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HPE MSA 1050 Storage

Affordable, efficient and packed with a huge range of features, the HPE MSA 1050 SAN Storage is an entry level storage system capable of scorching-fast, cost-effective performance.

Perfect for smaller businesses, this combination of affordability, performance and features is hard to find. There is also zero prior storage expertise required, as the system dynamically responds to workload changes.


HPE MSA 1050 SAN Storage

A flash ready modern shared storage array, the HPE MSA 1050 SAN Storage delivers cost-effective and affordable flash storage to even the most cost sensitive customers. Designed to meet entry-level storage requirements, the systems in this range are ideal for small to medium sized businesses requiring a vast range of features for a low price.

What's New?

  • Brand new, completely free MSA Health Check tool which delivers insight into the health condition of the users MSA array.
  • New MSA variants are available for EMEA, that are in compliance with EU Commission Regulation No 2019/424.
  • New 960GB and 1.92TB Read Intensive SSD.

Features

Affordable, Flash-ready Storage

The HPE MSA 1050 SAN Storage base unit comes factory-configured with dual-controller arrays, four host ports delivering 8 Gb Fibre Channel, 1GbE iSCSI, 10GbEiSCSI or 12 Gb SAS.

By moving towards a modern flash-ready array you enjoy enhanced performance and decreased latencies. With advanced data services and a little investment in flash, your business can be taken to a whole new level.

Simple, Easy, Proven HPE ProLiant Gen10 Server Compatible Shared Storage

The HPE MSA 1050 SAN Storage delivers affordable, easy to use shared storage without the steep learning curve. Its intuitive setup and management for HPE ProLiant Server administrators make it a smooth and easy experience.

Advanced Virtualisation Servers, Simplified Licensing Approach

The systems in this range leverage flash with simple to use and effortless to maintain tiering and read cache technologies.

With zero storage expertise required, this system responds dynamically to workload changes so you don’t need to.

Easily Expand and Upgrade to Meet New Demands

You are able to add extra HDDs or disk expansions to your HPE MSA 1050 SAN Storage, or utilise data-in-place upgrades.

Technical Specifications

Capacity

  • 672 TB maximum including expansion, depending on model

Drive Description

  • 96 SFF or 48 LFF Maximum including expansion, depending on model

Host Interface

  • 8 Gb Fibre Channel, 4-ports per system or 1 Gb iSCSI, 4-ports per system or 10 Gb iSCSI, 4-ports per systemor 12 Gb SAS, 4-ports per system, depending on model

Storage Controller

  • (2) HPE MSA 1050 2-port 8 Gb FC Controllers or (2) HPE MSA 1050 2-port 1 Gb iSCSI Controllers or (2)HPE MSA 1050 2-port 10 Gb iSCSI Controllers or (2) HPE MSA 1050 2-port 12 Gb SAS Controllers,depending on model

Storage Expansion Options

  • HPE MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure or HPE MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure

Clustering Support

  • Windows, Linux, HP-UX

SAN Backup Support

  • Yes

Storage Mirroring Support

  • No

Systems Insight Manager Support

  • Yes

Compatible operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019, Microsoft Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Red HatLinux, SuSE SLES Linux, VMware, HP-UX. Detailed information available at:http://www.hpe.com/storage/spock

Form Factor

  • 2U rack height

Minimum dimensions ( H x W x D)

