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HPE MSA 2040 CTO Storage Array

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HPE MSA Chassis

Controllers (Optional)

Transceivers (Optional)

Each controller has 4 ports. You will need to select up to 8 Transceviers if you have Dual Controllers.

OM4 Cable (Optional)

Supported Options For Fibre Channel Infrastructure

OM3 Cable (Optional)

Supported Options For Fibre Channel Infrastructure

Mini-SAS Cable (Optional)

Supported Options For SAS Infrastructure

Copper DAC cables (Optional)

Supported Options For 10GbE Infrastructure

HPE LFF Drives SAS (3.5in) (Optional)

Supports 12 Drives

HPE SFF Drives SAS (2.5in) (Optional)

Supports 24 Drives

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HPE MSA 2040 CTO Storage Array

HPE MSA 2040, a High-Performance Storage array designed for Entry-Level Hewlett Packard Enterprise users desiring 8Gb/16Gb Fibre Channel (FC), 1 GbE/10 GbE iSCSI, or 12Gb SAS connectivity with 4 host ports per controller. The MSA 2040 Storage array provides excellent value for users needing performance balanced with price to support initiatives such as consolidation and virtualization.

The new HP MSA 2040 Storage arrays are positioned to provide excellent value for customers needing increased performance to support initiatives such as consolidation and virtualization. The MSA 2040 delivers this performance by leveraging a new controller architecture with more processing resources, 4GB cache per controller, and four host ports per controller standard. The controller architecture delivers incredible performance and allows users to extract full benefits from the latest storage technologies such as SSDs

The new MSA 2040 Storage ships standard with 64 Snapshots (upgradeable to 512) and Volume Copy software enabled for increased data protection and allows remote replication with optional Remote Snap software.

Simple: Flexible architecture. Easy to setup. Easy to manage

  • Choice of 8 Gb/16 Gb FC, 1 GbE/10GbE iSCSI and 6Gb/12Gb SAS to the configuration needs of your SAN infrastructure
  • Deploy single or dual controllers depending on high-availability and budgetary requirements
  • Select large or small form factor disk enclosures with choice of high-performance SSDs, Enterprise-class SAS or SAS Midline drives based on application, performance, and budget needs
  • Integrated setup and management tools for MSA are easy to manage for ProLiant/BladeSystem IT managers

Fast: The MSA 2040 sets new standards for $/IOPS in entry SAN, 3x to 4x today’s competition

  • New high-performance controller architecture delivering up to 4x the performance of today’s other entry-level SAN arrays
  • New MSA 2040 4-port controller architecture with 4GB cache supporting the latest FC, iSCSI & SAS interfaces translates into better application response time and the ability to support more virtualized workloads
  • SSD support with integrated lifecycle management improves application performance and allows customers to reduce their operating costs by reducing foot prints and power consumption

Future proof: 2x the bandwidth and the first entry SAN with 16Gb FC and now 12Gb SAS

  • Converged SAN Controller ports are upgradeable by SFPs to 8Gb/16Gb FC, and/or 1GbE/10Gb iSCSI. The MSA 2040 SAS controller supports 6Gb or 12Gb SAS facilitating ultra-high performance with or without required dedicated SAN infrastructure
  • 4th generation of MSA’s unique Data-in-Place upgrades provides unmatched investment protection

Current Configuration

HPE MSA Chassis


Controllers (Optional)


Transceivers (Optional)


OM4 Cable (Optional)


OM3 Cable (Optional)


Mini-SAS Cable (Optional)


Copper DAC cables (Optional)


HPE LFF Drives SAS (3.5in) (Optional)


HPE SFF Drives SAS (2.5in) (Optional)


Select Warranty

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Price as Configured: $0.00

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Product Specs

Base Standard Capabilities

Product features

Capacity (Single enclosure and maximum additional drive enclosures)1
For LFF:
  • 120TB (Single LFF Array-Head - Using 12 x 10TB LFF SAS midline drives)

