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HPE 836260-001 Smart Array P408I-A SR GEN10 12GBPS SAS 8 New

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836260-001 Smart Array P408I-A SR GEN10 (8 Internal Lanes/2GB Cache) 12GBPS SAS 8 Lane 2GB Flash-Backed Write Cache (FBWC) Modular Controller | Made by HPE | Brand New 3 Years Warranty
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Product Overview for the HPE 836260-001 Smart Array Modular

In the world of data storage and server management, having a reliable and efficient storage controller is crucial. One such controller that stands out is the HPE 836260-001 Smart Array P408I-A. Let's delve into the details of this 12GBPS SAS SATA SR GEN10 8 Lane 2GB FBWC Modular Controller to understand its features, functionalities, and how it can enhance your server performance.

Introduction to HPE 836260-001 Smart Array P408I-A

The HPE 836260-001 is a Smart Array controller designed to meet the demands of modern server environments. This modular controller is specifically built for Gen10 servers, offering advanced storage management capabilities. Let's break down the key components of its name to gain a better understanding.

Key Features
  • 12GBPS SAS and SATA Compatibility: The controller supports both SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) and SATA (Serial ATA) interfaces, providing flexibility in connecting various storage devices. This compatibility ensures that you can integrate a wide range of hard drives and SSDs into your server infrastructure.
  • SR GEN10 Architecture: The "SR GEN10" in the product name indicates that the controller is part of the Smart Array family designed for Gen10 servers. This architecture is optimized for the latest generation of HPE servers, ensuring seamless integration and performance.
  • 8-Lane Configuration: The controller operates on an 8-lane configuration, which refers to the number of data lanes available for data transfer. The higher the number of lanes, the greater the bandwidth, resulting in improved data transfer rates and overall system responsiveness.
  • 2GB FBWC (Flash-Backed Write Cache): One of the standout features of the HPE 836260-001 is its 2GB FBWC. FBWC is a type of cache memory that protects against data loss in the event of a power failure. The 2GB capacity ensures that a significant amount of data can be temporarily stored and protected, enhancing data reliability and integrity.
  • Modular Design: The term "Modular Controller" signifies that the device is designed with modularity in mind. This allows for easy installation, maintenance, and potential upgrades. The modular design is particularly beneficial in dynamic IT environments where scalability and adaptability are essential.
Advantages of Using HPE 836260-001

Now that we've explored the key features of the HPE 836260-001, let's delve into the advantages it brings to the table and how it can positively impact your server infrastructure.

  • Enhanced Performance: With 12GBPS SAS and SATA compatibility, the controller provides high-speed data transfer, reducing latency and improving overall system performance. This is especially crucial in environments where quick access to data is a priority.
  • Reliable Data Protection: The inclusion of a 2GB FBWC ensures that data is protected in the event of a power outage. This Flash-Backed Write Cache acts as a safeguard, allowing the controller to write cached data to storage during power interruptions, preventing data loss and corruption.
  • Versatility in Storage Options: The ability to connect both SAS and SATA storage devices offers flexibility in designing your storage infrastructure. Whether you need the speed of SAS for critical applications or the cost-effectiveness of SATA for archival purposes, this controller can accommodate a variety of storage needs.
  • Optimized for Gen10 Servers: The SR GEN10 architecture ensures seamless integration with Gen10 servers, leveraging the latest advancements in server technology. This optimization results in improved compatibility, reliability, and overall system efficiency.
  • Scalability and Adaptability: The modular design of the controller allows for easy scalability and adaptability to changing storage requirements. As your business grows and demands increase, the HPE 836260-001 can evolve with your needs, providing a future-proof solution for your storage infrastructure.
Scalability and Flexibility

The HPE Smart Array P408I-A SR GEN10 Controller (836260-001) is designed to be highly scalable and flexible, allowing it to adapt to the changing storage needs of your organization. Some of the ways in which it provides scalability and flexibility include:

  • High-density storage: The controller can be configured with up to 8 internal SAS/SATA ports, providing a high-density storage solution that can be expanded as needed.
  • RAID support: The controller supports RAID levels 0, 1, 1+0, 5, and 6, as well as advanced data protection features such as RAID 6 ADG and RAID 60. This allows you to choose the RAID level that best fits your requirements, whether you need maximum performance, maximum data protection, or a balance of both.
  • Online RAID level migration: The controller allows you to change the RAID level of your array without having to take it offline, which improves the flexibility of your storage system.
  • Automatic RAID rebuild: The controller supports automatic RAID rebuild, which allows it to automatically repair a failed drive without any interruption to data access.
  • Drive failure prediction: The controller includes advanced features such as drive failure prediction, which allows you to proactively replace a drive that is likely to fail, minimizing downtime and data loss.
  • Modularity: The controller is a modular design, which allows for easy upgrade and maintenance.

Ease of Use and Management

The HPE Smart Array P408I-A SR GEN10 Controller (836260-001) is designed to be easy to use and manage, making it an ideal solution for a variety of enterprise, data center, and cloud environments. Some of the ways in which it offers ease of use and management include:

  • Web-based user interface: The controller includes a web-based user interface that allows for easy setup and configuration of storage arrays. This interface is easy to navigate and provides detailed information on the status and configuration of the storage system.
  • HPE Smart Storage Administrator (SSA): The controller supports the HPE Smart Storage Administrator (SSA) tool, which provides a centralized management interface for all of the storage components in your environment. This allows for easy management of multiple storage controllers and arrays from a single interface.
  • HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM): The controller is also compatible with HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM), which allows for easy monitoring and management of the storage system, including the ability to track system health, monitor performance, and receive alerts for potential issues.
  • Compatibility: The controller is compatible with a variety of operating systems including Windows, Linux, and VMware, which makes it easy to integrate with existing infrastructure.

The HPE Smart Array P408I-A SR GEN10 Controller offers ease of use and management, thanks to its web-based user interface, compatibility with management tools such as HPE SSA and SIM, and compatibility with a variety of operating systems. This makes it an ideal solution for IT administrators who are looking for a reliable and easy-to-manage storage solution.

General Information about this HPE 836260-001
  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Part Number or SKU# 836260-001
  • Product Type: SAS Controller
  • Product Name: Controller
Technical Specifications
  • Storage Interface (SAS/SATA)
  • 8 SAS Lanes Across 2 x4 Internal Mini-SAS Ports
  • 12Gb/s SAS, 6Gb/s SATA Technology
  • Mix-and-match SAS and SATA Drives on the Same Controller
  • Support for SAS Tape Drives
  • 2GB 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
  • HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10
  • HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10
  • HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10
  • HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10
  • HPE ProLiant XL450 Gen10

In short, the HPE 836260-001 Smart Array P408I-A 12GBPS SAS SATA SR GEN10 8 Lane 2GB FBWC Modular Controller is a powerful and versatile solution for modern server environments. Its compatibility with SAS and SATA, SR GEN10 architecture, 8-lane configuration, 2GB FBWC, and modular design make it a reliable choice for businesses seeking enhanced storage performance, data protection, and scalability.

By understanding the features, advantages, installation process, and maintenance considerations, IT professionals can leverage the full potential of this Smart Array controller, ensuring a robust and efficient storage infrastructure for their organizations. Regular monitoring, troubleshooting, and adherence to best practices contribute to a seamless and reliable storage experience, ultimately supporting the overall success of the server environment.

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