HPE AM311A 6GB 2 Ports SAS Controller
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HPE AM311A 6GB 2 Ports SAS Controller External for Smart Bulk

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AM311A 6 Gigabytes (GB) External for Smart Array P411 With 256 Megabytes (MB) Cache 2-Ports Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) Storage Controller | Made by HPE | New Bulk Pack
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Product Overview of the HPE AM311A 2-Ports External SAS Controller

The AM311A HPE 6GB 2-Port External SAS Controller is a hardware device that is designed to work with the Smart Array P411 system. This external SAS controller provides an interface between the P411 system and the external storage devices that are connected to it. This device comes with a 256MB cache, which is a small amount of fast memory that is used to speed up data access. This storage controller Smart Array is equipped with a 2-port Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS), making it a reliable and high-performance component for storage infrastructure.

Key Features of the HPE AM311A Storage ControllerRobust Storage Management

The HPE AM311A excels in providing robust storage management capabilities. It allows users to configure, monitor, and optimize their storage resources efficiently. This is particularly valuable in scenarios where dynamic storage adjustments are required to accommodate changing workloads.

6 Gigabytes External Storage

The HPE AM311A provides an impressive 6 GB of external storage capacity, allowing users to expand their storage infrastructure and accommodate growing data volumes. This feature is crucial for businesses dealing with large datasets and applications that require substantial storage space.

256 Megabytes Cache

With a 256 MB cache, the HPE AM311A enhances data access speeds and system responsiveness. The cache serves as a temporary storage buffer, reducing latency and optimizing data retrieval processes. This is particularly beneficial for applications that require quick access to frequently used data.

RAID Support

With support for RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks), the HPE AM311A offers data protection and improved performance through disk striping, mirroring, and parity. This feature is crucial for safeguarding data integrity and ensuring continuity in the event of disk failures.

Hot-Swappable Drives

The hot-swappable drive feature of the HPE AM311A adds an extra layer of convenience. It enables users to replace or upgrade drives without powering down the system, minimizing downtime and ensuring continuous operation.

Data Security

Data security is a top priority, and the HPE AM311A addresses this concern by implementing advanced security features. This includes encryption capabilities and access controls, providing users with the tools to safeguard their sensitive information effectively.

Smart Array P411

The Smart Array P411 is a RAID controller that is designed to work with HP ProLiant servers. This controller provides advanced data protection and performance for a variety of storage configurations. The P411 supports a variety of RAID levels, including RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5, and RAID 50. This controller can also support up to 12 SAS or SATA drives, providing a high degree of storage flexibility.

Serial Attached SCSI

SAS stands for Serial Attached SCSI, which is a technology used to connect storage devices to a computer system. SAS is a high-speed interface that is designed to handle large amounts of data. This interface is used in enterprise-level storage systems because it provides a high degree of reliability and performance.

Compatibility with Smart Array P411Tailored for Smart Array P411

The HPE AM311A is specifically designed to complement the Smart Array P411. This synergy ensures seamless integration and optimal performance when used together. The Smart Array P411, known for its reliability and advanced features, combined with the HPE AM311A, forms a robust storage solution for various applications.

Performance Optimization

By integrating the HPE AM311A with the Smart Array P411, users can experience enhanced performance and responsiveness in handling data-intensive tasks. The compatibility between these components results in a storage system that meets the demands of modern computing environments.

Performance and ReliabilityEnhanced Data Transfer Speeds

The 6 Gigabytes (GB) External Storage Controller, coupled with the 2-ports Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) connectivity, results in enhanced data transfer speeds. This is particularly advantageous in scenarios where rapid data access and retrieval are critical, such as in enterprise environments and data centers.

Reliability in Demanding Environments

The HPE AM311A is built to withstand the demands of high-performance computing environments. Its robust design and advanced features make it a reliable choice for businesses and individuals with demanding storage requirements.

Use Cases and ApplicationsEnterprise Storage Solutions

The HPE AM311A finds its niche in enterprise storage solutions where large-scale data management is paramount. Its compatibility with the Smart Array P411 makes it an ideal choice for businesses looking to build a resilient and high-performance storage infrastructure.

Data Centers

In data center environments, where the volume of data processed is massive, the HPE AM311A shines. Its ability to handle extensive workloads, coupled with features like hot-swappable drives and RAID support, aligns with the stringent requirements of data center operations.

Media and Entertainment

The storage demands in the media and entertainment industry are ever-growing, with high-resolution content and large media files becoming the norm. The HPE AM311A, with its generous storage capacity and efficient data transfer capabilities, is well-suited for managing the complex storage needs of this industry.

Benefits of the AM311A 256MB Cache SAS Controller

There are several benefits to using the AM311A with the Smart Array P411. One of the primary benefits is that it allows for additional storage devices to be connected to the server. This is useful for organizations that need to store large amounts of data or have high availability requirements. The AM311A also supports RAID, which provides redundancy and improves the reliability of the storage system.

Another benefit of the AM311A is its speed. With data transfer rates of up to 6 gigabits per second, it is faster than many other types of interfaces. This can result in improved performance for applications that rely on fast data access, such as databases or virtual machines.

The AM311A also has a 256MB cache, which can help improve performance. The cache is a small amount of high-speed memory that is used to temporarily store frequently accessed data. By keeping this data in memory, the controller can quickly access it without having to read it from the hard drive every time. This can result in faster data access times and improved overall performance.

The AM311A is designed to be easy to install and use. It is a plug-and-play device that can be installed without any special tools or expertise. It also comes with software that allows administrators to manage the storage system from a central location.

General Information for the HPE AM311A SAS Controller
  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Part Number or SKU# AM311A
  • Product Type: SAS Controller
Technical Information
  • Product Line: Smart Array
  • Product Model: P411
  • Host Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x8
  • Controller Type: Serial ATA/600
  • Raid Supported: Yes
  • Form Factor: Plug-in Card
  • Number of Logical Drives Supported: 64
  • RAID Levels: 0, 1, 1+0, 5
  • Total Number of SAS Ports: 2
  • Number of SAS Ports (Internal): 2
  • Number of SAS Ports (External): 2

In summary, the HPE AM311A is a powerful and versatile storage controller designed for use with the Smart Array P411. Its 6 GB external storage capacity, 256 MB cache, and 2-port Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) make it a reliable choice for businesses seeking enhanced storage performance and scalability. By understanding its features, role in storage infrastructure, benefits, installation and configuration process, as well as troubleshooting and maintenance tips, IT professionals can make informed decisions regarding the implementation and management of the HPE AM311A in their storage environments. As technology continues to evolve, storage controllers like the HPE AM311A play a crucial role in ensuring the efficiency and reliability of data storage systems.

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