5U rackmount form factor, Supports seventy 3.5" LFF Universal hot pluggable SAS or SATA drives, space (35 hot plug drives per drawer) Total 70 Hard Drives,Two pull-out drive drawers support hot plug large form factor dual-ported SAS or archival-class SATA drives in just 5U of rack, 3 Gb/s SAS connectivity using HP StorageWorks 3Gb SAS BL switches in the interconnect bays, and HP Smart Array P700m, Includes redundant hot plug fans and redundant 1200W 12V hot plug power supplies standard
With the HP 600 Modular Disk System, HP extends and redefines
direct-attached storage for BladeSystem servers, combining the
simplicity and cost effectiveness of direct-attached storage without
sacrificing flexibility or performance. Use the MDS600 as part of a straight-forward in-rack 6 Gb/s SAS
implementation that delivers high-density, low-cost external zoned
direct attach storage for HP BladeSystem servers. Easily configure
storage on the fly with easy to use management software. The MDS600 can also be directly connected to ProLiant DL and ML servers
using the Smart Array P212, P411, and P812 Controller using a standard
2M SAS cable for Single Domain only. NOTE: For MDS600 6Gb host connectivity , P711m firmware 5.32 or higher,
6Gb BL SAS switch firmware 188.8.131.52 or higher and MDS600 firmware 3.44
What's New: Support for HP Smart Array P822 Controller, Note: P822+ MDS600 support requires MDS600 firmware 3.60 and P822 firmware 3.04 or higher. And the maximum configuration with the P822 and MDS600 drawers. Dual domain not supported.
High-density, Low-cost External SAS Storage for BladeSystem Servers
||The MDS600 is designed with two pull-out
disk drawers to support hot plug large form factor SAS or SATA drives in
just 5U of rack space.
||The simplicity of an in-rack storage
solution eliminates expense and complexity from the storage
architecture; just a Smart Array P711m Controller in the blade server,
6Gb SAS BL switches in the blade enclosure connected to up to six
||Supports up to six MDS600 from a single BladeSystem enclosure.
||Directly connect the Smart Array P212,
P411, or P812 Controller to SAS Connector 1 on the MDS600 Primary IO
module(s) using a 2m SAS cables (8x wide SAS is not supported).
||Connect one or two ProLiant servers to the
MDS600 drawers using one or two Smart Array P212, P411, P812 and/or
P822 controllers. Note: Maximum configuration with the P812 and MDS600
is 2 Drawers and 70 drives. Dual domain not supported.
Build Local Storage on the fly for BladeSystem Servers
||Use the management software of the 6Gb SAS
BL switch to group MDS600 drives and assign them to individual blade
servers. These drives now appear as local storage to that server.
||With MDS600 zoned direct attach
capabilities server administrators can build local storage on the fly
according to their configuration requirements.
||Just add additional drives to the MDS600
and zone to a newly deployed blade server, or add capacity to the zone
of an existing blade server configuration. No need for complex
configuration or rewiring.
||Protect your direct connect SAS storage
solution by including a robust data protection solution such as HP 1/8
G2 SAS Tape Autoloader or HP MSL SAS Tape Library.
High Performance 3Gb/s SAS Connectivity to External Storage
||6 Gb/s host connectivity enables higher
performance, eases configuration/deployment and broadens supported
features of an MDS600 using HP Smart Array P711m controller and 6Gb SAS
||With the MDS600, applications and storage
are installed in the same rack. Latency is reduced as data does not
travel over large distances.
||A Smart Array P700m Controller installed
in the blade server provides 512MB battery-backed write cache (BBWC).
High Performance Smart Array P212 256MB BBWC, P411 256MB/512MB BBWC,
P812 1GB FBWC and P822/2GB FBWC available for ProLiant DL, ML, and SL