Dell Storage PS6610 Series Arrays

More capacity and Performance with Dell EqualLogic PS6610 Array Series

Dell Storage PS6610 high-performance storage array, 5U with 84 HDDs.

The Dell Storage PS6610 arrays combine next-generation powerful controllers and an updated dense storage architecture to meet large data repository requirements. In a hybrid configuration, the PS6610 provides up to 7x greater performance than previous generation arrays along with high-capacity storage for your demanding business applications.

The dense design of the Dell Storage PS6610 easily fits in your data center while offering over half a petabyte of capacity in one array. With next-generation controllers and advanced software, the PS6610 offers 16 times more memory than previous generations, and upto 50% space savings with compression of snapshots and replicas. The Dell Storage PS6610 is ideal for archival/secondary storage, mixed workload consolidation and video surveillance solutions.

High-performing arrays sized High Performing, Ultra-Dense Arrays

The PS6610 can scale out to over 8PB capacity in a group of 16 arrays with improved density, memory and performance than the previous generation.

  • Supports over half a petabyte in a single array and up to 3.5×2 the capacity than the previous generation
  • Offers space savings with 2.8×3 the density per U than the previous generation
  • Supports high-performance data-backup and data-protection workloads
  • Supports server and desktop virtualisation
  • Enables consolidation of servers, storage and networking for easy management of virtual ecosystems


Flexible, High-Capacity Options Flexible

Dell Storage PS6610 Series arrays include three different models that provide high capacity and space savings in your data center with the simplicity and reliability of the EqualLogic PS Series product line. Bring speed and efficiency to your applications with:

  • Dual controllers, each with 32GB non-volatile cache
  • Two 10GBASE-T RJ45 auto-sensing (10Gb/1Gb/100Mb) ports including auto-negotiation from 1Gb to 10Gb
  • Two 10GbE SFP+ ports for fibre or copper cabling
  • Up to 42 or 84 hot-pluggable drives, including SAS, NL-SAS, SSD and SED
  • Model options for 2.5″ drives and 3.5″ drives
  • Up to 504TB capacity per array

Enhance 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.5 The PS6610 Series arrays offer low TCO through a family of solutions that 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

Performance and Density Without Compromise

Powered by 8.0 firmware, the PS6610 family of dense arrays is ideal for customers with large data repository requirements.

PS6610ES Array

Hybrid array that optimises SSD speed and HDD capacity within one array to support mission-critical workloads such as warehousing and online transactional databases.

  • Automated data tiering within an array placing hot data on SSDs
  • 14 400GB or 800GB hot-pluggable 2.5” SSDs and 70 hot-pluggable 3.5” 7.2K RPM NL-SAS 2TB or 4TB HDDs
  • Up to 291.2TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity Dual controllers with 64GB non-volatile memory (32GB per controller)

PS6610E Array

Affordable high capacity configurations for data-intensive workloads such as Archival/Secondary storage and Video Surveillance.

  • 42 or 84 hot-pluggable 3.5″ 7.2K RPM NL-SAS HDDs
  • 2TB, 4TB and 6TB drive options
  • Support for SED drives
  • Up to 504TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
  • Dual controllers with 64GB non-volatile memory (32GB per controller)

PS6610X Array

Balances cost, performance and capacity for consolidating mixed workloads such as Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint.

  • 42 or 84 hot-pluggable 2.5″ 10K RPM SAS HDDs
  • 600GB, 900TB and 1.2TB SAS drive options
  • Support for SED drives
  • Up to 100.8TB system capacity with 10GbE connectivity
  • Dual controllers with 64GB non-volatile memory (32GB per controller)

New Software Optimises Disk Space and Simplifies Management

Dell EqualLogic Software includes EqualLogic Firmware that automatically virtualises and optimises storage resources while providing advanced data protection and SAN management. New Array Software 8.0 optimises disk space by compressing snapshots and replicas up to 50%, delegating space to multiple pools, and enabling space borrowing with replication.

