Four host ports per controller to support both 8G and 16G SFPs
4 GB transportable read/write cache per controller.
Battery-free cache backup with super capacitors and compact flash
MSA 2040 supports SSD drives which allow IT managers to boost IOPS performance by >2x that of a similar volume located on traditional spinning HDDs.
Ease of management featuring browser-based out-of-band access. This allows a department or small company to effectively handle growing storage requirements, with the aid of an intuitive GUI to administer the unit with a minimum of complexity. Ideal for local or remote installations.
MSA 2040 comes standard with 64 controller-based snapshots and clone capability. Arrays also support an optional 512 snaps.
Choose either a low-cost single controller array or start with a configured dual controller array model to fit the budget, high availability, and performance needs.
All models feature a wide variety of drives: High-performance and high-speed SSD drives, enterprise-class SAS, and SAS Midline drives.
MSA 2040 can have a maximum number of MSA 2040 LFF drive enclosures (7), a maximum number of D2700 SFF drive enclosures (7), or mix both sizes. The array can grow incrementally from a few drives to 96 LFF or 199 SFF drives.
Vdisks can be spanned across multiple enclosures
RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50
Maximums vary by RAID levels: 2 drive max for RAID level 1, max of 16 drives for RAID levels 0, 3, 5, 6, and 10, max of 32 drives for RAID level 50
512 LUNs with LUN sizes greater than 40TB depending on the RAID configuration chosen. The maximum LUN size is 64TB
Non-disruptive on-line controller code upgrade (requires dual controllers w/ multi-pathing software)
Upgradable by design. Owners of a P2000 G3 array are able to do data-in-place controller upgrades to the new MSA 2040 array. This unique ability protects the earlier investments in drives, and JBODs. (Note: Certain limitation are applicable- please review MSA2040 Upgrade Technical Whitepaper before upgrading your P2000 G3 systems)