Dell Powervault Nx3230 Storage Designed To Meet The Needs Of Customers Leave a comment

The Dell Storage NX3230 is a capacity-dense, dedicated network-attached storage (NAS) solution integrated with advanced file-sharing software designed to help smaller offices stay efficient and productive. It’s also flexible enough to support applications (block data) to make sure people with limited resources can save time and don’t have to manage separate types of storage





Small review of Dell Powervault Nx3230 Storage

The Dell Storage NX3230 has been designed to meet the needs of customers who prefer a Microsoft® Windows® OS environment. The NX3230 can store up to 120TB with 10TB HDDs in a single 2U chassis. This high-density appliance is ideal for branch offices needing capacity, or as a backup and disaster recovery option.

The NX NAS Series provides file shares for centrally storing unstructured data, such as word processing, spreadsheet and presentation files among many users. Dell integrates the established Microsoft Windows Storage Server operating system with the NX NAS appliance. Windows Storage Server 2016 (WSS2016) is designed to improve reliability and performance, and offers quick deployment and easy management.

Advantage of Dell Powervault Nx3230 Storage

A new feature in WSS2016 is called Work Folders. This feature allows you to bring-your-own-device (BYOD) so you can access work files from your personal computer or device, while keeping your organization’s data safe through centralized controls, encryption and lock screen passwords.

Additionally there are new Microsoft Storage Spaces functions that include storage tiering, SSD write-back cache and faster recovery. An improved Storage Management API adds cluster awareness and remote management for these new Storage Spaces features. WSS2016 also enhances several of the current WSS2016 features, such as SMB protocol, iSCSI target, DFS replication, and deduplication. Changes to failover clustering and enhanced support for Hyper-V® have made it faster and easier to implement continuous availability.

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Integrated with WSS2016, the NX3230 is a powerful and affordable storage appliance that allows you to take advantage of the best of both Dell™ PowerEdge™ server hardware and WSS2016 software to provide ease of use across your server and storage platforms with a familiar interface. The factory pre-installs the operating system so that your NX3230 can be up and running more quickly than if you built a file server from scratch.


Spend less time managing data and more time building your business using Microsoft® System Center and the Remote Desktop for Administration feature in Windows Storage Server 2016 or the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC7) Enterprise Edition to manage your data. In addition, you’re able to efficiently utilize NAS capacity resources and optimize your disk space with integrated features within the Dell Storage NX family

Technical Specification

Chassis2U Rackmount
Operating systemWindows server 2012 R2 standard
File Access ProtocolsCIFS, NFS, FTP, SMB3.0, SMB Direct (RDMA)
Block Access ProtocolsMicrosoft iSCSI target
ProcessorsTwo, Intel Xeon E5-2609 v3 1.9GHz, 15M Cache, 85W or Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 2.4GHz, 20M Cache, 85W
MemoryUp to 32GB
Drives and Capacity



12 3.5” SAS, near-line SAS, or SATA hot-pluggable hard disk drives

Maximum Capacity96TB
Maximum Throughput12Gb/s
Expansion SlotsSix PCIe 3.0 slots (four with x16 bandwidth and two with x8 bandwidth)
External ExpansionPowerVault, EqualLogic and Compellent controllers and arrays
Storage ControllerPERC H730 standard
RAID LevelsRAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 supported
Power SuppliesHot-plug redundant power supplies 750W and1100WPSU options
ManagementDell OpenManage™ featuring Dell Management Console or Windows Server Management interface iDRAC8 Express or Enterprise


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