The HPE P440 4GB 1 Port PCIE SAS/SATA FBWC Smart Array Storage Controller, with part number 726821-B21, is a RAID controller designed for use in Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) servers.
The controller comes with 4GB of memory, which is used to cache data and improve performance. It also has a single PCIE interface, which is a high-speed expansion interface that connects the controller to the server's motherboard. This interface is capable of providing high-speed data transfer between the controller and the server.
The controller supports both SAS and SATA drives, which means that it can be used to control a variety of storage devices, including hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs). SAS and SATA are both types of interface used to connect storage devices to a computer. SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) is typically used for enterprise-level storage systems and provides faster data transfer rates and improved reliability compared to SATA. SATA (Serial ATA) is more commonly used in consumer-level systems and provides slower data transfer rates but is more widely supported.
FBWC stands for "Flash-backed write cache," which is a feature that uses a small amount of flash memory as a write cache to improve performance. The flash memory is used to temporarily store data before it is written to the storage devices. This can significantly improve write performance, especially when the storage devices are slow or have high latency.
Smart Array is the brand name of HPE's line of RAID controllers. RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) is a technology that allows multiple physical disks to be combined into a single logical volume, providing increased performance and data protection. The P440 is a high-performance RAID controller that is designed for use in enterprise environments where high availability and data protection are critical.
The HPE P440 4GB 1 Port PCIE SAS/SATA FBWC Smart Array Storage Controller is a high-performance RAID controller that is designed for use in enterprise environments. It comes with 4GB of memory, a single PCIE interface, and supports both SAS and SATA drives. It also has a flash-backed write cache feature that can significantly improve write performance.
RAID Support and Data Protection
The HPE P440 4GB 1 Port PCIE SAS/SATA FBWC Smart Array Storage Controller (part number 726821-B21) supports a variety of RAID levels, which provide different levels of data protection and performance. The specific RAID levels supported may vary depending on the configuration and the number of physical disks connected to the controller.
Typically, the P440 controller supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1+0, RAID 5, RAID 6, and RAID 60.
RAID 0, also known as striping, improves performance by dividing the data across multiple physical disks. However, it does not provide any data protection, so if one disk fails, all data is lost.
RAID 1, also known as mirroring, creates an exact copy of the data on two or more physical disks. This provides complete data protection in case one disk fails, but does not improve performance.
RAID 1+0, also known as mirroring and striping, combines the benefits of RAID 0 and RAID 1. It provides both improved performance and complete data protection.
RAID 5 and RAID 6, also known as striping with parity, use a parity scheme to provide data protection in case one disk fails. RAID 5 uses a single parity block and RAID 6 uses dual parity blocks, which improves the fault tolerance.
RAID 60, also known as double parity RAID 6, adds another level of protection by using both striping and dual parity on multiple RAID 6 sets. This provides very high data protection against multiple disk failures.
Compatibility and Interoperability
The HPE P440 4GB 1 Port PCIE SAS/SATA FBWC Smart Array Storage Controller (part number 726821-B21) is designed for use in Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) servers. It is specifically designed to work with HPE ProLiant servers, and it may also be compatible with other HPE server models.
As it is a Smart Array Controller, it is compatible with HPE's software management tools and utilities, such as HPE Smart Storage Administrator, HPE Systems Insight Manager, and HPE Integrated Lights-Out. These tools and utilities provide advanced monitoring, management, and configuration capabilities for the controller and the storage devices connected to it.
In terms of interoperability, the P440 controller supports a variety of different operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Linux, and VMware. It also supports different types of storage devices, including SAS and SATA hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs). However, the specific operating systems and storage devices supported may vary depending on the configuration and the firmware version of the controller.
The HPE P440 4GB 1 Port PCIE SAS/SATA FBWC Smart Array Storage Controller is designed for use in HPE ProLiant servers, and it may also be compatible with other HPE server models. It is compatible with HPE's software management tools and utilities and it also supports a variety of different operating systems and storage devices, such as SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs. However, the specific operating systems and storage devices supported may vary depending on the configuration and firmware version of the controller.
