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Best Array Controller for a ProLiant 5000?

Chris Stoneley
Frequent Advisor

Best Array Controller for a ProLiant 5000?

Alrigh dated kit I know but since I have primary & secondary PCI, and EISA slots figure I ought to be able to do something better... I have 2 x SMART-2/SL controllers installed and a SMART-2/DH on standby. Essentially I'd like to take best advantage of the 10K Wide Ultra drives I have (with the hot pluggable backplane) internally mounted and get the best bandwidth possible to an external ProLiant Storage System F/1 or F/2 (with similar drives). I'd like something with a battery backup (so I can expand RAID 5 on the fly as I upgrade disks) and would put emphasis on write over read given the choice.

Any suggestions on what I should be looking for / at?