K2R79A HPE MSA 2040 Energy Star SAN Dual Controller LFF Storage

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HPE Product Number: K2R79A
HPE EOL Part Number: C8R14A

Product Description: K2R79A: HPE MSA 2040 Energy Star SAN Dual Controller LFF Storage

General specs for the MSA 2040 series:
Maximum Array Capacity: 768 TB
Maximum Number of Drives:
Host Interface:
-16 Gb/8 Gb Fibre Channel with 4 Ports per controller
-1 GbE/10GbE iSCSI with 4 Ports per controller
-12Gb/sec SAS with 4 Ports per controller
Storage controller:
- 2 MSA 2040 SAN Controller
- 2 MSA 2040 SAS Controller
Enclosure Expansion Options:
- Up to seven HP MSA 2040 LFF Disk Enclosure
- Up to seven D2700 2.5-inch disk enclosure
- Or a combo of both

Detailed Specs:
Manufacturer Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPE Part Number K2R79A
Brand Name HP
Product Series 2000
Product Model 2040
Product Name MSA 2040 Energy Star SAN Dual Controller LFF Storage
Product Type SAN Array
Product UPC 889296000000
Hard Drives Supported 12
Hard Drives Installed 0
Total Supported Capacity 96 TB
SSDs Supported 12
SSDs Installed 0
Controllers 2 MSA 2040 SAN Controller
Cache Per Controller 6GB
Controller Type Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Ports per Controller 4
Full Interface Type 16 Gb /8 Gb Fibre Channel/1 GbE /10 GbE iSCSI
Ethernet Technology 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Total Expansion Bays 12
Number of 2.5 SFF Bays 0
Number of 3.5 LFF Bays 12
SAN Interface iSCSI / Fiber Channel
Form Factor Rack Mount
Rack Height 2U
Height 11 inches
Width 26 inches
Depth 29 inches

The MSA 2040 is an entry level storage array meant to meet the needs of small to medium business.
Because it's entry level, the CPUs will hold back the raw speed of an SSD to a very minor extent, but will not affect platter type storage.
With that said, you can still expect about 85K IOPS in the real world, which is plenty fast for the SMB market.
If it's not enough headroom, the HP 3PAR 7200 All-Flash Starter kit (or the 7400 products) would be another option and Maximum Midrange can help with either of those.

Install Tips:
- For iSCSI functionality, the firmware needs to be at GL101 or later.
- The maximum number of MSA 2040 LFF drive enclosures or D2700 SFF drive enclosures is 7 of each or a mix of both up to 7.
- Disk groups spanned across the enclosures support RAID levels 1, 5, 6, 10. Linear Vdisks support RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50.
- The maximum logical unit number or LUN is 140 TB
- The MSA 2040 and the D2700 disk enclosures can be hot-added to your current array

Compatible with:
- HP ProLiant DL
- HP ProLiant ML
- HP c-Class Blade Servers
- Integrity servers
- Intel Itanium architecture (IA64)
- Oracle, Microsoft and SAP environments
- VMware and Hyper-V
and more...
Let us know (855-932-6627) what you have and we'll let you know if it's compatible.

When you purchase an K2R79A HPE storage device from Maximum Midrange, you join other clients such as Boeing, NASA, Northrop Grumman, and hospitals and universities throughout the United States, Canada and the world. We have a history of client satisfaction and return customers.
Give us a call for references 855-932-6627.

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