Sep 302016
 

Dell EqualLogic 4200 Series

The PS4210 Series is a new entry-level to the dual-controller EqualLogic-based PS storage line. It uses 10GbitE iSCSI access and includes the first entry-level hybrid flash and disk array in the PS line. Overall the product line offers up to 48TB of capacity in its 2U enclosure with both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive options.

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A quick product line summary for the 4200:

PS4210E — up to 12 x 3.5-inch hot plug drives and 48TB (capacity)
PS4210X — 24 x 2.5-inch 10K SAS disk — to 28.8TB (better performance)
PS4210XV — 24 x 10K SAS disks — to 7.2TB (faster performance)
PS4210 XV — 3.5-inch — 12 x 15K 3.5-inch SAS disks — 7.2TB (fewer spindles than XV)
PS4210XS — the hybrid with 7 x 400GB SSD and 17 x 10K 2.5-inch disk — to 13TB (fastest performer).

The PS4210 has twice the cache and twice the number of 10GbitE ports of the PS4110. The hybrid model has a 6x performance improvement over the previous line.