Technical specifications and compliance for the StorSimple device

Overview

Caution

StorSimple 8000 series will reach its end-of-life in December 2022. Microsoft provides a dedicated migration service for StorSimple 8000 series volumes and their backups. It is imperative that you stop any new StorSimple deployments and begin planning your migration now.

The StorSimple Data Manager contains a dedicated migration service for your StorSimple volumes and their backups. If you want to preserve your file and folder structure, ACLs, timestamps, attributes, and backups, then Azure Files is the ideal choice. Review the migration guide.

The hardware components of your Microsoft Azure StorSimple device adhere to the technical specifications and regulatory standards outlined in this article. The technical specifications describe the Power and Cooling Modules (PCMs), disk drives, storage capacity, and enclosures. The compliance information covers such things as international standards, safety and emissions, and cabling.

Power and Cooling Module specifications

The StorSimple device has two 100-240 V dual fan, SBB-compliant Power Cooling Modules (PCMs). This provides a redundant power configuration. If a PCM fails, the device continues to operate normally on the other PCM until the failed module is replaced.

The EBOD enclosure uses a 580 W PCM, and primary enclosure uses a 764 W PCM. The following tables list the technical specifications associated with the PCMs.

Specification 580 W PCM (EBOD) 764 W PCM (Primary)
Maximum output power 580 W 764
Frequency 50/60 Hz 50/60 Hz
Voltage range selection Auto ranging: 90 – 264 V AC, 47/63 Hz Auto ranging: 90- 264 V AC, 47/63 Hz
Maximum inrush current 20 A 20 A
Power factor correction >95% nominal input voltage >95% nominal input voltage
Harmonics Meets EN61000-3-2 Meets EN61000-3-2
Output 5V Standby voltage @ 2.0 A 5V Standby voltage @ 2.7 A
+5V @ 42 A +5V @ 40 A
+12V @ 38 A +12V @ 38 A
Hot pluggable Yes Yes
Switches and LEDs AC ON/OFF switch and four status indicator LEDs AC ON/OFF switch and six status indicator LEDs
Enclosure cooling Axial cooling fans with variable fan speed control Axial cooling fans with variable fan speed control

Power consumption statistics

The following table lists the typical power consumption data (actual values may vary from the published) for the various models of StorSimple device.

Conditions 240 V AC 240 V AC 240 V AC 110 V AC 110 V AC 110 V AC
Fans slow, drives idle 1.45 A 0.31 kW 1057.76 BTU/hr 3.19 A 0.34 kW 1160.13 BTU/hr
Fans slow, drives accessing 1.54 A 0.33 kW 1126.01 BTU/hr 3.27 A 0.36 kW 1228.37 BTU/hr
Fans fast, drives idle, two PSUs powered 2.14 A 0.49 kW 1671.95 BTU/hr 4.99 A 0.54 kW 1842.56 BTU/hr
Fans fast, drives idle, one PSU powered one idle 2.05 A 0.48 kW 1637.83 BTU/hr 4.58 A 0.50 kW 1706.07 BTU/hr
Fans fast, drives accessing, two PSUs powered 2.26 A 0.51 kW 1740.19 BTU/hr 4.95 A 0.54 kW 1842.56 BTU/hr
Fans fast, drives accessing, one PSU powered one idle 2.14 A 0.49 kW 1671.95 BTU/hr 4.81 A 0.53 kW 1808.44 BTU/hr

Disk drive specifications

Your StorSimple device supports up to 12 3.5-inch form factor Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disk drives. The actual drives can be a mix of solid-state drives (SSDs) or hard disk drives (HDDs), depending on the product configuration. The 12 disk drive slots are located in a 3 by 4 configuration in front of the enclosure. The EBOD enclosure allows for additional storage for another 12 disk drives. These are always HDDs.

Storage specifications

The StorSimple devices have a mix of hard disk drives and solid-state drives for both the 8100 and 8600. The total usable capacity for the 8100 and 8600 are roughly 15 TB and 38 TB respectively. The following table documents the details of SSD, HDD, and cloud capacity in the context of the StorSimple solution capacity.

Device model / Capacity 8100 8600
Number of hard disk drives (HDDs) 8 19
Number of solid-state drives (SSDs) 4 5
Single HDD capacity 4 TB 4 TB
Single SSD capacity 400 GB 800 GB
Spare capacity 4 TB 4 TB
Usable HDD capacity 14 TB 36 TB
Usable SSD capacity 800 GB 2 TB
Total usable capacity* ~ 15 TB ~ 38 TB
Maximum solution capacity (including cloud) 200 TB 500 TB

* - The total usable capacity includes the capacity available for data, metadata, and buffers. You can provision locally pinned volumes up to 8.5 TB on the 8100 device or up to 22.5 TB on the larger 8600 device. For more information, go to StorSimple locally pinned volumes.

