HP 660090-001 PCI-E Controller Card
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660090-001 HP Smart Array P721m/2GB FBWC 6GBPS 4-ports SAS Bulk

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660090-001 Smart Array P721m/2GB Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC) 6 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) 4-Ports Ext Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) 3.0 SAS/SATA Storage (RAID) Controller for ProLiant Generation8 Servers | Made by HP | New Bulk Pack
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Features and Benefits of the HP Smart Array P721m

The HP Smart Array P721m/2GB FBWC 6Gbps 4-ports SAS Controller (660090-001) has the following features and benefits:

  • Performance: Offers fast, reliable performance with its 6Gbps SAS data transfer rate and 2GB flash-backed write cache (FBWC).
  • Scalability: Supports up to 32 physical SAS or SATA drives, allowing for easy expansion and scalability as storage needs grow.
  • Data Protection: Provides advanced data protection features such as online spare, RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60.
  • Management: Easy to manage with the HP Systems Manager, which provides centralized management of storage, servers, and network devices.
  • Integration: Designed for seamless integration into HP ProLiant servers, providing a complete, scalable, and highly available storage solution.
  • Reliability: Features HP's industry-leading warranty and technical support, ensuring reliable and long-lasting performance.
  • Energy Efficiency: Energy efficient design helps to reduce power and cooling costs, making it an eco-friendly and cost-effective storage solution.
  • Support for the Latest Standards: Supports the latest SAS and PCI-Express standards, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of hardware and software environments.
Operating System Compatibility for the HP Smart Array P721m

The HP Smart Array P721m/2GB FBWC 6Gbps 4-ports SAS Controller (660090-001) is compatible with the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL): RHEL 5, RHEL 6, RHEL 7
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES): SLES 11, SLES 12
  • VMware ESXi: ESXi 5.0, ESXi 5.1, ESXi 5.5, ESXi 6.0, ESXi 6.5
  • HP-UX: HP-UX 11i v3
  • Oracle Solaris: Solaris 11
  • Citrix XenServer: XenServer 6.0, XenServer 6.1, XenServer 6.2, XenServer 6.5

It is recommended to check with HP for the latest operating system compatibility information and to ensure compatibility with your specific hardware configuration.

Performance Optimization with the HP Smart Array

Here are some tips to optimize the performance of the HP Smart Array P721m/2GB FBWC 6Gbps 4-ports SAS Controller (660090-001):

  • Use the latest firmware version: Make sure to use the latest firmware version for the controller to take advantage of any performance improvements and bug fixes.
  • Configure your disks for performance: Choose a disk configuration that is optimized for performance, such as RAID 0, RAID 1, or RAID 10, depending on your requirements for data protection and performance.
  • Enable Write Back Cache: Enabling write back cache can significantly improve performance by caching writes in the cache before they are committed to disk.
  • Use larger cache sizes: Larger cache sizes can help improve performance, especially during write-intensive workloads.
  • Use faster disk drives: Use faster disk drives, such as SAS or solid-state drives (SSDs), to take advantage of the controller's 6Gbps transfer rate.
  • Balance your disk workload: Make sure to balance your disk workload across multiple disks to reduce the impact of any single disk failure and to improve performance.
  • Monitor the controller's performance: Regularly monitor the controller's performance using tools such as HP System Management Homepage or HP Smart Storage Administrator to detect any performance bottlenecks or issues.

It is recommended to work with a qualified IT professional to optimize the performance of your storage solution to meet your specific requirements and ensure the best possible results.

General Information about this HP 660090-001
  • Manufacturer: HP
  • Part Number or SKU# 660090-001
  • Type: Controller Card
  • Interface: SAS Controller
Technical Information of PCI-E Controller
  • Device Type: Storage Controller (RAID) - Plug-in Card
  • Host Bus: PCI-E 3.0
  • Features: Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC)
Networking Information for SAS 6GBPS Controller
  • Interface: SATA 6Gb/s / SAS 6Gb/s
  • Data Transfer Rate: 600MBps
  • Buffer Size: 2GB
  • Supported Devices: Disk Array (RAID), Hard Drive
  • RAID Level: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 3, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID 50
Expansion & Connectivity
  • Interfaces: 4 x SATA 6Gb/s / SAS 6Gb/s (internal)
  • Compatible Slots: 1 x PCI Express 3.0

Contact us or ask for live chat/help if you have any questions about the compatibility of this item to ensure the model's matching features with your current system.

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