787643-001 HP MSA2 6-TB 12G 7.2K 3.5 DP 512e MDL SAS Price: $525.95
787643-001 HP MSA2 6-TB 12G 7.2K 3.5 DP 512e MDL SAS
Description: HPE MSA/MSA2 6TB 3.5-inch (LFF) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 12G 7.2K
512e Dual Port (DP) Midline (MDL) Hot-Plug Hard Drive
In HPE MSA/MSA2 Hard Drive tray w/interposer connector (as pictured)
For HPE MSA1040 MSA2040 MSA2000/i and P2000 SAN Storage Arrays
Genuine HPE serial number and MSA/MSA2 firmware
Genuine HPE manufactured Hard Drive
Note: This 512e drive will require MSA 1040/2040 firmware version GL200P002 or newer.
Option Part# J9F43A
Spare Part# 787643-001
Overview: HPE MSA2 / MSA2000 controller enclosures and large form factor expansion enclosures accept unique HPE SAS disk drive modules with different firmware and different trays than other HPE storage arrays and Proliant servers. The disk drives have SAS interposers attached to the back which convert the native dual port SAS interface to an SCA-40 connector. While this SCA-40 connector has the same shape as a Fibre Channel (FC) connector, the drives are NOT utilizing the FC protocol. If you look closely at the interposer, the circuitry is rather simplistic and no bridge / translator chip is attached. The interposer is, more or less, acting as a signal filter and port relocator to connect to the MSA2's proprietary backplane.