HP 689245-001 Controller Mezzanine Card PCI-E
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HP 689245-001 Smart Array PCI-E 3 Raid Mezzanine Storage Bulk

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689245-001 Smart Array P420i Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) 3.0 8 Gigabytes(GB) Raid Mezzanine Storage Controller | Made by HP | New Bulk Pack
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Product Overview of HP 689245-001 Smart Array P420i Storage Controller

The HP 689245-001 Smart Array P420i is a PCI-E 3.0 storage controller that provides a high-performance RAID solution for servers. It is designed to support up to 8GB of cache and can be used with various HP ProLiant servers.

The HP 689245-001 Smart Array P420i is a RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) storage controller designed by HP. It's a high-performance controller utilized in servers, specifically engineered to manage and enhance storage capabilities efficiently.

Purpose of a Storage Controller

A storage controller, like the Smart Array P420i, serves as an integral part of a server system, managing the storage devices and data flow. It ensures efficient data access, protection, and performance optimization across connected storage drives.

Understanding the Technical Specifications

Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) 3.0

  • PCI-E 3.0: The PCI Express 3.0 is the interface technology utilized by this storage controller. It provides high-speed communication between the controller and the server's motherboard.

8 Gigabytes (GB) RAID Mezzanine Storage Controller

  • 8GB RAID Controller: The controller manages RAID configurations, offering up to 8GB of cache memory to enhance data read and write speeds, as well as overall system performance.
  • Mezzanine Form Factor: The mezzanine form factor typically refers to a compact design suited for expansion cards in servers.

The HP 689245-001 Smart Array P420i storage controller comes with a range of features that make it an ideal solution for servers. Some of its key features include:

  • RAID Support: The P420i storage controller supports a range of RAID configurations, including RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5, and RAID 50. This enables you to configure your storage solution according to your specific needs.
  • PCI-E 3.0: The P420i storage controller uses the PCI-E 3.0 interface, which provides a high-speed data transfer rate of up to 8GT/s. This makes it an ideal solution for high-performance servers.
  • 8GB Cache: The P420i storage controller comes with 8GB of cache memory, which helps to improve performance by reducing disk access times.
  • Mezzanine Form Factor: The P420i storage controller is designed in a mezzanine form factor, which makes it easy to install in HP ProLiant servers.

The HP 689245-001 Smart Array P420i storage controller comes with the following specifications:

  • Controller Type: RAID Controller
  • Interface Type: PCI-E 3.0
  • Data Transfer Rate: 8GT/s
  • Cache Memory: 8GB
  • RAID Levels: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5, RAID 50
  • Form Factor: Mezzanine

Importance of RAID Controllers in Server Systems

Data Protection and Redundancy
  • RAID controllers ensure data protection by creating redundant copies of data across multiple drives, safeguarding against drive failures and data loss.
Improved Performance
  • With cache memory and RAID configurations, controllers like the Smart Array P420i boost read/write speeds, optimizing data access and transfer.
Scalability and Flexibility
  • RAID controllers offer flexibility by supporting various RAID levels, allowing users to tailor storage configurations based on performance and redundancy needs.

Application in Server Systems

Integration into Servers
  • The HP 689245-001 Smart Array P420i is specifically designed for integration into HP servers, enhancing their storage capabilities and performance.
Storage Optimization
  • It optimizes storage efficiency by efficiently managing data storage, ensuring quick access and reliable data protection.

Benefits of HP 689245-001 Smart Array P420i

Enhanced Data Protection

  • The RAID configurations and cache memory help safeguard data against drive failures, enhancing overall data protection.

Improved Performance

  • With faster data access and transfer speeds, the Smart Array P420i boosts server performance, facilitating quicker response times and efficient data handling.

Scalability and Compatibility

  • It offers scalability options and compatibility with various storage drives, accommodating diverse storage needs and configurations.

General Information about the HP 689245-001

  • Manufacturer: HP
  • Part Number or SKU# 689245-001
  • Type: Controller
  • Sub-Type: Mezzanine Card

Technical Information

  • Product Type: RAID Controller
  • Form Factor: Mezzanine
  • Interface: PCI Express 3.0 x8
  • Port(s): SAS 6.0Gbps Serial-ATA 6.0Gbps

In summary, the HP 689245-001 Smart Array P420i RAID Mezzanine Storage Controller, equipped with PCI-E 3.0 and 8GB cache memory, serves as a vital component in server systems. Its role in enhancing storage capabilities, protecting data, and optimizing performance makes it an essential asset for server storage management.

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