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Seagate Technology - Exos X Series (DAS)

Veeam Ready - Repository
Alliance Partner:

Seagate Technology

Alliance Product:

Exos X Series

Program Category:

Veeam Ready - Repository

Category Description:

Primary backup target solutions that have been qualified as meeting or exceeding both functional and performance tests for backup and restore operations.

Article ID:

749

Veeam Product(s):
  • Veeam Backup & Replication 12
Features and Attributes:
  • Backup Target - Disk DAS
Publication date:

2023-11-07

Last modified date:

2023-11-07

This Veeam Ready test was performed with storage having a configuration that includes SSD/Flash.  As such, this classification only applies to similar configurations in which the same amount or more SSD drives are used.  The use of non-SSD drives may negatively impact performance.

Product Details

Model number: Exos X 2U12 Enclosure with Exos X 4006 Seagate Controller
Storage Category: RAID Storage Array
Drive quantity, size, type: 12 x 1.9TB SSD (Model Number: XS1920SE70045)
Storage configuration: ADAPT, 8+2 drives and 2 dedicated spares.  All SSD
Firmware version: I200R004
Connection protocol and speed: DAS
Additional support: All models and configurations of Exos X 2U12 Enclosure with Exos X 4006 Seagate Controller with specifications equivalent or greater than the above

General product family overview:
Seagate produces disk drives, disk enclosures and disk controllers. The enclosures differ according to the quantity and size of disk drive that they take, while controllers range from entry-level to high performance. The RAID controllers and enclosures can be used in almost any combination. Exos X 2U12 Enclosure with Exos X 4006 Seagate Controller was used for the current validation.

Veeam Testing Configuration

Veeam Build Number: 12.0.0.1420 P20230718

Vendor recommended configuration

Vendor Settings:

  • Caching used: Yes
  • Read/write caching: Storage is using the default “write back” cache with adaptive read ahead
  • Networking: MTU=9000
  • Multipathing / link aggregation used: MPIO – No aggregation. Single path with failover.
  • Array deduplication used in testing: No
  • Array compression used in testing: No

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