Dell EMC NX3240 NAS Storage

Category : Dell Storage
Brand : Dell
Model : NX3240



Effectively manages both file and block data with advanced software for efficient, adaptable data sharing.

  • Dual-socket, 2U rack mount NAS server
  • Intel Xeon Bronze 3104 or 3106 or Silver 4114 processors
  • Up to 64GB* memory
  • SATA, NL-SAS or SAS drive options
  • Up to 16 hot-swap 3.5” drives for data; two 2.5” drives for OS
  • Up to 192TB* raw capacity
  • Leveraging the PowerEdge R740xd server precision technology.

Product Configurations

Storage : Up to 12x3.5" HDDs in front bay, 4x3.5" HDDs in mid bay and 2x3.5” HDDs in rear bay (2.5” OS HDDs in carrier)

Max Internal Capacity : 192TB raw capacity (with 12TB NL-SAS)

Types of Data : File and Block (Microsoft iSCSI target)

Drive Capacities : SATA (7.2K): 2TB, 4TB

NL-SAS (7.2K): 4TB, 8TB,

8TB FIPS, 10TB, 12TB SAS (10K): 600GB, 1.2TB,

1.2TB FIPs, 1.8TB SAS (15K): 600GB

External Expansion : Not preconfigured for external expansion. To enable expansion add supported SAS HBA or PERC H840 card and attach MD1400/MD1420 expansion modules

Technical Highlights

Form Factor : 2U rack-mount system, Single and Dual

Processor : Intel Xeon Bronze 3104, 1.7G, 6C/6T, 8M Cache or Intel Xeon3106 1,7G, 8C/8T, 11M Cache or Intel Xeon Silver 4114, 2.2G, 10C/20T, 14M Cache

File Access Protocols : CIFS, NFS, FTP, SMB3.0, SMB Direct (RDMA)

Block Access Protocols : Microsoft iSCSI target

OS supported : Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2016 Standard Edition

Internal RAID options : Standard options : OS HDDs (on rear 2.5” HDDs) is always RAID1. Data HDDs can be configured from factory in RAID5 or RAID6 (minimum 4 HDDs)

PERC H730 (internal drives)

External RAID : PERC H830 (optional)


AC Power/Max Current : Redundant and non-redundant hot-plug 750W and Redundant 1100W PSU


Bezel : LCD Bezel with Quick Sync 2 (at-the-box management)

Dimensions : Height: 86.8mm (3.42”)

Width: 482.0mm (18.98”, with rack ears)

Maximum Depth: 715.5mm

Maximum weight: 28.1 kg (61.95 lbs)

Availability : Hot-plug hard drives, hot-plug redundant power, hot-plug redundant cooling, ECC memory

Cluster Support : Not recommended

Slots : Four PCIe 3.0 slots (four with x8 bandwidth)

Systems/Data Management

Management : Dell OpenManage Essentials, iDRAC9 Enterprise

Data protection feature : Replication (DFS-R), Snapshots (VSS)

Optional TPM 1.2/2.0