PowerVault ME412 Storage Expansion Enclosure

PowerVault ME412 Storage Expansion Enclosure

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PowerVault ME412 Storage Expansion Enclosure


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Simple. Fast. Affordable.

Affordable PowerVault ME412-expansion storage, purpose-built and optimized for SAN/DAS simplicity and accelerated performance.


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.

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

Get all-inclusive enterprise-class capabilities

PowerVault ME4 Series storage arrays deliver all the software you’ll need to store, manage, and protect your data:

ADAPT (Distributed RAID): Improved data protection functionality that delivers faster drive rebuild times
Thin Provisioning: Allocate and consume physical storage capacity as needed in disk pools
Snapshots: Easily recover data with point-in-time copies
Replication: Replicate data to any global location
Volume Copy: Enables seamless volume relocation and disk-based backup and recovery
SSD Read Cache: Increase execution speed of applications by caching previously read data
3-Level Auto-tiering: Optimizes data performance with less expense
Virtualization integration: Integrate ME4 arrays with VMware vSphere and vCenter SRM and Microsoft Hyper-V.

Improved hardware and performance

PowerVault ME Series storage is simple, fast, and affordable. With dual core Intel Broadwell processors, active-active controllers, more drives and a faster back end, ME Series storage delivers:

-Up to 320K IOPs performance
-Up to 5500 MB/sec bandwidth 
-Up to 4PB capacity (Use HDDs to 4PB in three 5U 84 drive dense enclosures)
-Performance at scale with 12G SAS backend

The ME4 Series base models include dual hot-swappable Intel controllers, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and SAS protocols, support for 2U and 5U expansion enclosure options. Implement the PowerVault ME Series as shared SAN storage or direct attach them to Dell PowerEdge Servers.

Simplified data management

The PowerVault ME4 Series brings radical simplicity and exceptional affordability to the entry market. It’s simple to install and configure, comes with all-inclusive software and includes an intuitive web-based HTML5 GUI for “anywhere” management. ME4 Series storage flexibly configures as DAS or SAN, all flash or hybrid, and you can mix HDD and SSD drives in the configuration. It also includes built-in compatibility with Microsoft and VMware hypervisors simplifying physical and virtual resource management.

Tech Specs

Tech specs

Expansion Capacity

Expansion enclosures 12 x 3.5” drive bays (12Gb SAS)

Physical Expansion Enclosure

Rack size 2U
Height 8.79 cm (3.46 inches)
Width 48.30 cm (19.01 inches)
Depth 60.29 cm (23.74 inches)
Weight at max configuration 28.00 kg (62.00 lbs)
weight empty 4.80 kg (10.56 lbs) without drives

Network and Expansion I/O

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+


Power/wattage 580W
Heat dissipation 1980 BTU
Voltage 100-240 VAC 100-240 VAC
Frequency 50/60 Hz

Environmental Operating Conditions

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 (noncondensing) 5% to 95% with 33°C (91°F) maximum dew point