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HPE MSA 70 CTO Storage Enclosure

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HPE MSA 70 Modular Smart Array CTO Enclosure

The HP StorageWorks 70 Modular Smart Array is an end-to-end flexible storage array, offering data availability, enhanced reliability, enhanced performance and tiered storage capability with SAS and SATA drives and investment protection.

Manage your small and midrange business growing storage needs by deploying this low cost, flexible tiered storage system with up to 14.4 TB (100 drives across four enclosures) capacity supporting both SAS and SATA. The modular, scalable design of the MSA70 provides a flexible platform allowing you to buy what is needed today and purchase additional capacity as data storage needs grow, instead of making a large up-front investment. Additional drives and enclosures can be easily added as customer needs dictate without extra management charges as needs grow. For Small businesses, it is a stepping stone to simplify capacity expansion of ProLiant Server environments to external storage without having to make the full move to SAN or NAS. For fast growing Small or Medium businesses MSA70 can scale to multiple TBytes, by adding additional drive bays.

This enclosure is designed to support the 2.5" Universal form factor hard drive in either SAS or SATA. Configuration and setup is easy with HP Array Configuration Utility (ACU). The 2U storage supports direct attach storage to HP ProLiant and HP Integrity Servers. Enclosures can be cascaded in a 1+1 configuration allowing a maximum of 50 drives in a 4U configuration behind each port on the Smart Array P800 controller for a total of 100 drives.


MSA70 provides end-to-end SAS host modular flexible platform in a high capacity 2U disk drive external direct storage system


2U SFF SAS/SATA allows customer choice/Flexibility to mix and match SAS/SATA drives in the same storage. Extends the benefit of tiered storage to direct attach customers


Up to 2 enclosures can be connected together to form a single controller port. Grow storage capacity easily

Storage Capacity

The MSA70 enclosure supports up to twenty five 2.5" SAS or SATA drives for a maximum capacity of 3.6 TB with 146GB SAS drives, or 1.5 TB with 60GB SATA drives.

Data Protection

MSA70 is designed for a high level of data protection. It includes redundant fans and power supplies (standard), and support for various RAID levels including RAID 6 with ADG (depending upon the Smart Array Controller used)

Storage Manageability

The MSA70 features familiar configuration and management tools such as Array Configuration Utility (ACU) and HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM). Online Management Features include: Online Capacity Expansion, Online RAID Level Migration, Online Stripe Size Migration, Online Spares

Choice of Computing Platform

The MSA70 is designed and qualified for HP ProLiant and HP Integrity servers

Advanced Data Guarding

(RAID 6 with ADG) Fault Tolerance - It allocates two sets of parity data across drives and allows simultaneous write operations. This level of fault tolerance can withstand two simultaneous drive failures without downtime or data loss.

HPE MSA 70 Product features

What's new
  • HP StorageWorks dual domain MSA70 7.5 TB DP SAS HDD bundle (MSA70 w/25 300 GB SFF DP SAS HDD + I/O Module) highest capacity SFF drives

  • Support for attach to HP StorageWorks 2324fc dual controller modular Smart Array (MSA2324fc). The MSA2324fc is a 4 Gb fibre channel connected 2U Storage Area Network (SAN) or direct connect solution that can accommodate twenty four (24) Small Form Factor (SFF) drives designed for small to medium size departments or remote locations

Host interface
SAS 3 Gb/s
Maximum number of drives
Up to twenty five 2.5 in SAS or SATA hot pluggable drives
User Interface
Controller display with Status indicators (2) and push buttons (4) on front of controller
Maximum logical drive size
> 2TB
Logical drives
Up to 32 Logical drives when connected to P800 Smart Array controller
RAID support
  • RAID 6 with Advanced Data Guarding (ADG)
  • RAID 5 (Distributed data guarding)
  • RAID 1 + 0 (Mirroring and stripping)
  • RAID 1 (Mirroring)
  • RAID 0 (Stripping)
I/O module
Connector Type
  • IPass (Mini-SAS)

Number of ports
  • Two (One IN, other is OUT)

Modular Smart Array 70 cabinet
2U Rack Form Factor
Additional features
Supports HP DP SAS 3 G disk drives, (36GB, 72GB, 146 and 300GB capacities)
Supports HP SATA 1.5 G and 3 G disk drives, (60GB 1.5 G , 120GB and 250GB capacities)
1+1 Cascade support (Behind a single SAS port)
Supports boot from storage
Redundant hot-plug power supplies and fans standard
Addition of second I/O Module adds dual domain capability providing higher level of redundancy and reliability
Attached to Smart Array P800, the Smart Array E500 or the HP Smart Array P600 controllers for HP ProLiant and Integrity Servers
Dual Domain support with HP Smart Array P800 Controller for HP ProLiant and Integrity servers (Requires dual port SAS drives) (Single environment only)
Multi Initiator support with the SC44Ge Host Bus Adapter (AH303A) (HP-UX and Open VMS on selected HP Integrity Servers) with dual port SAS drives only

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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.

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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:

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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.