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Dell Compellent SC280 Dense Enclosure
High capacity, cost-optimized storage for your data center
Store more data, increase efficiency, and help
reduce the cost of storage per terabyte with the
Dell™ Compellent™ SC280 dense enclosure — the
densest storage enclosure from any major storage
vendor in its class.
Multiple SC280 and two Storage
1
Center™ systems can scale to provide a 2PB SAN
and NAS solution in a single 48U rack. Plus, Dell
Compellent can help you tier data from high-
performance, flash-optimized storage to the high-
capacity, cost-optimized SC280 enclosure, all within
a single array.
Efficiency that drives your data center
The high-density Dell Compellent SC280 enclosure
is up to 2.8 times denser than traditional 2U 3.5"
disk-drive enclosure solutions, offering 67.2TB
of storage per rack unit. Easily increase storage
capacity for your Dell Compellent Storage Center
SAN and Compellent FS8600 NAS environments
with the scalable SC280 enclosure, and optimize
your IT budget. The SC280 is equipped with spare
drives to help ensure business continuity as part of
a resilient, highly available solution that's backed by
industry-leading support. Compellent's automated
tiering technology places less frequently accessed
data on the cost- and space-efficient SC280
enclosure to help you lower your infrastructure
costs without compromising the performance of
your frequently accessed data storage.
Designed for extreme density
The SC280 provides extreme density within a small
footprint enclosure, and has the best rack unit
density of any major storage solution. The dense
form factor of the SC280 helps reduce operating
expenses by storing up to 336TB in a 5U footprint
to help maximize floor space utilization in your data
center. The SC280 has two power supplies, five
hot-swappable fans for power and cooling, and
redundant hot-swappable 6Gb SAS I/O modules for
availability. With a two-drawer drive bay design, with
each drawer holding up to 42 hot-swappable drives,
the enclosure offers two configurations for its 4TB
7.2K SAS HDDs — either partially populated with 42
drives or fully populated with 84 drives.
Scale on demand
Deploying and managing your data center is
challenging — the sheer amount of data that has
to be stored, backed up and archived is growing
exponentially. As an all-in-one, fast-write bulk
storage solution, the SC280 provides an ideal
solution for your large-scale enterprise and
co-location deployments, as well as file workflows
including radiology, life sciences and media archival.
You can have two SC280 enclosures per loop,
five enclosures per Storage Center system with
400 active drives, and up to 1.6PB of raw capacity.
The SC280 enclosure is compatible with the Dell
Compellent SC200, SC220 and Flash-optimized
solutions
2
. Address your data center growth
challenges with the ultra-dense Compellent
SC280 enclosure to provide high-capacity,
low-cost storage for your SAN and NAS unified
storage requirements.
Maximize data center
floor space and reduce
operating expenses
by storing up to
336TB in the 5U Dell
Compellent SC280
dense enclosure.

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  • Page 1 Center™ systems can scale to provide a 2PB SAN storage solution, the SC280 provides an ideal and NAS solution in a single 48U rack. Plus, Dell solution for your large-scale enterprise and Compellent can help you tier data from high-...
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