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MSA20 replacement with MSA30 under MSA1500

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Vincent Farrugia
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MSA20 replacement with MSA30 under MSA1500

Hello,

We have at a customer an MSA1500 with an MSA20 full of 12 250Gb SATA disks. We are going to replace the MSA20 with an MSA30 with 10 300Gb SCSI disks.

The MSA1500/MSA20 have the latest firmware (5.02/1.42). If we replace the MSA20 with the MSA30, will the firmware 5.02 support the MSA30? I do not know the firmware of the MSA30 yet.

Kind Regards,
Vince
Tape Drives RULE!!!
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Uwe Zessin
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Re: MSA20 replacement with MSA30 under MSA1500

Yes, the MSA1500cs has supported the MSA30 from day 1. Compared to the MSA20, the MSA30 is a rather simple disk drive enclosure with no embedded SmartArray controller. The only relevant firmware revision I am aware of is the EMU. Please note that you cannot connect TWO MSA30 to a single SCSI I/O module.
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Vincent Farrugia
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Re: MSA20 replacement with MSA30 under MSA1500

Thanks for the quick answer!

Case closed.
Tape Drives RULE!!!