DSN-1000 Series Managed SAN Solutions

ƒ Handles Over 80,000 I/Os Per Second

ƒ Battery Protected Cache Memory:
256MB Standard (Upgradeable to 1GB)

ƒ System Memory: 256MB Standard
(Upgradeable to 512MB)

ƒ 5 Hot-Swap SATA Hard Drive Bays

ƒ 5TB Capacity with 1TB Hard Drives
(Supports higher capacity drives as they
are introduced)

ƒ SATA-II Support

ƒ 200 Watt Power Supply

ƒ Compact Cube Chassis Fits Anywhere
xStack Storage® 4x1GbE iSCSI SAN Array
RAID Support
with 5 SATA Bays

ƒ 0, 1, 1+0, and 5
The D-Link® DSN-1100-10 xStack Storage 4x1GbE iSCSI
System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Implementation
SAN Array provides a smaller, more value-oriented solution
By utilizing a SoC design, the DSN-1100 combines
for entry-level and SMB customers. The heart of the
High Performance iSCSI
both networking and storage functions into a single
DSN-1100 is based on the same powerful System-on-a-Chip
specialized Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC).
(SoC) design found in larger arrays such as the DSN-3000
The SoC solution combines 10Gbps iSCSI, TCP & IP

ƒ Four 1GbE Ports
Series of products, but housed in a smaller chassis. Utilizing
offload, embedded processors, and storage virtualization
a 10Gbit iSCSI SoC solution that can handle over 80,000 I/Os
firmware onto a single chip. The tight integration of these
per second, the DSN-1100 is capable of supporting 5TBs
functions eliminates interoperability, timing, and support
Storage Network Management
of raw capacity using 1TB hard drives (and even higher
issues found in competitive products that offer “discrete

ƒ IP SAN Device Manager (IDM)
capacity hard drives as they are introduced). The DSN-1100
implementation” wherein al the various components are
can easily be implemented as nearline storage or as a
chosen separately and then assembled. The DSN-1100

ƒ Remote Monitoring and Configuration
supplement to your primary backup and recovery device. This
outperforms these discrete implementations and does so

ƒ CHAP Authentication Helps Halt
evolutionary advancement in performance is a testament to
at a lower price point, while delivering mission-critical
the tightly integrated xStack Storage architecture and is a
data quickly with state-of-the-art reliability.

ƒ SSL Security to Management Console
sharp contrast to the discrete implementation of competing
RAID for Efficiency
The DSN-1100 features five hot swappable Serial ATA
iSCSI for IP Networks
(SATA) disk drive bays supporting 5TB raw capacity
SAN has been traditional y reserved for Fibre Channel
using 1TB hard drives (and even higher capacity hard
networks until the recent introduction of iSCSI extended this
drives as they are introduced) in RAID level 0, 1, 1+0 and
powerful yet simple centralized backend storage system
5 configurations. You can quickly deploy a SAN using
to IP networks. By utilizing existing Ethernet technology,
inexpensive SATA disk drives and, depending on your
the cost associated with separate host bus adapters and
growing storage needs, you can simply add more drives
the per-Gigabyte cost for storage is significantly reduced.
as you go.
iSCSI SANs can leverage the Ethernet infrastructure and
standards that are already familiar to your IT staff.
Embedded Centralized Storage Management
The embedded, user-friendly IP-SAN Device Manager
Four 1GbE Interfaces
(IDM) provides comprehensive network storage
The DSN-1100 implements four 1GbE ports that support
IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Groups (LAG) for ful offload
capability. This al ows al four ports to be grouped together
Advanced Management Features
for up to 425MB/s bandwidth, increasing throughput and
The DSN-1100 provides additional advanced features for
efficient management of network storage and optimal

