Re: HP Smart Array P800 Controller PCI-E (646 Views)
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aynzw
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Registered: ‎04-03-2013
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HP Smart Array P800 Controller PCI-E

Hi,

 

I have purchased second hand a HP StorageWorks MSA60 array and have all the cables etc required.

 

I am looking to purchase a controller card for the device so I can use the external mini sata connection and after doing my homework it looks like the HP Smart Array P800 controller card may work fine.

 

My question is this, is there any specifics I need to know about the reason why I ask is that I have seen the controller for sale on eBay but what seems to be the same card has different HP part numbers (398647-001, 501575-001).

 

Any advise on purchasing the right card for the storage device is most welcome

 

Kind regards

 

A

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Johan Guldmyr
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Re: HP Smart Array P800 Controller PCI-E

Hi,

what kind of server and what kind of PCI slot do you have available to install it in?


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aynzw
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Re: HP Smart Array P800 Controller PCI-E

Hi, it's a PCIE x8 slot and it is a custom built server, quad core processor, using a raid 5 configuration on sata drives.
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Johan Guldmyr
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Re: HP Smart Array P800 Controller PCI-E

Hi, 

 

partsurfer is usually helpful, 

http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?searchText=398647-001

 

http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=501575-001

 

quickspecs too:

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12616_na/12616_na.html

 

The 501575-001 looks specialized somehow, you can see that the 398647-001 is in a lot more servers.

 

I'd say go with the 398647-001, that's what the option number in the quickspecs translates back to.

 

Will the p800 work in a non-HP server?

Will you need memory/battery too?



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aynzw
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Re: HP Smart Array P800 Controller PCI-E

Thankf for the links Johan, by what it tells me on the quickspecs it looks like the P800 only works with integrity servers so it doesn't look like a viable option.

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Johan Guldmyr
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There's a special option number for the integrity servers.



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TarunJain
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Re: HP Smart Array P800 Controller PCI-E

Hi Aynzw,

P800 Controller - 381513-B21 is supported on ProLiant Servers aka Industry Standard x86/x64 servers.

Spare part number of P800 Controller only : 398647-001 (Batteries, cache not included)

 

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12627_div/12627_div.HTML

 

 

 

Step 2: Array Controllers  

Description

Part Number

Smart Array Controllers Supported
(Single Domain)
HP ProLiant Servers

 

HP Smart Array P800 controller

381513-B21

HP Smart Array E500 controller

435129-B21

HP Smart Array P600/256 BBWC Controller

337972-B21 HP Smart Array P812 Controller/ 1G Flash Backed Cache Controller 487204-B21 HP Smart Array P411/256MB Controller 462830-B21 HP Smart Array P411/512MB BBWC 462832-B21 HP Smart Array P411/1G FBWC Controller 572531-B21 HP Smart Array P212/256MB Controller 462834-B21

 

http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?searchText=381513-B21

 398647-001 Smart Array P800 controller - 16-port PCI-Express (PCIe) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controller

 

Hopefully above informaiton will help you to make informed decision.

Cheers!!

Tarun Jain

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SamK
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Re: HP Smart Array P800 Controller PCI-E

I have a P812 array controller in a non HP GPU CT reconstruction computer. All of the internal ports work fine but nothing happens when I connect to the external ports. Is there some trick to make the external ports see the non HP drive boxes I have attached? Thanks

I am trying to connect a total of 24 drives, 8 internal (working fine), and 8 drives in 2 boxes to the external ports (no response when anything is connected to the external ports. Thanks

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