HPE 726821-B21 Smart Array P440/4GB FBWC 12Gb 1-Port SAS Controller
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HPE 726821-B21 Smart Array P440/4GB Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC) 12Gb Single Port PCI Express 3.0 x8 Internal SAS (RAID) Storage Controller for ProLiant Gen9 Servers (New Bulk Pack with 1 Year Warranty)
The HPE Smart Array P440 Controller is a low-profile, PCIe3 x8, 12 Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controller that provides enterprise-class storage performance, increased internal scalability with SAS Expander card, and data protection for HPE ProLiant Gen9 rack and tower servers. It features eight internal physical links and delivers increased server uptime by providing advanced storage functionality, including online RAID level migration between any RAID levels with flash back write cache (FBWC), global online spare, and pre-failure warning. The Gen9 controllers support the HPE Smart Storage Battery that allows multiple Smart Array controllers to be supported, resulting in simple upgrade process.
Increased Performance for Smoother Operations
The HPE Smart Array P440/2GB Controller delivers 12 Gb/s SAS connectivity on HPE ProLiant 10/100 series Gen9 servers when connected to 12 Gb/s internal storage devices for increased performance in messaging, database or general server applications.
Offers 2 GB DDR3-1866 Flash Back Write Cache providing up to 14.9 GB/s maximum cache bandwidth to reduce latency in write intensive applications that require heavy logging such as databases.
Optional HPE SmartCache provides read and write acceleration for workloads such as databases or web pages.
Data Protection with Encryption Capability
The HPE Smart Array P440/2GB Controller offers optional HPE Secure Encryption capability that protects data at rest on any bulk storage attached to the controller.
Long-term data retention with 2 GB Flash Back Write Cache (FBWC) for improved data reliability.
Predictive spare activation for improved rebuild and increased uptime even in a recovery mode.
Configuration Is efficient and Simple
The HPE Smart Array P440/2GB Controller and the attached storage devices are configured and managed by the easy-to-use HPE Smart Storage Administrator software which is included in the intelligent provisioning of the server.
Data Compatibility among the Smart Array controllers allows simple and easy migration at any time when needs for higher performance, capacity, and availability increase such as migrating an existing storage volumes to an array.
The HPE 726821-B21 Smart Array P440 Controller is a low-profile controller that provides enterprise-class storage performance, increased internal storage scalability with SAS Expander Card, and data protection for HPE ProLiant Gen9 rack and tower servers. It features eight internal physical links and delivers increased server uptime by providing advanced storage functionality, including online RAID level migration between any RAID levels with flash backed write cache (FBWC), global online spare, and pre-failure warnings. This controller includes transportable FBWC allowing the data in the cache to be migrated to a new controller. The Gen9 family of controllers supports the HPE Smart Storage Battery. With HPE Smart Storage Battery, multiple Smart Array controllers are supported without needing additional backup power sources for each controller, resulting in simple upgrade process. This HPE Smart Array P440/4GB with FBWC has 1 Year Warranty.
Option Part Number: 726821-B21
Spare Part Number: 749797-001
Device Type: Storage controller (RAID) - Plug-in Card - Low Profile
Host Bus: PCIe 3.0 x8
Form Factor: Standard PCIe Plug-in Card
Cache (Buffer Size): 4GB Flash-Backed Write Cache
Ports (Channel Qty): 8 Physical Links Across 1 x8 Ports (Internal)
Data Transfer Rate: 12Gb/sec SAS per Physical Link 6Gb/sec SATA per Physical Link PCI Express Gen3 x8 Link Width
Interface: SATA 6Gbps / SAS 12Gbps
RAID Level: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID 50, RAID 60, RAID 1 ADM, RAID 10 ADM
Supported Devices: Hard Drive, Disk Array (RAID)
Additional features: HPE SmartCache (Optional License) HPE Secure Encryption (Optional License)
Expansion & Connectivity
Interfaces: 1 x SATA 6Gb/s / SAS 12Gb/s (internal)
Software / System Requirements
OS Required: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, VMware ESXi 5, Ubuntu 12.04, Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Oracle Solaris 11.1, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, VMware vSphere 5.5, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3, VMware ESXi 5.5, Ubuntu 14.04, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Compliant Standards: WEEE
Dimensions & Weight
Height: 4.09 inch
Width: 5.30 inch
Depth: 1.23 inch
Weight: 1.00 lbs
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HPE ProLiant DL Series: DL20 Gen9, DL20 Gen9 Solution, DL80 Gen9, DL120 Gen9, DL180 Gen9, DL360 Gen9, DL380 Gen9, DL380 Gen9 High Performance, DL560 Gen9, DL560 Gen9 Entry
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HPE ProLiant XL Series: XL170r Gen9, XL230a Gen9 Compute Tray, XL230a Gen9 Compute Tray (12G), XL230a Gen9 Compute Tray (6G), XL230a Gen9 NHP Compute Tray (12G), XL270d Gen9
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