Overall, the HPE MSA 2052 fits into an interesting position in the SMB/midmarket segment. Its price with two SSDs and full licensing is slightly over $10K, where you can then add additional spinning media or flash as needed. While we've tested boxes that can certainly outperform the MSA 2052, nothing comes close in this price bracket. Our configuration with four SSDs will be more expensive, especially when opting for the higher capacity drives. Even in that case, however, the MSA 2052 provides great value when the buyer properly sizes and leverages caching or tiering, backed up by relatively inexpensive HDDs. One day flash will take over, even in entry arrays targeted for the SMB. But today, the cost profile isn't there yet and businesses with more modest needs shouldn't worry about being all flash, as the HPE MSA 2052 delivers a highly capable, functional and cost-effective solution.
HPE MSA 2052 SAN Storage Review