Hitachi VSP 5600 vs. Dell PowerMax 8500

In similar published performance benchmark comparisons, Hitachi VSP 5600 outperforms Dell's newest PowerMax 8500.1

Data File IOPS

Millions   of   IOPS


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System Bandwidth

GB/s   Bandwidth


Greater System Bandwidth

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VSP 5600 vs. Dell PowerMax 8500

    (Published Specs)

    VSP 5600

    PowerMax 8500

  • Maximum Performance IOPS

    33 Million


  • Lowest Latency

    39 μs

    < 60 μs

  • System Bandwidth

    312 GB/s


  • Hardware Availability

    8 9’s   (99.999999)

    6 9’s   (99.9999)

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  • Data Availability Guarantee

    100% Data Availability


  • Common OS and Data Services Across storage portfolio

    Yes yes

    No yes

  • Hybrid Storage Media SupportSCM, NVMe SSD & SAS SSD and SAS HDD

    Yes yes

    No yes

* Dell has not publicly disclosed performance metrics
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1Benchmark and source documents:

Benchmark comparison for:

  • Dell PowerMax 8500 running VDBench unspecified block size w/2:1 & dedupe. PT report lacks node count and cache size tested.
  • Dell documents claim their ADR implementation “provides negligible performance impact.”
  • Principled Technology states “We ran the test to achieve maximum performance, collecting IOPS and latency data from both storage solutions.”

Source documents: