Manufacturer’s Description

The HP Smart Array E500 is HP's first 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. The SA-E500 offers RAID 0, 1 and 0+1 and can be upgraded with the battery-backed write cache (BBWC) module for RAID 5. This low-profile card is ideal for customers needing a low-cost external connect for HP ProLiant servers to tape, JBODs, and intelligent Modular Storage Arrays (MSA).

The Specs

System Type PC|Unix|Solaris
Dimensions 2.80" Height x 6.60" Width x 0.70" Thickness
Warranty Information 3 Year
Additional Specifications
Number of SAS Ports (External) 2
Product Line Smart Array
RAID Support Yes
Number of Logical Drive Supported 32
Product Model E500
Total Number of SAS Ports 2
Brand Name HP
Thickness 0.7"
Number of SAS Ports (Internal) 2
Cable Connectors SATA|SCSI
Card Height Low-profile
Quick Glance
Slot/Port Type PCI Express x8
Interface Type Serial Attached SCSI
Drive Array Support 1|0+1
Controller Type SAS RAID Controller
Controller Attributes
Interface Connection 2 x Mini-SAS SAS 300 - Serial Attached SCSI External
Maximum Number of Devices Supported Up to 32 x Logical
Host Transfer Rate Up to 300 MBps
Installed Cache Memory 256 MB ECC DDR2

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