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D3i iSCSI SAN Storage Array

D3I ISCSI San Storage
D3i iSCSI SAN Storage Array

The D3i iSCSI SAN Storage Array has numerous standard features with support for NEC’s enterprise-class storage software. The D3 array can scale from just 300 GB to 288 TB capacity via up to eleven 2U 12-drive bay expansion arrays.

Aggregate throughput of over 400 MB/s to the hosts provided via up to four 1Gbps iSCSI Ethernet ports. Connected into a network or direct-connected as a simple and low-cost DAS configuration. (Fibre Channel model also available.) Disk enclosures are connected to the controllers through a SAS wide-link interface allowing for 24Gbps bandwidth to each disk enclosure.

A fully redundant system protects against any single-point-of-failure, with a BBU (battery backup unit) protecting the cache. Failed componentry is reported via alerts through either email or SNMP traps, as well as in the management software.

Download D3i iSCSI SAN Storage Array product brochure for detailed specifications

Download D-Series Software product brochure for detailed specifications


Feature D3i
Controllers 2 Active-Active
Host Interface 1 Gbps iSCSI
Host Ports 4 (2 per controller)
Capacity (max) 288 TB
Modules 1 to 12
Capacity per module 12 HDDs
HDD support SAS, SATA , and SAS + SATA intermix
Cache 4 GB (2 GB per controller)
Cache Battery 24 hours standard; 72 hours with optional 1U battery backup unit
Supported OS
  • Windows Server® 2003 (x86, x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 (x86, x64
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
  • VVMware®


The software-driven capabilities below are available on the D3i:

Software Objective Software Function NEC Storage Software
Simple Operation Storage & access control Storage Manager
Data Protection Replication within same array Dynamic DataReplication
On-demand snapshots Dynamic SnapVolume
Performance Management Performance monitoring & alerts Performance Monitor
Analysis of data over time Performance Navigator
Automates performance tuning Performance Optimizer
Energy Conservation Turn off HDDs when not needed (more than MAID) Power Conserver
Compliance Prevent unauthorized modification of data (more than WORM) Volume Protector
High Availability Multi-pathing for failover and load balancing Path Manager
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