DR Series Software 4.0.3 - Interoperability Guide

Capacities (base unit)

Table 5: Supported drive capacities
System Drive Capacities Supported
DR4300e core 4.5 TB, 9 TB

DR4300e

4.5 TB, 9 TB

DR4300

18 TB, 36 TB

DR6300

18 TB, 36 TB, 54 TB, 72TB

DR4000

2.7 TB, 5.4 TB, 9 TB, 18 TB, 27 TB

DR4100

2.7 TB, 5.4 TB, 9 TB, 18 TB, 27 TB

DR6000

9 TB, 18 TB, 27 TB, 36 TB

Hard drives (base unit)

Table 6: Hard drive configurations
System Drive Slot Drive Type RAID Level

DR4300e core/DR4300e//DR4300/DR6300

DR4000/DR4100/DR6000

0 Hot-swappable 3.5-inch SAS drive (global hot spare for DR4000/DR4100/DR6000; dedicated hot spare for DR4300e/DR4300/DR6300) N/A
1–11 Eleven (11) hot-swappable 3.5-inch SAS or Nearline SAS Hard Disk Drives (HDD) 6
12–13 Two (2) 2.5-inch SAS Hard Disk Drives (HDD) 1

NOTE: Slots 12 and 13 can be located in different locations depending on the appliance model. For example, in the DR4000 system these drives are internal, while in the DR4300e core, DR4300e, DR4300, DR6300, DR4100, and DR6000 systems, these drives are hot-pluggable in the rear panel. For information on locating these drives, see the appropriate product’s DR SeriesSystems Owner’s Manual.

Hard drives (expansion unit)

NOTE:The external enclosure is a Dell EMC OEM PowerVault MD1400 direct-attached storage array for the DR4300e core, DR4300e, DR4300, and DR6300. It is a Dell EMC OEM PowerVault MD1200 direct-attached storage array for DR4000, DR4100, and DR6000.

Table 7: Hard drive configuration (expansion unit)
System Drive Slot Drive Type RAID Level

DR4300e core, DR4300e, DR4300, DR6300

DR4000, DR4100, DR6000

0 Hot-swappable 3.5-inch SAS drive (global hot spare for DR4000/DR4100/DR6000; dedicated hot spare for DR4300e/DR4300/DR6300) N/A
1–11 Eleven (11) hot-swappable 3.5-inch SAS or Nearline SAS Hard Disk Drives (HDD) 6

Capacities (expansion unit)

Table 8: Hard drive capacities (expansion unit)
System Drive Capacities Supported
DR4300e core 9 TB, 18 TB

DR4300e

9 TB, 18 TB

DR4300

18 TB, 36 TB

DR6300

18 TB, 36 TB, 54 TB, 72 TB

DR4000

9 TB, 18 TB, 27 TB, 36 TB

DR4100

9 TB, 18 TB, 27 TB, 36 TB

DR6000

9 TB, 18 TB, 27 TB, 36 TB, 54 TB

NOTE: Requirements for adding expansion enclosures are as follows:

  • Expansion unit must be greater than or equal to size of base unit
  • Install the required expansion shelf license

For information about the supported external expansion enclosures, see the DR Series System Administrator Guide.

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