The PowerVault MD1000 opperates with higher capacity 3.5" drives and can support both SAS and SATA drives. The design allows you to expand for a total of 45 drives. There is a maximum of 30TB using fifteen 2TB so you do not have to limit your work.
Controller(s): Redundant SAS/SATA EMM Modules
Hard Drives: 15 x Dell 146GB 15K 3Gbps 3.5'' SAS hard drives, 2.2TB total
Capacity: Up to Fifteen (15) hot-pluggable SAS Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) at 7.2K, 10K, and 15K rpm. Max capacity 30TB using fifteen (15) 2TB 7,200 RPM 3Gb/s SAS disk drives.
Raid: Requires Server with Perc 5E (Raid Levels 0, 1, 5, 10, 50) or Perc 6E (RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60)
Expansion Capabilities: None
Host Connectivity (per controller): One x4 3GB SAS (SFF 8470) (cables not included and can added above)
Expansion Connectivity (per controller): One x4 3GB SAS (SFF 8470) (cables not included and can added above)
Remote Management: Not supported.
Service Management: One PS/2 Serial (cables not included and can added above)
Power Supplies: Redundant 600W Power Supplies (power cables included)