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Dell MD1280 Getting Started Manual

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Dell MD1280 Storage Enclosure
Getting Started Guide
Regulatory Model: SP-2584, E11J



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  • Page 1 Dell MD1280 Storage Enclosure Getting Started Guide Regulatory Model: SP-2584, E11J...
  • Page 2: Notes, Cautions, And Warnings

    WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. Copyright © 2015 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. This product is protected by U.S. and international copyright and intellectual property laws. Dell and the Dell logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.
  • Page 3: Installation And Configuration

    Installation and configuration WARNING: Before completing the following tasks, review the safety instructions that came with the system. NOTE: The system is intended for restricted access location. Installation safety precautions When mounting an enclosure in a rack, you must follow the safety requirements listed here. •...
  • Page 4: Unpacking The System

    NOTE: Unpacking, installing, and deploying your Dell Storage must be carried out only by a certified service technician. Before you begin, make sure the site where you intend to set up and use the Dell Storage has the following: •...
  • Page 5 WARNING: If installing above the lower 20U of a rack, a customer-provided mechanical lift must be used to avoid injury. Insert each disk drive in carrier (DDIC) into the enclosure one at a time. • Protect the hard drive from static discharge. •...
  • Page 6: Connecting The Power Cables

    Connecting the power cables Figure 2. Connecting the power cables Ensure that the power switch is OFF before connecting the power cables. CAUTION: Be careful when closing the rear rack door to ensure that power cords have adequate space as some racks might not be sufficiently deep.
  • Page 7: Location Of Power Switches

    Securing the power cables Figure 3. Securing the power cables Secure the power cables firmly to the bracket using the clip provided. Plug the other end of the power cables into a grounded electrical outlet or a separate power source such as an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) or a power distribution unit (PDU).
  • Page 8: Other Information You May Need

    The Service Guide provides information about enclosure service and maintenance. This document is available online at • The Administrators Guide provides information about how to configure, manage, and update your MD1280 Storage Enclosure. This document is available online at
  • Page 9: Technical Specifications

    Servers can support up to six enclosure chains. Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) Controller Various server-based RAID controller or SAS HBA. Management RAID management by using Dell Storage System Manager version 6.4 or later. Back-Plane Board Connectors • 84 SAS hard-drive connectors •...
  • Page 10 Back-Panel Connectors (per SBB) • • MD1280 to MD1280: • 0.6 m • • • NOTE: SAS connectors are SFF-8086/ SFF-8088-compliant. LED Indicators Front panel • One two-digit LCD indicator for Unit ID, error code, and unit location identifier •...
  • Page 11 LED Indicators • One single-color LED indicator for AC power fault status • One single-color LED indicator for power status Power Supply Units AC PSU (per PSU) Watt 2.8 kW Voltage 200–240 VAC (8.6 A–4.3 A) Heat dissipation 191–147 W Maximum inrush current Under typical line conditions and over the entire system ambient operating range, the inrush current...
  • Page 12 Environmental NOTE: For additional information about environmental measurements for specific system configurations, see Temperature Operating 5° to 35°C (41° to 95°F) with a maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour NOTE: Maximum 35°C up to 2134 m (7000 ft), derate to 30°C for 2134 m to 3000 m (7000 ft...
  • Page 13 Environmental Class G2 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985...
  • Page 14: Contacting Dell

    Contacting Dell Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area.