage Media: SAS and NL-SAS drives; different drive types, transfer rates, rotational speeds can be mixed in the same system:
    NLSAS (7.2K 3.5”): 4TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB, 12TB SED
    NLSAS (7.2K 2.5”): 2TB, 2TB SED
    SAS (10K 2.5”): 1.2TB, 1.8TB, 2.4TB, 2.4TB SED
    SAS (15K 2.5”): 900GB, 900GB SED
    SSD: 480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB, 1.92TB SED
    SDD and HDD: FIPS-certified SEDs

    Host Interface: FC, iSCSI, SAS (supports simultaneous multiprotocol FC/iSCSI)

    Max 16Gb FC Ports: 8 per array (support auto-negotiate to 8Gb)

    Max 10Gb iSCSI Ports: 8 SFP+ or BaseT ports per array (BaseT only support auto negotiate to 1Gb)

    Max 12Gb SAS Ports: 8 12Gb SAS ports

    Max Multi-Protocol Ports: 4 ports 16Gb FC SFP+; 4 ports 10Gb iSCSI SFP+

    Max Management Ports: 2 per array (1Gb BASE-T)

    Disk Expansion Protocol: 12Gb SAS

    Disk Interface Expansion Ports:
    2 12Gb SAS (wide-Port) per array (1 port per controller)
    Up to 9 2U expansion enclosures per 2U base array
    Up to 3 5U expansion enclosures per 2U base array
    Up to 3 5U expansion enclosures per 5U base array

    Array Configurations: All-flash, hybrid or all HDD arrays

    Storage Format: Native SAN or DAS

    Auto-Tiering: Up to 3 primary (media-based) tiers (2 level tiering supported)

    RAID Support: RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 or Adapt; any combination of RAID levels can exist in single array

    Adapt: Distributed erasure coding that reduces rebuild times when drive failures occur

    Thin Provisioning: Active by default on all volumes, operates at full performance across all features

    Snapshots: 1024 maximum snapshots per array

    Replication: Replicates with other ME4 Series Arrays; Asynchronous block via FC or iSCSI; Target/source relationships may be one-to-many or many-to-one;

    Volume Copy: Copy complete standalone volumes

    Business Continuity: VMware Site Recovery Manager

    Data-At-Rest Encryption: Self-encrypting drives (SEDs) in SSD or HDD formats; Full Disk Encryption (FCE) based on AES-256; Drives certified to FIPS 140-2 Level 2

    Key Manager: Internal controller key management

    Management: ME Storage Manager (MESM) HTML5 GUI, CLI

    VMware vCenter: Support VMware vCenter plugin to manage the ME4 arrays through vCenter

    Scripting: CLI; Microsoft PowerShell API

    Supported Host OS: Windows 2016 and 2012 R2; RHEL 6.9 and 7.4; SLES 12.3; VMware 6.7, 6.5 and 6.0

    Virtualization Integration: VMware vSphere (ESXi) ; vCenter; SRM; Microsoft Hyper-V

    Power/Wattage: 2200W

    Heat Dissipation: 7507 BTU

    Voltage: 200-240 VAC

    Frequency: 50/60 Hz

    Amperage: 11.07-9.23A (x2)

    Operating Temperature: 41 - 95°F (5 - 35°C)

    Non-Operating Temperature: -40 - 149°F (-40 - 65°C)

    Operating Humidity Ranges (Non-Condensing): 10% to 80% with 29°C (84.2°F) maximum dew point

    Non-Operating Humidity Ranges (Non-Condensing): 5% to 95% with 33°C (91°F) maximum dew point

    Dell ProSupport with deployment and consulting services. Optional ProSupport Plus is available offering proactive and preventative services to improve performance and stability. Dell Optimize is available for additional ongoing strategic counsel and guidance from a highly-trained system analyst.

    System Sizing: Dell EMC Midrange Sizer Tool

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