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HPE P12965-B21 NS204I-P x2 Lanes PCI-E 3 x 8 OS Boot Device Bulk

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P12965-B21 NS204I-P x2 Lanes Non Volatile Memory Express(NVMe) Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) 3 x 8 OS Boot Device | Made by HPE | New Bulk Pack
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More Information for the HPE P12965-B21 Expansion Module

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, storage solutions play a pivotal role in enhancing overall system performance. The HPE P12965-B21 NS204I-P, with its x2 Lanes NVMe PCI-E 3 x 8 configuration, stands out as a high-performance storage option, particularly noteworthy for its capability as an operating system (OS) boot device. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the intricacies of this hardware, exploring its key features, benefits, and how it functions as a critical component in modern computing environments.

Understanding HPE P12965-B21 NS204I-P

Overview of HPE P12965-B21 NS204I-P

The HPE P12965-B21 NS204I-P is a storage solution designed to harness the power of Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) technology. NVMe, an advanced storage protocol, enables faster data transfer and reduced latency, making it an ideal choice for high-performance computing applications. This specific model, with its x2 Lanes configuration, signifies its ability to support dual data paths, optimizing data throughput.

NVMe PCI-E 3 x 8: Unpacking the Terminology

  • NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express): NVMe is a storage protocol designed for modern, high-performance SSDs (Solid State Drives). Unlike traditional protocols like SATA, NVMe leverages the full potential of flash-based storage, delivering significantly faster data transfer speeds and lower latency.
  • PCI-E 3 x 8: PCI Express (PCI-E) is a high-speed interface standard used for connecting various hardware components within a computer. The "3" in PCI-E 3 refers to the third generation, which offers higher data transfer rates compared to previous versions. The "x8" indicates the number of data lanes available for communication. In this case, the HPE P12965-B21 NS204I-P utilizes eight data lanes, further enhancing its data transfer capabilities.

Significance of OS Boot Device

The role of an OS boot device is crucial in the overall functionality of a computer system. The operating system is the software that manages hardware resources and provides a user interface. Using a high-performance storage solution, such as the HPE P12965-B21 NS204I-P, as the OS boot device can significantly impact the system's responsiveness and overall performance.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Dual Data Paths with x2 Lanes: The x2 Lanes configuration of the HPE P12965-B21 NS204I-P allows for dual data paths, ensuring efficient data transfer between the storage device and the rest of the system. This feature is particularly advantageous in scenarios where high-speed data access is critical, such as during the booting process.
  • NVMe Advantages: Leveraging NVMe technology, this storage solution provides faster data access and lower latency. The protocol's parallel processing capabilities enable multiple data requests to be handled simultaneously, further enhancing overall system performance.
  • PCI-E 3 Speeds: The PCI-E 3 interface, with its high-speed data transfer rates, ensures that data can be quickly read from and written to the storage device. This is especially beneficial for tasks that require rapid access to large amounts of data, contributing to a seamless computing experience.
  • Reliability and Durability: NVMe SSDs are known for their reliability and durability. With no moving parts, they are less prone to mechanical failures, making them a dependable choice for critical applications, including serving as an OS boot device.

Use Cases and Applications

  • Server Environments: In server environments where quick and reliable access to the operating system is essential, the HPE P12965-B21 NS204I-P can be deployed as the primary OS boot device. Its high-performance features make it well-suited for demanding server workloads.
  • Workstations and High-End PCs: Workstations and high-end PCs that require fast boot times and responsive performance can benefit from the HPE P12965-B21 NS204I-P as the OS boot device. This ensures that users can start working on tasks without unnecessary delays.
  • Data-Intensive Applications: Applications dealing with large datasets, such as video editing or scientific simulations, can leverage the high-speed data transfer capabilities of this storage solution. The NVMe protocol, combined with the x2 Lanes configuration, ensures efficient handling of data-intensive tasks.
Dual Lanes for Improved Performance

The HPE P12965-B21 NS204I-P x2 Lanes NVMe PCI-E 3 x 8 OS Boot Device provides improved performance through the use of dual lanes. Some key benefits include:

  • Improved data transfer speed: Dual lanes provide increased bandwidth for faster data transfer, reducing the time it takes to access and process data.
  • Increased I/O performance: Dual lanes allow for more parallel I/O requests to be processed, resulting in improved application performance.
  • Enhanced reliability: Dual lanes provide redundancy and improved fault tolerance, reducing the risk of data loss or interruption.
  • Support for NVMe: The device supports Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) which provides fast and efficient data access and storage.
  • PCI-E 3.0 x8 interface: The device features a PCI-E 3.0 x8 interface, providing a fast and reliable connection to the host system.
  • x2 Lanes: The device features x2 lanes, providing improved performance and scalability.
  • OS Boot Device: The device can be used as an OS boot device, allowing for quick and easy system boot and recovery.

The HPE P12965-B21 NS204I-P x2 Lanes NVMe PCI-E 3 x 8 OS Boot Device is designed to deliver high performance and reliability for demanding data center environments. With its dual lanes and support for NVMe, it is a great solution for organizations that require fast and efficient data storage and management.

Compatible with HPE Servers

The HPE P12965-B21 NS204I-P x2 Lanes NVMe PCI-E 3 x 8 OS Boot Device is compatible with the following systems:

  • HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10 Server
  • HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 Server
  • HPE ProLiant DL560 Gen10 Server
  • HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10 Server
  • HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 Server
  • HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen10 Server

It is important to check the compatibility of the device with your specific server model before purchasing to ensure proper functioning and compatibility. Additionally, the device requires an operating system that supports NVMe storage, such as Windows Server 2016 or 2019, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 or later.

General Information about this HPE P12965-B21

  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Part Number or SKU# P12965-B21
  • Product Name: Controller
  • Product Type: Expansion Module

Technical Specifications

  • Form Factor: Half-height Half-length PCI-E Card
  • Controller: Marvell 88NR2241-B
  • Boot Mode: UEFI
  • RAID Type: Hardware (RAID-on-Chip)
  • RAID Level: Preconfigured RAID 1 Only
  • Host Bus Interface: PCIe Gen3 x8 (x4 Electrical)
  • Disk Interface: NVMe
  • Storage Included: None
  • Write-back Cache: No
  • Workload: OS Boot Only
  • Security: Firmware Root of Trust (FW ROT)
  • HPE OneView Support: Monitored, Not Managed
  • OS/Hypervisor Support: Windows, Linux, VMware


  • Platform Supported: PC
  • Environmentally Friendly: Yes
  • Environmental Certification: RoHS, ErP Lot 9

Outline, the HPE P12965-B21 NS204I-P, with its x2 Lanes NVMe PCI-E 3 x 8 configuration, represents a cutting-edge storage solution that excels as an OS boot device. Its dual data paths, coupled with NVMe and PCI-E 3 technologies, contribute to faster data access and improved overall system performance. Whether deployed in server environments, workstations, or high-end PCs, this storage device offers reliability, durability, and a seamless computing experience.

As technology continues to advance, the HPE P12965-B21 NS204I-P stands as a testament to the constant pursuit of innovation in storage solutions, providing users with a robust and high-performance option for their computing needs.

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