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How can I determine my Smart Array controller type?

Valery Zhukov
Occasional Visitor

How can I determine my Smart Array controller type?

Hello!
I have HP DL380 G3 server. According standart HP specification it must have Smart Array 5i Plus storage controller. But when I look at controller information in ACU I see the Smart Array 5i. So how can I determine my controller type? The problem is I need for BBWC option and I don't know should I by only BBWC Enabler or I need for another controller too.
By the way, can I install SA 6i controller into HP DL380 G3 server?
Thanks.
4 REPLIES
Akos Hegedus
Valued Contributor

Re: How can I determine my Smart Array controller type?

Hi Valery,

the DL380 G3 has SA 5i plus integrated to the system board. You need only the BBWC Enabler Option (P/N:255514-B21).


You cannot install SA 6i into the server because it is an integrated controller as the name says. But you can install SA641, SA642 or SA6400 series controllers if you like it.

regards,
Akos
Valery Zhukov
Occasional Visitor

Re: How can I determine my Smart Array controller type?

Thanks a lot.

But now I can see this part number is not longer supplied. Should I order somthing else or I can by it nevertheless?
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: How can I determine my Smart Array controller type?

Valery Zhukov
Occasional Visitor

Re: How can I determine my Smart Array controller type?

OK, what I could find:

255514-B21
4.8V 360mAh NiMH battery pack board - Battery Backed Write Cache (BBWC) enabler for Smart Array 5i Plus controller

255514R-B21 4.8V 360mAh NiMH battery pack board - Battery Backed Write Cache (BBWC) enabler for Smart Array 5i Plus controller

260740-001
4.8V 360mAh NiMH battery pack board - Battery Backed Write Cache (BBWC) enabler for Smart Array 5i Plus controller

What the difference!?