HCL Spectra Black Pearl NAS (formerly Verde Array)

Veeam Backup & Replication
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Product Information:

Company name: Spectra Logic
Product Family: Black Pearl NAS (formerly Verde array)
Status: Veeam Ready - Repository
Classification Description: Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features.


Product Details:

Model number: RD1-ABBA0B10
Storage Category: RAID Storage Array
Drive quantity, size, type: 20 – 4TB 7200RPM SAS HDD
Storage configuration: Protection Level: Single Parity*, 6Gb/s SAS
Firmware version: 4.0.3
Connection protocol and speed: SMB 1.0, 10GbE
Additional support: All models and configurations of Spectra Black Peral NAS with specifications equivalent or greater than the above.

General product family overview:

The Spectra Black Pearl NAS provide high-density, network-attached storage for various operating environments including Microsoft® Windows® operating system, Apple® OS X® operating system, UNIX®, and Linux®.


Veeam testing configuration:

Note: The following settings were used by the vendor to meet Veeam Ready testing requirements and should not be considered best practices. Additional changes or settings may be needed to meet the storage efficiency or performance needs for each environment. For each setting, reference links are provided for further clarification.

Veeam Build Number:

Job Settings:

Deduplication: Enabled (Default)
Compression: Optimal (Default)
Storage Optimization: Local Target (Default)

Repository Settings:

Repository Type: Shared Folder (CIFS)
Align backup file blocks: Disabled (Default)
Decompress before storing: Disabled (Default)
Per-VM Backup Files: Enabled

Vendor recommended configuration:

Hardware Settings:

  • Jumbo Frames should be enabled system-wide, including the vSphere network configuration and on the Black Pearl NAS data port setting.
  • *Single parity—Data is striped across multiple single‐parity arrays, which can tolerate one drive failure without data loss.

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