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Meet the new HP Storage D3000 Disk Enclosure

CJZ Headshot fixed 150 x 150.jpgBy Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy  vExpert 4 years.jpg


I had said I was done with HP Global Partner Conference blog posts and technical I am!  We are always updating products and working on new ones - and when we do an announcement like we did at GPC, we just can't talk about everything.  One of the things that quietly made it's way on to without any fanfare was our HP Storage D3000 Disk Enclosures. 


I asked Pushkala Atri to do a ShortTake to give an introduction to this new family of disk enclosures and today I want to share it with you.  Here's a brief introduction to the D3000 (from the data sheet):


The HP D3000 Disk Enclosures are ideal for your small application environments, remote offices, and departmental locations. The new 12 Gb SAS enclosures—large form factor (LFF) D3600 Disk Enclosure with 12 drive bays and small form factor (SFF) D3700 Disk Enclosure with 25 drive bays—offer flexible, modular solutions to simplify capacity expansion of HP ProLiant and BladeSystem server environments and MSA arrays (SFF only) to external storage without having to make the full move to SAN or NAS. This allows you to buy what is needed today and purchase additional capacity as your data storage needs grow. 


One question that I know people will have is what about the D2000 Enclosures - when should you use it versus the D3000? The D3000 is the expansion platform of choice for ProLiant Gen8 Servers while the D2000 is still the platform of choice for ProLiant G7 or earlier.  This is due to the matching of the drive carriers.  Using D3000 on G7s and earlier will work butthe server carriers would be one type and the expansion another type.


On to the ShortTake 

Just by way of reminder, the format I'm using for the ShortTake on the blog is a podcast you can download or listen to on the blog and slides that I've posted on SlideShare, which you can also download.  Start the audio and listen to the instuctions that tell you what slide we're on.



If you rather download this as a podcast, right click here and save the MP3 file. You can also subscribe to my podcast on iTunes - go to the iTunes store and search for "Around the Storage Block" or you can open this link and click on the "View in iTunes" button under my picture.


And here are the slides that you can follow along with:



Finally, if you want to learn more, go to and drill into the family of enclosures.


Labels: D3000| ShortTake| SMB
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