HPE 3PAR StoreServ 7000 vs 8000 Comparison

HPE 3PAR StoreServ 7000 vs 8000 Comparison

There is a lot to like in the jump from the HPE 3PAR StoreServ 7000 to the 8000 series; but, is it worth an upgrade?
Hopefully, the chart below will help.HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 series 4-node

If your business is already making use of the 7000 series, we think probably not worth the upgrade.

If you are looking to get started with StorServ, then the 8000 series is the way to go (depending on your budget).

Either way, our storage experts can help you decide. Prices on the 7000 series are coming down quickly, so depending on your needs, it is still a very viable and affordable option.

For the 3par StorServ family (and otehr gear), HPE uses PiB, TiB and GiB instead of PB, TB and GB.

They break down this way:

1 PiB = 1024 TiB = 1024 GiB

  • 1 pebibyte (PiB) = 1.1258999 petabyte (PB)
  • 1 tebibyte (TiB) = 1.0995116 terabyte (TB)
  • 1 gibibyte (GiB) = 1.0737418 gigabyte (GB)

 

HPE 3PAR StoreServ7200c 2N8200 2N7400c 4N8400 4N7440c 4N8440 4N7450c 4N8450 4N
CPU 6C Sandy Bridge 6C Ivy Bridge 6C Sandy Bridge 6C Ivy Bridge 8C Sandy Bridge 10C Ivy Bridge 8C Sandy Bridge 10C Ivy Bridge
CPU Speed 2 six core 1.8 GHz 2 6 core 2.2GHz 2-4 six core 1.8 GHz 2-4 6 core 2.2GHz 2-4 eight core 2.3GHz 2-4 10 core 2.4GHz 1-16 four core 2.4GHz 2-4 10 core 2.4GHz
ASIC GEN 4 GEN 5 GEN 4 GEN 5 GEN 4 GEN 5 GEN 4 GEN 5
Control Cache / node 16GiB 16GiB 16GiB 16GiB 32GiB 64GiB 32GiB 64GiB
Data Cache / node 4GiB 16GiB 8GiB 16GiB 16GiB 32GiB 16GiB 32GiB
Control Cache / system 32GiB 32GiB 64GiB 64GiB 128GiB 256GiB 128GiB 256GiB
Data Cache / system 8GiB 32GiB 32GiB 64GiB 64GiB 128GiB 64GiB 128GiB
Flash Cache (optional) 768 GiB 768 GiB 1536 GiB 1536 GiB 3000 GiB 8000 GiB Not Applicable Not Applicable
Host I/O 8Gb / 16GB FC 16Gb FC (onboard) 8Gb / 16Gb FC 16Gb FC (onboard) 8Gb / 16Gb FC 16Gb FC (onboard) 8Gb / 16Gb FC 16Gb FC (onboard)
10Gb iSCSI/FCoE 10Gb iSCSI/FCoE 10Gb iSCSI/FCoE 10Gb iSCSI/FCoE 10Gb iSCSI/FCoE 10Gb iSCSI/FCoE 10Gb iSCSI/FCoE 10Gb iSCSI/FCoE
1GbE/10GbE 1GbE/10GbE 1GbE/10GbE 1GbE/10GbE 1GbE/10GbE 1GbE/10GbE 1GbE/10GbE 1GbE/10GbE
Number of HDDs 8-240 6-240 8-576 6-576 8-960 6-960 N/A N/A
Max SSDs 8-120 6-120 8-240 6-240 8-240 6-480 8-240 6-480
Max Drive Enclosures 9 9 22 22 38 38 18 18
Max Raw Capacity 500TiB 750TiB 1600TiB 2400TiB 2000TiB 3000TiB 921TiB 1843TiB
Performance 302K @ < 1ms 320K @ < 1ms 605K @ < 1ms 650K @ < 1ms 900K @ < 0.7ms >1M @ < 1ms 900K @ < 0.7ms >1M @ < 1ms
SAS Backend 6Gb SAS (copper only) 12Gb SAS (copper and optical) 6Gb SAS (copper only) 12Gb SAS (copper and optical) 6Gb SAS (copper only) 12Gb SAS (copper and optical) 6Gb SAS (copper only) 12Gb SAS (copper and optical)
