Q1J03A - HPE MSA 2052 SAN DC SFF Storage
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Storage enclosures provide housing for an array of hard drives with varying specifications. With the use of components such as RAID controllers and host bus adapters, the drives can be connected, increasing the performance, functionality, and scalability of a server.
Storage enclosures are essential for organizations that require the ability to store data and scale as requirements change over time. Whether your business is large or small or operates in a remote or fixed location, there are server solutions available to meet your unique needs.
Storage enclosures provide housing for an array of hard drives with varying specifications. Depending on the storage unit, support can be included for solid-state drives (SSD), near line SAS drives, serial ATA drives (SATA), and serial attached SCSI drives (SAS). Some enclosures support the use of more than one type of hard drive. With the use of components such as RAID controllers and host bus adapters, the drives can be connected, increasing the performance, functionality, and scalability of a server. By connecting drives together, servers can hold extremely large quantities of data. For example, some enclosures are rated to hold up to 960 TB of data.
When drivers are connected within an enclosure, the failure of a single hard drive will generally not result in catastrophic failure as the other drives will continue to function. Some fault tolerant configurations can even keep data available when drives are being replaced. To determine if a specific enclosure has this feature, consult the RAID levels portion of the owner's manual or speak to an official representative.
The hardware included in many enclosures allows data transfer of up to 12 GB a second. Features often included are SAS HD cables, upgradeable firmware, redundant fans, efficient power supply, and a system health LED display. Enclosures are usually backed by a warranty.
If the thought of purchasing and installing equipment seems daunting, there is no need to worry. Service and support is generally provided with purchase. This can include consultations to highlight recommendations for system improvements, data migration services, 24/7 software and technical support, and education services to keep your storage administrator up-to-speed.
Regardless of the size or scope of your server needs, you can browse our selection to find an enclosure that works for you. If you would like to contact us in regards to a product, feel free to give us a call using the phone number listed at (949) 722-1222, or use the contact form located on the "Contact Us" portion of this website. We are eager to assist you in the development of your system.