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HP Smart Array 5300 Controllers - Overview

Product Overview

HP StorageWorks Smart Array 5300, 5302 and 5304 Controller
PCI to Two/Four Channel, Wide, Ultra3 SCSI, and FC RAID Controller
5302/FC 3
Configuration Information
  • 5302/32 Controller
  • Ultra3 2 channel PCI Array Controller board
  • 32 MB Cache Module
  • 5302/64 Controller
  • Ultra3 2 channel PCI Array Controller board
  • 64 MB Cache Module
  • 5302/128 Controller
  • Ultra3 2 channel PCI Array Controller board
  • 128 MB Cache Module
  • 5302/FC Controller
  • Ultra3 2 channel PCI Array Controller board
  • SAN Access Module
  • 32 MB Cache Module
  • 5304/128 Controller
  • Ultra3 2 channel PCI Array Controller board
  • Ultra3 2 channel Expansion Module
  • 128 MB Cache Module
  • 5304/256 Controller
  • Ultra3 2 channel PCI Array Controller board
  • Ultra3 2 channel PCI Array Controller board
  • 256 MB Cache Module
PCI Host Bus
64 bit 66 MHz PCI V2.2 /with super-scalar RISC processor
PCI Bus Transfer Rate (maximum)
533 MB/sec
Some models have a Heatsink attached or you can upgrade the controller with a Heatsink; Spare part number (218573-001)
Number SCSI Channels
2 or 41
Wide Ultra3 SCSI (160 MB/s per channel)
SCSI Electrical Interface
LVD (Low Voltage Differential) and SE (Single Ended)
SCSI Bus Transfer Rate (maximum)
2 channel model: 320 MB/sec (160 MB/sec per channel)
4 channel model: 640 MB/sec (160 MB/sec per channel)
Cache (Read/Write)
32 MB
64 MB
128 MB
32 MB
128 MB
256 MB
  • ECC protection, battery backed, and removable.
  • Up to 4 days of redundant battery life, removable for easy replacement
  • 128 MB battery-backed cache module (Option Part Number 153506-B21) - includes ADG module. 128 MB is highly recommended for increased performance.
  • A 256 MB cache module (254786-B21) is available for the Smart Array 5300 seiries controllers.
Disk Drive and Enclosure Protocol Support
Ultra3, Ultra2 and Wide-Ultra (SCSI-3)
Maximum Drives Supported
2 channel models support up to 28 drives
4 channel models support up to 56 drives2
Maximum Capacity
2 channel model: 1.06 TB (28 drives x 36.4 GB)
4 channel model: 2.1 TB (56 drives x 36.4 GB)
Logical Drives Supported
Maximum logical drives per controller - 32. At least 1 and up to 32 logical drives in an array
Advanced data guarding (ADG)
  • Battery-Backed Cache Memory Module with Spares Kit 171386-001.
  • RAID ADG Upgrade for Smart Array 5302 (Option Part Number 288601-B21)
  • RAID ADG is a standard feature of SA-5304/128 and available as an option to other models.
  • RAID ADG requires a minimum of 64MB battery backed cache.
Maximum RAID volume support
ADG and 2-terabyte (TB) RAID volume support (some operating system limitations may apply)
SCSI Port Connectors (internal and external)
2 channel model: 2 external/2 internal shared
4 channel model: 4 external/2 Internal shared
Software Upgradable Firmware
2 MB flashable ROM
Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, 2000
  • OpenVMS 7.3-1 with ECOs, 7.3-2
  • Tru64 UNIX V5.1A / TruCluster UNIX V5.1A with PK4 and NHD5 (non-shared)
  • Tru64 UNIX V5.1B / TruCluster UNIX V5.1B with PK2 (non-shared)
  • Novell NetWare 4.2, 5.x
  • SCO UnixWare 7.1.x
  • SCO UnixWare 8.0
  • SCO OpenServer 5.0.4, 5.0.5, 5.0.6a
  • Linux
  • IBM OS/2 Warp Server 4
  • IBM OS/2 Warp Server for e-Business
  • Sun Solaris - Intel Platform Edition 7
  • Sun Solaris - Intel Platform Edition 8
Note 1: With 153507-B21 Expansion Module option
Note 2: Based on use of Compaq StorageWorks Enclosure 4200/4300 family (14 drives enclosure)
Note 3: Fibre Channel support is a standard feature of the SA-5302/FC and available as an option to other models. Fibre Channel support requires the SAN Access Module (spare number 216941-001/FE-18941-01).


Product Description

The Smart Array 5300 series of high-performance Ultra3 array controllers provides reliable data protection for Compaq ProLiant servers and offers new levels of flexibility thanks to Advanced Data Guarding (RAID ADG) technology. The Smart Array 5300 controller raises the standard to higher performance levels with several enhancements including a new memory architecture and new RAID engine.


Product Features

  • New hardware RAID engine, and a new performance memory architecture to significantly improve performance over previous controllers.

  • Modular design allows optimizion of performance and increased capacity from two to four channels with 32, 64, 128, or 256 MB battery backed cache.

  • RAID ADG (Advanced Data Guarding) delivers high fault tolerance similar to RAID 1 while keeping capacity utilization high like RAID 5.

    • This feature protects data from multiple drive failures while only requiring the capacity of two drives to store parity information. This higher level of protection is ideal where large logical volumes are required.

    • RAID ADG can withstand two simultaneous hard drive failures without data loss or downtime - twice as many as RAID 5.

    • This is a standard feature with Smart Array 5304/128 and as an option for the SA-5302/64 and SA-5302/32 models.

      • RAID ADG requires a minimum of 64 MB battery backed cache.

  • Ultra3 SCSI delivers up to 160 MB/s per channel bandwidth.

  • Up to 4 channels provides the highest storage capacity per PCI slot in the industry.

  • Mix-and-match LVD SCSI compatibility protects the investments and allows for drives to be deployed as needed.

  • Battery-backed cache protects cached data during power outages, server failure or controller failure, and uses redundant batteries.

  • A 64 bit, 66 MHz PCI interface boosts bandwidth up to a 533 MB/s total transfer rate.

  • 64-bit memory addressing supports servers with greater than 4 GB of memory.

  • Online Management Features:

    • Online Capacity Expansion

    • Online RAID Level Migration

    • Online Stripe Size Migration

    • Online Spares (Global)

    • User Selectable Read/Write cache

    • User Selectable Expand and Rebuild Priority.

  • Available services include:

    • Hardware warranty extensions

    • Various software support options

    • Installation and startup support

    • Business critical support to keep the storage system running on a 24x7 basis.

  • Recovery ROM

  • Upgrdable firmware - 2 MB flashable ROM

  • Support for Compaq universal hot-plug tape drives.

  • SAN Access, the industry’s first integrated SCSI controller and Fibre Channel SAN adapter offers:

    • Centralized, consolidated backup solutions

    • Incremental SAN based primary storage for groups of 5-10 servers driving Direct Attach Storage (SCSI) with Smart Array 5302 Controllers.


Link to Warranty Information

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This site provides information on 24/7 service and support for in- and out-of-warranty products.


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