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HP MSA50 Disk Storage Enclosure

Delivers industry-leading data performance, availability, storage density, and upgradeability.

The HP Modular Smart Array 50 Enclosure MSA50 is a 1U Serial Attach SCSI(SAS) disk drive storage enclosure supporting Small Form Factor (SFF) SAS or Serial ATA (SATA) drives. This enclosure delivers industry-leading data performance, availability, storage density, and upgradeability to meet customers' demanding and growing storage needs.
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The all new SFF drive carrier is designed to support the new Universal form factor hard drive in either SAS or SATA. This new form factor provides optimized performance per U of space while delivering unparalleled power consumption. The MSA50 enclosure supports direct attach storage to HP ProLiant and Integrity Servers. The MSA50 supports the cascading of shelves in a 1+1 configuration to allow a maximum of 20 SFF drives in a 2U configuration attached to a single controller port. This single controller port incorporates four lanes for a total max throughput of 12Gb/s for SAS.

  • 1U rack height.
  • Supports up to 10 SFF SAS and/or SATA Universal hard disk drives.
  • Provides storage capacity of up to 6 TB SAS per enclosure (using 600 GB 6G 10K 2.5-inch SAS dual Port disk drives) or 5 TB SAS Midline (using 500 GB SAS MDL) or 2.5 TB SATA (using 250 GB SATA disk drives)
  • Cascadable 1+1 for up to 20 spindles in a 2U configuration or 12 TB SAS or 10 TB SAS MDL or 5 TB SATA.
  • Modular design allows the MSA50 to be used in any storage configuration from JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) to Smart Array storage enclosures.
  • A common storage platform allows the potential for future storage consolidation to the SAN.
  • Universal SFF SAS drive carrier - provides better cooling and reliability for by providing increased air flow through the storage unit.
  • Hot pluggable disk drives, fans and power supplies.
  • Field replaceable fans, I/O Module and mid plane.
Manufacturer HP
Part No. 364430-B21
Width 592.2
Height 302.4
Depth 831.6
Weight [Kg] 13.61
Rack Units 1 U
Specification Redundant power supplies, single I/O module, 9 drive blanks, warranty card, mounting hardware, Enclosure user guide, HP SmartStart CD Kit, documentation CD, one 2 Meter SAS external cable and two Nema 5-15 to C13 and two IEC320-C14 to -C13 power cords.
Drive Bays (10) SFF SAS/SATA
Capacity 72, 146, 250, 300, 450, 500, 600 GB
HDD Suitability HP 72GB 6G SAS 15K 2.5" SFF DP ENT HDD 512545-B21;
HP 146GB 6G SAS 10K 2.5" SFF DP ENT HDD 507125-B21;
HP 146GB 6G SAS 15K 2.5" SFF DP ENT HDD 512547-B21;
HP 300GB 6G SAS 10K 2.5" SFF DP ENT HDD 507127-B21;
HP 450GB 6G SAS 10K 2.5" SFF DP ENT HDD 581284-B21;
HP 600GB 6G SAS 10K 2.5" SFF DP ENT HDD 581286-B21;
HP 500 GB 6G SAS 7.2K 2.5 inch SFF DP MDL HDD 507610-B21;
HP 250GB 3G 5.4K 2.5 inch SATA SFF ETY HDD 460355-B21
Storage Capacity Up to 3 TB
Host Interface / Link Speeds 3 Gb/sec SAS or 1.5 Gb/s SATA or 3 Gb/sec SATA
Supported OS

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2000
Novell NetWare

Remote Management The MSA50 is managed by HP Systems Insight Manager.
RAID Options RAID levels 0, 1, 1 + 0, 5, 6 (RAID ADG) when using a HP Smart Array RAID controller.
Standard The MSA50 has a limited 3 year parts only warranty. The SAS drives have a 3 year warranty; SAS MDL and SATA drives have a 1 year warranty.

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