Product Overview of the HPE P44398-B21
HPE P44398-B21 Smart Array P408i-a SR 12G SAS Modular Controller is a cutting-edge storage controller that is designed for use with HPE Gen10 servers. The device is an essential component of a server infrastructure, as it provides the necessary storage capabilities that are required for efficient data management. This controller is built on HPE's Smart Array technology and features a modular design that makes it easy to scale up or down as the needs of the organization change.
Smart Array Technology
The HPE P44398-B21 Smart Array P408i-a SR 12G SAS Modular Controller is built on HPE's Smart Array technology, which is a combination of hardware and software that provides a high-performance, reliable, and scalable storage solution. This technology allows for the creation of a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) that enables data to be distributed across multiple disks, thereby improving data performance, availability, and security.
The HPE P44398-B21 Smart Array P408i-a SR 12G SAS Modular Controller features a modular design that makes it easy to scale up or down as the needs of the organization change. The controller can be configured with up to 24 drives, and additional modules can be added to support even more drives. The modular design also allows for easy maintenance, as individual components can be replaced without having to replace the entire controller.
The HPE P44398-B21 Smart Array P408i-a SR 12G SAS Modular Controller uses Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology, which is a high-speed, high-performance interface that is designed for use with storage devices. SAS technology provides a number of advantages over other storage technologies, including higher data transfer rates, greater scalability, and better reliability.
The HPE P44398-B21 Smart Array P408i-a SR 12G SAS Modular Controller supports 12G SAS, which is the latest generation of SAS technology. 12G SAS provides even faster data transfer rates than previous generations, with a maximum data transfer rate of 12 Gb/s per channel. This increased speed allows for faster data access and improved performance.
The HPE P44398-B21 Smart Array P408i-a SR 12G SAS Modular Controller supports a variety of RAID levels, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60. RAID 0 is a striped volume that provides increased performance but no fault tolerance, while RAID 1 is a mirrored volume that provides fault tolerance but no performance increase. RAID 5 is a volume that provides both performance and fault tolerance, while RAID 6 provides additional fault tolerance by allowing for the failure of two drives. RAID 10, 50, and 60 are more complex RAID levels that provide even greater performance and fault tolerance.
The HPE P44398-B21 Smart Array P408i-a SR 12G SAS Modular Controller comes with a suite of management software that makes it easy to configure, monitor, and maintain the controller. The software includes the HPE Smart Storage Administrator (SSA), which provides a single interface for managing all of the storage devices in the infrastructure. The SSA allows administrators to monitor the health of the storage devices, configure RAID arrays, and perform other management tasks.
In Summary, the HPE P44398-B21 Smart Array P408i-a SR 12G SAS Modular Controller is an essential component of a modern server infrastructure. The controller is built on HPE's Smart Array technology and features a modular design that makes it easy to scale up or down as the needs of the organization change. The controller supports 12G SAS technology and a variety of RAID levels,
General Information about the HPE P44398-B21
- Manufacturer: HPE
- Part Number or SKU# P44398-B21
- Product Type : Controller
- Product Name : SAS-SATA
Technical Specifications for HPE P44398-B21 Smart Array
The HPE P44398-B21 Smart Array P408i-a SR 12G SAS Modular Controller is a high-performance RAID controller that supports up to 12Gb/s SAS, 6Gb/s SATA, and PCIe 3.0. Here are the technical specifications for this product:
- Interface: PCIe 3.0 x8
- RAID levels: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5, RAID 50, RAID 6, RAID 60, RAID 1 ADM, RAID 10 ADM
- Internal ports: 8 x SAS/SATA ports (12Gb/s SAS, 6Gb/s SATA)
- External ports: None
- Cache memory: 4GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (integrated)
- Battery backup: Optional (HPE 96W Smart Storage Battery)
- Maximum drives supported: 240 (with additional SAS expanders)
- Drive type support: SAS, SATA, SSD
- OS support: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, VMware ESXi 6.5
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 6.6 x 2.7 x 0.6 in
- Weight: 0.35 lbs
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.
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.
ALLHDD guarantees that the products will not have defects in material that will affect the product's functionality during the Standard Warranty Period. The warranty period starts when the merchandise/items from our warehouse.
What does ALLHDD.Com warranty cover?
30-days to 3 years warranty:
Replacement or refund. In the case of material defects, we will try to replace the product first. The product will be replaced before the expiration of the original warranty. For any failure of hardware, if we cannot process the replacement of the product(s)/model(s), we will refund the original selling/invoiced price. The shipping costs and sales tax, if any, are non-refundable. ALLHDD retains the right to decide whether the item(s) will process for replacement or refund.
What is not covered by our warranty?
