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HPE Smart Array E500 RAID

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HPE Smart Array E500 is HPE's external connect only, entry level PCI Express (PCIe) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controller. The full size card has 8 ports (2 x4 mini SAS external connectors) and utilizes DDR2-533 memory.

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Compatible with

  • XenServer 6.0
  • XenServer 6.0.2

Compatibility

  • Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

Product Details

HPE Smart Array E500 is HPs external connect only, entry level PCI Express (PCIe) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controller. The full size card has 8 ports (2 x4 mini SAS external connectors) and utilizes DDR2-533 memory.

Data Compatibility - Data Compatibility with Serial Smart Array controllers will allow simple and easy upgrades anytime needs for higher performance, capacity, and availability increase.

Consistent Configuration and Management Tools - All Smart Array products utilize a standard set of management and monitoring software. These tools minimize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by reducing training requirements and technical expertise necessary to install and maintain HPE server storage.

Universal Hard Drive - A universal hard drive is used across multiple HP ProLiant servers, disk enclosures and storage systems. With compatibility across many enterprise platforms, you are free to deploy and re-deploy these drives to deliver increased storage capacity, migrate data between systems, and easily manage spare drives.

Features

  • SA-E500 Controller supports up to 108 drives.
  • SA-E500 Controller supports the MSA50, MSA60 and MSA70 JBODs.
  • Seamless upgrades to current or next generation HPE high performance and high capacity Serial Attached SCSI Smart Array controllers.
  • 3G SAS technology delivers high performance and data bandwidth up to 300 MBs per physical link and contains full compatibility with 1.5G SATA technology.
  • x8 2.5G PCI Express host interface technology delivers high performance and data bandwidth up to 2 GB/s maximum bandwidth.
  • Addition of the battery upgrade enables battery backed write cache, RAID 5, array expansion, logical drive extension, RAID migration, and stripe size migration.
  • Mix-and-match SAS and SATA hard drives, lets you deploy drive technology as needed to fit your computing environment.
  • Support for SAS tape products.
  • Software consistency among all Smart Array family products: Array Configuration Utility, Systems Insight Manager, Array Diagnostic Utility (ADU) and SmartStart.
  • Support for greater than 2TB in a single logical drive.
  • 256 MB 40-bit wide DDR2-533 MHz cache module (with optional battery upgrade).