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Storage system specifications

The following table lists the technical specifications of the VSP F1500, VSP G1500, and VSP G1000 storage systems.

NoteThe current and power specifications of the storage system in the following tables were measured in a controlled environment. To calculate the power and current draw, and heat output of a specific system, see Component power consumption, heat output, and airflow or use the weight and power calculator at the following URL: http://www.hds.com/go/weight-and-power-calculator/.

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Table 1: VSP F1500 system specifications

Item

Specification

System

Number of flash modules drives (FMD)

Minimum

4

Maximum

576

Maximum number of flash drives (SSD)

384 (Standard performance configuration)6

2,304 (High-performance configuration)6

RAID level

RAID 6/RAID 5 /RAID 1

RAID group configuration

RAID 6

6D+2P, 14D+2P

RAID 5

3D+1P, 7D+1P6

RAID 1

2D+2D, 4D+4D

Maximum number of spare drives

961

Maximum number of volumes

65,280

Maximum storage system capacity (physical capacity)

8,106 TB (using 14 TB FMD)

17,423 TB (using 7.6 TB SSD)

Internal path

Architecture

Hierarchical Star Net

Maximum bandwidth

Data path

768 GBps

Control path

128 GBps

Memory

Cache memory capacity

32 GB to 2,048 GB

Cache flash memory capacity

256 GB to 2,048 GB

Device interface

Controller/drive chassis interface

SAS/Dual Port

Data transfer rate

Maximum 6 Gbps

Maximum number of drive per SAS interface

(Under the FMD standard model)

72

Maximum number of disk adapters

4

Channel interface

Support channel type

Mainframe

2/4/8 Gbps Fibre Channel: 16MS8/16ML8

4/8/16 Gbps Fibre Channel: 16MS16/16ML16

Open systems

2/4/8 Gbps Fibre Channel Short Wavelength2: 16FC8

4/8/16 Gbps Fibre Channel Short Wavelength3: 8FC16/16FC16

10 Gbps iSCSI/FCoE Short Wavelength: 16FE10/8IS10

Data transfer rate

Mainframe Fibre Channel

200/400/800/1600 MBps

Fibre Channel

200/400/800/1600 MBps

iSCSI/FCoE

10 Gbps

Maximum number of channel adapters

12

Power

AC Input

Single phase

60Hz : 200 V to 240 V

50Hz : 200 V to 240 V

Acoustic Level 4

Operating

CBXE/CBXF

58dB (24°C or less), 60dB (32°C), 70dB (40°C)

SBXC/FBX

61dB (24°C or less), 64dB (32°C), 70dB (40°C)

Standby5

CBXE/CBXF

58dB (24°C or less), 60dB (32°C), 70dB (40°C)

SBXC/FBX

61dB (24°C or less), 64dB (32°C), 70dB (40°C)

Dimension

W x D x H (mm)

Single rack

610 x 1,115 x 2,006

Six racks

3,610 x 1,115 x 2,006

Non-stop maintenance

Control PCB

Support

Cache memory module

Support

Cache flash memory

Support

Power supply, fan

Support

Microcode

Support

Drive (SSD, FMD)

Support

Notes:

1 Available as spare or data disks.

2 The port can be changed to long wavelength by replacing the SFP transceiver of the fibre port on the CHB to the DKC-F810I-1PL8.

3 The port can be changed to long wavelength by replacing the SFP transceiver of the fibre port on the CHB to the DKC-F810I-1PL16.

4 Measurement Condition: The point 1 m far from floor and surface of the product.

5 Even if storage system is in a power-off state, the cooling fan continues to rotate in a standby mode.

6 For VSP F1500 with FMDs installed, a minimum of 8 FMDs (min. capacity of 49 TB) are required for this specific configuration.

7 Does not include the spare drive.

Table 2: VSP G1x00 System Specifications

Item

Specification

System

Number of disk drives (HDD)

Minimum

4 (disk-in model) / 0 (diskless model)

Maximum

2,304 (SFF HDD) / 1,152 (LFF HDD)

Maximum number of flash drives (SSD)

384 (Standard performance configuration)6

2,304 (High-performance configuration)6

Maximum number of flash module drives (FMD)

576

RAID level

RAID 6 / RAID 5 / RAID 1

RAID group configuration

RAID 6

6D+2P, 14D+2P

RAID 5

3D+1P, 7D+1P

RAID 1

2D+2D, 4D+4D

Maximum number of spare drives

961

Maximum number of volumes

65,280

Maximum storage system capacity (physical capacity)

5,312 TB (using 2.4 TB, SFF HDD)

11,278 TB (using 10 TB, LFF HDD)

17,423 TB (using 7.6 TB SSD)

8,106 TB (using 14 TB FMD)

Internal path

Architecture

Hierarchical Star Net

Maximum bandwidth

Data path

768 GBps

Control path

128 GBps

Memory

Cache memory capacity

32 GB to 2,048 GB

Cache flash memory capacity

256 GB to 2,048 GB

Device interface

Controller/drive chassis interface

SAS/Dual Port

Data transfer rate

Maximum 6 Gbps

Maximum number of drives per SAS interface

(Under the SFF HDD standard model)

