Lenovo E1024 Direct Attached Storage

Lenovo Storage E1024

Lenovo E1024 Direct Attached Storage

Powerful, Expandable, Affordable Performance Expansion Unit

  • High-performance direct attached storage (DAS) unit
  • Supports high-performance SSDs and HDDs
  • Supports secure self-encrypting drives (SEDS)
  • Ruggedized components, NEBS3-compliant
  • Custom models

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Lenovo E1024 Direct Attached Storage

    Powerful, Expandable, Affordable Performance Expansion Unit

  • Features



    • A simple, affordable, easy-to-deploy storage expansion solution.
    • Use one E1012 as a stand-alone JBOD, or daisy chain up to 7 more per HBA. This provides access for up to 96 HDDs or SSDs using only one host SAS port.
    • Up to 8 E1012 enclosures are supported per HBA.
    • Each E1012 contains 12 hot-swap 3.5-inch bays, supporting HDDs and SSDs. This means a maximum of 96 drives/768TB supported per HBA
    • Available drives include enterprise-class 10,000rpm SAS HDDs, high-capacity nearline (NL) 7,200rpm SAS HDDs, secure nearline SAS self-encrypting drives (SEDs), and read-intensive SAS SSDs.
    • Standard models include dual SAS I/O modules. Each module includes two 6Gb SAS ports (IN and OUT)—four total per enclosure. Using only two ports enables an enclosure to be daisy-chained to the ones before and after it. Using all four ports enables high availability.
    • Custom models are available with a single SAS I/O module, expandable to two.
    • Integrates seamlessly with Lenovo ThinkServer and System x servers.
    • An effective storage solution for workloads such as data backup, data caching, video surveillance, media streaming, email hosting, server virtualization, file management, and print serving.
    • Ideal for cost-sensitive customers, space-constrained environments, current and future high-capacity needs, and server / storage virtualization. It reduces the burden on overutilised internal server storage, and offers extreme capacity for archive and cold storage solutions.
    • Shares common parts with the E1024 DAS unit, as well as the Lenovo Storage S2200 and S3200 SAN storage units.

    Lenovo Storage E1024 Front View

    Flexible, High-Performance DAS

    The Lenovo Storage E1024 has the flexibility and capacity to handle many different types of workloads. You can start with one E1024 enclosure as a simple JBOD, and later daisy-chain up to 7 more on a single HBA port. This provides support for up to 192 hot-swap SAS drives per array. Supported drives include 15,000rpm, 10,000rpm, and 7,200rpm HDDs, secure self-encrypting HDDs (SEDs), and SSDs for read-intensive workloads. The E1024 supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50, 6, and 60, using a variety of RAID HBAs. A single daisy chain of E1024 units can contain a combination of HDDs and SSDs, with different speeds and capacities. Moreover, if high-capacity 3.5-inch HDDs are required, E1012 expansion units may be included in the daisy chain.

    Lenovo Storage E1024 Connectivity Topology


    The E1024 is optimised for price performance. 15,000rpm and 10,000rpm SAS drives offer the speed needed for most performance-intensive workloads. High-capacity, high-performance SSDs provide the extreme throughput necessary for the most read-intensive jobs, with up to 38.4TB in only 2U and as much as 307.2TB per array in 16U. 7,200rpm NL drives offer up to 24TB of “cold” or archive storage per enclosure. The E1024 shares common parts with E1012 DAS enclosures, as well as S2200 and S3200 SAN storage units. This simplifies servicing and reduces spare parts on hand, helping to reduce costs further. You can also save money on file/storage servers, by deploying one server running virtualised environments with up to 302.7TB of DAS capacity, rather than using multiple servers with one JBOD apiece. In addition, custom models offer the choice of a single expansion module, to lower cost and provide optional upgrade capability later.

    Lenovo Storage E1024 Hot Swap Drive Bays

    Easy to Deploy and Highly Available

    Designed with simplicity in mind, the E1024 offers easy daisy-chaining of additional enclosures—with failover capability. Simply cable-connect new units and they come online immediately (OS-dependent). Virtual machines can share these expansion chassis, as well. And because storage is useless when it’s offline, the E1024 uses ruggedised components that are designed for 99.999% availability, along with hot-swap drives, power supplies, fans, and I/O modules for both ease of use and maximum uptime.

    Lenovo Storage E1024 Rear View Hot Swap PSUs
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  • Tech Specs

    Tech Specs

    Single/Dual Expansion Modules
    Dual 6Gb SAS (standard); Single 6Gb SAS (via custom model), upgradable to dual
    Supported Drives
    24 hot-swap SAS 2.5-inch drives: 300GB or 600GB 15,000rpm HDDs; 600GB, 900GB, or 1.2TB 10,000rpm HDDs; 1.2TB 10,000rpm NL HDDs (SED); 1TB 7,200rpm NL HDDs; 400GB, 800GB, 1.6TB SSDs
    Storage Capacity (per E1024 enclosure—up to 8 enclosures supported per HBA port)
    Up to 14.4TB – 15,000rpm HDDs; up to 28.8TB – 10,000rpm HDDs; up to 28.8TB – 10,000rpm NL HDDs (SED); up to 24TB – 7,200rpm NL HDDs; up to 38.4TB – SSDs / Up to 302.7TB per array
    Expandability (via Daisy-Chain)
    Up to 8 E1024 enclosures / 192 drives per array
    HBAs Supported
    ThinkServer 9280-8e (6Gb; LSI SAS 2108 chipset); ThinkServer 9286CV-8e (6Gb; LSI SAS 2208); ThinkServer 9286CV-8e 8-Port External (6Gb; LSI SAS 2208); ThinkServer 93008e (12Gb; LSI SAS 3108); ThinkServer PMC 8885e (12Gb; PM8063); ServeRAID M5120 (6Gb; LSI SAS 2208); ServeRAID M5225 (12Gb; LSI SAS 3108); N2125 (6Gb; LSI SAS 2308); N2225 (12Gb; LSI SAS 3008); N2226 (12Gb; LSI SAS 3008)
    RAID Support
    RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 (HBA-dependent)
    Power Supplies and Fans
    Two 436W hot-swap power supplies; two hot-swap system fan modules
    Back Panel Connectors
    Each expansion module (x2) includes: 1 SAS (SFF 8088) IN/INGRESS connector; 1 SAS (SFF 8088) OUT/EGRESS connector; 1 RJ11 serial (management) port
    Form Factor / Dimensions / Weight
    2U / Height: 89mm (3.5 in.); Width: 447mm (17.6 in.); Depth: 523mm (20.6 in.) / Weight: min. 16.9kg (37.2lbs); max. 23.4kg (51.6lbs)
    Limited Warranty
    3-year Limited Warranty, 9x5 Next Business Day (upgradable)

    Specifications may vary depending upon region.

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    Lenovo Storage E1024 Resources

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