D3700 Chassis with (25) 2.5-inch Drive Bays

Has your business exceeded your storage capacity? Manage your small and midrange business' growing storage needs by deploying the HP D3000 Enclosures, the next generation 12 Gb SAS low-cost, high-capacity, tiered external storage system. The HP D3000 Enclosures are ideal for your small application environments, remote offices and departmental locations.

The new 12 Gb SAS enclosures—Large Form Factor (LFF) D3600 with 12 drive bays and Small Form Factor (SFF) D3700 with 25 drive bays—offer flexible, modular solutions to simplify capacity expansion of HP ProLiant server and HP BladeSystem environments to external storage without having to make the full move to SAN or NAS. This allows you to buy what is needed today and purchase additional capacity as data storage needs grow.

D3000 Enclosures support HP SmartDrive Carrier. Buy and maintain a common set of HP ProLiant drives for Gen8/9 ProLiant servers.

Total support can grow up to 96 LFF or 200 SFF drives.


Affordable Storage for Capacity Demand

HP D3000 Enclosures 12 Gb SAS enables a higher/faster data transfer rate doubling the current transfer rate of 6 Gb solutions providing crucial bandwidth.

The modular platform provides investment protection by allowing you to purchase based on your current need, and plan for the future without hidden management charges.

Increase your data speed with enterprise-class dual-port SAS drives as the need and budget dictates.

Provides a higher level of redundancy and reliability thereby reducing single points of failure within the storage network.

Flexible and Scalable with Room to Grow

The HP D3000 Enclosures give you the flexibility to mix and match SAS, SATA and Solid State drives in the same enclosure, and extend the benefit of tiered storage to direct attach customers.

Designed to give you room to grow as your storage demands increase, the D3600 LFF can grow up to 96 drives. You can also add up to eight (8) D3600 large form factor (LFF) enclosures that can be connected together from a single controller port.

With the D3700 SFF you can add up to 200 drives or up to eight (8) small form factor (SFF) enclosures can be connected together from a single controller port.

With a Gen8/9 Smart Array Controller you can mix D3600 and the D3700 enclosures for expansion, up to four (4) D3600 and four (4) D3700 (4xLFF and 4xSFF) allowing for expansion up to 148 drives.

On the D3700 you can get solid state drive support for up to 25 drives per Smart Array Controller.

Easy to Manage

The HP D3000 Enclosures support the HP SmartDrive Carrier, (Gen8 ProLiant Drives), enabling a single set of common drives for Gen8/9 ProLiant servers and D3000 Enclosures.

The HP D3000 Enclosures uses familiar HP ProLiant management tools including HP Systems Insight Manager and the HP Array Configuration Utility (ACU) software.

The HP D3000 Enclosures are compatible with selected HP Smart Array SAS Controllers and HBAs.

Little IT expertise required to manage the enclosures.

HP StoreVirtual VSA Software: With HP StoreVirtual VSA you can use the power of virtualization to create a virtual array within your host server. Manage it as a single pool of shared storage capacity, and scale it to match your evolving needs.

Microsoft Windows 2012 Storage Spaces with Gen9 ProLiant servers and H241 HBA

Manufacturer Part Number
Full Product Specifications


  • The full product specifications below are from the manufacturer and may contain information related to other package quantities that will not apply to the product that you are reviewing. Please confirm the actual content and/or package quantity from the main product specifications page.
  • These specifications may represent the entire product series/model/line to which this product belongs with specific configuration differences between the individual products stated.
  • These specifications may have been copied from the same product in other region/country in which case there might be minor differences in region-specific data such as Input Voltage, Terms of Warranty etc.

Capacity :

  • 22.5TB
  • Included
Drive description :
  • (25) SFF ENT SAS
  • HP SmartDrive Carrier (Gen8) drives supported
Host interface :
  • 12Gb/sec SAS
Storage controller :
  • Smart Array P431
  • Smart Array P441
  • Smart Array P822
  • Smart Array P841
  • Smart Array P731m
  • Smart Array P741m
  • H222 Host Bus Adapter
  • H241 Host Bus Adapter
  • Supported
Storage expansion options :
  • Up to eight (8) enclosures from a single controller port
SAN backup support :
  • No
Storage mirroring support :
  • No
Systems Insight Manager support :
  • Yes
Compatible operating systems :
  • Microsoft Windows 2003
  • Microsoft Windows 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Hyper-V
  • Red Hat Linux
  • SUSE Linux
  • VMware
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Form factor :
  • 2U

What's included:
Differentiator :
  • Small Form Factor (SFF) drive enclosure with 22.5 TB 12G SAS storage included
Warranty - year(s) (parts/labor/onsite) :
  • 3/0/0
What's in the box :
  • D3700 chassis with (25) 2.5-inch drive bays, (2) .5 m HD Mini-SAS cables, (2) PDU interconnect cords, dual power supplies and fans. Includes (25) 12G 900 GB 10K SFF Dual-port SAS integrated drives.