General Information 726821-B21 HPE
Manufacturer Name: HPE
Spare Part Number: 749797-001
Product Type: Storage Controller (RAID)
Host Bus: PCI Express 3.0 x8
Form Factor: Flexible Card
Connector Location: Internal
Device Type: Storage controller (RAID) - Plug-in Card - Low Profile
Host Bus: PCIe 3.0 x8
Form Factor: Standard PCIe Plug-in Card
Cache (Buffer Size): 4GB Flash-Backed Write Cache
Ports (Channel Qty): 8 Physical Links Across 1 x8 Ports (Internal)
Data Transfer Rate: 12Gb/sec SAS per Physical Link 6Gb/sec SATA per Physical Link PCI Express Gen3 x8 Link Width
Interface: SATA 6Gbps / SAS 12Gbps
RAID Level: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID 50, RAID 60, RAID 1 ADM, RAID 10 ADM
Supported Devices: Hard Drive, Disk Array (RAID)
Additional features: HPE SmartCache (Optional License) HPE Secure Encryption (Optional License)
Expansions And Connectivity
Interfaces: 1 x SATA 6Gb/s / SAS 12Gb/s (internal)
Software / System Requirements
OS Required: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, VMware ESXi 5, Ubuntu 12.04, Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Oracle Solaris 11.1, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, VMware vSphere 5.5, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3, VMware ESXi 5.5, Ubuntu 14.04, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Compliant Standards: WEEE
Dimensions & Weight
Height: 4.09 inch
Width: 5.30 inch
Depth: 1.23 inch
Weight: 1.00 lbs
Compatibility Information 726821-B21 HPE P440
- HPE Apollo 4200 Gen9, 4500 Gen9, 4510 Gen9, 4530 Gen9, 6000 Gen9
- HPE ProLiant DL Series: DL20 Gen9, DL20 Gen9 Solution, DL80 Gen9, DL120 Gen9, DL180 Gen9, DL360 Gen9, DL380 Gen9, DL380 Gen9 High Performance, DL560 Gen9, DL560 Gen9 Entry
- HPE ProLiant ML Series: ML30 Gen9, ML30 Gen9 Entry, ML30 Gen9 Solution, ML110 Gen9, ML150 Gen9, ML350 Gen9
- HPE ProLiant XL Series: XL170r Gen9, XL230a Gen9 Compute Tray, XL230a Gen9 Compute Tray (12G), XL230a Gen9 Compute Tray (6G), XL230a Gen9 NHP Compute Tray (12G), XL270d Gen9
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SAS controllers facilitate the use of SATA drives to increase the storage capacity with extreme ease. You can get the best SAS SATA controllers here on allhdd.com. Our SAS SATA controllers are some of the best you can find around at the best prices.
SATA is the acronym for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment while the SCSI, nicknamed Scuzzy, is short for Serial Attached Small Computer System Interface.
SATA and SAS connectors help link up your computer components, including media and hard drives to the system's motherboard. SATA drives are more affordable and used for personal computing while fast and reliable SAS drives are the best fit for servers.
On the other hand, SAS controllers work flawlessly on SATA hard drives because both share identical infrastructure and possess related characteristics.
If you'd prefer speed over space, then a SAS-based hard drive is your best bet. However, SATA drives on the other hand, while lagging in terms of speed have a much larger storage capacity.
Data Transfer Speed
Throughput is the volume of data that a drive can move, process, or read and write in a specific amount of time. The drive's throughput is usually tested to measure its speed.
The Input/output operations per second (IOPS) may also be measured. However, the IOPS and throughput outcomes usually imply the same things about the drive.
While the SAS drives boast higher throughput than SATA drives; there are fewer general delays. But there is some overlap between the more high-speed SATA drives and slower SAS drives. On allhdd.com, you can shop some of the best SAS SATA controllers from well-known brands across the world.
While a handful of factors affect the drive's performance, the major factor affecting throughput is the revolution per minute (rpm). Consequently, the higher the rpm, the higher the drive's throughput.
The speed variation is most notable when dealing with large files. A SAS drive boasting 15000 rpm will most likely read and write a 1TB file faster than a SATA drive with 7200 rpm.
Most SATA-based drives' usual speed ranges from 5400 rpm to 7200 rpm, and most SAS-based drives run between 7200 rpm and 15000 rpm.
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While you can count on both quality and affordability, we also bring you a wide range of SAS SATA controllers to cater to your storage needs. SAS and SATA's notable difference is that SAS is developed to endure 24/7 performance in firms, including data centers. Choose from our collection of top-quality SAS SATA controllers including 24 Port, PERC H830, Expander Card, PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC 5, Host Bus Adapter, Equallogic, PERC H710, 4 Port, 1-Port, 8 Port, PERC H700, PERC H800, Smart Array, Serveraid, PERC H740, Raid Controller, PCI-E, 12 Port, Controller Card, and16 Port.
You can use a SATA drive for servers just as you would use a SAS drive. However, the SATA drive would deliver a slower performance and a higher probability of failing or hinting at a failure. This laxity could prove expensive to firms that depend on such drives.
A SAS drive has a mean time between failures (MTBF) that ranges from (1.2-1.6 million) hours of use at 113°F (45°C), while that of a SATA drive is about (700,000-1.2 million) hours of use at 77°F (25°C).
SATA disk drives offer many benefits, including the fact that they boast an unbeatable combination of low cost, high capacity, and performance. Taking advantage of this with SAS SATA controllers could bring a significant return on investment. You can count on a 24/7 customer care center for all issues regarding sales and delivery. Allhdd.com delivers all items free of charge within the 48 U. S. states. Please choose from our collection of top-quality SAS SATA controllers today for optimum performance.
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