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The D-Link DSN-1100-10 xStack Storage 4x1GbE iSCSI SAN Array provides a smaller, more value-oriented solution for entry-level and SMB customers. The heart of the DSN-1100-10 is based on the same powerful System-on-a-Chip (SoC) design found in larger arrays such as the DSN-3000 Series of products, but housed in a smaller chassis. Utilizing a 10Gbit iSCSI SoC solution that can handle over 80,000 I/Os per second, the DSN-1100-10 is capable of supporting 5TBs of raw capacity using 1TB hard drives (and even higher capacity hard drives as they are introduced).

General Information

  • Manufacturer: D-Link Systems, Inc
  • Manufacturer Part Number: DSN-1100-10
  • Manufacturer Website Address: www.dlink.com
  • Product Model: DSN-1100-10 xStack
  • Product Name: DSN-1100-10 xStack Hard Drive Array
  • Product Type: Hard Drive Array
  • Brand Name: D-Link
  • Storage

  • Storage Capacity: Not Applicable
  • Hard Drive: Not Included
  • Controllers

  • Controller: 256MB Serial ATA/300 300MBps RAID Controller
  • RAID Levels: 0
  • I/O Expansions

  • Expansion Bays: 3.5" - 1/3H (5 Total/5 Free)
  • Interfaces/Ports

  • Ports: 4 x RJ-45 - Network
  • Power Description

  • Input Voltage: 110V AC
  • Input Voltage Range: 100 V AC to 240 V AC
  • Power Supply: 1 x 200W
  • Environmental Conditions

    Physical Characteristics

  • Form Factor: Tower
  • Dimensions: 10.2" Height x 6.6" Width x 10.7" Depth
  • Weight: 8.8 lb
  • Miscellaneous


  • Standard Warranty: 2 Year Limited
  • Network & Communication

  • Network: 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet IEEE 802.3ab
  • Software

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    • Description

      With lightning-fast access speed, easy web-based management and support for up to 10TB capacity, D-Link's 5 Bay iSCSI SAN Array lets you stop worrying about your storage needs and start focusing on your business.

      The D-Link® DSN-1100-10 xStack Storage 4x1GbE iSCSI SAN Array provides a smaller, more value-oriented solution for entry-level and SMB customers. The heart of the DSN-1100-10 is based on the same powerful System-on-a-Chip (SoC) design found in larger arrays such as the DSN-5000 Series of products, but housed in a smaller chassis. Utilizing a 10Gbit iSCSI SoC solution that can handle over 80,000 I/Os per second, the DSN-1100-10 is capable of supporting 10TBs of raw capacity using 2TB hard drives. The DSN-1100-10 can easily be implemented as nearline storage or as a supplement to your primary backup and recovery device. This evolutionary advancement in performance is a testament to the tightly integrated xStack Storage architecture and is a sharp contrast to the discrete implementation of competing products.

    • iSCSI for IP Networks

      SAN has been traditionally reserved for Fibre Channel networks until the recent introduction of iSCSI extended this powerful yet simple centralized backend storage system to IP networks. By utilizing existing Ethernet technology, the cost associated with separate host bus adapters and the per-Gigabyte cost for storage is significantly reduced. iSCSI SANs can leverage the Ethernet infrastructure and standards that are already familiar to your IT staff.

    • Four 1GbE Interfaces

      The DSN-1100-10 supports Multi-path I/O (MPIO), Multiple Connections per Session (MCS), and Link Aggregation Groups (LAG) for unmatched network flexibility, performance and resiliency, allowing their 1GbE data ports to be grouped together for up to 425MB/s bandwidth.

    • System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Implementation

      By utilizing a SoC design, the DSN-1100-10 combines both networking and storage functions into a single specialized Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). The SoC solution combines 10Gbps iSCSI, TCP & IP offload, embedded processors, and storage virtualization firmware onto a single chip. The tight integration of these functions eliminates interoperability, timing, and support issues found in competitive products that offer a “discrete implementation” wherein all the various components are chosen separately and then assembled. The DSN-1100-10 outperforms these discrete implementations and does so at a lower price point, while delivering business critical data quickly with state-of-the-art reliability.

