12Gb/s SAS (1200 MB/s theoretical bandwidth per physical lane. 6Gb/s SATA (600 MB/s theoretical bandwidth per physical lane)
Supports Mix-and-match SAS and SATA drives to the same controller. Supports Mixed Mode (RAID logic drives and HBA physical drives simultaneously).
Seamless upgrades from HPE Smart Array Software RAID and to HPE Smart Array P-class Controllers.
Background surface scan
Checks drives during inactive periods and automatically remaps bad sectors, ensuring data integrity
This feature protects the user from a firmware image corruption by storing a redundant copy of the firmware image. If the active firmware image becomes corrupt, the controller will use the redundant firmware image and continue operating
If a failure occurs, recovery begins with an On-Line Spare and data is reconstructed automatically.
HPE SmartSSD Wear Gauge
HPE SmartSSD Wear Gauge reports the amount of lifetime remaining on your SSDs.
Modular form factor
Type-a Flexible/Modular Controller does not occupy a PCIe Expansion slot.