The HPE XP7 Flash Module Device is a FMD unique to XP7. It combines MLC NAND flash and a SAS interface with a custom ASIC controller for superior flash performance. The FMD form factor is larger than traditional SSD and therefore is available in capacities of 1.7 TB, 3.5 TB, 7 TB and 14 TB. They are configurable in a variety of RAID types in the same fashion as other drives and is compatible with all XP7 firmware and software features.
The XP7 Flash Module Device supports wear levelling. In a flash memory each write or erase cycle stresses the cell which in turn causes deterioration of the cell over time. This might cause an imbalance in the cell activity which creates an irregular distribution of these unstable cells thereby impacting the life of flash.
The flash controller monitors the number of writes, erasures and refreshes to eliminate these imbalances by balancing the rate of deterioration in the flash memory cells. This helps in extending the useful lifetime of flash.
Searching for an optical drive for your HPE ProLiant server? The DVD-RW drive is capable of reading DVD 4.7 GB through 8.5 GB media. It can also read standard stamped, CD-R, and CD-RW media. This drive supports writing to CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R/RW, and DVD-R/RW media via software utilities. For Microsoft® operating systems, this is available by installing the included Roxio software disk. For other operating systems, an operating system-specific software utility is required for writing to media. The DVD-ROM drive is designed to read not only CD-ROM and CD-R/RW discs but also DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs.
Do you need faster access for your virtualized environment or just faster operating system boot? HPE Qualified Options now includes HPE Flash Media Kits for USB Drive/Keys for customers requiring uncompromising quality and performance in virtualization environments or OS boot applications. HPE tests and qualifies these devices using the highest industry flash technology that provides a higher level of performance and longer endurance characteristics at an enterprise level. Each device undergoes rigorous performance testing, software validation and strict revision control to verify the highest level of quality and reliability while running on HPE ProLiant servers. Form factors including USB Key, SD Card, and microSD Card are offered allowing the flexibility to support direct OS boot or virtualization across the HPE ProLiant portfolio.
Do you need to accelerate the performance of your data-intensive application workloads? HPE Server Write Intensive (WI) Solid State Drives (SSDs) deliver high performance and endurance while reducing power consumption for customers with applications requiring high random read and write IOPS performance. HPE Server WI SSDs offer the highest performance for write intensive applications and typically have an endurance of <10 drive writes per day. All HPE SSDs are backed by over 3.35 million hours of testing and qualification  ensuring reliable, high performing drives. HPE Digitally Signed Firmware prevents unauthorized access to your data by providing the assurance that drive firmware comes from a trusted source. The self-describing icons on the HPE Smart Carrier take the guess work out of a drive’s status and a “do not remove” button prevents data loss from human error. Monitor the lifespan of your SSD with HPE Smart WearGauge compatibility in management tools.
Do you need to accelerate the performance of your data-intensive applications? HPE Server Read Intensive (RI) Solid State Drives (SSDs) deliver high performance and endurance for applications requiring high random read IOPS performance. HPE (RI) SSDs are backed by over 3.35 million hours of testing and qualification  ensuring reliable, high performing drives. HPE Value SAS SSDs offer a significant performance boost over SATA SSDs with roughly twice the IOPS of SATA SSDs, enabling you to improve transactional database workloads with affordable Value SAS SSDs. HPE Digitally Signed Firmware prevents unauthorized access to your data by providing the assurance that drive firmware comes from a trusted source. Icons on the HPE Smart Carrier take the guesswork out of a drive’s status, and a ""do not remove"" button prevents data loss from human error. You can also monitor the lifespan of your SSD with HPE SmartSSD Wear Gauge, allowing you to determine if any drives are at risk of failure.