Product overview of 690164-B21 HP Smart Array P220I SAS
The HP Smart Array P220i SAS Controller Card is an essential component that provides RAID functionality for HP Proliant servers. This card is a crucial part of any server as it enhances data security, improves data access time and increases overall system performance. In this article, we will discuss the HP Smart Array P220i SAS Controller Card in detail.
HP Smart Array P220i SAS Controller Card
The HP Smart Array P220i SAS Controller Card is a RAID controller card designed for HP Proliant servers. This card is a PCIe 3.0 x8 SAS controller that supports SAS, SATA, and SSD drives. The card is used to manage the RAID array that is created with multiple disks. The card provides RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, and 60, and supports up to 1GB FBWC (Flash-Backed Write Cache).
Features of the HP Smart Array P220i SAS Controller Card
The HP Smart Array P220i SAS Controller Card comes with a range of features that make it an essential component of any server. Some of these features include:
- RAID Support: The card provides RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, and 60. This ensures that data is stored safely and can be recovered in case of disk failure.
- Data Protection: The HP Smart Array P220i SAS Controller Card comes with advanced data protection features like ECC memory, online spare support, and drive roaming. These features help protect data from corruption and ensure that data access is not impacted in case of drive failure.
- Cache Memory: The card supports up to 1GB FBWC (Flash-Backed Write Cache). This cache memory ensures that write operations are completed quickly, improving overall system performance.
- Scalability: The HP Smart Array P220i SAS Controller Card supports up to eight SAS, SATA or SSD drives, making it ideal for small to medium-sized businesses.
- Compatibility: The card is compatible with a range of HP Proliant servers, including DL360p Gen8, DL380p Gen8, and ML350p Gen8.
SAS Controller Card Important for Your Server
The HP Smart Array P220i SAS Controller Card is an important component of any server. Here are some of the reasons why:
- Improved Data Access Time: The card supports advanced caching algorithms, which ensures that data is accessed quickly, improving overall system performance.
- Data Security: The card provides RAID functionality, which ensures that data is stored safely and can be recovered in case of disk failure.
- Increased Scalability: The card supports up to eight SAS, SATA or SSD drives, making it ideal for small to medium-sized businesses.
- Enhanced System Performance: The card supports up to 1GB FBWC (Flash-Backed Write Cache), which ensures that write operations are completed quickly, improving overall system performance.
- Reduced Downtime: The card comes with advanced data protection features like ECC memory, online spare support, and drive roaming, which help protect data from corruption and ensure that data access is not impacted in case of drive failure.
Install the HP Smart Array P220i SAS Controller Card
The installation process for the HP Smart Array P220i SAS Controller Card is straightforward. Here are the steps to follow:
- Power down the server.
- Remove the server cover and locate the PCIe slot where the card will be installed.
- Carefully insert the card into the PCIe slot and secure it in place using the retaining screw.
- Connect the cables from the card to the drives.
- Power on
General Information about the HP 690164-B21
- Brand: HP
- Model Number or SKU# 690164-B21
- Type: Controller
- Sub-Type: SAS-SATA
- Host Bus : PCIE X4
- Product Model: P220i
- Product Line: Smart Array
- Interfaces : 1 X SAS 6GB/S (Internal)
- Compatible Slots : 1 X PCI Express X4
- Interface : SAS 2
- Data Transfer Rate : 600 MBPS
- Supported Devices : Hard Drive, Disk Array (Raid)
- Raid Level : Raid 0, Raid 1
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SAS Controller - What Is It?
A SAS controller has a similar infrastructure and shares quite a number of features with the SATA hard drive. You can plug a SATA drive into your SAS controller, but on the other hand, you cannot do the opposite with your SAS drives.
In comparison, SAS drives far outmatch the performance of SATA drives. Furthermore, unlike the design of SATA drives, SAS drives can withstand the rigor of 24/7 usage.
SATA vs. SAS controller cards
The SATA interface has simplified the process of choosing a new hard drive for your computer. The SATA interface lets you simply plug in a device to gain access to extra storage.
The SAS controller, on the other hand, may just be the next improvement to the SATA interface. SAS (meaning Serial Attached SCSI), is notably known to perform significantly faster than a SATA controller. And more recent versions of the SAS controllers support up to twice the transfer speed of the SATA controller with transfer speeds of up to 12 gigabits per second.
SAS controller cards are also full-duplex; this means that a SAS controller can both send and receive data at full speeds at the same time. The SATA controller on the other hand can only communicate data in one direction at a time.
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