EqualLogic PS4210 Series Arrays

Performance, capacity and power.

Increase performance options with the right-sized and right-priced Dell Storage PS4210 Array Series for your growing business.

PS4210E PS4210X PS4210XV PS4210XV 3.5" PS4210XS
Hard Disk Drives 12 hot-pluggable 3.5" 7.2K NL-SAS 24 hot-pluggable 2.5" 10K SAS 24 hot-pluggable 2.5" 15K SAS 12 hot-pluggable 3.5" 15K SAS 7 hot-pluggable 2.5" SSDs plus 17 hot-pluggable 2.5” 10K RPM SAS drives
Drive Capacities 2TB, 3 TB, 4TB 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB 300GB 600GB SAS 400GB SSD plus 600GB SAS
System Capacities Up to 48TB per array (up to 96TB with 2 arrays) Up to 28.8TB (up to 57.6TB with 2 arrays) Up to 7.2TB (up to 14.4TB with 2 arrays) Up to 7.2TB (up to 14.4TB with 2 arrays) Up to 13TB (up to 26TB with 2 arrays)
RAID Support RAID 6, RAID 10, and RAID 50 RAID 6, RAID 10, and RAID 50 RAID 6, RAID 10, and RAID 50 RAID 6, RAID 10, and RAID 50 Accelerated RAID 6

The below specs apply to all PS4210 series models:

Storage Controller

Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory (8GB per controller)with up to 32GB non-volatile memory in a group of 2 arrays

Network Interfaces

Management network: One 100BASE-TX per controller; 10GbE connectivity

Interface ports

Two 10GBASE-T with RJ45 or 2 x 10GbE SFP+ for fibre or twin-ax copper cabling


128 per volume / up to 2,048 total per group

Volume connections per PS series group

Up to 512 per pool / 1024 per group

Host Protocol

Any standards-compliant iSCSI initiator

Operating systems and hypervisors

Microsoft® Windows Server® including Hyper-V®
VMware® ESX Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL)
SUSE® Enterprise Linux® (SLES)
Oracle® Linux
Oracle® Solaris™
Mac OS® X
Citrix® XenServer®
Novell® NetWare®

TCP Network Support

IPv4, IPv6 core support

Expansion option

Can be combined with other EqualLogic PS Series arrays in the same SAN group, online with a maximum of 16 total arrays per group that can support up to 2 PS4xxx arrays and 14 PS6xxx arrays. A maximum of two arrays can be in a group of PS4xxx series with up to 96TB.


Redundant hot-swappable controllers with vertical port sharing
Hot-swappable disks and power supplies

Enclosure Monitoring System

CHAP authentication; Access control lists for iSCSI as well as Access Control Policies; Access control for management interfaces including Active Directory, LDAP, or RADIUS support

Management Interfaces

SAN Headquarters multi-group performance and event monitoring tool
Serial console
Ability to configure a separate management network
SNMP, telnet, SSH, HTTP, Web (SSL), host scripting
Multi-administrator support


CHAP authentication
Access control for iSCSI
Access control for management interfaces including RADIUS support

Notification Methods

SNMP traps, email, syslog


AC voltage: 100-240 VAC +10% single phase
700W (max, total), +5V up to 155W; +12V up to 624W; +5Vsb up to 10W
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Power factor: 0.98 (minimum)
Power supplies: Dual 700W

Environmental Operating Conditions

Temperature range: 5° to 40°C (41° to 104°F)
Storage temperature: –40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
Altitude: For altitudes above 2950 feet, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1ºF/550 ft.
Operating Relative humidity: 20% to 80% (noncondensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour
Operational shock: Half-sine shock 31G +/- 5% with a pulse duration of 2.6ms +/- 10% in operational orientations only
Operating Vibration: 0.26 Grms (5 to 350 Hz) for 5 minutes in operational orientations
Acoustics Category 4: <=7.2 bels at 23C +/- 2C
Air Quality: Airborne contaminant level of G1 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985


