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337972-B21 HP PCI-X Smart Array P600 controller
AH226A HP PCIe Smart Array E500 SAS controller
AD335A HP PCIe P800 SAS RAID controller


The HP Smart Array P600 serial attached SCSI (SAS) controller provides new levels of performance and reliability for HP servers, through its support of the latest SCSI technology and advanced RAID capabilities. The first of a new generation of SAS Smart Array controllers, the SA-P600 once again raises the standards of performance offering twice the bandwidth of a 4-channel U320 array controller.

  • Support for 3Gb SAS
  • New 512MB Battery-Backed Write Cache (BBWC) option
  • Online Drive Flash


The HP Smart Array P800 is first 16 port SAS RAID controller PCI Express (PCIe). It is the highest performing controller in the SAS portfolio and provides new levels of reliability for HP servers, through its support of the latest SCSI technology and advanced RAID capabilities. This controller ships standard with RAID 6 (ADG) and supports over 100 hard drives.


The HP Smart Array E500 is the first external connect only, entry level PCIe SAS RAID controller. The full size card has 8 ports and uses DDR2-533 memory. The SA-E500 offers RAID 0, 1, and 0+1 and can be upgraded with the BBWC module for RAID 5. SA-E500 comes with 3 Gb SAS technology, which delivers high performance and data bandwidth up to 300 MB\s per physical link and contains full compatibility with 1.5 Gb SATA technology. It also supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and 64 LUN.

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