PowerVault ME484 Storage Expansion Enclosure

PowerVault ME484 Storage Expansion Enclosure


PowerVault ME484 Storage Expansion Enclosure


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Affordable PowerVault ME484-expansion storage, purpose-built and optimized for SAN/DAS simplicity and accelerated performance.


The PowerVault ME484 Storage Expansion Enclosure is a highly capable storage solution designed to address the evolving storage needs of businesses and enterprises. This expansion enclosure is built with a focus on versatility, scalability, and robust performance, making it an ideal choice for organizations that demand flexible and reliable storage options.

One of the standout features of the ME484 is its seamless integration with existing storage infrastructures. This means that businesses can expand their storage capacity without the need for extensive overhauls or disruptions to their current storage systems. The ME484 accommodates a wide range of drive types, including both SAS and SATA drives, allowing users to configure their storage to match their specific requirements. This versatility is crucial for optimizing performance, capacity, and cost-effectiveness, as organizations can choose the best drive types for their particular workloads.

Redundancy and reliability are top priorities for the PowerVault ME484. It comes equipped with redundant power supplies and cooling fans, which not only enhance system stability but also ensure that data remains accessible even in the event of hardware failures. This redundancy minimizes the risk of data loss and downtime, which are critical concerns in mission-critical environments.

The ME484's modular design simplifies installation and maintenance procedures. This means that adding or replacing drives is straightforward, reducing the complexity and time required for expansion or maintenance activities. As a result, businesses can efficiently manage their storage infrastructure, minimizing disruption to their operations.


Effective management and monitoring tools are essential for maintaining an efficient storage environment, and the ME484 doesn't disappoint in this regard. It offers robust management capabilities, allowing administrators to monitor and control the enclosure's performance, health, and capacity usage. This insight empowers organizations to proactively address issues and optimize their storage resources.

In conclusion, the PowerVault ME484 Storage Expansion Enclosure is a comprehensive and dependable storage solution designed to meet the needs of modern businesses and enterprises. Its flexibility, scalability, redundancy, and management features make it an excellent choice for organizations looking to expand their storage infrastructure while maintaining high levels of data accessibility and reliability. Whether you're dealing with growing data demands or the need for better storage resource utilization, the ME484 provides a versatile and dependable solution for your storage expansion needs.

Tech Specs

Tech specs

Expansion Capacity

Expansion enclosures 84 x 3.5” drive bays (12Gb SAS) Also available as JBOD

Physical Expansion Enclosure

Rack size 5U
Height 22.23 cm (8.75 inches)
Width 48.30 cm (19.01 inches)
Depth 97.47 cm (38.31 inches)
Weight at max configuration 130.00 kg (287.00 lbs)
weight empty 64.00 kg (141.00 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 2200W
Heat dissipation 7507 BTU
Voltage 100-240 VAC 200-240 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
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