Height: 2U/8.68 cm (3.41 in)
Width: 44.63 cm (17.57 in)
Depth: 59.4 cm (23.4 in)
Weight: 29.2 Kg (64.4 lb)

Optimized performance and connectivity

The Dell Storage PS4210 10GbE iSCSI arrays feature industry-leading capabilities of the Dell EqualLogic PS Series product line. With tight integration into common application environments, each model in the series is flexible enough to use with various operating systems and is designed to increase performance and connectivity options for small to mid-sized businesses with:

  • Better performance—up to six times the performance with new hybrid-flash arrays compared to previous generation arrays2
  • Dual 10GbE ports, twice as many ports as the previous generation
  • Support for server and desktop virtualization
  • Consolidation of servers, storage and networking for easy management of virtual ecosystem
  • Support for multi-way replication providing robust disaster recovery

Simplified management

Dell EqualLogic Array Software enables sound strategies for data protection, storage management, virtualization and optimization for the Dell Storage PS4210 arrays. This easy-to-use software allows IT generalists to manage more data with fewer resources and includes:

  • EqualLogic Host Software to extend the functionality of the array-based software and enable cooperation with host operating systems, hypervisors and applications
  • Host Integration Tools for Microsoft, VMware and Linux products
  • SAN HQ management software with an interface for monitoring groups of PS Series arrays to ensure storage resources are utilized for maximum benefit and integrated into Dell Services with SupportAssist
  • Support for block and file data along with FS Series network attached storage (NAS)
  • Dell Storage Update Manager for simplified firmware updates of PS Series platforms

Economical and flexible

Dell Storage PS4210 Series includes five models that retain the simplicity and reliability of the EqualLogic PS Series product line but are right-sized and priced for small to medium businesses. The PS4210XS hybrid-flash array enables high performance and HDD capacity in a single array by automatically tiering hot data to SSDs and colder data to HDDs. The hybrid array is ideal for mission-critical workloads such as VDI and OLTP deployments.

The full line of PS4210 Array Series brings 10GbE iSCSI SAN speed and efficiency to real-world applications, featuring:

  • Dual controllers, each with 8GB3 non-volatile cache (twice as much memory as the previous version)
  • Two 10GBASE-T RJ45 auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb/100Mb) ports, allowing auto negotiation from 1Gb to 10Gb to make your environment easier to manage
  • Two 10GbE SFP+ ports for fibre or copper cabling
  • Up to 24 hot-pluggable drives, including SAS, NL-SAS and SSD
  • Model options for 2.5" drives and 3.5" drives
  • Up to 48TB3 capacity per array

Enhances the value of your data center

Dell Storage PS Series storage solutions have the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) over a five-year period, compared to two comparable SAN arrays.4 What’s more, the PS4210 Series arrays can be tailored to fit your exact needs, and grow with you, simply and cost effectively, with:

  • All-inclusive software functionality
  • No-forklift upgrades
  • Multigenerational compatibility that allows mix-and-match arrays to build tiered storage
  • Seamless rollout or retirement of arrays

Flexible and powerful arrays right-sized for your business

The new generation of Dell Storage PS4210 Series offers self-managing storage arrays designed to meet the requirements of your small or midsize business or enterprise branch office with your choice of performance and capacity configurations. Build out and customize your storage system to meet your needs by combining new PS4210 arrays and FS76x0 NAS appliances with existing EqualLogic arrays. The PS4210 series offers five models, including a hybrid array that combines the low-latency advantage of SSD storage with high HDD capacity in a single array to optimize workloads in your datacenter.

PS4210XS Array

Enables SSD speed and HDD capacity within one array.

  • Automated data tiering within an array with hot data placed on SSDs
  • Ideal for VDI deployments, databases and other mixed workloads
  • 7 hot-pluggable 400GB SSDs
  • 17 hot-pluggable 600GB 10K RPM SAS drives
  • Up to 13TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
  • Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory (8GB per controller)

PS4210E Array

Provides entry-level options with affordable-capacity and high-capacity configurations for data-intensive applications.