  • 960TB (7 LFF disk enclosures behind LFF array and using 10TB LFF SAS midline drives)

For SFF:
  • 76.8TB (Single SFF Array-Head - Using 24 x 3.2TB SFF SSD drives)

  • 637TB (7 SFF disk enclosures behind SFF array and using 3.2TB SFF SSD drives)

Pool capacity2
  • GL200: 169TB (154TiB)

  • GL210: 219TB (200TiB)

  • GL220: 329TB (300TiB)

  • GL220 with large pool support: 562TB (512TiB)

6GB per controller
Total LUNs (LUN size are dependent of the Storage architecture: Linear versus virtualized)
  • 512

  • Maximum LUN size: 140TB (128TiB)

  • Thin provisioning allows to create the LUNs independent of the physical Storage

Host interconnect
  • MSA 2040 SAN controller will support up to four connections with options of 16Gb, 8Gb FC and 10 GbE, 1 GbE iSCSI per controller

  • MSA 2040 SAS controller will support up to four 6Gb/12Gb SAS connections per controller using Mini-SAS HD cables

Maximum drives with expansion
96 LFF/199 SFF
Maximum host supported
  • 64 in v2 UI

  • 512 in v3 UI

Protocol (Host connect)
16Gb FC
Server compatibility4
Supports most HPE ProLiant, BladeSystems and Integrity servers including
  • HPE ProLiant DL, ML

  • HPE c-Class Blade Servers

  • Integrity servers, IA64

Web browser support
  • The MSA 2040 supports target based management, and include a web interface and a telnet interface, and require a web browser for management

  • Beginning with GL200 or newer firmware, MSA 2040 users have the option to use one of two WBI's

  • Users taking advantage of virtualization features will be required to use SMU V3

  • The MSA 2040 management supports Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome

  1. Maximum available Storage capacity depends on the RAID level being implemented
  2. The above pool capacities by firmware release apply to virtual Storage only. These are usable capacity/pool. Each MSA system can support two pools therefore, each MSA Storage system can have double the usable capacity listed above
  3. 6GB cache includes data (Read/write) cache = 4GB and metadata and system Operating System (OS) memory = 2GB
  4. Depends on protocol


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ECS Warranty Information

Express Computer Systems (ECS) provides a 1 year parts warranty against defects in material or workmanship that will affect the products functionality. All refurbished items are tested prior to shipping to guarantee up-time upon arrival. If you are having issues with an item we provided please Contact Us and we will do our best to assist you.

What does our ECS warranty cover?
We offer 1 year warranty as standard and additional years can be added to fit your needs. Please reach out to a sales associate via the Contact Us page or live chat for more information on extended coverage options. During the coverage period if your product fails we will offer a Next Business Day replacement. If we are unable to replace the product we will refund its original selling price. Shipping costs and tax are not refundable. Express Computer Systems retains the right to decide whether the goods will be replaced or refunded.

What is not covered by our warranty?
Our warranty does not cover any problem caused by the following conditions:

  1. accidents; misuse; carelessness; electrostatic discharge; shock; temperature or humidity beyond the specifications of the product; improper installation; operation; modification;
  2. any improper use that contravenes the instructions in the user manual;
  3. problems caused by other equipment. Our warranty is void if the product is returned with damaged, removed, counterfeit labels, or any modifications (including any component or external cover removal). Our warranties do not cover data loss or damages to any other equipment. In addition, our warranties do not cover incidental damages, consequential damages, or costs related to data recovery, removal, and installation.

Important notes:

  • Please ask for additional warranty/coverage that you may require in addition to the standard 1 ECS warranty prior to final purchase. Requesting additional warranty after your purchase can be denied.
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About Express Computer Systems

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We specialize in building custom server configurations, custom storage solutions, networking solutions, and components from top manufacturers including HPE, Dell, Cisco, NetApp, Dell EMC, HPE Nimble and many others.