The HP Smart Array P812 is HP's 24 port Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controller with PCI Express (PCIe). This high performance SAS RAID controller provides high levels of reliability for HP servers through its support of 6 Gb/s SAS and 3 Gb/s SATA technology, 1 GiB FBWC, and advanced RAID capabilities. This controller ships standard with a Smart Array Advanced Pack license key and supports up to 108 hard drives.
Seamless upgrades to and from other HP Smart Array controllers.
Storage interface (SAS/SATA)
Two Mini SAS 4i connectors for attachment to internal drive backplanes
Four Mini SAS 4x connectors for attachment to JBODs and external tape drives
6 Gb/s SAS technology delivers up to 600 MB/s per physical link.
3 Gb/s SATA technology delivers up to 300 MB/s for directly attached SATA drives.
Mix-and-match SAS and SATA drives. Deploy drive technology as needed to fit the computing environment.
Support for SAS tape drives, SAS tape autoloaders and SAS tape libraries.
Host interface (PCI Express)
PCI Express 2.0 8x host interface provides up to 4 GB/s in each direction
RAID controller features
1 GiB flash-backed write cache (not all of which is available for user data)
RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 5, 6, 50, and 60
Recovery ROM protects against ROM corruption.
Smart Array Advanced Pack license key included (see below)
Consistent management software among all Smart Array family products, including Array Configuration Utility (ACU), Systems Insight Manager (SIM), Array Diagnostic Utility (ADU), Online ROM Configuration Utility (ORCA), and SmartStart.
SAS 2.0 (6 Gb/s, 3 Gb/s, and 1.5 Gb/s). 6 Gb/s bandwidth supports larger numbers of SAS drives in the SAS subsystem and provides better support for future high-bandwidth SSDs.
SATA 2.6 (3 Gb/s and 1.5 Gb/s).
24 SAS/SATA physical links distributed across six Mini SAS connectors
Two Mini SAS 4i connectors (8 physical links): for attachment to internal drive backplanes
Four Mini SAS 4x connectors (16 physical links): for attachment to JBODs and external tape drives
All hardware is covered by our 3 Year Intelligent Servers Warranty Program. We serial number track ever single piece of hardware and sub-level component. If you have any failures or problems with what you've ordered please call 0800 612 8711 and request our RMA department who will handle any issues and arrange a replacement if the piece of hardware or component is still within the 3 year warranty period from the date the original order shipped.