Tailor Made PowerVault ME5084

Tailor Made PowerVault ME5084


Tailor Made PowerVault ME5084


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Simple. Fast. Affordable.

PowerVault ME5 is the new gold standard for entry storage with blazing speed, higher capacity limits and even greater simplicity.


Greater performance and scalability for a diverse set of high-value small to medium-sized business workloads.

PowerVault ME5 is a block-level entry storage platform with a dual-active controller architecture — optimized for SAN and DAS — ideal for high-performance computing, databases, small-scale VDI, security workloads and much more.

All-inclusive software simplicity

PowerVault ME5 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.

All-inclusive software innovation

PowerVault ME5 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 and PowerVault ME storage system
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 ME5 arrays with VMware vSphere and vCenter SRM and Microsoft Hyper-V.


The, simple, fast and affordable Dell PowerVault ME5 storage platforms are optimized to run a variety of mixed workload applications – physical and virtual – for small to medium size businesses. Whether you need to consolidate your block storage, support applications without the need for low latency flash and NVMe, take advantage of intelligent data management or scale capacity to keep pace with data growth, then PowerVault ME5 is ready to meet your growing business needs. The flexibility of PowerVault ME5 offers multiple protocols, supports a wide range of drive types and capacities, scales up to 8PB1 capacity, validated with Dell PowerEdge Servers (16G ready) and is delivered to you with all-inclusive software – so you’ll have the needed data services to store, manage, and protect your data.


Optional ME5 expansion enclosures let you scale up to 336 drives or 8PB1. PowerVault ME412 and ME424 expansion enclosures can only be used with either ME5012 or ME5024 base arrays. The ME484 dense expansion enclosure is supported behind any of the ME5 base arrays. A variety of SSD, 10K and NLSAS drives (including FIPS-certified SEDs) are available.



Tech Specs

Tech specs

Controller Cards

Dual Controller 12Gb SAS 8 Port

FC Optics and Cables

SAS Cables 12Gb HD Mini-SAS to HD Mini-SAS 2M Cable
Hard Drive 4TB HDD SAS ISE 12Gbps 7.2K 512n 3.5in Hot-Plug Hard Drive
Rack Rails Rack Rails 5U
Bezel -
Power Cords C19-C20, PDU Style, 2.5 meter Power Cord, Qty 2

Chassis Overview

Rack size 84 drive / 5U
Controllers 2 hot-swappable per chassis (dual-active) Single/dual controller support for 2U models Dual controller support only for 5U model

Expansion Capacity

Min/Max drive count ME5012: 2/264 ME5024: 2/276 ME5084: 28/336
NAS Support Supported with NX Series Windows NAS appliance

Data Optimization

Auto-tiering Up to 3 primary (media-based) tiers
Thin provisioning Active by default on all volumes, operates at full performance across all features

Warranty and Services

Warranty Parts Only Warranty 36 Months, 36 Month(s)
Extended Services ProSupport and Next Business Day Onsite Service, 36 Month(s)
Solutions & Services

Solutions & Services

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