D-Link xStack Storage DSN-4200 16 Bay 3U 8x 1 GbE iSCSI SAN Array

D-Link xStack Storage DSN-4200 16 Bay 3U 8x 1 GbE iSCSI SAN Array

D-Link xStack Storage DSN-4200 16 Bay 3U 8x 1 GbE iSCSI SAN Array

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D-Link xStack Storage DSN-4200 16 Bay 3U 8x 1 GbE iSCSI SAN Array

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  • iSCSI for IP Networks
  • Host Interface
  • Expansion Options
  • System-on-a-Chip Implementation
  • RAID Support
  • Embedded Centralized Storage Management
  • Advanced Management Features
  • 16 Hot-Swap SAS/SATA Hard Drive Bays
  • 450 W Dual Redundant Power Supply
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  • 1Description
The xStack Storage DSN-4200 16 Bay 3U 8x 1 GbE iSCSI SAN Array from D-Link provides a mid-range network storage solution in a 3U Rackmount form factor that is ideal for small and medium sized enterprises. It has a powerful 10 Gb iSCSI System-on-a-Chip capable of handling over 80,000 I/OS per second. This array supports 32 TB of raw capacity using 2 TB drives. It can be easily implemented as a supplemental backup platform for quick restores, as secondary online storage or as bandwidth-demanding primary storage for security surveillance and A/V applications.
iSCSI for IP Networks
The Storage Area Networks (SANs) have traditionally been reserved for complex Fibre Channel networks. The recent introduction of iSCSI has extended the powerful centralized storage capabilities of SAN technology to IP networks. By utilizing existing Ethernet technology, the costs associated with Fibre Channel switching, separate host bus adapters, expensive storage subsystems and administration is significantly reduced. The iSCSI SANs leverage the Ethernet infrastructure and standards that are already familiar to most IT personnel.
Host Interface
The DSN-4200 iSCSI SAN Array supports Multi-path I/O (MPIO), Multiple Connections per Session (MCS) and Link Aggregation Groups (LAG) for unmatched network flexibility, performance and resiliency. This allows their 1 GbE data ports to be grouped together for full line speeds of up to 850 Mbps bandwidth.
Expansion Options
The DSN-4200 iSCSI SAN Array supports 16 internal SAS/SATA hard drives and with the addition of up to four DSN-4000 expansion arrays, can scale to a total of 160 TB of raw storage capacity using 2 TB drives.
System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Implementation
The DSN-4200 iSCSI SAN Array combines both networking and storage functions into a single specialized Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC), by utilizing a SoC design. This SoC combines 10 Gbps iSCSI, TCP and IP offload, 12 embedded processors and storage virtualization firmware onto a single chip. The tight integration of these functions eliminates interoperability, timing and support issues found in competitive products that offer a "discrete implementation" wherein various components are selected separately, then assembled.
RAID Support
The iSCSI SAN Array supports RAID level 0, 1, 1+0 and 5 configurations (striped sets, mirrored sets, striped mirrored sets and parity sets) for data protection and performance.
Embedded Centralized Storage Management
The embedded, user-friendly IP-SAN Device Manager (IDM) provides a comprehensive console for system management. This suite of utilities allows monitoring and control of the SAN array via the Storage Management Initiative-Specification (SMI-S) command set that boasts a rich set of management features. With a secure server, users can remotely configure and monitor their SAN arrays over the Internet.
Advanced Management Features
The DSN-4200 iSCSI SAN Array also provides an advanced set of features for efficient management and optimal storage performance. For the fastest RAID performance offered in the industry, D-Link's adaptive cache management provides write coalescing and multi-stream read-ahead on a volume basis, optimizing cache utilization and performance in an application dependent manner. Volatile cache data protection is afforded via an on-board battery supporting cache memory for a minimum of 72 hours. A write-back or write-through cache memory policy can be selected manually or automatically, depending on the status of the battery's charge.

The DSN-4200 supports jumbo frames and VLAN tagging to segregate traffic into isolated zones for secure access, improving network throughput and reducing CPU overhead. D-Link's volume virtualization technology utilizes the concept of storage extents, which are the fundamental building blocks used to enable features such as RAID, online capacity expansion, volume reconfiguration and migration. Each disk drive can contain multiple and divergent RAID configurations instead of requiring dedication to a single RAID set. This technology allows for the support of mixed disk drive capacities for volume creation. Volume capacity expansion, volume reconfiguration and RAID level migration are performed online with minimal impact to users. Users can quickly deploy a SAN using inexpensive SAS or SATA disk drives and simply add more drives as needed.

An iSCSI SAN Array can prove to be a valuable tool to supplement a network storage foundation. Whether providing a low-cost block-based solution for data backup and recovery, replacement of Direct Attached Storage (DAS) that provides secondary online storage or providing up to 850 Mbps bandwidth for security surveillance and video post-production applications, the DSN-4200 iSCSI SAN Array may provide the performance and functionality needed.

