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487204-B21 HP Integrity Smart Array P812 PCI-E X8 24-Ports Bulk

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487204-B21 Integrity Smart Array P812 Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) X8 24-Ports Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) Raid Controller 1 Gigabyte(GB) Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC) | Made by HP | New Bulk Pack
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Product Overview of 24-Ports SAS Raid Controller

The HP 487204-B21 Integrity Smart Array P812 is a high-performance PCI-E x8 SAS RAID controller that is designed to provide reliable data storage for servers. This controller is specifically designed for the HP Integrity server platform, but it can also be used with other servers that support PCI-E expansion cards. In this article, we will discuss the features and specifications of this controller in detail.

Features and Specifications

The HP 487204-B21 Integrity Smart Array P812 is a 24-port SAS RAID controller that supports both SAS and SATA hard drives. It supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60, providing users with a wide range of options for data protection and redundancy. This controller features a 1GB flash-backed write cache (FBWC) that helps to ensure data integrity and minimize the risk of data loss in the event of a power outage or system failure.

The P812 also supports online RAID level migration, which allows users to upgrade the RAID level without having to back up and restore their data. Additionally, this controller supports hot-plug hard drive replacement, which means that users can replace failed drives without having to shut down the server.

The P812 is designed to work with a wide range of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and VMware. It supports up to 192 SAS or SATA drives, providing users with plenty of storage capacity for their data-intensive applications. This controller also supports up to 64 logical volumes, giving users the ability to create multiple virtual drives on a single physical array.

Hardware and Compatibility

The HP 487204-B21 Integrity Smart Array P812 is a PCI-E x8 expansion card that is designed to be installed in a server's PCI-E slot. It is compatible with HP Integrity servers running HP-UX 11i v3, as well as other servers that support PCI-E expansion cards. This controller requires a minimum of 512MB of memory and a 1.2GHz processor or faster.

The P812 features a low-profile design, which allows it to be installed in servers with limited space. It also includes two internal mini-SAS connectors and four external mini-SAS connectors, providing users with a wide range of connectivity options.

Management and Monitoring

The HP 487204-B21 Integrity Smart Array P812 includes a web-based management interface that allows users to configure and monitor the controller from a remote location. This interface provides users with detailed information about the status of the controller, including drive health, temperature, and performance.

This controller also supports HP's Smart Array Advanced Pack (SAAP), which provides users with additional features and functionality. SAAP includes features such as online capacity expansion, which allows users to add additional hard drives to an existing array without having to back up and restore their data.

In Summary, the HP 487204-B21 Integrity Smart Array P812 is a high-performance SAS RAID controller that is designed to provide reliable data storage for servers. Its 24-port SAS interface, support for a wide range of RAID levels, and 1GB FBWC make it an ideal choice for data-intensive applications. Its compatibility with a wide range of operating systems and support for online RAID level migration and hot-plug hard drive replacement make it a flexible and easy-to-use solution for server administrators. If you are looking for a reliable and high-performance SAS RAID controller for your server, the HP 487204-B21 Integrity Smart Array P812 is definitely worth considering.

General Information about the HP 487204-B21

  • Manufacturer Name: HP
  • Part Number or SKU# : 487204-B21
  • Spare Part Number: 587224-001
  • Host Bus: PCIe 2.0 x8

Storage Controllers

  • Interface: SATA 3GBPS / SAS 6Gbps
  • Data Transfer Rate: 3 GB/sec
  • Buffer Size: 1 GB
  • Supported Devices: Hard Drive, Disk Array (RAID)
  • RAID Level: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 50, ADG, RAID 0+1, RAID 60

Software / System Requirements

  • OS Required: SCO OpenServer, UnixWare, Novell NetWare, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux


  • Width: 0.50 inch
  • Depth: 12.20 inch
  • Height: 4.40 inch

Compatibility Information

  • HP ProLiant DL Series: DL160 Gen6, DL165 Gen7 Base, DL165 Gen7 Entry, DL180 Gen6, DL320 Gen6, DL320 Gen6 Entry, DL320 Gen6 High Efficiency, DL320 Gen6 Performance, DL360 Gen7, DL360 Gen7 Base, DL360 Gen7 Central Management Server, DL360 Gen7 Efficiency, DL360 Gen7 Entry, DL360 Gen7 Performance, DL370 Gen6 Base, DL370 Gen6 High Performance, DL380 Gen7, DL380 Gen7 Base, DL380 Gen7 Entry, DL380 Gen7 Performance, DL385 Gen7, DL385 Gen7 Base, DL385 Gen7 Entry, DL385 Gen7 HE, DL385 Gen7 Performance, DL580 Gen7, DL580 Gen7 Base, DL580 Gen7 High Performance, DL585 Gen7, DL585 Gen7 Base, DL585 Gen7 Performance, DL980 Gen7
  • HP ProLiant DL Series: ML330 Gen6, ML350 Gen6, ML350 Gen6 Base, ML350 Gen6 Performance
  • HP StorageWorks Disk Enclosure D2600, D2700
  • HP StorageWorks Modular Disk System 600
  • HP StorageWorks Network Storage System X1400 Gen2, X1500 Gen2, X1600 Gen2, X1800 Gen2

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