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Looking for affordable, high-performance shared storage? The HPE MSA 2050 SAN Storage is a flash ready system designed for affordable application acceleration ideal for small and remote office deployments. Don’t let the low cost fool you, it gives you the combination of simplicity, flexibility to grow now, and advanced features you may not expect in an entry-priced array. Start small and scale as needed with any combination of solid-state drives (SSDs), high-performance enterprise, or lower-cost midline SAS-based hard disk drives (HDDs). HPE MSA 2050 SAN Storage has been the industry-leading entry storage Fibre Channel (FC) platform for the past eight years, with nearly 500,000 systems sold worldwide1. Delivers 2x higher performance2 than the previous generation at the same price, delivering in excess of 200,000 IOPS. It’s seriously simple and affordable flash-ready storage to help you get the most performance for the lowest cost.

What's new

Introducing new drive options including new Read Intensive SSDs, and new HDD Bundles.
Four new Read Intensive SSDs for affordable flash storage; 960 GB and 1.92 TB SAS RI SFF and LFF SSDs.
New HDD bundles consisting of 6 individual drives of either 7.2K MidLine drives, 10K or 15K SAS hard drives.
New 14 TB LFF HDD and 6 pack bundle.


Accelerates Applications Affordably
The HPE MSA 2050 SAN Storage performs at 200,000 IOPS delivering affordable application acceleration for small to medium-sized businesses both local and remote.

Flexible base model delivers 2X more performance than the previous generation HPE MSA 2040 SAN Storage for the same price.


Model NumberQ1J00A
Weight 18.40 kg
Capacity 960 TB LFF maximum raw capacity
Drive description 12 LFF SAS/MDL SAS/SSD supported
Host interface One 16 Gb/8 Gb Fibre Channel 4-ports per controller or one 1GbE/10GbE iSCSI 4-ports per controller is included
Storage controller Two HPE MSA 2050 SAN controllers included
Storage expansion options HPE MSA 2050 LFF Disk Enclosure or HPE MSA 2050 SFF Disk Enclosure
Clustering support Windows
SAN backup support Yes
Systems Insight Manager support Yes
Compatible operating systems Microsoft Windows Server 2019
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Hyper-V
Red Hat Linux
SUSE Linux
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Dimensions (W, H, L ) in cm 57.2 x 8.9 x 44.7
Warranty 1 year warranty