HP 600GB 6G Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 15K 3.5-inch Dual Port MSA 2 Hot-Plug Hard Drive for HP MSA 2 StorageWorks systems
Genuine HP serial number and Genuine HP MSA2 firmware
Option Part# AP860A
Spare Part# 601777-001
Assembly Part# 586592-003
Assembly Part# 601712-001
Assembly Part# 604088-001
Assembly Part# 606227-003
For use only in HP StorageWorks Systems
Modular Smart Array Genuine HP MSA2 1040/2040/P2000 Systems only.
HP MSA2 / MSA2000 controller enclosures and large form factor expansion enclosures accept unique HP SAS disk drive modules with different firmware and different trays than other HP 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.
|Part Number||HP AP860A|
|Interface||Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)|
|Drive Dimensions||3.5 inches x 1/3H (Low Profile)|
|External Data Transfer||6GB/s|
|Hot Swap Tray||Included/Attached|