New Software

The full Dell EqualLogic Software suite also includes:

  • EqualLogic Host Software that extends the functionality of the array-based software to enable cooperation with host operating systems, hypervisors and applications
  • Host Integration Tools for Microsoft®, VMware® and Linux® products
  • SAN HQ management software monitors groups of EqualLogic arrays to ensure storage resources are utilised and integrated into Dell SupportAssist for automated case creation and tracking
  • Support for block and file data along with Dell FS Series network-attached storage (NAS) through a single intuitive interface
  • Dell Storage Update Manager provides guided update management to simplify the process of updating the firmware for Dell Storage PS Series platforms
  • Support for multi-way replication for robust disaster recovery


Tech Specs table

The below specs apply to all PS6610 series models:

Storage Controller

Dual controllers with 32GB non-volatile memory per controller.

Network Interfaces

Management network: One 100BASE-TX dedicated management per controller
Interface ports: Two 10GBASE-T with RJ45 and two 10GbE SFP+ for fibre or twin-ax copper cabling


512 per volume / up to 10,000 total per group

Volume connections per PS series group

Up to 1024 per pool / 4,096 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
Citrix® XenServer®

TCP Network Support

IPv4, IPv6 core support

Expansion option

Can be combined with other EqualLogic PS Series arrays in the same SAN group, online. Up to 16 total arrays per group.


Redundant hot-swappable controllers
Hot-swappable disks and power supplies

Unified Storage

Adding an EqualLogic FS7600 or FS7610 NAS appliance to an EqualLogic group enables both block and file storage from a single storage solution.

Enclosure Monitoring System

Automatic spare configuration and utilisation
Automatic bad block replacement
Auto-Stat Disk Monitoring System (ADMS) to monitor health of data on disk drives

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 Active Directory, LDAP, or RADIUS support

Notification Methods

SAN Headquarters alerting including Dell SupportAssist, SNMP traps, email, syslog


Dual 2200W, 220-240VAC, 50/60Hz (high AC line power source only)

Environmental Operating Conditions

Temperature range: 10 to 35°C / 50 to 95°F
Storage temperature: -40 to 65°C / -40 to 149°F
Altitude: maximum altitude of 12,000m (39,370ft)
Inlet type: 0 to 3,048m (0 to 10,000ft)
NOTE: Up to 35°C / 95°F maximum temperature is reduced by 1°C/300m (1°F/547ft) above 950m (3,117ft)
Operating relative humidity: 10% to 80% (noncondensing) with 29°C (84.2°F) maximum dew point
Non-operating relative humidity: 5% to 95% (noncondensing) with 33°C (91°F) maximum dew point
Operational shock: 5g 10ms ½ sine operational –done for XYZ axis
Non-operational shock: 20g 10ms ½ sine, for X and Y axis
Non-operational shock: 30g 10ms ½ sine for Z axis only
Vibration: Random 21grms @ 5-500Hz operational / Random 1.04grms 2-200Hz non-operational
Acoustics: LwA 8.0Bels
Air Quality: Airborne contaminant level of G2 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985


Height: 5U / 22.23cm (8.8in)
Width: 48.26cm (19in)
Depth: 91.44cm (36in)
Weight: 130.7kg (287.5lb) (max config)

Dell support and optional storage service offerings

Dell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support are recommended to provide you the right support services for your EqualLogic solution. Contact Krome Technologies today for more information on 01932 232345.


Datasheet Dell EMC EqualLogic PS6610

Building on the industry-leading capabilities of the Dell Storage PS Series line, the Dell Storage PS6610 Series storage solution takes you to the next level by providing superior density and improved performance compared to the previous generation. This series can scale out to over 8PB of capacity, in a group of 16 arrays, while using less space in your data center.

Dell EqualLogic PS Family Brochure

Dell Storage PS Series are designed to provide rapid deployment, simple management and seamless expansion. All PS Series storage products include host integration tools to simplify host configuration and administrative tasks in Microsoft Windows®, Linux and VMware environments.


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