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HP Integrated Smart Array Controller - Overview

Product Description

Integrated Smart Array Controller
An intelligent array controller for entry level, hardware based fault tolerance with support for all Ultra2 SCSI internal hard drives, connected to an embedded SCSI adapter.

The Integrated Smart Array Controller is an intelligent array controller for entry level, hardware based fault tolerance with support for all Ultra2 SCSI internal hard drives. The Integrated Smart Array controller provides a cost effective alternatives to software based RAID. Designed and integrated with Compaq ProLiant DL360, DL380, ML570, DL580, ProLiant 8500, and ProLiant 8500 Data Center solution servers, the Integrated Smart Array controller provides data protection for all server internal storage needs.


Product Features

  • Fault Recovery - Online Spares: Up to four spare drives can be installed prior to drive failure. If a failure occurs, recovery begins with an Online Spare and data is reconstructed automatically.

  • Fault Tolerance -

    • Distributed Data Guarding (RAID 5): Distributed Data Guarding (RAID 5) allocates parity data across multiple drives and allows simultaneous write operations. For configuration - see "Smart Array Controller Technology: RAID 5 Configuration Recommendations" white paper.

    • Drive Mirroring (RAID 1, 0+1): Drive Mirroring (RAID 1, 0+1) allocates half of the drive array to data and the other half to mirrored data, providing two copies of every file.

  • Hot-Pluggable Drive Support - Hard disk drives can be removed or added without powering down the server.

Option Part Number
Spare Part Number
Supported Servers
  • ProLiant DL360, DL380, DL580
  • ProLiant 8500
  • ProLiant 8500 Data Center Solution servers
  • Optional upgrade for the ProLiant ML370 and ML570 servers
Supported Operating Systems
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • SCO UnixWare 2.X and 7.X
  • Novell NetWare 3.2, 4.2, 5.0
  • SCO OpenServer 5.0.4, 5.0.5
  • IBM OS/2 WARP Server Family
  • Banyan VINES 7.x and later versions
  • Windows 2000
  • Linux
Wide Ultra2 SCSI
32-bit RISC
Electrical Interface
Low Voltage Differential (LVD)
Peak Transfer Rate
80 MB/s (internal)
8 MB read only cache (on server board)
Internal hard disk drives, up to 32 logical drives


Link to Warranty Information

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