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Dell PowerVault MD3000i

Dell PowerVault MD3000i
alaScore 86

2 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of Dell PowerVault MD3000i. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Dell PowerVault MD3000i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Mario Apicella (

Dell PowerVault MD3000i


Dell has added a new iSCSI storage array to its portfolio: the PowerVault MD3000i -- a fully redundant enclosure that can pack dual-power supplies, du...

The array keeps cumulative statistics of the traffic on each iSCSI port which helps spotting a persistent load unbalance; 1GB of mirrored, battery protected cache

Doesn't have load-monitoring applets

The MD3000i is an iSCSI array that promises more deployment flexibility and easier sharing across multiple servers than the MD3000, its direct-attached sibling. Unfortunately, SATA drives are not yet available in the MD3000i, severely limiting the...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Dave Mitchell (

Dell PowerVault MD3000i


It's been a long time coming, but the past year has seen iSCSI move into the network storage mainstream. Dell has now joined the party, and in this UK exclusive we bring you the first hands-on review of the company's new PowerVault MD3000i, which aims...

Limited expansion capabilities, but Dell delivers top iSCSI performance at a price that's appealing to SMBs.

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

The PowerVault MD3000i is an iSCSI SAN that helps simplify data management and delivers enterprise data protection capabilities at a fraction of the cost of traditional storage consolidation solutions. Dell's PowerVault MD3000i networked storage array leverages the modularity and availability of the PowerVault series of disk arrays to deliver an IP network storage solution that can consolidate storage on up to 16 hosts. The PowerVault MD3000i system's modular expandability provides you with pay-as-you-grow flexibility. The storage array can house up to 15 3.5-inch SAS or SATA disk drives, and you can add capacity using up to two PowerVault MD1000 expansion enclosures, for a total of 45 disk drives. The PowerVault MD3000i delivers a seamless suite of intuitive, intelligent storage management software capabilities. The modular disk storage manager offers automated set-up features that optimizes for performance and availability. The recovery guru tool diagnoses system problems and helps to determine an appropriate recovery procedure.

Cabinet (Chassis)

Supported Devices / Modules Qty:15

Cabinet (Chassis)

Supported Devices / Modules Qty:15

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell PowerVault / Dell PowerVault

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


HDD Array External Interface:iSCSI
HDD Array External Interface Class:iSCSI
Total Array Capacity:292GB
Type:Hard drive array

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5
Supported Devices:Disk array (RAID) / Hard drive

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial Attached SCSI
Spindle Speed:15000rpm