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Score 9.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC SC Series

All in all this series great in addressing issues applications that need flash storage as a backend storage supply. It addresses the need for fast, responsive servers that need to boot quickly. It is easy to use and for the most part there are few issues and none that can't be addressed/fixed quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE MSA

The MSA is perfect for Disaster Recovery, but I wouldn't advise using it for production. Production is best left to flash storage and not spinning disk. I think the MSA would be appropriate for a test or sandbox network for testing and training as well. The storage is cheap and it is functional.
Josh Rice, MBA, ACSP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

Dell EMC SC Series
8.2
HPE MSA
Flash Array Performance
Dell EMC SC Series
7.9
HPE MSA
Flash Array Integration
Dell EMC SC Series
8.1
HPE MSA
Data Compression
Dell EMC SC Series
8.0
HPE MSA
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Dell EMC SC Series
8.2
HPE MSA
Simplicity
Dell EMC SC Series
8.6
HPE MSA
Power Savings
Dell EMC SC Series
8.7
HPE MSA

Pros

Dell EMC SC Series

  • Dell Compellent support (Co-Pilot) and the add-on service (Optimize) are critical services that Dell Compellent does very well. Alerts from the array are sent to Co-Pilot where tickets are automatically generated and customers are notified of events. Of greater importance at times is the proactive support Co-Pilot and Optimize provide by contacting us of inefficiencies in the array and consulting on resolutions.
  • Enterprise Manager (Dell's "single pane of glass" management framework) is a useful tool for configuration/evaluation of the array and other Compellent products.
  • Ease of management. From firmware upgrades to managing server volumes the process is much simpler than with other arrays.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE MSA

  • Reliability - Very reliable. Great uptime and few issues.
  • Affordability - Great price/quality balance.
  • Scaleability, aimed at SMEs this serves our 400 server, 4000 user base, 50 TB storage well.
  • Support - HP quick and effective to sort out issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dell EMC SC Series

  • The GUI could be a little more updated with a lot more information regarding usage.
  • There could be some assistance with high I/O times where snapshots go to consolidate. There seems to be issues when that attempts to occur, and there will times where the virtual machine stuns due to the I/O intensity.
  • Modification of multiple volumes or the creation of multiple volumes is a pain in the DSM management console.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE MSA

  • Since it is a spinning disk, it isn't as fast as flash storage
Josh Rice, MBA, ACSP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC SC Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HPE MSA

HPE MSA 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a functioning Replication system for us and checks all the boxes that the auditors are looking for. Further, it is inexpensive and the storage we purchased was cheap. HP has a good reputation in the industry that plays into the decision also.
Josh Rice, MBA, ACSP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Dell EMC SC Series

Dell EMC SC Series 5.0
Based on 2 answers
This is not solely based on the support engineers themselves but more so that the logging and gotcha's that their array has. There have been multiple times where logs are pulled, but the folder is not large enough, and it crashes the array. Other times there are certain aspects that support either does not know of or isn't knowledgable about how to look at particular issues that could be causing problems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE MSA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Dell EMC SC Series

We selected Compellent solely based on price. Honestly I would rate it only slightly better than a QNAP we used (which was even cheaper). If performance and reliability are factors in your decision (and they should be) I would recommend looking at something like a VNXe.
Jeff Stockamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE MSA

We had tried Dell's solution but found it to be similar in price to HP and with very poor support and some performance issues. We also compared with some other vendors but ended up choosing HP due to reputation and wide user base.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell EMC SC Series

  • The SC9000 has been able to serve our current and futures needs well enough to not need to upgrade anytime soon.
Brooks Weisblat | TrustRadius Reviewer

HPE MSA

  • Increased up time. Better user experience.
  • Good value for money. ROI high.
  • Peace of mind. Just knowing that you rely on the solution to meet storage performance needs is great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC SC Series

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

HPE MSA

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC SC Series
8.9
HPE MSA
9.9

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC SC Series
HPE MSA
10.0

Support Rating

Dell EMC SC Series
5.0
HPE MSA

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