The iSCSI SAN Array features 16 hot-swap SAS/SATA hard drive bays.
This array has mix and match disk drives within a single array with different capacities, manufacturers, technologies and speeds.
Drive roaming is supported in power off.
It supplies 450 W dual redundant power.
It has industry standard 3U 19" (48.26 cm) chassis.
In the Box
D-Link xStack Storage DSN-4200 16 Bay 3U 8x 1 GbE iSCSI SAN Array
  • 3 Year Limited* Warranty on Hard Drives
  • Note: * Available in the U.S.A and Canada only

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    • 1Description
    1 GbE Copper 8x 1 GbE Copper
    Drive Bays 16, expandable with DSN-4000 expansion arrays up to 80
    Interface Supported SAS/SATA
    System Memory 512 MB standard
    Cache Memory 1 GB
    Battery Backup for Cache Standard (approximately 72 hours on full charge)
    Bandwidth Up to 850 MBps
    Storage Capacity
    • Supports 32 TB capacity with 2 TB hard drives
    • Additional DSN-4000 expansion arrays support up to 160 TB total capacity
    Operating Systems Supported
    • Windows Vista 32-bit and x64 (Ultimate and Enterprise) w/Built-in iSCSI Initiator
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 | SP1 32 and 64-bit (Standard and Enterprise) with v2.07 iSCSI Initiator or later
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 32 and 64-bit with Built-in iSCSI Initiator
    • Windows XP Pro 32 and 64-bit with v2.07 iSCSI Initiator or later
    • Windows 2000 Advanced Server– No MS iSCSI Initiator support, Qlogic HBA only
    • Red Hat 7.3
    • Red Hat Enterprise AS update 5 (64-bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise 5 update 2 (64-bit)
    • SuSE Professional 9.3 32-bit
    • SuSE Enterprise Server 10.2 32-bit
    • Sun Solaris 10 build 6/06
    • IBM AIX 5L
    • Microsoft Hyper-V
    • VMware vSphere 5
    • VMware ESX Server 3.02 and 3.5
    • VMware ESX Server 4.0 and 4.1
    • Virtual Iron v4.2
    • Citrix XenServer v4
    • Mac OS X (10.4 and 10.5)
    NICs, iSCSI Accelerators, iSCSI HBA
    • Intel Pro 1000MT and XT [1GbE]
    • Intel Pro 10000 CX4 [10GbE]
    • Myricom 10G-PCIe-8A-C+E [10GbE]
    • Chelsio S310X-SR-XFP [10GbE]
    • NeterionXframe II and Xframe E [10GbE]
    • Alacritech SES2104ET (drivers: SNP and
    • Alacritech SES2102ET (drivers: SNP and
    • QLogic 4010C, 4052C and 4062C
    iSCSI Network Interface
    Host Interface iSCSI draft 20 compliant initiator
    Connections 1,024 hosts
    CHAP Authentication Yes
    Access Control of Management Yes
    iSCSI/TCP/IP Full HW Offload Yes
    Jumbo Frames Support Yes
    LAG Support (Link Aggregation) Up to eight LAGs (Static LAG)
    Flow Control Enabled by default
    Volume and RAID Support
    RAID Controller Integrated in ASIC chip
    RAID Support RAID levels 0, 1, 1+0 and 5 (striped sets, mirrored sets, striped mirrored sets and parity sets)
    Volumes 1,024 virtual volumes (256 accessible per initiator)
    Target Nodes 1,024
    Online Capacity Expansion Yes
    Hot Swappable Drives Yes
    Instant Volume Access Yes
    Free Space Defragmentation Yes
    Auto-Detection Failed Drive Yes
    Auto-Rebuild Spare Drive Yes
    RAID Level Migration Yes
    Drive Roaming in Power Off (Configured drives are not bay-specific)
    Micro Rebuilds Yes
    Embedded IP-Based Management GUI
    • Create, manage, expand and monitor storage pool, volumes and RAID
    • Event manager to view and persist events
    Firmware Field Upgradeable Yes
    SMI-S Version 1.1 Yes
    Event Log Yes
    Supply Type Dual redundant hot-swappable 450 W
    Input Voltage 90 to 264 V AC
    Input Frequency 47 to 63 Hz
    Current 7 to 8 A (100 V); 3.5 to 4 A (240 V)
    Power Factor Correction PFC 80PLUS
    Environmental & Physical Specifications
    Operating Temperature 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
    Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
    Relative Humidity 10 to 80% non-condensing
    Form Factor 3U industry standard 19" (48.26 cm) rack
    Certifications CE, FCC Class B, VCCI, BSMI, CB, KCC, C-Tick, UL/cUL, TUV
    Support 1 year (9 hours per day/5 days per week technical support)
    Dimensions 17.6 x 18.5 x 5.1" (446 x 471 x 131 mm)
    Weight 33 lb (15 kg)

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