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HPE 836260-001 Smart Array P408I-A 12GBPS SAS SATA SR GEN10 Bulk

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836260-001 Smart Array P408I-A SR GEN10 (8 Internal Lanes/2GB Cache) 12GBPS SAS 8 Lane 2GB Flash-Backed Write Cache (FBWC) Modular Controller | Made by HPE | New Bulk Pack
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More Information for the HPE 836260-001 Smart Array modular controller

The HPE 836260-001 Smart Array P408I-A is a cutting-edge modular controller designed for high-performance data storage solutions. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the key features, specifications, and applications of this controller, shedding light on its significance in the realm of storage technology.

Overview of HPE 836260-001 Smart Array P408I-A

The HPE 836260-001 Smart Array P408I-A is a 12GBPS SAS SATA SR GEN10 controller that stands out for its robust design and advanced functionalities. This modular controller is specifically engineered to meet the demands of modern data storage environments, offering enhanced performance and reliability.

Key Features
  • Data Transfer Speed: One of the standout features of the HPE 836260-001 controller is its impressive 12GBPS data transfer speed. This high-speed capability ensures swift and efficient data processing, making it ideal for applications that require rapid access to large volumes of information.
  • SAS and SATA Compatibility: The controller supports both SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) and SATA (Serial ATA) interfaces, providing flexibility in storage options. This versatility allows users to connect a variety of storage devices, optimizing compatibility with different hardware configurations.
  • SR GEN10 Technology: The inclusion of SR GEN10 technology further enhances the controller's performance. This technology optimizes the signal integrity and reliability of data transfers, resulting in a more stable and efficient storage solution.
  • 8-Lane Configuration: With an 8-lane configuration, the controller ensures a broad data pathway, minimizing bottlenecks and facilitating smoother data flow. This is particularly crucial in high-demand scenarios where quick data access is imperative.
  • 2GB FBWC (Flash-Backed Write Cache): The 2GB Flash-Backed Write Cache provides a crucial layer of data protection. In the event of power loss or unexpected system shutdowns, the FBWC retains cached data, preventing potential data loss and ensuring the integrity of stored information.
Use Cases and Applications
  • Enterprise Storage Solutions: The HPE 836260-001 controller is well-suited for enterprise-level storage solutions. Its high data transfer speed, compatibility with SAS and SATA devices, and robust design make it an ideal choice for businesses dealing with large datasets and demanding storage requirements.
  • Data Centers: In data center environments where the need for reliable and high-performance storage is paramount, the HPE 836260-001 controller shines. Its 8-lane configuration and advanced SR GEN10 technology make it a valuable component in ensuring efficient data management in data centers.
  • Virtualization Environments: For virtualized environments, the controller's capabilities contribute to the seamless operation of virtual machines by providing quick access to data and ensuring the responsiveness of storage resources.
Compatibility of Smart Array

The HPE Smart Array P408I-A SR GEN10 Controller (836260-001) is designed to be compatible with HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers. This means that it can be used with a wide range of HPE ProLiant servers that are based on the Gen10 platform, including rack and tower servers, blade servers, and more.

The controller is also backward compatible with HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers. This allows for a smooth transition from Gen9 to Gen10 servers.

In terms of software compatibility, the controller supports HPE Smart Storage Administrator (SSA) and HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) for easy setup and management. Additionally, it is supported by a variety of operating systems including Windows, Linux, and VMware.

The HPE Smart Array P408I-A SR GEN10 Controller offers a high level of compatibility with HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers and a wide range of operating systems, which makes it an ideal solution for a variety of enterprise, data center, and cloud environments.

RAID Support and Data Protection

The HPE Smart Array P408I-A SR GEN10 Controller (836260-001) provides advanced RAID support and data protection features. Some of the key features include:

  • RAID levels: The controller supports RAID levels 0, 1, 1+0, 5, and 6. This allows you to choose the RAID level that best fits your requirements, whether you need maximum performance, maximum data protection, or a balance of both.
  • RAID 6 ADG: The controller supports RAID 6 ADG, which is an advanced RAID level that provides an extra level of data protection by using a second set of parity blocks. This helps to protect against the failure of up to two drives in the array, which can help minimize data loss and downtime.
  • RAID 60: The controller also supports RAID 60, which is a nested RAID level that combines RAID 6 and RAID 0. It allows you to stripe data across multiple RAID 6 arrays, providing an extra level of data protection and increased performance.
  • Automatic RAID rebuild: The controller supports automatic RAID rebuild, which allows it to automatically repair a failed drive without any interruption to data access.
  • Drive failure prediction: The controller includes advanced features such as drive failure prediction, which allows you to proactively replace a drive that is likely to fail, minimizing downtime and data loss.
  • Online RAID level migration: The controller allows you to change the RAID level of your array without having to take it offline, which improves the flexibility of your storage system.

The HPE Smart Array P408I-A SR GEN10 Controller offers advanced RAID support and data protection features, which can help minimize data loss and downtime and maximize the performance and availability of your storage system.

General Information about this HPE 836260-001
  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Part Number or SKU# 836260-001
  • Product Type: SAS Controller
  • Product Name: Controller
Technical Specifications
  • Storage Interface (SAS/SATA)
  • 8 SAS Lanes Across 2 x4 Internal Mini-SAS Ports
  • 12Gb/s SAS, 6Gb/s SATA Technology
  • Mix-and-match SAS and SATA Drives on the Same Controller
  • Support for SAS Tape Drives
  • 2GB Flash-Backed Write Cache (FBWC)
  • PCI Express 3.0 x8 Link
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM, 10 ADM (Advanced Data Mirroring)
  • Mixed Mode (RAID Logic Drives and HBA Physical Drives Simultaneously)
  • Windows Storage Spaces Direct Validated
  • VMware Virtual SAN Certified
  • Legacy and UEFI Boot Operation
  • UEFI System Utilities (Storage Configuration)
  • Up to 238 Physical Drives
  • Up to 64 Logical Drives
  • HPE SSD Smart Path
  • Rapid Parity Initialization (RPI)
  • Rapid Rebuild
  • Drive Sanitize
  • Performance Optimization - Degraded Reads and Read Coalescing
  • Power Efficiency
  • Seamless Upgrades from HPE Smart Array S-Class and E-Class Controllers
Server Support
  • HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10
  • HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10
  • HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10
  • HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10
  • HPE ProLiant XL450 Gen10

In general, the HPE 836260-001 Smart Array P408I-A 12GBPS SAS SATA SR GEN10 8 Lane 2GB FBWC Modular Controller represents a significant advancement in storage technology. Its robust features, compatibility with various storage interfaces, and application versatility make it a valuable asset for businesses and data centers alike. By understanding its key features, applications, and proper installation procedures, users can harness the full potential of this controller to meet their storage needs effectively. Regular maintenance and proactive troubleshooting further ensure a reliable and efficient storage infrastructure, contributing to the overall success of data-centric operations.

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