An innovative approach to scale-out direct-attached storage

Simplicity. Efficiency. Flexibility.

A half-width storage block that provides up to 16 direct-attached SFF storage devices in an FX2 chassis, enabling dense, highly flexible, scale-out computing solutions


PowerEdge FD332 storage block

More choice, less complexity

  • Have a choice of management styles – rack or blade (CMC) at the server, chassis, or rack level
  • Accelerate and simplify deployment of storage resources with FX storage modules
  • Easily manage densely consolidated infrastructure – including blocks of storage – with proven advanced management technologies

Right-size your IT

  • Avoid over-provisioning – add storage incrementally, only as required
  • Quickly and easily build scale out storage environments with FD332 storage blocks
  • Achieve better performance for targeted workloads with scale-out FX storage

Fit the infrastructure to the job

  • Build scalable, software-defined storage with flexible, modular PowerEdge FD332
  • Create dynamic storage environments that support balanced data growth on an as-needed basis
  • Scale out computing environments with balanced compute and storage
Tech Specs
FeaturePowerEdge FD332 technical specification

Form factor

Half-width – supports up to 16 small form factor 2.5” storage devices
Up to 3 FD332 storage blocks per PowerEdge FX2 enclosure (configuration dependent)


H: 40.15 mm (1.58 in), W: 211.9 mm (8.32 in), D: 518.8 mm (20.43 in)


"Dell PowerEdge FX2 Enclosure"

RAID controllers

Internal controllers: FD33xS (Single PERC), FD33xD (Dual PERC)
Default is HBA mode; upgradeable to RAID mode via license

Hot-plug hard drive options:

Up to 16 x SFF storage devices per FD332

Power supplies

Supplied by the FX2 enclosure

Remote management

iDRAC8 Express with Lifecycle Controller (default)
iDRAC8 Enterprise with Lifecycle Controller (upgrade option)

Systems management

FX uses Chassis Management Controller (CMC) to manage all resources (server nodes and shared infrastructure) in a single web console. OpenManage portfolio for FX supports local and remote management, consistent with other PowerEdge products. CMC and iDRAC are available with either Enterprise or Express licensing to best suit specific management needs. Server nodes each contain proven iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller for agent-free, automated systems management


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