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Product Code: AA986A

  • Product Description
The HP StorageWorks 1500cs Modular Smart Array (MSA1500) is a Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) 2U controller shelf that connects to HP StorageWorks SCSI and/or Serial ATA (SATA) disk enclosures. Together they provide customers with a flexible low-cost, high capacity storage solution. The MSA1500cs has been designed as a hardware foundation for future solutions to ensure maximum investment protection. The MSA1500cs is perfect for those customers looking for less expensive storage solutions using HP SATA enclosures to store data that doesn't require a high degree of I/O performance and/or is viewed as non-mission critical to business operations. The MSA1500cs with up-to-eight attached SATA enclosures can provide the customer with up to 64TB of native capacity. If the business requires enterprise-class SCSI reliability then attach up-to-four SCSI enclosures for a native capacity of 16.8TB.

Technical Specifications

Disk drive
Maximum capacity (TB) Up to 64 TB
Environmental conditions
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing) (%) 10 - 95
Technical details
Storage relative humidity range (%) 0 - 95
Bundled software Array Configuration Utility; Selective Storage Presentation (SSP); Insight Manager (Not all operating systems allow use of all of these tools)
SAN backup support Y
Package weight (g) 30840
Clustering support Y
Storage temperature range (T-T) (°C) -30 - 50
Chassis type Rack (2U)
Insight manager support Y
Tape or Disk Drives (range) 0 - 96
Technical features Dual controllers (optional) can both be configured to provide fail-over protection. Controllers are configured as active /passive by default and in this manner support only Windows, Linux and NetWare 2 Gb/1 Gb Fibre connection to host - Supports both 1Gb, 2Gb and 4Gb Fibre Channel fabrics to ensure your investment in 1 Gb infrastructure is protected. Also works with the new 4Gb switches and HBAs at 2Gb speed. Key solution certified for backup and restore, file retention and compliance, replication, write once read many for disk, media and broadcasting, medical, clustering and archiving. Ability to mix primary (SCSI) and near-online (SATA) storage behind the same SAN controller for easy to install tiered storage solutions. RAID 6 with HP's Advanced Data Guarding technology (RAID ADG)) - Highest level of fault tolerance, allocates two sets of parity data across drives and allows simultaneous write operations, this level of fault tolerance can withstand two simultaneous drive failures without downtime or data loss. Hot plug expansion and replacement support - Hot plug expansion and replacement of hard drives and redundant controllers, for simple, fast installation and maintenance. Fans and power supplies are also hot plug replaceable. Dependent on individual operating systems. High performance controller(s) built on DAS to SAN (DtS) architecture. Scalable to eight SATA enclosures for a maximum of 64 TB or four SCSI enclosures for 16.8 TB of storage capacity with four dual channel SCSI I/O modules. Capability of building an enterprise-class SAN with SCSI reliability by attaching up to four MSA30 SCSI-drive enclosures for a native capacity of 16.8 TB (using 56 - 300 GB SCSI disks) Dual ACTIVE controllers (active/active) can also be supported in Windows, HP-UX, Linux, and NetWare environments.
Supported hard disk drive interfaces SCSI/SATA
Host interface 2Gb/1Gb FC
SCSI controller type 2Gb/1Gb Fibre Channel
Operating temperature range (T-T) (°C) 10 - 35
Size (") 19.06
Operating relative humidity range (%) 10 - 90
Relative humidity (%) 10 - 90
Drive count 56 SCSI drives, 96 SATA or mixed drives
Expansion description MSA30; MSA20
Storage mirroring Y
Supported drives form factor 3.5 in
Weight & dimensions
Package dimensions (WxDxH) (mm) 285.7 x 865.1 x 825.5
Dimensions (WxDxH) (mm) 484.1 x 617.7 x 87.8
Weight (g) 24940