HPE 804329-002 SAS-SATA Controller Card
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804329-002 HPE Smart Array E208i-a PCI-E 3.0 X8 SAS Bulk

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804329-002 Smart Array E208i-a Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) 3.0 X8 Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS)12 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 6 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Storage Raid Controller | Made by HPE |New Bulk Pack
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Key Features and Benefits

The HPE Smart Array E208i-a controller, part number 804329-002, is a storage RAID controller that provides several key features and benefits for users:

  • High Performance: With support for PCI Express 3.0 x8 and 12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA connectivity, the HPE Smart Array E208i-a delivers fast data transfer speeds for high-performance storage solutions.
  • RAID Support: The controller supports RAID levels 0, 1, 1+0, and 5, providing flexibility in configuring storage arrays for different applications and use cases.
  • Easy Management: The HPE Smart Array E208i-a can be easily managed using the HPE Smart Storage Administrator (HPE SSA) tool or the HPE Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) management interface, making it easy to configure and manage storage arrays.
  • Reliability and Data Protection: With features like online spare support, drive failure prediction, and drive recovery, the HPE Smart Array E208i-a provides reliable and secure storage solutions.
  • Flexibility: The HPE Smart Array E208i-a is a modular controller that can be easily upgraded or replaced as needed, providing long-term flexibility and investment protection.

These are some of the key features and benefits of the HPE Smart Array E208i-a PCI-E 3.0 x8 SAS 12 Gbps/SATA 6 Gbps storage RAID controller.

Easy Management and Administration

The HPE Smart Array E208i-a controller is designed to be easy to manage and administer, and it can be done through a variety of methods. The primary method is through the use of the HPE Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) management interface. iLO is a web-based management platform that provides access to server components and allows administrators to perform various tasks, such as monitoring server health, managing firmware and driver updates, and configuring arrays and logical drives.

In addition to iLO, the HPE Smart Array E208i-a controller can also be managed and administered through the HPE Smart Storage Administrator (HPE SSA) tool. HPE SSA is a graphical user interface that provides a simple and intuitive way to manage HPE Smart Array controllers and their associated storage.

Another method of managing and administering the HPE Smart Array E208i-a controller is through the use of the HPE Smart Array Advanced Pack (SAAP) software. SAAP provides advanced features such as automatic data tiering, performance optimization, and advanced diagnostics.

It is recommended to use the latest version of HPE SSA, iLO, or SAAP to ensure compatibility with the HPE Smart Array E208i-a controller and ensure proper functionality.

Compatibility with ProLiant Gen10 Servers

The HPE Smart Array E208i-a (804329-002) is compatible with the HPE ProLiant Gen10 server series. This storage RAID controller is designed to provide high-performance storage connectivity for HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers. The controller features PCI Express 3.0 X8 link and supports both SAS 12Gbps and SATA 6Gbps interfaces, making it ideal for applications that require high-speed data access.

The HPE Smart Array E208i-a is a modular controller that can be easily installed in a ProLiant Gen10 server and is designed to provide simple and affordable storage connectivity. It supports advanced RAID levels, including 0, 1, 5, and 10, as well as advanced features such as online RAID level migration, spare activation, and disk encryption.

In order to use the HPE Smart Array E208i-a controller with a ProLiant Gen10 server, you will need to ensure that the server has an available PCI Express 3.0 slot and that the controller is properly configured in the server's BIOS. Additionally, it is recommended to use the latest version of HPE Smart Storage Administrator (HPE SSA) or HPE Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) management software to manage the controller and ensure optimal performance.

General Information about this HPE 804329-002

  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Part Number or SKU# 804329-002
  • Product Type : Controller
  • Product Name : Smart Array

Technical Specifications of PCI-E Controller Card

  • Storage Interface SAS-SATA
  • SAS 12GBPS Per Lane
  • SATA 6GBPS Per Lane
  • PCI-E 3.0 X8 Lane Width
  • Form Factor: Type-a Modular Controller
  • Internal: 8 Sas Lanes Across 2 X4 Mini-sas Ports
  • Cache: No Cache
  • Raid Levels: 0, 1, 5, 10

Server Support Information of SAS 12GBPS Card

  • HPE Proliant Dl360 Gen10
  • HPE Proliant Dl380 Gen10
  • HPE Proliant Dl385 Gen10
  • HPE Proliant Ml350 Gen10
  • HPE Proliant Xl450 Gen10

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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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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