The reason why our warranty does not cover any problem caused by the following conditions:
(a) misuse of hardware; accidental damage; carelessness product(s) damage; shock; temperature beyond the specification of any product; faulty installation; operation; modification of goods;
(b) any misuse outside the instructions in the user manual for any specific product;
(c) damaged caused by other hardware or equipment. The warranty will void if the item is returned with physical damage, damage to the retail box, removed from the box, counterfeit labels/labelled by them, or any modifications of internal and external covers. Data loss or damages to any other equipment we do not cover by our offered warranty.
What is the Manufacturer/Brand Warranty?
In general, a manufacturer's warranty service/support is a written guarantee to the buyer of a product. Its terms assure the replacement or repair of the product, if necessary, within a specified period after the purchase (2-5 years depending on the brand/manufacturer). It is typically included in the price of the product. Products are brand new and sealed and the original manufacturer box is complete with the Manufacturer's genuine warranty. For most of the brand new/retail products that come with the manual and box, exceptions may apply (i.e., Cisco, Juniper Networks).
For the server parts (i.e., Dell, HPE) to get Full coverage of the warranty server must have a full 3- 5 years warranty. However, ALLHDD.COM will cover the warranty duration if any Manufacturer doesn't support the advertised warranty and there is no refund for those.
Final Sale items are non-returnable/refundable in any situation. Any question? please ask our team before the shipment.
We can provide additional warranty service/support for any product you purchase from us if you need additional warranty coverage before finalizing the order from ALLHDD.Com. You need to ask in live chat/help or call us for more information.
Individual product warranty mentioned on each item product description page/detail page.
Free Technical support on purchased items, our expert consultancy over the phone, by email, by live chat, or by remote login.
Shipping Options and Estimated Delivery Time
UPS Shipping Options:
FREE UPS® Ground (Free shipping to all orders for 48 states!)
Estimated delivery time: 4-7 business days
UPS 3 Day Select®
Estimated delivery time: 3 business days
UPS 2nd Day Air®
Estimated delivery time: 1-2 business days, Delivery by 10:30 AM or 2:00 PM
UPS Next Day Air® Standard Overnight
Estimated delivery time: Overnight 2-5 PM, Standard Overnight Delivery.
UPS Next Day Air® - Priority Overnight
Estimated delivery time: Overnight Delivery (Next Business Day) Delivery by 10:30 AM or 12:00 PM
UPS Next Day Air® First Overnight - Early A.M
Estimated delivery time: Overnight 8:00 AM, Early morning, overnight delivery for your time-critical shipments.
UPS® First Overnight - Saturday
Estimated delivery time: Overnight 8:30 AM – Saturday
FedEx Shipping Options:
Estimated delivery time: (4–7 business days in the contiguous 48 states)
*For residential delivery via FedEx Ground use FedEx Home Delivery®
Estimated delivery time: 4−7 business days, based on the distance to the destination.
FedEx Express Saver®
Estimated delivery time: 3 business days (by 4:30 PM to U.S. businesses; by 8:00 PM to residences)
Available throughout all 50 states (except Hawaii and Alaska)
Estimated delivery time: 2 business days (by 4:30 PM to U.S. businesses; by 8:00 PM to residences)
Available throughout all 50 states
FedEx Standard Overnight®
Estimated delivery time: Next-business-day (by 4:30 PM to U.S. businesses and by 8:00 PM to residences)
Available throughout all 50 states (Hawaii is outbound only)
FedEx Priority Overnight®
Estimated delivery time: Next-business-day (by 10:30 PM to U.S. businesses, noon to most residences)
Available throughout all 50 states
FedEx First Overnight®
Estimated delivery time: Next-business-day (by 8:30 or 9 AM to most areas)
Available throughout all 50 states
Worldwide Shipping Options:
UPS®/FedEx® International Economy
Estimated delivery time: 4-7 business days
UPS®/FedEx® International Priority
Estimated delivery time: 2-4 business days
UPS®/FedEx® Ground Shipping Canada
Estimated delivery time: 5-8 business days
- The processing of orders with Ground Shipping can take up to 24-48 hours. But we try to process all orders the same day.
- We are not responsible for weather problems that may affect the delivery of goods by carriers. We cannot guarantee the exact delivery time, regardless of the carriers' claims.
- If you have any specific delivery time requirements, please contact our customer support and someone from our customer service team will be able to help you.
- You can estimate the shipping cost from the products detail page, also available on the checkout page
- The shipping cost depends on box dimensions, weight, and zip/postal code
- To get a FedEx® delivery service you need to mention it on the checkout page notebox.
- For urgent shipments, please contact our customer service.
- Shipping cut off 4:00 PM (Monday-Friday) and available blind drop shipment.