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The Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) StoreEasy 1000 Storage family -- formerly HP StoreEasy 1000 Storage -- is...
a lineup of midrange NAS appliances that run on the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition operating system (OS). Designed for environments needing mid-tier network storage, the HPE StoreEasy 1000 Storage family has four basic models -- the 1450, 1550, 1650 and 1850 -- that are available in a variety of units, each with differing capacities and drive types.
The HPE StoreEasy 1450 has four 3.5-inch drive slots, an internal capacity of 16 TB and a maximum internal-plus-external capacity of 208 TB. This model requires all four drive slots to be populated to set up the OS. It comes pre-configured with four 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB or 4 TB hard disk drives (HDDs) using the 6 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA) interconnect.
Configure-to-order (CTO) models can be populated with four drives with capacities and types of the user's choosing. The four drives are factory configured with RAID 6 and the OS pre-installed. In addition to SATA, the platform accepts the serial-attached SCSI (SAS) interface. The StoreEasy 1450 supports up to 48 external drives for expansion. The array runs on a quad-core Intel Xeon E5-2403 v2 processor, and has 8 GB of memory and four Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports.
The HPE StoreEasy 1550 has four 3.5-inch drive slots, an internal capacity of 16 TB and a maximum capacity of 208 TB. Like the StoreEasy 1450, this model requires all four drive slots be populated for OS pre-configuration. Users can choose a CTO model or a pre-configuration with 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB or 4 TB HDDs using 6 Gbps SATA. The array accepts SAS drives, supports up to 48 external drives and runs on an Intel Core i3-4130 processor with 8 GB of memory.
The HPE StoreEasy 1650 has 12 3.5-inch and two 2.5-inch drive slots. It has an internal capacity of 48 TB, and a maximum capacity of 1.536 PB. Users can choose a CTO model or a pre-configuration with 8 TB, 16 TB, 24 TB or 32 TB HDDs. These drives run on the SAS interface, but SATA is also accepted. There are two 300 GB SAS HDDs with the OS installed. The array accepts up to 384 HDDs for external expansion, and runs on a quad-core Intel Xeon E5-2407 v2 processor and 16 GB of memory.
The HPE StoreEasy 1850 has 25 2.5-inch drive slots. It has an internal capacity of 27.6 TB when running SAS HDDs or 23 TB when running SATA HDDs. It also supports flash-based solid-state drives in capacities of 200 GB, 300 GB, 400 GB, 600 GB, 800 GB and 1.6 TB. It has a maximum capacity of 2.327 PB and accepts up to 586 HDDs for external expansion. The array has two 300 GB HDDs in RAID 1 with the OS pre-installed, and runs on a quad-core Intel Xeon E5-2609 v2 processor and 16 GB of memory.
The HPE StoreEasy 1000 Storage family of products does not support self-encrypting drives. Instead, they support BitLocker Drive Encryption and encrypted file systems. Windows Server's Dynamic Access Control feature -- a policy-based authentication and security service -- is also supported.
Each HPE StoreEasy 1000 Storage model comes with a range of software and storage management tools. The pre-installed Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition OS includes features such as data deduplication, Volume Shadow Copy Service and distributed file system replication. Users can purchase additional software bundles such as HPE Data Protector Software, which is an enterprise data protection and disaster recovery solution. HPE LiveVault, data security software that encrypts critical data and backs it up to a cloud grid on HPE data centers, can also be purchased separately.
Pricing for the HPE StoreEasy 1000 Storage family depends on the model and configuration chosen. Approximate costs range from $4,400 to $7,600 for the StoreEasy 1450, $3,740 to $5,825 for the StoreEasy 1550, $6,625 to $17,200 for the StoreEasy 1650, and $6,900 to $17,500 for the StoreEasy 1850. All products in the HPE StoreEasy 1000 Storage family come with a standard 3/3/3 warranty, which includes three years parts exchange, three years labor and three years of next-business day on-site response. Software media has a 90-day warranty, and individual HDDs have either a one- or three-year warranty, depending on the model. The warranty also includes one year of HP Software Support, as well as telephone support during normal business hours (9 to 5). Additional services -- such as HPE Backup Recovery and HPE 24/7 Support -- are available for purchase.
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