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HPE Smart Array P824i-p MR Gen10 Controller

What are the key features/benefits of the new HPE Smart Array P824i-p MR Gen10 Controller?

The HPE Smart Array P824i-p MR Gen10 Controller is a 12 GB/s SAS RAID controller that:
  • Supports up to 24 internally attached SAS or SATA drives on a single controller without the use of a SAS expander for enterprise-level performance and scalability
  • Delivers data protection with advanced RAID levels 0/1/5/6/10/50/60
  • Enables long-term data retention with 4 GB Flash-Backed Write Cache
  • Accelerates the performance of solid-state drives (SSDs) for random read/write workloads using HPE Smart Array MR Fast Path
  • Caches hot data from hard disk drives (HDDs) onto higher performing SSDs with HPE Smart Array MR CacheCade
  • Offers 12 Gb/s SAS technology using the PCI Express 3.0 (PCIe) interface for increased performance
  • Features mixed mode, which allows the flexibility to use HBA and RAID mode in a single controller, freeing up a PCIe slot for other uses
  • Reduces the time it takes to configure simple RAID volumes on an unconfigured server via the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) tool