288

Maximum number of disk adapters

4

Channel interface

Support channel type

Mainframe

2/4/8 Gbps Fibre Channel: 16MS8/16ML8

4/8/16 Gbps Fibre Channel: 16MS16/16ML16

Open systems

2/4/8 Gbps Fibre Channel Short Wavelength2: 16FC8

4/8/16 Gbps Fibre Channel Short Wavelength3: 8FC16/16FC16

10 Gbps iSCSI/FCoE Short Wavelength: 16FE10/8IS10

Data transfer rate

Mainframe Fibre Channel

200/400/800/1600 MBps

Fibre Channel

200/400/800/1600 MBps

iSCSI/FCoE

10 Gbps

Maximum number of channel adapters

12

Power

AC Input

Single phase

60Hz : 200 V to 240 V

50Hz : 200 V to 240 V

Acoustic Level 4

Operating

CBXA/CBXAC/CBXB/CBXE/CBXF

58dB (24°C or less), 60dB (32°C), 70dB (40°C)

SBX/SBXC/UBX/UBXC/FBX

61dB (24°C or less), 64dB (32°C), 70dB (40°C) 7

Standby5

CBXA/CBXAC/CBXB/CBXE/CBXF

58dB (24°C or less), 60dB (32°C), 70dB (40°C)

SBX/SBXC/UBX/UBXC/FBX

61dB (24°C or less), 64dB (32°C), 70dB (40°C) 7

Dimension

W x D x H (mm)

Single rack

610 x 1,115 x 2,006

Six racks

3,610 x 1,115 x 2,006

Non-stop maintenance

Control PCB

Support

Cache memory module

Support

Cache flash memory

Support

Power supply, fan

Support

Microcode

Support

Drive (HDD, SSD, FMD)

Support

Notes:

1 Available as spare drive or data disks.

2 The port can be changed to long wavelength by replacing the SFP transceiver of the fibre port on the CHB to the DKC-F810I-1PL8.

3 The port can be changed to long wavelength by replacing the SFP transceiver of the fibre port on the CHB to the DKC-F810I-1PL16.

4 Measurement Condition: The point 1 m far from floor and surface of the product.

5 Even if storage system is in a power-off state, the cooling fan continues to spin in a standby mode.

6 Does not include the spare drive.

7 The DKC-F810I-1R6FM/3R2FM and DKC-F710I-1R6FM/3R2FM cannot be used at 40°C.

Table 3: Drive specifications and guidelines

Type

Size (inches)1

Capacity

Speed (RPM) Transfer rate (Gbps)

HDD (SAS)

3.5

4.0 TB, 6.0 TB6

7,200

-

600 GB

10,000

-

2.5

300 GB, 600 GB

15,000

-

2.5

600 GB, 900 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB, 2.4 TB

10,000

-

SSD (MLC SAS) 2

2.5

400 GB, 800 GB, 960 GB, 1.9 TB, 3.8, 7.6 TB

-

6

3.5

400 GB

-

6

Flash Module (MLC/TLC)

-

1.75 TB, 3.5 TB, 7 TB, 14 TB

-

6

Drive installation guidelines

  • A minimum of 4 drives must be installed for VSP G1x00. For VSP F1500, a minimum of 8 drives must be installed.
  • Drives must be added in groups of 4, 8, or 16 when creating RAID groups, unless they are spare drives.
  • Use the same generation drive type and capacity size when configuring RAID setting.
  • Add or replace a drive with another drive of the same generation.

    • The spare drives associated with an array group consisting of first generation Flash Module Drives (FMD) must also be a first generation FMD. The spare drives must have the same or larger capacity as the FMD drives in the array group.
    • The spare drives associated with an array group consisting of Flash Module Drive (FMD) DC2 drives must also be an FMD DC2 of the same generation. The spare drives must have the same or larger capacity as the FMD DC2 drives in the array groups.

    Follow the listed examples:

    • Array group consisting of 1.6 TB FMD requires the same generation 1.6 TB FMD drive as a spare.
    • Array group consisting of 3.2 TB FMD requires the same generation 3.2 TB FMD drive as a spare.
    • Array group consisting of 1.6 TB FMD DC2 requires the same generation 1.6 TB FMD DC2 drive as a spare.
    • Array group consisting of 3.2 TB FMD DC2 requires the same generation 3.2 TB FMD DC2 drive as a spare.
    • Array group consisting of 6.4 TB FMD DC2 requires the same generation 6.4 TB FMD DC2 drive as a spare.

Maximum number of drives

Drive type (inches)

Drive chassis

Max per drive chassis

Max per 2-controller system

HDD, 2.5

SFF

192

2,304

HDD, 3.5

LFF

96

1.152

FMD, 5.253

FMD

48

576

SSD, 2.5

SFF

192 (Standard performance configuration)4

1,152 (High-performance configuration)4

384 (Standard performance configuration)4

2,304 (High-performance configuration)4

Spare drives5

-

48

96

Notes:

  1. The LFF drive chassis uses 3.5-inch drives. The SFF drive chassis uses 2.5-inch drives.
  2. SFF SSD drives can be mounted in one SFF drive chassis or distributed among all of the SFF drive chassis in the storage system.
  3. Guidelines for operating with flash module drives in high temperature mode:
    • Do not enable high temperature mode if the system contains FMDs from an earlier generation (prior to Hitachi Accelerated Flash FMD DC2 drives). The early generation FMDs cannot operate in high temperature mode. Only enable high temperature mode with Hitachi Accelerated Flash FMD DC2 drives.
    • Do not enable high temperature mode if the system contains a mixture of early and current generation FMDs.
  4. Recommended maximum number.
  5. Recommended number of spare drives: 1 spare HDD per set of 32 HDDs and 1 spare SSD per set of 32 SSDs.
  6. Recommended number of spare drives for 6-TB LFF drive only: one spare drive per set of 16.