SW licensing Caps 48 48 168 168 320 320 168 168
SSD Capacities 200 SSD 400GB SSD 200 SSD 400GB SSD 200 SSD 400GB SSD 200 SSD 400GB SSD
480 SSD 920GB SSD 480 SSD 920GB SSD 480 SSD 920GB SSD 480 SSD 920GB SSD
920 SSD 1.92TB SSD 920 SSD 1.92TB SSD 920 SSD 1.92TB SSD 920 SSD 1.92TB SSD
480GB cMLC SSD 3.84TB SSD 480GB cMLC SSD 3.84TB SSD 480GB cMLC SSD 3.84TB SSD 480GB cMLC SSD 3.84TB SSD
1.92TB cMLC SSD 7.68 TB SSD 1.92TB cMLC SSD 7.68 TB SSD 1.92TB cMLC SSD 7.68 TB SSD 1.92TB cMLC SSD 7.68 TB SSD
15.36TB SSD 15.36TB SSD 15.36TB SSD 15.36TB SSD
HDD Capacities 300GB 15K SAS 300GB 15K SAS 300GB 15K SAS 300GB 15K SAS 300GB 15K SAS 300GB 15K SAS 300GB 15K SAS 300GB 15K SAS
450GB 10K SAS 600GB 15K SAS 450GB 10K SAS 600GB 15K SAS 450GB 10K SAS 600GB 15K SAS 450GB 10K SAS 600GB 15K SAS
600GB 10K SAS 600GB 10K SAS 600GB 10K SAS 600GB 10K SAS 600GB 10K SAS 600GB 10K SAS 600GB 10K SAS 600GB 10K SAS
900GB 10K SAS 1200GB 10K SAS 900GB 10K SAS 1200GB 10K SAS 900GB 10K SAS 1200GB 10K SAS 900GB 10K SAS 1200GB 10K SAS
1200GB 10K SAS 1800GB 10K SAS 1200GB 10K SAS 1800GB 10K SAS 1200GB 10K SAS 1800GB 10K SAS 1200GB 10K SAS 1800GB 10K SAS
1000GB 7.2K NL 2000GB 7.2K NL 1000GB 7.2K NL 2000GB 7.2K NL 1000GB 7.2K NL 2000GB 7.2K NL 1000GB 7.2K NL 2000GB 7.2K NL
2000GB 7.2K NL 4000GB 7.2K NL 2000GB 7.2K NL 4000GB 7.2K NL 2000GB 7.2K NL 4000GB 7.2K NL 2000GB 7.2K NL 4000GB 7.2K NL
3000GB 7.2K NL 6000GB 7.2K NL 3000GB 7.2K NL 6000GB 7.2K NL 3000GB 7.2K NL 6000GB 7.2K NL 3000GB 7.2K NL 6000GB 7.2K NL
4000GB 7.2K NL 8000GB 7.2K NL 4000GB 7.2K NL 8000GB 7.2K NL 4000GB 7.2K NL 8000GB 7.2K NL 4000GB 7.2K NL 8000GB 7.2K NL
RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 6 Same Same Same Same Same Same Same
RAID 5 Data to Parity Ratios 2:1 and 8:1 Same Same Same Same Same Same Same
RAID 6 Data to Parity Ratios 4:2, 6:2, 8:2, 10:2, 14:2 Same Same Same Same Same Same Same
8Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Ports 4 - 12 ports None 4 - 24 ports None 4 - 24 ports None N/A None
16Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Ports 0 - 4 ports 4-12 ports 0 - 8 ports 4 - 24 ports 0 - 8 ports 4 - 24 ports N/A 4 - 24 ports
10Gb/s iSCSI Host Ports 0 - 4 ports 0 - 4 ports 0 - 8 ports 0 - 8 ports 0 - 8 ports 0 - 8 ports N/A 0 - 8 ports
10Gb/s FCoE Host Ports Need QR487A 0 - 4 ports Need QR487A 0 - 8 ports Need QR487A 0 - 8 ports N/A 0 - 8 ports
1Gb/s Ethernet Adapter 0 - 8 ports 0 - 8 ports 0 - 16 ports 0 - 16 ports 0 - 16 ports 0 - 16 ports N/A 0 - 16 ports
1GbE/10GbE Network Ports N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 4-128 Ports
HPE 3PAR StoreServ7200c 2N8200 2N7400c 4N8400 4N7440c 4N8440 4N7450c 4N8450 4N


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