    • RAID support

      D-Link’s xStack Storage iSCSI SAN arrays support RAID levels 0, 1, 1+0 and 5 configurations (striped sets, mirrored sets, striped mirrored sets and parity sets) for data protection and performance.

    • Embedded Centralized Storage Management

      The embedded, user-friendly IP-SAN Device Manager (IDM) provides comprehensive network storage management. Boasting a rich set of management features, this suite of utilities allows monitoring and control of your SAN via the Storage Management Initiative-Specification (SMI-S) command set. Combined with an embedded secure server, users will be able to remotely configure and monitor their SAN storage subsystems.

    • Advanced Management Features

      The DSN-1100-10 provides additional advanced features for efficient management of network storage and optimal performance.

      For the fastest RAID performance offered in the industry, the D-Link adaptive cache management provides write coalescing and multi-stream read-ahead on a volume basis, optimizing cache utilization and performance in an application-dependent manner. Volatile cache data protection is afforded via an on-board battery that is designed to backup to 1GB of cached memory for at least 72 hours. A write-back or write-through cache memory policy can be selected manually or automatically, depending on the battery’s charge.

      VLAN Zoning supports IEEE 802.1q VLAN tagging to segregate traffic into isolated zones for secure access and jumbo frames, improving network throughput and reducing CPU overhead.

      Volume Virtualization utilizes the concept of storage Extents. Extents are the fundamental building blocks used to enable features such as RAID, online capacity expansion and volume migration. Drives of dissimilar size can be used to create volumes. Growth can occur without volume migration or reconstruction. Single drives can contain multiple and divergent RAID technologies.

      RAID Support for RAID Levels 0, 1, 1+0 and 5 (striped sets, mirrored sets, striped mirrored sets, and parity sets) allows for different storage options.

      Online Capacity Expansion and RAID Level Migration are performed online with minimal impact on users. For example, a mirror volume of two drives can easily be converted to a parity volume of three or more drives while users continue to access this storage.

      An iSCSI array can prove to be a valuable tool to supplement your network storage foundation. Whether providing a low-cost block-based solution for data backup and recovery, replacement of Direct-Attached Storage (DAS), or providing a cost-effective entry-level nearline storage solution, the DSN-1100-10 can meet your needs.


    • Integrated iSCSI System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Solution
    • Capable of over 80,000 I/Os per Second
    • 5-Bay Desktop form factor
    • Supports 10TB storage capacity with 2TB disk drives
    • Hot-swappable SATA disk drive support
    • Four 1GbE data ports
    • Supports up to 425MB/sec. bandwidth
    • RAID Support: 0, 1, 1+0 and 5
    • Battery Protected Cache Memory: 256GB
    • System Memory: 256MB
    • Web-based IP SAN Device Manager (IDM) for simple administration
    • Advanced volume virtualization technology to optimize capacity utilization and maximize performance
    • Supports online capacity expansion, volume reconfiguration and migration on the fly
    • Drive roaming supported in Power Off
    • Single 200 Watt Power Supply
    • CHAP authentication for security


