Features of the Controller
The 836260-002 HPE Smart Array P408i-A PCI Express 3.0 X8 SAS Modular Controller comes with the following features:
- High-Performance SAS RAID Controller: The P408i-A offers high-performance SAS RAID capabilities with support for up to 16 SAS or SATA drives.
- Modular Design: The P408i-A is designed with a modular architecture that allows for easy upgrades and expansion of the storage capacity.
- PCI Express 3.0 Interface: With a PCI Express 3.0 interface, the P408i-A provides high-speed data transfer and improved performance.
- Advanced Data Protection: The P408i-A offers advanced data protection features such as RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, and 60, as well as Advanced Data Mirroring, Advanced Data Guarding, and Intelligent Provisioning.
- HPE SmartCache: The P408i-A features HPE SmartCache technology that accelerates read and write operations, improving overall system performance.
- Management and Monitoring: The P408i-A comes with HPE Smart Storage Administrator, a web-based management tool that allows for easy configuration, monitoring, and management of the RAID controller.
- Compatibility: The P408i-A is compatible with HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers and supports a wide range of operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware ESXi, and more.
Management and Configuration of the Controller
The 836260-002 HPE Smart Array P408i-A PCI Express 3.0 x8 SAS Modular Controller can be managed and configured using the HPE Smart Storage Administrator (HPE SSA) software. The HPE SSA is a web-based application that provides a single interface for managing and configuring HPE Smart Array controllers, HPE Secure Encryption, and HPE Smart Host Bus Adapters.
To manage and configure the controller using HPE SSA, follow these steps:
- Install HPE SSA software on your server or workstation.
- Launch HPE SSA and select the controller you want to manage and configure.
- The HPE SSA interface will provide you with a wide range of options to manage and configure the controller. You can create logical drives, view the status of physical drives, configure advanced settings, and perform diagnostic tests.
- Once you have made the necessary changes to the controller configuration, click on the "Save Changes" button to apply the settings.
In addition to HPE SSA, the controller can also be managed and configured using the HPE Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) remote management interface. The iLO interface provides remote access to the server's system management features, including HPE Smart Array controllers. To use iLO to manage the controller, you will need to configure iLO on your server and access it through a web browser.
Drive Compatibility and Capacity
The 836260-002 HPE Smart Array P408i-A PCI Express 3.0 x8 SAS Modular Controller is compatible with HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers. It supports SAS, SATA, and NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) drives.
This controller can support up to 16 SAS/SATA drives or up to 24 NVMe drives. It also supports various RAID levels, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60.
In terms of drive capacity, this controller supports SAS and SATA drives with a capacity of up to 16TB each, and NVMe drives with a capacity of up to 7.6TB each. However, the maximum total capacity that can be supported by the controller will depend on the server's capabilities and other factors, such as the number of available drive bays and the maximum capacity of each bay. It is recommended to consult the server's technical specifications or contact the manufacturer to ensure compatibility and capacity requirements.
- Manufacturer: HPE
- MPN: 836260-002
- Type : Controller
- Controller Type: SAS-SATA
- Form Factor: Type-a Modular Controller
- Ports: Internal: 8 Sas Lanes Across 2 X4 Mini-SAS Ports
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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.
SAS-SATA Controllers on Allhdd.com
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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