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Drive Size

Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Drive Size

What is the largest drive size that can be used with the 3200?
Kindest regards,
Jason O'Shea
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Drive Size

The largest drive compaq offers is 72 gig the link is here but I do not believe the is any actual limitation per drive.

Protocol Wide Ultra2 SCSI, Wide-Ultra SCSI-3, Fast Wide SCSI-2 or Fast SCSI-2
SCSI Electrical Interface Low Voltage Differential (LVD) & Single Ended
Drives Supported Up to 30 Wide Ultra21 SCSI, Wide-Ultra SCSI-3, Fast-Wide SCSI-2 or Fast SCSI-2 Hard Drives, when used with the 4214 the maximum number of drives per channel is 15.
Data Transfer Method 32-Bit PCI bus master
Maximum Transfer Rate on System Bus (peak) 133 MB/s
Simultaneous Drive Transfer Channels Two
Total Channel Transfer Rate 80 MB/s per channel
In order to function at Wide Ultra2 SCSI transfer rates, the Smart Array 3200 Controller must be used with Wide Ultra2 SCSI capable HDD, drivers & servers.
Software Upgradable Firmware Yes
Read/Write Cache 64-MB Array Accelerator, removable with battery backup (56MB available) built on the removable daughter boards.
Logical Drives Supported 32
Reliability Features Distributed Data Guarding (RAID 5) Yes
Data Guarding (RAID 4) Yes

Drive Mirroring (RAID 1) Yes

Drive Striping (RAID 0) Yes

Controller Duplexing Yes1

Automatic Data Recovery Yes