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SRX1500 100GB SSD: ¿ could it be replaced by a bigger SSD unit?

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  • 1.  SRX1500 100GB SSD: ¿ could it be replaced by a bigger SSD unit?

    Posted 11-25-2019 07:29

    Hello team:

    Customer published a tender that requests a next generation firewall cluster.

    The SRX1500 family fits almost perfectly, except by the fact that its factory default is a 100GB SSD whereas the RFP requests at least 200GB of local storage.

    Question: ¿ can I buy a third party 200GB 2.5" SSD and replace the factory provided 100GB SSD? ¿ Will JUNOS be able to address the entire storage?

     

    Your kind answers will be greatly appreciated.

    Best regards

     

    Rogelio Alvez

    Argentina



  • 2.  RE: SRX1500 100GB SSD: ¿ could it be replaced by a bigger SSD unit?

     
    Posted 11-25-2019 12:32

    There is (to my knowledge) no way to change the built-in SSD drive - but you can purchase a seperate SSD for the SRX1500 providing extra 120G of disk space. Juniper SKU: JSU-SSD-MLC-120

     

    Fits in behind the blank cover seen on the back:

    Others have been trying with third party ssd's in the SRX340 - their experience would probably work on SRX1500 as well. See this forum post: https://forums.juniper.net/t5/SRX-Services-Gateway/SRX340-SSD-installation/td-p/313718



  • 3.  RE: SRX1500 100GB SSD: ¿ could it be replaced by a bigger SSD unit?

    Posted 11-25-2019 13:21

    Hello Jonasm, thanks a lot for your kind answer!

     

    I supposed that the "factory-provided" SSD was actually the unit on the rear bay.

     

    ¿ So is there a 100GB SSD "hooked" in the motherboard and the unit on the rear bay would represent an extra storage unit?



  • 4.  RE: SRX1500 100GB SSD: ¿ could it be replaced by a bigger SSD unit?
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    Posted 11-25-2019 23:49

    Hi Ralvez,

     

    Actually i didn't thought of the scenario that the SSD is already preoccupied with an SSD... so I went out in the lab to validate - and you are right. There 100G base SSD is present in the slot.

     

    You could technically exchange this to a bigger SSD and do a USB installation to handle partitioning and formatting of the new SSD, but it will not be officially supported.

     

    Strange that the base SKU is provided with a 100G SSD and you can buy an "upgrade" to 120G. A 240G version would make way more sense.

     

    Anyway, now you know your options.