  • 8.9 x 49.5 x 44.7 cm

Weight

  • 17.55 kg

Standard Features
Array
Access Type Block
Form Factor 2U, SFF or LF
Number of controllers per array 2
Number of host ports per array 4
FC host connectivity 8Gb
iSCSI host connectivity 1Gb or 10Gb
SAS host connectivity 6Gb or 12Gb
Max Read cache per array 4TB
Data (read/write) cache + system memory per array 12Gb
Pool Capacity (with Large Pool Support) 562 TB (512 TiB
RAID Levels supported RAID 0,*1, 5, 6, 1
Enclosures
Expansion Drive Enclosures 0-3 enclosures
LFF/SFF array/enclosure mixing Supported
Maximum number of drives per array enclosure 24 SFF/12 LFF
Maximum number of drives per drive enclosure 24 SFF/12 LFF
Drive enclosure interface type 6Gb SAS
Maximum total HDDs per array 96 SFF / 48 LFF
Maximum total SSDs per array 96 SFF / 48 LFF
Max raw capacity per array enclosure 76.8 TB SFF / 168TB LFF
Max raw capacity per drive enclosure 76.8 TB SFF / 168TB LFF
Max raw capacity per array 307.2TB SFF / 672TB LFF
Drive Capacities
SFF SSDs 800GB, 960GB, 1.6TB, 1.92TB, 3.2TB
LFF SSDs 800GB, 960GB, 1.92TB
SFF HDDs 15K: 600GB, 900GB; 10K: 600GB, 1.2TB, 1.8TB, 2.4TB
LFF HDDs 7.2K: 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB, 14TB
Software Features
Thin Technologies Thin Provisioning, Space Reclamation, Thin Rebuild
Tiering Performance Tier, Standard Tier, Archive Tier
Replication Snapshots (512), Volume Copy, Remote Snaps
Quality of Service Virtual Tier Affinity
Additional Features
Maximum number of volumes 512
Maximum number of snapshots 512
Maximum number of hosts 512
Maximum number of initiators 1024
Customer self-installable Yes
Customer self-repairable Yes
Customer self-upgradeable Yes
Health Check analytics Yes

HPE MSA 1050 SAN End-to-End Performance Figures

MSA 1050 RAID 10 Performance Results

Host Protocol/Drive Technology 8 Gb FC - HDD 8 Gb FC - SSD 10 GbE iSCSI - HDD 10 GbE iSCSI - SSD 1 GbE iSCSI - HDD 1 GbE iSCSI - SSD
Random Reads IOPS 31,800 91,856 31,700 86,981 31,500 53,523
Random Writes IOPS 29,653 39,146 29,496 37,461 26,502 34,565
Random Mix 60/40 IOPS 26,992 55,796 27,050 52,709 26,847 49,065
Sequential Reads MB/s 3,079   3,760   441  
Sequential Writes MB/s 2,771   2,971   430  

MSA 1050 RAID 5 Performance Results

Host Protocol/Drive Technology 8 Gb FC - HDD 8 Gb FC - SSD 10 GbE iSCSI - HDD 10 GbE iSCSI - SSD 1 GbE iSCSI - HDD 1 GbE iSCSI - SSD
Random Reads IOPS 29,903 85,876 29,657 81,636 29,421 53,517
Random Writes IOPS 14,154 20,938 14,525 20,369 14,179 19,326
Random Mix 60/40 IOPS 17,378 36,294 17,642 34,869 17,486 32,942
Sequential Reads MB/s 3,078   3,675   441  
Sequential Writes MB/s 2,850   2,420   441  

MSA 1050 RAID 6 Performance Results

Host Protocol/Drive Technology 8 Gb FC - HDD 8 Gb FC - SSD 10 GbE iSCSI - HDD 10 GbE iSCSI - SSD 1 GbE iSCSI - HDD 1 GbE iSCSI - SSD
Random Reads IOPS 29,930 85,706 29,713 80,895 29,569 53,512
Random Writes IOPS 10,197 17,992 10,192 17,471 10,163 16,732
Random Mix 60/40 IOPS 12,767 32,697 13,336 31,329 13,308 29,895
Sequential Reads MB/s 3,078   3,728   441  
Sequential Writes MB/s 2,683   2,320   441  

HPE MSA 1050 SAS End-to-End Performance Figures

MSA 1050 RAID 10 Performance Results

Host Protocol/Drive Technology 12 Gb SAS - HDD 12 Gb SAS - SSD
Random Reads IOPS 31,900 93,548
Random Writes IOPS 28,124 38,935
Random Mix 60/40 IOPS 26,622 55,751
Sequential Reads MB/s 4,682
Sequential Writes MB/s 2,961

MSA 1050 RAID 5 Performance Results

Host Protocol/Drive Technology 12 Gb SAS - HDD 12 Gb SAS - SSD
Random Reads IOPS 29,100 87,691
Random Writes IOPS 13,562 20,869
Random Mix 60/40 IOPS 16,932 36,147
Sequential Reads MB/s 3,846
Sequential Writes MB/s 3,125

MSA 1050 RAID 6 Performance Results

Host Protocol/Drive Technology 12 Gb SAS - HDD 12 Gb SAS - SSD
Random Reads IOPS 29,918 86,401
Random Writes IOPS 7,597 17,902
Random Mix 60/40 IOPS 12,310 32,496
Sequential Reads MB/s 4,263
Sequential Writes MB/s 2,783

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