Key Features of the P408i-a SR Controller
The HPE Smart Array PCI-E P408i-a SR SAS 12Gbps/SATA 6Gbps Modular Controller (804335-002) is a mid-range storage controller designed for use in HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers. Here are some of its key features:
- SAS and SATA support: The controller supports both SAS and SATA hard drives, allowing for a flexible storage solution.
- 12Gbps SAS and 6Gbps SATA performance: The controller delivers high-speed data transfer rates, with 12Gbps SAS and 6Gbps SATA support.
- 8 internal lanes: The controller has 8 internal lanes for connecting to hard drives, providing ample connectivity for mid-range storage needs.
- 2GB cache memory: The controller has 2GB of cache memory to improve storage performance, with the ability to upgrade the cache to 4GB.
- Intelligent caching: The controller features intelligent caching algorithms that dynamically allocate cache memory to improve performance.
- Advanced data protection: The controller supports advanced data protection features, such as RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60, as well as advanced error correction and data recovery features.
- Easy installation: The controller is designed for easy installation and management, with a simple, user-friendly interface.
- HPE Smart Storage Administrator: The controller can be managed using the HPE Smart Storage Administrator (HPE SSA) software, which provides a centralized management platform for HPE storage controllers.
In conclusion, the HPE Smart Array PCI-E P408i-a SR SAS 12Gbps/SATA 6Gbps Modular Controller (804335-002) is a well-rounded storage controller that provides good performance, advanced data protection, and ease of use.
Performance Specs and Comparison with Other Controllers
The HPE Smart Array PCI-E P408i-a SR SAS 12Gbps/SATA 6Gbps Modular Controller (804335-002) is a mid-range storage controller that provides good performance and reliability for small-to-medium size enterprise environments. Here are some of its key performance specifications:
- Cache memory: 2GB
- Number of internal lanes: 8
- Data transfer rate: 12Gbps SAS and 6Gbps SATA
- Maximum number of drives supported: 24
- RAID levels supported: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Here's a comparison with some similar controllers:
- HPE Smart Array P408i-p SR Gen10: This is a similar controller to the P408i-a SR, but with a few differences. The P408i-p SR has 8 internal lanes, 2GB cache, and supports 12G SAS. However, it does not have the ability to upgrade the cache, whereas the P408i-a SR does.
- HPE Smart Array P816i-a SR Gen10: This is a more advanced controller than the P408i-a SR. It has 16 internal lanes, 2GB cache, and supports 12G SAS. Additionally, it has the ability to upgrade the cache, and supports up to 16 GB.
- HPE Smart Array P204i-c SR Gen10: This is a basic controller, with 4 internal lanes, 1GB cache, and support for 12G SAS. It is suitable for entry-level storage needs.
In conclusion, the HPE Smart Array P408i-a SR SAS 12Gbps/SATA 6Gbps Modular Controller provides good performance and reliability, making it a good choice for small-to-medium size enterprise environments. If you need a more advanced controller, consider the P816i-a SR Gen10. If you have basic storage needs, the P204i-c SR Gen10 is a good choice.
Operating System Compatibility
The HPE Smart Array PCI-E P408i-a SR SAS 12Gbps/SATA 6Gbps Modular Controller (804335-002) is compatible with a range of operating systems, including:
- Microsoft Windows Server: The controller is compatible with Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL): The controller is compatible with RHEL 6, 7, and 8.
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES): The controller is compatible with SLES 11, 12, and 15.
- VMware vSphere: The controller is compatible with VMware vSphere 6.5 and later versions.
- CentOS: The controller is compatible with CentOS 6 and 7.
It is important to note that the specific version of the operating system, as well as the version of the firmware and drivers, can impact the compatibility of the controller. Before installing the controller, it is recommended to consult the HPE Compatibility Matrix to ensure compatibility with your specific operating system version.
It is also important to make sure that the latest firmware and drivers are installed, as well as any required management software, to ensure optimal performance and compatibility.
General Information about this HPE 804335-002
- Manufacturer: HPE
- Part Number or SKU# 804335-002
- Product Type : Controller
- Product Name : Smart Array
Technical Information of PCI-E Controller Card
- Storage Interface SAS-SATA
- 8 SAS Lanes Across 2 X4 Internal Mini-sas Ports
- 12GBPS SAS, 6GBPS SATA Technology
- Mix-and-match SAS And SATA Drives To The Same Controller
- Support For Sas Tape Drives
- 2 GB Flash-backed Write Cache (fbwc)
- Pci Express 3.0 X8 Link
- Raid 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 Adm, 10 Adm (advanced Data Mirroring)
- Mixed Mode(raid Logic Drives And Hba Physical Drives Simultaneously)
- Windows Storage Spaces Direct Validated
- Vmware Virtual San Certified
- Legacy And Uefi Boot Operation
- Uefi System Utilities (storage Configuration)
- Up To 238 Physical Drives
- Up To 64 Logical Drives
- Hpe Ssd Smart Path
- Rapid Parity Initialization (rpi)
- Rapid Rebuild
- Drive Sanitize
- Performance Optimization-degraded Reads And Read Coalescing
- Power Efficiency
- Seamless Upgrades From Hpe Smart Array S-class And E-class Controllers
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
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