HP AJ753A HDD 12-Bay Enclosure Storage Works Smart Array SAS
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AJ753A HP 12-Bay Storageworks Modular Smart Array 2012sa Refurbished

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Short Description:
AJ753A HP 12-Bay Storageworks Modular Smart Array 2012sa Dual Controller Hard Drive Array. Refurbished.

Interface Types of This Product: Storage Array SAS

Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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We are providing specifications below to explain why you should consider purchasing the HP SAS Storage Array Enclosure, including a general overview, performance specifications, relevant images, media files, and technical information about the AJ753A compatibility.

Ease of Management and Maintenance

The HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array 2012sa (AJ753A) is a dual controller hard drive array that provides ease of management and maintenance for administrators. Here are some of the features that contribute to its ease of use:

  • Dual controllers: The dual controllers provide failover protection, ensuring that the array remains available even if one controller fails.
  • Modular design: The modular design of the array allows administrators to add or remove storage capacity as needed, without having to shut down the system or interrupt service.
  • Management software: The HP Array Configuration Utility (ACU) is a graphical user interface that makes it easy to configure, manage, and maintain the array. It provides a centralized management interface for multiple arrays, allowing administrators to perform tasks such as firmware upgrades and volume creation from a single location.
  • Hot-plug drives: The 2012sa supports hot-plug drives, which means that administrators can replace failed drives without having to shut down the system. This helps to minimize downtime and reduce the impact of drive failures on business operations.
  • Remote management: The 2012sa supports remote management through the HP Systems Management Homepage, which provides web-based access to system information, configuration, and management.

Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability

The AJ753A HP 12-Bay Storageworks Modular Smart Array 2012sa Dual Controller Hard Drive Array is designed to be energy efficient and environmentally sustainable.

Energy Efficiency: The device features a dual controller architecture which helps to balance the workload across multiple drives and reduces the overall power consumption. It also includes power-saving features such as dynamic power management and automatic power-down mode which helps to minimize energy usage when the device is not in use.

Environmental Sustainability: The device is designed with recyclable materials and is built to meet the requirements of the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive, ensuring that hazardous materials are not used in the production of the device. The device is also designed to meet the requirements of the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive, which helps to minimize the impact of electronic waste on the environment.

Performance and Scalability

The HP Storageworks Modular Smart Array 2012sa Dual Controller Hard Drive Array (AJ753A) is designed for high performance and scalability in enterprise-level data storage environments.


  • Dual controllers: The dual controllers provide high availability and redundancy, ensuring the data is always accessible even if one controller fails.
  • 12-bay design: The 12-bay design supports up to 12 large-capacity hard drives, providing ample storage space for even the most demanding workloads.
  • RAID support: The array supports multiple levels of RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks), including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60, providing data protection and performance optimization.
  • SAS connectivity: The array supports SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) connectivity, providing fast and reliable data transfer speeds.
  • Data tiering: The array supports data tiering, allowing hot data to be stored on fast drives, and cold data to be moved to slower, more cost-effective drives.


  • Modular design: The modular design of the array allows for easy upgrade and expansion, making it simple to add more storage capacity as your needs grow.
  • Support for up to 12 drives: The array supports up to 12 hard drives, making it easy to scale up your storage as your needs grow.
  • Support for multiple drives types: The array supports multiple drive types, including SAS and SATA, providing a variety of options for scaling your storage.

In conclusion, the HP Storageworks Modular Smart Array 2012sa Dual Controller Hard Drive Array (AJ753A) provides high performance and scalability for enterprise-level data storage environments. Its dual controllers, 12-bay design, support for multiple levels of RAID, SAS connectivity, and data tiering make it a versatile and powerful storage solution. Additionally, its modular design and support for up to 12 drives make it easy to scale and upgrade as your storage needs grow.

General Information

  • Device Type : Hard Drive Array
  • Enclosure Type : Rack-Mountable - 2u

Cabinet (Chassis)

  • Installed Devices / Modules Qty : 0
  • Supported Devices / Modules Qty : 12
  • Supported Drives : Serial Ata-300 / Sas


  • Hdd Array External Interface : Serial Attached Scsi
  • Maximum Luns : 256


  • Type : Celeron 566 Mhz

Storage Controller

  • Type : 2 X Raid
  • Controller Interface Type : Serial Ata-300 / Sas
  • Data Transfer Rate : 300 Mbps
  • Cache / Buffer Size ( Max ) : 1 Gb
  • Supported Devices : Disk Array (Raid)
  • Raid Level : Raid 0, Raid 1, Raid 3, Raid 5, Raid 6, Raid 10, Raid 50

Hard Drive

  • Interface Type : Serial Ata-300 / Sas
  • Expansion / Connectivity
  • Expansion Bays Total (Free) : 12 ( 12 - 3.5
  • Interfaces : 4 X Serial Attached Scsi 2 X Ethernet 10base-T/100base-Tx ( Management ) - Rj-45 2 X Serial Rs-232 ( Management ) - 9 Pin D-Sub (Db-9


  • Power Device : Power Supply - Hot-Plug / Redundant - Plug-In Module
  • Power Redundancy : Yes
  • Power Redundancy Scheme : 1+1
  • Voltage Required : Ac 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Dimensions :

  • Width : 17.6 In
  • Depth : 23.7 In
  • Height: 3.5 In
  • Weight: 45 Lbs

About Refurbished Products

Refurbished products are typically refurbished by an Original Manufacturer or an affiliate of the manufacturer or 3rd party facility. This product may have minor blemishes due to normal product usage and doesn't necessarily come with documentation and software unless indicated, but has been well tested and generally has never had any defects.

Storageworks Modular Smart Array

In today's interconnected world, technology has to play a significant role. Thus, the powerful asset that brings the enhanced productivity, efficiency, and availability of data at fingertips are every other tech-savvy's needs—one such essential and adaptive infrastructure that safeguards and promotes a business in the storage solution. Hence, ALLHDD has brought you the Storageworks modular smart array, an award-winning solution to storage enclosure problems.

Modular Smart Arrays are Reliable!

Modular Smart Array (MSA) comes in multiple variants, including the MSA 1000, MSA 500, and MSA 30. Each one adapts and grows with your IT platform with the smart array technology. This modular smart array allows the MSA-equipped tech-savvies to "hot add" the drives, servers, and disk enclosures. This way, the industrialists and organizations will have improved storage efficiency and a streamlined approach towards management costs.

How to choose between MSA30, MSA500, and MSA1000?

Considering the StorageWorks modular smart array 30 (MSA30), high performance and additional storage problems will be sorted out in no time. MSA30 is an external storage enclosure that not only provides optimized performance, extraordinary scalability, and utmost performance.

MSA 500 (StorageWorks smart array 500) would choose everyone dealing with the industry-leading technology, configuration, and management tools. This standard smart array configuration serves as a 2TB storage solution with the 4-node shared storage and system.

MSA1000 is an entry-level SAN smart array with a fiber channel connection. It can deal with the LAN free backup, node clustering, and more but reduces the overall expenses for servers and storage.

Why Buy From Allhdd?

ALLHDD has brought a wide range of modular smart arrays in the following subcategories to let you choose what you want! Choose the desired MSA from the following list: 2U, Fibre Channel, Rack Mount, Rack Mountable, SAS, SATA, SCSI, SAS-SATA, and Chassis. Find the right option for your needs, order, and enjoy free US ground shipping.


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