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HP MSA 2040 24-Drive Bay SAN Dual Controller Storage
Bringing new levels of performance to entry shared storage

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HP MSA 2040 24-Drive Bay SAN Dual Controller Storage

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High-performance 8/16 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) array delivering entry-level and mid-market features to traditional MSA customers through Solid State Drives (SSDs) and latest host interconnects. Simple to deploy and simple to manage.

Changing storage needs for server customers now requires greater levels of performance and functionality at a lower cost of ownership. The next generation HP MSA 2040 Storage arrays raises the bar and uniquely addresses HP ProLiant customers' shared storage and data protection needs, reduces TCO while dramatically increasing performance using technologies such as Solid State Drives, Snap and Volume copy and Replication.

The new HP MSA 2040 Storage arrays are positioned to provide an excellent value for customers needing increasing performance to support initiatives such as consolidation and virtualization. The MSA 2040 delivers this performance by leveraging new controller architecture with a new processor, four 8Gb or 16Gb FC ports with 4GB cache per controller and using drive technologies such as SSDs.

The new MSA 2040 Storage ships standard with 64 Snapshots and Volume Copy enabled for increased data protection and allow replication with optional Remote Snap software. 

Setting a new performance standard

New architecture optimized around performance—extract the most from SSD and the latest host interface technologies.

  • Simple— worry-free shared storage for HP ProLiant and BladeSystem
  • Fast— deploy SSDs with a new 4 port controller and get up to 4x performance of competitive entry arrays
  • Futureproof— unlock latest host interfaces with 16Gb FC; data-in-place upgrades from MSA P2000

Features and Benefits:

Simple: Flexible Architecture. Easy to Setup. Easy to Manage

  • Choice of 8Gb/16Gb FC to match the configuration needs of infrastructure.
  • Deploy single or dual controllers depending on high-availability and budgetary requirements.
  • Select disk enclosures with Large or Small Form Factor drives –choice of High-performance Solid State Drives, Enterprise-class SAS or SAS Midline drives based on application, performance and budget needs.
  • The integrated setup and management tools for MSA are easy to manage for ProLiant/BladeSystems IT managers.

Fast: The MSA 2040 Sets New Standards for $/IOPS in Entry SAN, 3x to 4x Today's Competition

  • New high-performance Converged SAN controller offers 4X the performance of today's other entry-level SAN arrays.
  • 4 Port Converged SAN controller with 4GB Cache supporting Fiber Channel translates into better application response time and ability to support more virtualized environments.
  • SSD support with integrated “wear gauge” helps improves application performance and allows customers to reduce their operating costs by reducing foot prints and power consumptions.

Futureproof: 2x the Bandwidth and the First Entry SAN with 16Gb FC

  • Choice of 8Gb/16Gb Fibre Channel SFPs to match the configuration needs of infrastructure.
  • The 4th generation of MSA’s unique Data-in-Place upgrades provides investment protection.
  • Host ports upgradeable by SFPS (8Gb or 16Gb FC) allows customers to manage their total cost of ownership lower.


  HP MSA 2040 24-Drive Bay
Capacity 288TB Raw Maximum including expansion, depending on model
Drive description (24) SFF SAS/MDL SAS/SSD Supported
Drive type
  • 146 GB 6G 15K SFF Dual-port SAS
  • 300 GB 6G 15K SFF Dual-port SAS
  • 300 GB 6G 10K SFF Dual-port SAS
  • 600 GB 6G 10K SFF Dual-port SAS
  • 900 GB 6G 10K SFF Dual-port SAS
  • 1 TB 6G 7.2K SFF Dual-port MDL SAS
  • 200 GB Solid State Drive
  • 400 GB Solid State Drive
  • 800 GB Solid State Drive
  • 1.2 TB 6G 10K SFF Dual-port SAS
  • Supported
Host interface 8/16 Gb Fibre Channel (4) ports per controller
Storage controller (2) MSA 2040 SAN Controller supported
Storage expansion options HP MSA 2040 LFF Disk Enclosure or D2700 2.5-inch disk enclosure
Clustering support Windows, Linux, HP-UX, OpenVMS
SAN backup support Yes
Storage mirroring support Yes
Systems Insight Manager support Yes
Compatible operating systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Hyper-V
  • HP-UX
  • Red Hat Linux
  • SUSE Linux
  • VMware ESXi 5.x
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Dimensions and Weight
Form factor 2U
Minimum Dimensions
(W x D x H)
29 x 26 x 11 in
Weight 81.5 lbs
What's Included
Differentiator Pre-Config array with (2) 8/16Gb FC Controllers in a Large Form Factor (LFF) Chassis - 24 drive bay Chassis
Warranty - year(s) (parts/labor/onsite) 3/0/0

Optional Software:

HP MSA Snapshot Software

Optional HP MSA2000 Snapshot Software enables increased data protection by creating recovery points for your data, taking a "picture" of what your data was at the time of the snapshot. The snapshots are maintained even as data continues to change. In the event of a failure, you can recover data to any previous snapshot. Snapshots are a great complement to tape or disk backup strategy. Functionality is controller-based so no host resources are used, and they are space-efficient and provide copy-on-write capability.

HP Volume Copy Software

HP Volume Copy Software makes a physical copy of the data to another set of disks within the same array. One of the benefits of snapshot and volume copy software is the ability to mount a snap or volume copy to another server for backup, application testing, or data mining. HP Volume Copy Software is controller based, meaning no host resources are used. It provides a physical copy of data from one LUN to another with no server performance impact. The P2000 G3 arrays ship standard with 64 Snapshots and Volume Copy.

HP MSA Array Remote Snap Software

Built on asynchronous replication technology that provides remote replication on the HP MSA 2040 and HP P2000 Arrays (FC, Combo FC/iSCSI, or iSCSI models), this software is based on existing Snapshot technology. It supports both Ethernet and FC interconnects and provides flexible options to your application environments. Protect your investment with Snapshot-based replication that enables local and remote recovery.

HP Technology Services:

Tap into the HP support services advantage, backed by the strategic and technical know-how of our consulting experts—for a single source solution that makes the most of your investments. Depending on your individual support requirements, choose from three levels of care that cover the entire lifecycle to better address your needs:

Optimized Care: delivers best performance and stability through deployment and proactive management practices

  • HP MSA installation and startup service
  • Proactive Care 24x7 support , plus 40 Credits/year
  • Optional related services: HP Storage technical assistance

Standard Care: Maintains high level of uptime, along with expert help to cut the cost and complexity of implementation and support

  • HP MSA installation and startup service
  • Proactive Care 24x7 support, plus 30 Credits/year
  • Optional related services: HP Storage technical assistance

Basic Care: Delivers the minimum recommended support

  • HP MSA installation and startup service
  • Support Plus 24, 10 Credits/year
  • Optional related services: HP Storage technical assistance

If none of our support recommendations meet your needs, we can tailor a service solution for your unique support requirements. Only HP brings together deep expertise, proactive and business critical support and a strong partner network—plus, a full set of infrastructure services designed to power a Converged Infrastructure.


Download the HP MSA 2040 Storage Datasheet (PDF).

HP Storage Products MSA 2040 24 Bay
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USA: FREE Ground ShippingHP MSA 2040 24-Drive Bay SAN Dual Controller SFF Storage