Enclosure dimensions and weight specifications

The following tables list the various enclosure specifications for dimensions and weight.

Enclosure dimensions

The following table lists the dimensions of the enclosure in millimeters and inches.

Enclosure Millimeters Inches
Height 87.9 3.46
Width across mounting flange 483 19.02
Width across body of enclosure 443 17.44
Depth from front mounting flange to extremity of enclosure body 577 22.72
Depth from operations panel to furthest extremity of enclosure 630.5 24.82
Depth from mounting flange to furthest extremity of enclosure 603 23.74

Enclosure weight

Depending on the configuration, a fully loaded primary enclosure can weigh from 21 to 33 kgs and requires two persons to handle it.

Enclosure Weight
Maximum weight (depends on the configuration) 30 kg – 33 kg
Empty (no drives fitted) 21 – 23 kg

Enclosure environment specifications

This section lists the specifications related to the enclosure environment. The temperature, humidity, altitude, shock, vibration, orientation, safety, and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) are included in this category.

Temperature and humidity

Enclosure Ambient temperature range Ambient relative humidity Maximum wet bulb
Operational 5°C - 35°C(41°F - 95°F) 20% - 80% non-condensing- 28°C (82°F)
Non-operational -40°C - 70°C(40°F - 158°F) 5% - 100% non-condensing 29°C (84°F)

Airflow, altitude, shock, vibration, orientation, safety, and EMC

Enclosure Operational specifications
Airflow System airflow is front to rear. System must be operated with a low-pressure, rear-exhaust installation. Back pressure created by rack doors and obstacles should not exceed 5 pascals (0.5 mm water gauge).
Altitude, operational -30 meters to 3045 meters (-100 feet to 10,000 feet) with maximum operating temperature de-rated by 5°C above 7000 feet.
Altitude, non-operational -305 meters to 12,192 meters (-1,000 feet to 40,000 feet)
Shock, operational 5g 10 ms ½ sine
Shock, non-operational 30g 10 ms ½ sine
Vibration, operational 0.21g RMS 5-500 Hz random
Vibration, non-operational 1.04g RMS 2-200 Hz random
Vibration, relocation 3g 2-200 Hz sine
Orientation and mounting 19" rack mount (2 EIA units)
Rack rails To fit minimum 700 mm (31.50 inches) depth racks compliant with IEC 297
Safety and approvals CE and UL EN 61000-3, IEC 61000-3, UL 61000-3
EMC EN55022 (CISPR - A), FCC A

International standards compliance

Your Microsoft Azure StorSimple device complies with the following international standards:

  • CE - EN 60950 - 1
  • CB report to IEC 60950 - 1
  • UL and cUL to UL 60950 - 1

Safety compliance

Your Microsoft Azure StorSimple device meets the following safety ratings:

  • System product type approval: UL, cUL, CE
  • Safety compliance: UL 60950, IEC 60950, EN 60950

EMC compliance

Your Microsoft Azure StorSimple device meets the following EMC ratings.

Emissions

The device is EMC-compliant for conducted and radiated emissions levels.

  • Conducted emissions limit levels: CFR 47 Part 15B Class A EN55022 Class A CISPR Class A
  • Radiated emissions limit levels: CFR 47 Part 15B Class A EN55022 Class A CISPR Class A

Harmonics and flicker

The device complies with EN61000-3-2/3.

Immunity limit levels

The device complies with EN55024.

AC power cord compliance

The plug and the complete power cord assembly must meet the standards appropriate for the country/region in which the device is being used, and they must have safety approvals that are acceptable in that country/region. The following tables list standards for the USA and Europe.

AC power cords - USA (must be NRTL listed)

Component Specification
Cord type SV or SVT, 18 AWG minimum, 3 conductor, 2.0 meters maximum length
Plug NEMA 5-15P grounding-type attachment plug rated 120 V, 10 A; or IEC 320 C14, 250 V, 10 A
Socket IEC 320 C-13, 250 V, 10 A

AC power cords - Europe

Component Specification
Cord type Harmonized, H05-VVF-3G1.0
Socket IEC 320 C-13, 250 V, 10 A

Supported network cables

For the 10 GbE network interfaces, DATA 2 and DATA 3, refer to the list of supported network cables and modules.

Next steps

You are now ready to deploy a StorSimple device in your datacenter. For more information, see Deploying your on-premises device.