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HP 462828-B21 Smart Array P212/Zero Memory Controller

Price: $199.00
Item Number: 462828-B21
Manufacturer: HP
Manufacturer Part No: 462828-B21
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Overview

The HP Smart Array P212 is HP's entry level PCI Express (PCIe) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controller. The Low Profile, Half Height card has 8 ports and utilizes DDR2-266 memory. The P212 is ideal for RAID 0/1, 1+0 and can be upgraded with the 256MB battery-backed write cache (BBWC) module for RAID 5, 5+0.

What's new

  • 6G SAS and 3G SATA support
  • Modular flexibility with scalability from HBA functionality to full SAS value
  • RAID 5+0 and 6+0
  • Improved battery life (48 hours)
  • SATA NCQ for all controllers
  • Additional Features via Software upgrade – Smart Array Advance Pack (SAAP)

Introducing the Smart Array P212, available now with the latest in I/O slot technology and entry level grade features.

  • Entry Level Performance
    • 4 internal ports/4 external ports of 3Gb Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) +6Gb SAS compatible
    • x8 PCI-Express I/O connector
    • DDR-2/800 memory
    • 256MB, and Battery-Backed Write Cache (BBWC) upgrade option
  • Reliable
    • Standard RAID 0,1, 1+0
    • RAID 5, 5+0 support with 256MB Cache
  • Flexible
    • Supports SAS and SATA disk drives
  • Manageable
    • Online Drive Flash
    • Remote monitoring and configuration
    • Mirror Splitting and recombining

Ideal environment

Ideal for...

SAS based servers that require
  • File/Print
  • General purpose applications
  • Domain controller
  • Application Servers
  • Dedicated applications

Model comparison

 
Data Compatibility Yes, future SAS Smart Array controllers Yes, future SAS Smart Array controllers Yes, future SAS Smart Array controllers Yes, future SAS Smart Array controllers
Instant Upgrades to other Smart Array Controllers Yes, SAS Smart Array controllers Yes, SAS Smart Array controllers Yes, SAS Smart Array controllers Yes, SAS Smart Array controllers
Consistent Software Management Tools Yes Yes Yes Yes
PCI Bus PCIe 2.0 x8 PCIe 2.0 x8 PCIe 2.0 x8 PCIe 2.0 x8
Storage Protocol Support 6Gb/s SAS & 3Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s SAS & 3Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s SAS & 3Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s SAS & 3Gb/s SATA
Channels 8 SAS ports 8 SAS ports 8 SAS ports 24 SAS ports
Connectors (External/Internal) 1/1 0/2 2/0 4/2
Drives Supported (Max) 54 24 100 108
Cache 0MB RAM; Available 256MB & BBWC upgrade 256MB DDR2 RAM; Available BBWC upgrade, 512MB BBWC & 512MB/1G FBWC 256MB DDR2 RAM; Available BBWC upgrade, 512MB BBWC & 512MB/1G FBWC 1G FBWC
RAID Support 0,1, 1+0, 5, 5+0 standard; RAID 6 (ADG), 6+0 optional 0,1, 1+0, 5, 5+0 standard; RAID 6 (ADG), 6+0 optional 0,1, 1+0, 5, 5+0 standard; RAID 6 (ADG), 6+0 optional 0,1, 1+0, 5, 5+0, 6 (ADG), 6+0 standard
Online Spare Support Yes Yes Yes Yes