HPE MSA 2052 SAN Storage

The hybrid flash HPE MSA 2052 Storage system with the new Gen10 ProLiant Branding is designed for affordable application acceleration that is ideal for small and remote office deployments.

Key Features

  • The MSA 2052 will support a maximum of 7 disk enclosures (either LFF and/or SFF). Add-on enclosures can either be HPE MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure or HPE MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure
  • All models feature a wide variety of drives: High-performance SSD drives, enterprise-class SAS, and SAS Midline drives
  • The maximum LUN size is 140TB (128TiB)

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HPE MSA 2052 SAN Storage Features

Looking for seriously simple and affordable flash storage? The hybrid flash HPE MSA 2052 Storage system with the new Gen10 ProLiant Branding is designed for affordable application acceleration that is ideal for small and remote office deployments. But do not let the low cost fool you. The HPE MSA 2052 Storage system gives you the combination of simplicity, flexibility to grow now and into the future, and advanced features you may not expect to find in an entry-priced array. Start with 1.6 TB of flash capacity included and scale as needed with any combination of solid state disks (SSD), high-performance enterprise, or lower-cost midline SAS based drives.

HPE MSA Storage has been the industry-leading entry storage Fibre Channel platform for the past eight years, with nearly 500,000 storage systems sold worldwide. Delivering performance in excess of 200,000 IOPS, the hybrid flash MSA 2052 Storage system can save you up to 40% with an all-inclusive software suite and 1.6 TB of flash capacity included. It’s seriously simple and affordable flash storage to help you get the most performance for the lowest cost..

HPE MSA 2052 performs in excess of 200,000 IOPS for affordable application acceleration

  • Delivers 2x IOPS performance than the previous generation MSA 2042
  • Save 40% on the hybrid flash MSA 2052 with all-inclusive software and 1.6 TB of SSD capacity included

Advanced data services with no experience required

  • Easy to install, easy to use, easy to maintain—no storage expertise necessary
  • Automated tiering dynamically responds to workload changes, so you don’t have to

Keep your business running with expanded data protection features

  • New virtualized snapshot technology makes data protection and instant recovery a snap
  • Remote replication with FC and iSCSI supports affordable disaster recovery

Grow flexibly now and into the future

  • Data-in-place upgrades protect drive investments and eliminate data migrations
  • Start small and scale as needed with any combination of SSD, Enterprise or Midline SAS drives

HPE MSA 2052 SAN Storage Technical Specifications

Feature Storage


Access Type Block
Form Factor 2U, SFF or LFF
Number of controllers per array 2
Number of host ports per array 8
FC host connectivity 8/16Gb
iSCSI host connectivity 1Gb or 10GbI
SAS host connectivity 6/12Gb
Pool Capacity (with Large Pool Support) 562 TB (512 TiB)
RAID Levels supported: Virtual mode RAID 1, 5, 6, 10

Drive Capacities

SFF SSDs (Mixed Use) 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB, 3.2TB
LFF SSDs (Mixed Use) 400GB, 800GB
SFF HDDs 15K: 300GB, 600GB, 900GB
10K: 300GB, 600GB, 1.2TB, 1.8TB
7.2K: 1.0TB, 2.0TB
LFF HDDs 7.2K: 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB
SEDs Encryption not supported

Software Features

Tiering Performance Tier, Standard Tier, Archive Tier
Quality of Service Virtual Tier Affinity
Bundled/Integrated Licenses Advanced Data Services LTU standard

The Nexstor Approach

For over 15 years Nexstor has architected, implemented and supported best of breed data platforms which house the critical information that powers your business. 


Unlike many EMC SAN storage providers in the market, we hold major accreditations with all the major vendors, rather than cosying up to just one. This gives us the greatest possible flexibility when it comes to architecting the right solution for our customers.


Our team of solution consultants have your back from the moment they engage, right through to support you in life. From single site environment refreshes to multi-site disaster recovery solutions, our experience and expertise can cover all scenarios.


Our solutions are architected with every component in the stack carefully considered. From the user level down through the network, hypervisor, server and storage layers, we ensure each element is working in harmony with the next.

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