The Lenovo Storage E1012 has the flexibility and capacity to handle many different types of workloads. You can start with one E1012 enclosure as a simple JBOD, and later daisy-chain up to 7 more on a single SAS port. This provides support for up to 96 hot-swap SAS drives per HBA port. With up to 8 total enclosures supported per HBA (using multiple ports), the E1012 supports a maximum of 96 drives. Supported drives include 10,000rpm and 7,200rpm HDDs, secure self-encrypting HDDs (SEDs), and SSDs for read-intensive workloads. The E1012 supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60, using a variety of RAID HBAs. A single daisy chain of E1012 units can contain a combination of HDDs and SSDs, with different speeds and capacities. Moreover, if 15,000rpm and 2.5-inch HDDs are required, E1024 expansion units may be included in the daisy chain.