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.
Seamless upgrades from past generations and upgrades to next generation HP high performance and high capacity Serial Attached SCSI Smart Array controllers.
The SA-P212 Controller supports the HP D2600 Disk Enclosure, HP D2700 Disk Enclosure, and the HP 600 Modular Disk System.
6Gb/s SAS technology delivers high performance and data bandwidth and contains full compatibility with 3Gb/s SATA technology.
x8 5G PCI Express 2.0 host interface technology delivers high performance and data bandwidth up to 5 GB/s maximum bandwidth.
Addition of the battery backed cache upgrade enables Capacity Expansion, RAID migration, and Stripe Size Migration. Additionally, Smart Array Advanced Pack license key enables RAID 6 (ADG), 6+0, Advanced Capacity Expansion, Mirror Splitting and Recombining in Offline Mode, Drive Erase, Performance Optimization-Degraded Reads and Read Coalescing (VOD)
Mix-and-match SAS and SATA hard drives, lets you deploy drive technology as needed to fit your computing environment.
Support for > 2 TB in a single logical drive.
Support for HP SAS tape and tape automation products.
Software consistency among all Smart Array family products: Array Configuration Utility (ACU), Option ROM Configuration for Arrays (ORCA), Systems Insight Manager, Array Diagnostic Utility (ADU) and SmartStart. Some of these features are not available with ProLiant 100 series platforms.
The SA-P212 controller supports up to 54 drives.
Low-profile PCI Express form factor - ships with a full size bracket for deployment in either a low-profile or full sized slot
x8 6Gb/s SAS physical links (compatible with 3G SATA)
256 MB DDR2-800 battery-backed cache provides up to 4.2 GB/s maximum bandwidth.
All hardware is covered by our 3 Year Intelligent Servers Warranty Program. We serial number track ever single piece of hardware and sub-level component. If you have any failures or problems with what you've ordered please call 0800 612 8711 and request our RMA department who will handle any issues and arrange a replacement if the piece of hardware or component is still within the 3 year warranty period from the date the original order shipped.