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804335-002 HPE Smart Array PCI-E P408i-a SR SAS 12GBPS/SATA Bulk

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804335-002 Smart Array Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) P408i-a SR Gen10 (8 Internal Lanes/2gb Cache) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 12 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS)/Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 6 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Modular Controller | Made by HPE | New Bulk Pack
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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

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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