  • Up to 12 hot-pluggable 7.2K RPM NL-SAS 3.5" HDDs
  • 2TB, 3TB, 4TB HDD options
  • Up to 48TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
  • Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory (8GB per controller)
  • Ideal for Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint or other collaboration applications

PS4210X Array

Great balance of cost, performance and capacity for smaller data centers, including virtual server environments and databases.

  • Up to 24 hot-pluggable 2.5" 10K RPM SAS HDDs
  • 600GB, 900GB, and 1.2TB options
  • Up to 28.8TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
  • Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory (8GB per controller)

PS4210XV Array

For your critical applications, it is the highest-performing HDD system in
the PS4210 Series.

  • Up to 24 hot-pluggable 2.5" 15K RPM SAS HDDs
  • 300GB HDDs
  • Up to 7.2TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
  • Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory (8GB per controller)

PS4210XV 3.5" Array

High-performance 15K RPM HDD system for applications with
high-capacity and high-performance requirements.

  • Up to 12 hot-pluggable 3.5" 15K RPM SAS HDDs
  • 600GB HDDs
  • Up to 7.2TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
  • Dual controllers with 16GB non-volatile memory (8GB per controller)

Global services and support

Dell offers a wide range of professional services to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your IT environment, and to help you transition from platform to platform.

Dell ProSupport Enterprise Suite for PS Series
Dell ProSupport offers a suite of support services that enable you to choose support models based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources. We recommend Dell ProSupport Plus with SupportAssist for mission-critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your Dell EqualLogic PS Series solution. Contact your Dell representative today for more information.

Dell Enterprise Consulting Services
Our proven methodology and tools are derived from years of global field experience that help you design the right storage plan to mitigate risk and decrease costs while optimizing and simplifying your data management.

Dell Enterprise Deployment Services
Our end-to-end deployment services ensure your Dell Storage installation, configuration and implementation is completed accurately and quickly- anytime, anywhere - with proven processes based on best practices acquired from thousands of deployments by our highly skilled experts.

Dell Education Services
Decrease downtime, improve utilization and ensure business continuity with storage training from Dell Education Services. Choose from courses designed to introduce Dell Storage and prepare you for more advanced topics to courses that dive into the advanced features included in the storage solution and how to apply best practices.

Software and Services for a complete SAN solution

Dell delivers comprehensive end-to-end solutions with software and services options to help you store and manage your data more efficiently and cost-effectively. Included with your PS Series array purchase are the EqualLogic™ array software and host software — virtually all the tools your organization needs for a complete solution.

EqualLogic Array Software

  • EqualLogic Group Manager helps to streamline storage and data management.
  • EqualLogic Manual Transfer Utility minimizes downtime when transferring large amounts of data.
  • EqualLogic PS Series Firmware is the foundation of the EqualLogic software family.
  • Dell Storage Update Manager simplifies the upgrade process with guided update management.

Integrated across the entire family of EqualLogic PS arrays, the EqualLogic Firmware is a SAN operating system based on a unique peer storage architecture that:

  • Virtualizes SAN resources
  • Enables peer scalability of up to 16 arrays
  • Provides intelligent data management functionality
  • Automatically adjusts system resources
  • Optimizes performance

EqualLogic Host Integration Tools

This family of host-based software provides tight integration between the PS Series array and the host. Dell provides host integration tools for Microsoft®, VMware® and Linux® environments to offer comprehensive data protection and reliable performance.

EqualLogic SAN Headquarters

Dell EqualLogic SAN Headquarters (SAN HQ) is a centralized monitoring and reporting tool that gathers and provides in-depth information on performance and capacity and provides alerts across multiple groups of PS Series arrays. SAN HQ with Support Assist further streamlines management and improves productivity with automatic case creation and case tracking.

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