With the HP StorageWorks 600 Modular Disk System, HP extends and redefines direct-attached storage for BladeSystem servers, combining the simplicity and cost effectiveness of direct-attached storage without sacrificing flexibility or performance. Use the MDS600 as part of a straight-forward in-rack 3 Gb/s SAS implementation that delivers high-density, low-cost external zoned direct attach storage for HP blade system servers. Easily configure storage on the fly with easy to use management software. Up to six MDS600 storage devices can be supported off a single BladeSystem enclosure for up to 420 TB of capacity. End-to-end 3 Gb/s SAS connectivity enables a high performance storage solution using an HP Smart Array P700m controller, 3Gb SAS BL switches, and the MDS600.