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HPE Modular Smart Arrays offer balanced performance and cost savings for entry-level storage as an efficient IT solution. The MSA 1040, an earlier generation array can be configured for almost any SAN infrastructure that is suited for high-performance needs.


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The 1040s range from 48-96 LFF drives (fr 1040 to 2052) to support of 98 SFF to 192 SFF drives (fr 1040 to 2052). 1040 can be upgraded easily into an MSA2040 via a controller swap.

The 1040 has 2 host ports per controller, while the 2040 has 4 host ports per controller.

MSA offers 8GB, 8/16GB (MSA 2040/2042 and newer) FC host support; 1 or 10 Gbe iSCSI or 6GB to 12GB SAS connections. MSA 2040s are expandable to 7 enclosures, offering 800 TB for LFF and 398.2 TB for SFF as capacity. Cache on both 1040 and 2040 is 4GB for each controller, and both are dual controller systems. Both support SAS drives.

Advanced software can be added, such as Snapshot/Volume Copy, Advanced Data suite, or VMWare SRM. Compatible with HP Proliant DL, ML, C-Class blade servers.

2050s and 2052s offer additional throughput and tiering between LFF and SFF. The 2052s offer 1.6 TB of flash and all software licenses are included.

Drive sizes supported up to 900gb 15K, up to 1.2 TB 10K, up to 3.2 TB SSD, and 1.2 TB SED 10K SFF.

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