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MSA2324sa expansion question

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MSA2324sa expansion question

Hi all!


I have MSA2324sa with 20 300Gb drives. They united in two Vdisks. Now I plan to expand this array and I have two questions:


1. Is it possible to add HDDs of the largest capacity and what drive capacity is the maximum for this array?


2. If the answer on the previous question is positive, could I expand existing Vdisks using the space of added ones, or I could only create new Vdisk from them?



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Mark Matthews
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Re: MSA2324sa expansion question

In the main unit itself (ie without any expansion trays) you can have a maximum storage limit of 21.6 TB SAS or 24TB SAS MDL.

According to the quickspecs, it looks like the largest drives available are either...


HP 900GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) Dual Port Enterprise 3yr Warranty Hard Drive 619291-B21


HP 1TB 6G SAS 7.2K rpm SFF (2.5-inch) Dual Port Midline 1yr Warranty Hard Drive 605835-B21


Depends if you want the speed / higher reliability (Enterprise level) or the capacity (Midline level)



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