HPE Smart Array E208i-a Controller
Are you looking for a cost effective, enterprise-class controller for internal attached drives without occupying a PCIe expansion slot? The HPE Smart Array E208i-a SR Gen10 Controller, supporting 12 Gb/s SAS and PCIe 3.0, provides a cost-effective storage solution with enterprise-class reliability supporting RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 and software-defined storage (SDS). This controller has eight internal SAS lanes, allowing connection to SAS or SATA drives, supports Mixed Mode operations of RAID and HBA simultaneously, and offers encryption for data-at rest on any drive. This type-a modular controller occupies a dedicated storage slot without occupying a PCIe expansion slot.
Cost-Effective SAS Storage Connectivity
The HPE Smart Array E208i-a SR Gen10 Controller is a cost effective enterprise-class controller that provides the basic building blocks for simple RAID storage solutions while delivering 12 Gb/s SAS connectivity on HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers when connected to 12 Gb/s internal storage devices.
Offers a low-cost solution to enable software-defined storage.
Built-in Reliability and Security
The HPE Smart Array E208i-a SR Gen10 Controller protects data-at-rest on any drive attached to the controller with HPE Smart Array SR Secure Encryption (optional license).
Comply with regulations for sensitive data, such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley with HPE Smart Array SR Secure Encryption.
Preserve data integrity with HPE SmartSSD Wear Gauge, which alerts you to potential drive issues before a drive fails.
Improved Efficiency and Storage Management
The HPE Smart Array E208i-a SR Gen10 Controller has increased flexibility with Mixed Mode which operates in RAID and HBA simultaneously and eliminates the expense of having to purchase another controller.
Rapidly configure simple RAID volumes on servers with the UEFI storage configuration tool, which also facilitates scripting support to configure an array via iLO through RESTful interface.
Quickly set up, configure, and manage drives attached to the controller with HPE Smart Storage Administrator (SSA), an intuitive interface used to create RAID volumes, manage advanced controller features, and deploy Smart Array solutions.