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    Technical Specifications
    Drive Bays
    • 5
    Drive Interface Support
    • SATA-II support
    System Memory
    • 256MB
    Cache Memory
    • 256MB
    Battery Backup for Cache
    • Standard (approximately 72 hours on full charge)
    • Up to 425MB/s
    Storage Capacity
    • 10TB capacity with 2TB hard drives
    Supported NICs, iSCSI Accelerators and iSCSI HBAs
    • Intel® Pro 1000MT & XT [1GbE]
    • Intel Pro 10000 CX4 [10GbE]
    • Myricom 10G-PCIE-8A-C+E [10GbE]
    • Chelsio® S310X-SR-XFP [10GbE]
    • Neterion® Xframe® II & Xframe E [10GbE]
    • Alacritech® SES2104ET (drivers: SNP &
    • Alacritech SES2102ET (drivers: SNP &
    • QLogic® 4010C, 4052C, & 4062C
    Operating Systems Supported
    • Windows® Vista® 32-bit & x64 (Ultimate & Enterprise) with Built-in iSCSI initiator
    • Windows Server 2003® 32-bit & x64 SP1 (Standard & Enterprise) with v2.07 iSCSI initiator
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit & x64 (Standard & Enterprise) with v2.07 iSCSI initiator
    • Windows XP Pro 32-bit & x64 with v2.07 iSCSI initiator
    • Windows 2000 Advanced Server with v1.6 & v2.01 iSCSI initiator
    • Red Hat® 7.3
    • Red Hat Enterprise AS update 5
    • Red Hat Enterprise 5 update 2 (64-bit)
    • SuSE® Enterprise Server 10.2 32-bit (x86)
    • SuSE Professional 9.3 32-bit & x64
    • Sun Solaris® 10 build 6/06
    • IBM AIX 5L
    • Microsoft Hyper-V
    • VMWare ESX Server® 3.02 & 3.5
    • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
    • Virtual Iron v4.2
    • Citrix XenServer® v4
    • Mac OS® X (10.4 & 10.5)
    iSCSI Network Interface
    iSCSI Network Interface
    • Four 1GbE Copper Ports
    Host Interface
    • iSCSI Draft 20 compliant initiator
    • 1,024 hosts
    CHAP Authentication
    • Yes
    Access Control of Management
    • Yes
    iSCSI/TCP/IP Full HW Offload
    • Yes
    Jumbo Frames Support
    • Yes
    Link Aggregation Group Support
    • Up to four LAGs (IEEE802.3ad Link Aggregation Group)
    VLAN Support
    • Up to four 1-to-1 mapping between IP subnet and VLAN. Multiple VLANs per physical port with VLAN tag. All physical ports in LAG belong to same VLAN (IEEE802.1Q Tag)
    Volume & RAID Support
    RAID Controller
    • Single- Integrated in ASIC
    RAID Support
    •  RAID Levels (Striped sets, mirrored sets, striped mirrored sets, and parity sets) 0, 1, 1+0 and 5
    • 1,024 Virtual Volumes (256 accessible per initiator)
    Target Nodes
    • 1,024
    Online Capacity Expansion
    • Yes
    Hot Swappable Drives
    • Yes
    Instant Volume Access
    • Yes
    Free Space Defragmentation
    • Yes
    Auto-Detection Failed Drive
    • Yes
    Auto-Rebuild Spare Drive
    • Yes
    RAID Level Migration
    • Yes
    Drive Roaming in Power Off
    • Yes
    Micro Rebuilds
    • Yes
    Storage Management
    Embedded IP-Based Management GUI
    • Create, manage, expand and monitor storage pool, volumes and RAID
    • Event manager to view and persist events
    Firmware Field Upgradeable
    • Yes
    SMI-S Version 1.1
    • Yes
    Supply Type
    • 1U 200 Watt
    Input Voltage
    • 100-240 VAC
    Input Frequency
    • 50-60Hz
    Input Current
    • 4A
    Power Factor Correction
    • 95%@110V, Full load
    Power Consumption
    • 112 Watts (full configuration)
    • 815 BTU/hour (full configuration)
    Operating Temperature
    • 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
    Storage Temperature
    • -4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)
    Operating Humidity
    • 20% ~ 90% (Non-condensing)
    Storage Humidity
    • 10% ~ 95% (Non-condensing)
    Physical (approximate)
    Form Factor
    • Tower
    Dimensions (D x W x H)
    • 10.7in x 6.6in x 10.2in (273mm x 167mm x 259mm)
    • 8.8 lbs (4.0 kg)
    International Approvals
    • CE Class A, FCC Class A, C-Tick Class A, VCCI Class A
    • CSA 60950-1, UL60950-1, IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1
    Warranty and Support
    • 3-Year Limited1
    Extended Warranty
    • DSN-1100-10-LW
    • 1 year, 9 hours per day / 5 days per week Technical Support
    Available Configurations
    • xStack Storage® 4X1GbE iSCSI SAN Array with 5 SATA Bays


    All references to speed are for comparison purposes only. Product specifications, size and shape are subject to change without notice, and actual product appearance may differ from that depicted herein

    Data Sheet

    1. 1 3-Year Limited Warranty available in the U.S.A and Canada only.
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