The HPE Smart Array P721m Controller is a PCI-Express (PCIe) 3.0 mezzanine card supporting direct attached SAS Storage. It provides reliability, connectivity, and storage performance for HPE ProLiant Gen8 server blades through its support of the latest SAS technology and advanced RAID capabilities. HPE Smart Array Advanced Pack (SAAP) 2.0 features, such as dual domain, RAID 6, 60, Advanced Data Mirroring is included in the P721m.
Are you looking for an enterprise-level controller to maximize performance and storage capacity without occupying a PCI Express (PCIe) expansion slot?
The HPE Smart Array P816i-a SR Gen10 Controller, supporting 12 Gb/s SAS and PCIe 3.0, provides enterprise-class storage performance, reliability, security and efficiency needed to address your evolving data storage needs. This controller has sixteen 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. The Smart Array P816i-a SR Gen10 Controller is ideal for maximizing performance while supporting advanced RAID levels with 4 GB Flash-Backed Write Cache (FBWC). This type-a modular controller occupies a dedicated storage slot without occupying a PCIe expansion slot.
The Gen10 controllers are supported by the HPE Smart Storage Battery. The HPE Smart Storage Battery supports multiple devices and is sold separately.