HPE Raid Expander Cards
The HPE Smart SAS Expander Card enhances the Smart Array controller family by allowing support for more then 8 internal hard diskdrives on select ProLiant servers when connected to a Smart Array P410 Controller (SA-P410) or Smart Array P410i Controller (SAP410i).
The full height, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) expander card supports up to 24 internal drive bays plus an external connectionfor tape. The HPE SAS Expander Card is ideal for ProLiant server user that want to RAID more than 8 internal hard disk drives orfor ProLiant server user who purchase an additional internal drive cage and want to be able to RAID across all internal drives.
HPE's innovative design and integration work of the Smart Array family of products, including the HPE SAS Expander Card connected to a SA-P410 or SA-P410i Controller creates user value that is unmatched in the industry.
Use of Smart Array products across multiple applications results in a much lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) than any other server storage RAID product. The HPE Smart Array family brings an unparalleled return on investment through:
:: Data compatibility among all models of Smart Array controllers allows simple and easy upgrades anytime needs for higher performance, capacity, and availability increase. Even successive generations of Smart Array controllers understand the data format of other Smart Array Controllers.
:: Consistent configuration and management tools. All Smart Array products utilize a standard set of management and utility software. These tools minimize TCO by reducingtraining requirements and technical expertise necessary to install and maintain the HPE server storage.
:: Universal hard drive form factor is for use across multiple HPE servers, disk enclosures and storage systems. With compatibility across many enterprise platforms, user are free to deploy and re-deploy these drives to quickly deliver increased storage capacity, migrate data between systems, and easily manage spare drives.
:: Pre-Failure warranty means HPE Insight Manager not only reports when a drive is going to fail but allows replacement of failing drives prior to actual failure. For complete details, consult the HPE Support Centeror refer to HPE Server documentation.
:: Smart Array Advanced Pack (SAAP) delivers value added software features with the Smart ArrayController, which will further enhance performance, reliability, and availability of user data.