Dell EMC SC Hybrid-Flash

Dell EMC SC Series Hybrid Flash

Advanced auto-tiering design, plus intelligent deduplication and compression on both SSDs and HDDs makes great performance affordable for organizations of all sizes.

  • SC9000: (3PB raw, 1000+ drives)
  • SC7020: (3PB raw, 500+ drives)
  • SC5020: (2PB raw, 222 drives)
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Self-optimizing SSD, HDD or hybrid configuration options provide an affordable high-performance solution for mixed application environments. SC Hybrid-Flash Series provides the lowest effective $/GB for flash and hybrid flash1 , giving companies of any size the technology advantage they need to compete in today’s fast-changing markets.

Bring the power and speed of Dell EMC all-flash storage to bear on your toughest business challenges. Whether your goals include general-purpose workload consolidation, a new VDI deployment, high-volume OLTP systems or an allflash private cloud, SC All-Flash storage delivers modern SSD performance with simplicity, flexibility and value. Why compromise with less complete solutions? These arrays have everything you need to get started with all-flash faster –and see all-flash results sooner

Based on actual use and application performance requirements, SC Hybrid-Flash Series Data Progression dynamically tunes multiple drive tiers and manages RAID levels for performance and cost savings. By default, all new data is written to fastest Tier 1 drives at RAID 10 performance levels, then converted to economical RAID 5/6 (on the same drives) for subsequent reads. As data ages, it’s moved to less expensive storage until it becomes more active again. Data is precisely where it’s needed, when it’s needed – the perfect combination of high IOPs and cost savings.

Additional information



SC9000, SC7020, SC5000


Chassis format All-in-one (dual controllers, internal drive bays, networking and expansion ports)
Rack Size SC5000: 3U
SC7020: 2U
SC9000: 2U
Controllers 2 hot-swappable per chassis (active/active)
Processors SC5000: Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 v3, 2.4GHz, 8 cores
SC7020: Dual 2.5GHz 8-core Intel® Xeon® processors per controller
SC9000: Dual 3.2GHz, 8-core Intel® processors per controller
Internal Storage Capacity 30 x 2.5” drive bays
System Memory SC5000: 128GB per SC5020 array (64GB per controller)
SC7020: 256GB per SC7020 array (128GB per controller)
SC9000: 256GB per controller (512GB total per array)
Storage Media SSD: write-intensive and read-intensive drives (can be mixed in single system), SED SSDs
Maximum Raw Capacity SC5000: 2PB per array (SSD or HDD), more in federated systems
SC7020: 3PB per array (SSD or HDD), more in federated systems
SC9000: 3PB per array with optional FS8600
6PB in single name space (with FS8600 and multiple SC9000 arrays)
Storage Media SAS and NL-SAS drives; different drive types, transfer rates and rotational speeds can be mixed in the same system.
SSD: write-intensive and read-intensive drives
HDD: 15K, 10K, 7.2K RPM
Back-end Expansion Protocols SC5000: 12Gb SAS
SC7020: 12Gb SAS (auto-negotiates to 6Gb)
SC9000: 12Gb SAS (auto-negotiates to 6Gb)
Storage Format Block (SAN) and/or file (NAS) from same pool
Array Configurations All-flash, hybrid or HDD arrays
RAID tiering Auto-provisions and dynamically restripes multiple RAID levels on the same tier; no need to pre-allocate RAID groups
RAID Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, RAID 10, and RAID 10 DM (Dual Mirror); any combination of RAID levels can exist on a single array