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HPE nimbe HF40 expansion shelf

 
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HPE nimbe HF40 expansion shelf

Hi - One of my clients have HPE HF-40 Nimble arrays and planning to add expansion shelf. Does HPE allows to progressively add disks in the expansion shelf rather than fully populating the shelf?

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Nick_Dyer
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Re: HPE nimbe HF40 expansion shelf

Hi,

As part of Nimble's commitment to being the most simple & efficent block storage platform, it's not possible to scale an expansion shelf with a small number of drives, as this would be less efficient, and less simple to manage.

Each expansion shelf comes fully populated, with a proprietary Triple+ Parity RAID deployed ontop. The drives do not need to be the same size as the head shelf.

Nick Dyer
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