Azure Data Box Disk system requirements
This article describes the important system requirements for your Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk solution and for the clients connecting to the Data Box Disk. We recommend that you review the information carefully before you deploy your Data Box Disk, and then refer back to it as necessary during the deployment and subsequent operation.
The system requirements include the supported platforms for clients connecting to disks, supported storage accounts, and storage types.
You must have ordered your Data Box Disk using the Tutorial: Order your Azure Data Box Disk. You have received your disks and one connecting cable per disk.
You have a client computer available from which you can copy the data. Your client computer must:
- Run a supported operating system.
- Have other required software installed.
Supported operating systems for clients
Here is a list of the supported operating systems for the disk unlock and data copy operation via the clients connected to the Data Box Disk.
|Operating system||Tested versions|
|Windows Server||2008 R2 SP1
|Windows (64-bit)||7, 8, 10, 11|
14.04, 16.04, 18.04
6.5, 6.9, 7.0, 7.5
Other required software for Windows clients
For Windows client, following should also be installed.
|Windows Management Framework||5.1|
Other required software for Linux clients
For Linux client, the Data Box Disk toolset installs the following required software:
The client computer containing the data must have a USB 3.0 or later port. The disks connect to this client using the provided cable.
Supported storage accounts
Here is a list of the supported storage types for the Data Box Disk.
|Storage account||Supported access tiers|
|General-purpose v1 Standard||Hot, Cool|
|General-purpose v1 Premium|
|General-purpose v2 Standard*||Hot, Cool|
|General-purpose v2 Premium|
|Blob storage account|
|Block Blob storage Premium|
* Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 (ADLS Gen2) is supported.
Network File System (NFS) 3.0 protocol support in Azure Blob storage is not supported with Data Box Disk.
Supported storage types for upload
Here is a list of the storage types supported for uploaded to Azure using Data Box Disk.
|Azure block blob|
|Azure page blob|
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