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HPE Smart Array SR Gen10 Controllers - Supported Configurations

Basic information

HPE Smart Array SR Gen10 offers a reliable family of RAID controllers that attach to:

  • Internal hot-plug drives

  • Internal non hot-plug drives

  • External JBODs to HPE Gen10 ProLiant, Synergy, and Apollo servers

The HPE Smart Array SR Gen10 family includes S-class, E-class, and P-class integrated within acommon set of Smart Array SR management tools. Each class is characterized according to hardwareRAID support, software RAID support, RAID levels, features, and performance. Within each class, HPEoffers a variety of packing options including the number of SAS/SATA lanes, port type, and form factor.

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S-class

S-class provides software RAID capabilities for use with Microsoft Windows operating systems. HPESmart Array S100i SR Gen10 SW RAID is an ideal entry-level solution that use SATA drives in basicRAID configurations.

S-class provides:

  • Up to 14 SATA lanes attached to internal drives

  • RAID levels 0, 1, 5, and 10

  • Hot-plug and non hot-plug SATA drive support

  • 6G SATA support

  • UEFI Boot Mode only

  • Windows 2012 R2 and Windows 2016 only

  • No cache memory support

  • Smart array management tools

Model
Supported Products
HPE Smart Array S100i SR Gen10 SW RAID
ProLiant, Apollo, Synergy, BladeSystem

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E-class

E-class Smart Array controllers provide an enterprise level, cost-effective solution for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10and software-defined storage solutions. These controllers operate in Mixed Mode which combines RAID and HBA operations simultaneously. They offer encryption for data-at-rest on any drive with HPE SmartArray SR Secure Encryption and provide enterprise-class reliability, security and efficiency.

E-class Smart Array provides:

  • Up to 8 SAS/SATA lanes for internal or external drives

  • RAID levels 0, 1, 5, and 10

  • Mixed mode RAID and HBA pass-through functionality simultaneously

  • 12G SATA support

  • UEFI and Legacy Boot modes

  • Data-at-rest encryption

  • No cache memory support

  • Smart array management tools

Models
Supported Products
HPE Smart Array E208i-a SR Gen10
ProLiant and Apollo
HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR Gen10
ProLiant and Apollo
HPE Smart Array E208e-p SR Gen10
ProLiant and Apollo
HPE Smart Array E208i-c SR Gen10
Synergy

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P-class

P-class Smart Array controllers are ideal for maximizing performance while supporting advanced RAIDlevels. These controllers operate in Mixed Mode which combines RAID and HBA operationssimultaneously. They offer encryption for data-at-rest on any drive with HPE Smart Array SR SecureEncryption. They offer flash-backed write cache and provide enterprise-class storage performance,reliability, security and efficiency.

P-class Smart Array provides:

  • Up to sixteen SAS/SATA lanes for internal or external drives

  • RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM, and 10 ADM

  • Mixed mode RAID and HBA pass-through functionality simultaneously

  • Data-at-rest encryption

  • 12G SAS support

  • UEFI and Legacy Boot modes

  • Best RAID performance capabilities with large flash-backed write cache

  • Smart array management tools

Models
Supported Products
HPE Smart Array P408i-a SR Gen10
ProLiant and Apollo
HPE Smart Array P408i-p SR Gen10
ProLiant and Apollo
HPE Smart Array P408e-p SR Gen10
ProLiant and Apollo
HPE Smart Array P816i-a SR Gen10
ProLiant and Apollo
HPE Smart Array P204i-c SR Gen10
Synergy
HPE Smart Array P408i-c SR Gen10
Synergy
HPE Smart Array P416ie-m SR Gen10
Synergy
HPE Smart Array P408e-m SR Gen10
BladeSystem
HPE Smart Array P204i-b SR Gen10
BladeSystem

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Operating environments

Operating System
S-class
E-class
P-class
Windows
Yes
Yes
Yes
Linux
No
Yes
Yes
VMware
No
Yes
Yes
Legacy Boot mode
No
Yes
Yes
UEFI Boot mode
Yes
Yes
Yes

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RAID technologies

Feature
S-class
E-class
P-class
RAID levels
0, 1, 5, 10
0, 1, 5, 10
0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1ADM, 10 ADM
Max logical drives
14
64
64
Max physical drives
14
238
238
Max physical per logical drive
14
64
64
Mixed mode (RAID and HBA)
No
Yes
Yes
Read load balancing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Mirror splitting and recombining
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rapid parity initialization
Yes
Yes
Yes
Regenerative writes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backed out writes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Full stripe writes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Online global spare
Yes
Yes
Yes
Predictive spare activation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Failure spare activation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Roaming spare
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rapid rebuild
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rebuild priority
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Transformation

Feature
S-class
E-class
P-class
Expand array
No
Yes
Yes
Move array
Yes
Yes
Yes
Replace array
No
Yes
Yes
Shrink array
No
Yes
Yes
Mirror array
No
Yes
Yes
Heal array
Yes
Yes
Yes
Extend logical drive
No
Yes
Yes
Migrate RAID Level
No
Yes
Yes
Migrate stripe size
No
Yes
Yes
Transformation priority
No
Yes
Yes

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Drive technology

Feature
S-class
E-class
P-class
Predictive drive failure
Yes
Yes
Yes
Online drive firmware update
Yes
Yes
Yes
Dynamic sector repair
Yes
Yes
Yes
Controller surface scan
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shingled Magnetic Recording(SMR)
No
Yes
Yes
HPE SmartDrive LED
Yes
Yes
Yes
SSD Over-Provisioningoptimization
No
Yes
Yes
SSD Wear Gauge reports
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Security

Feature
S-class
E-class
P-class
HPE Smart Array SR SecureEncryption
No
Yes
Yes
Sanitize erase
No
Yes
Yes
Signed firmware
Not applicable
Yes
Yes
Drive authentication
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Reliability

Feature
S-class
E-class
P-class
Dual domain topologies
No
Yes
Yes
Link error monitoring
No
Yes
Yes
Recovery ROM
Not applicable
Yes
Yes
Cache error checking andcorrection
Not applicable
Yes
Yes
Thermal monitoring
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Performance

Feature
S-class
E-class
P-class
HPE Smart Array SRSmartCache
No
No
Yes
SSD Smart path
Yes
Yes
Yes
Dual domain path selection
No
Yes
Yes
Read cache
Yes
No
Yes
Flash backed write cache
No
No
Yes
Cache ratio selection
No
No
Yes
Write cache bypass threshold
No
No
Yes
Drive write cache control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Video on demand
No
Yes
Yes
Stripe size selection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Power modes
No
Yes
Yes

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