PS6500

 

Enterprise Class performance and scalability

The EqualLogic PS6500 Series is a line of enterprise-class storage arrays that delivers exceptional self-optimizing performance, virtualized server integration, integrated data protection for key business applications, consolidated management, and deployment flexibility without compromising data availability.

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The PS6500 series has several unique features. First, it is a 4u unit (the traditional ps6000 is 3u) but the drives load from the top. Keep that in mind when planning your rack space!

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The same network interface and controller setup exists regardless of the drive types. The following picture shows the dual hot controllers (green), each with (4) 1 GbE connections and a serial management port. Also note the triple power supplies and fans.

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Triple power, fans and dual controllers with (4) 1 GbE network connections per controller.

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The drive types dictate the model number “suffix”, everything else remains equal. Here are the model suffixes and their associated drive types:

PS6000 “E” – SATA drives
PS6000 “X” – 10K RPM SAS drives

Configure and Price a Dell EqualLogic PS6500E, PS6500X.

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