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HP MSA1000 SAN expansion

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I have a functioning HP MSA1000 SAN. It currenlty has 14 - 300 GB SCSI U320 drives filling the drive cabinet.  This is a Fibre channel SAN with a built in switch.
I would like to expand this SAN to increase my storage capacity.  Since my inital cabinet is full, I will need to purchase and expansion cabinet.  I would like to know if I have to stick with SCSI U320 drives in this expansion cabinet or is the any way to use SAS drives in this SAN.  I would also like some details on cabling required to attach the new cabinet to the existing SAN and HP model numbers for the expansion cabinet.
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No SAS drive options, you need a MSA30, preferably a MSA30 DB, it connects with a pair of VHDCI cables to the MSA1000. It's actually U160 bus so although you can attach MSA30 single bus that's a lot of drives for a single cable to handle which is why I would use dual bus. Doesn't matter whether the disks are U160 or U320.

Quickspecs with part numbers http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11033_div/11033_div.HTML

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-302970-001-MSA30-RM-U320-SCSI-ENCL-DUAL-BUS-INCL-/370286117155 - $150

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