DSN-1000 Series Managed SAN Solutions
xStack Storage® 4x1GbE iSCSI SAN Array
with 5 SATA Bays
For the fastest RAID performance offered in the industry,
RAID Support for RAID Levels 0, 1, 1+0 and 5 (striped sets,
the D-Link adaptive cache management provides write
mirrored sets, striped mirrored sets, and parity sets) al ows
coalescing and multi-stream read-ahead on a volume
for different storage options.
basis, optimizing cache utilization and performance in
an application-dependent manner. Volatile cache data
Online Capacity Expansion and RAID Level Migration
protection is afforded via an on-board battery that is
are performed online with minimal impact on users. For
designed to back up to 1GB of cached memory for at least
example, a mirror volume of two drives can easily be
72 hours.
converted to a parity volume of three or more drives while
users continue to access this storage.
VLAN Zoning supports IEEE 802.1q VLAN tagging to
segregate traffic into isolated zones for secure access and
Micro Rebuilds provide protection against unresponsive
jumbo frames, improving network throughput and reducing
SATA commands by forcing a response within a preset
CPU overhead.
time limit.
Volume Virtualization utilizes the concept of storage
An iSCSI array can prove to be a valuable tool to supplement
Extents. Extents are the fundamental building blocks used
your network storage foundation. Whether providing a
to enable features such as RAID, online capacity expansion
low-cost block-based solution for data backup and recovery,
and volume migration. Drives of dissimilar size can be used
replacement of Direct-Attached Storage (DAS) drives,
to create volumes. Growth can occur without volume
or providing a cost-effective entry-level nearline storage
migration or reconstruction. Single drives can contain
solution, the DSN-1100 can meet all of your immediate needs.
multiple and divergent RAID technologies.
Technical Specifications
Drive Bays
Drive Interface Support
SATA-II Support
System Memory
256MB to 512MB (256MB standard)
Cache Memory
256MB to 1GB (256MB standard)
Battery Backup for Cache
Standard (approximately 72 hours on full charge)
Up to 425MB/s
Storage Capacity
5TB capacity with 1TB hard drives (support for higher capacity drives as they are introduced)
Supported NICs, iSCSI Accelerators
Intel® Pro 1000MT & XT [1GbE]
and iSCSI HBAs
Please see support.dlink.com for latest
Alacritech® SES2104ET (drivers: SNP &
support information
Alacritech SES2102ET (drivers: SNP &
QLogic® 4010C, 4052C, & 4062C

DSN-1000 Series Managed SAN Solutions
xStack Storage® 4x1GbE iSCSI SAN Array
with 5 SATA Bays
Operating Systems Supported
Windows Vista® 32-bit & x64 (Ultimate & Enterprise) with Built-in iSCSI initiator
Please see support.dlink.com for latest
support information
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
SuSE Enterprise Server 10.2 32-bit (x86)
SuSE® Professional 9.3 32-bit & x64
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
Access Control of Management
iSCSI/TCP/IP Full HW Offload
Jumbo Frames Support
Link Aggregation Group Support
Yes – 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 0, 1, 1+0 and 5
1,024 Virtual Volumes (256 accessible per initiator)
Target Nodes
Online Capacity Expansion
Hot Swappable Drives
Instant Volume Access
Free Space Defragmentation
Auto-Detection Failed Drive
Auto-Rebuild Spare Drive
RAID Level Migration
Drive Roaming in Power Off
(configured drives are not bay-
Micro Rebuilds

DSN-1000 Series Managed SAN Solutions
xStack Storage® 4x1GbE iSCSI SAN Array
with 5 SATA Bays
Storage Management
Embedded IP-based Management
Create, manage, expand and monitor storage pool, volumes, and RAID
Event manager to view and persist events
Firmware Field Upgradeable
Supply Type
1U 200 Watt
Input Voltage
100-240 VAC
Input Frequency
Input Current
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
Dimesnsions (D x W x H)
10.7in x 6.6in x 10.2in (273mm x 167mm x 259mm)
Weight with No Drives Installed
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
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. See inside package for warranty details.
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Release 01 (August 2009)