HCL - Western Digital Ultrastar Data60

Veeam Backup & Replication
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Product Information:

Company name: Western Digital
Product Family: Ultrastar Data
Status: Veeam Ready - Repository
Classification Description: Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features.


Product Details:

Model number: Data60
Storage Category: Hybrid JBOD
Drive quantity, size, type: 60 x 6TB SAS drives
Storage configuration: 24-disk striped volume (vSphere PCI passthrough to Windows VM)
Firmware version: 2020-023
Connection protocol and speed: 12Gb/s
Additional support: All models and configurations of Ultrastar Data with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:

The Ultrastar Data60 and Data102 are fully redundant hybrid 4U JBOD disk enclosures. The enclose have dual IO modules with 6 Mini-SAS HD ports per module. The Data60 and Data102 can be populated with up to 60 or 102 SAS/SATA drives respectively. Each enclosure will support up to 24 SAS or SATA SSDs making them a high-performance hybrid storage platform.


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: Windows
Align backup file blocks: Disabled (Default)
Decompress before storing: Disabled (Default)
Per-VM Backup Files: Enabled

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