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swapping smart 2sl for smart 3200

Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

swapping smart 2sl for smart 3200

Can I simply replace my smart 2sl controller card with a smart array 3200 card? Will the data on my drives be safe?

thanks,
stacey
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: swapping smart 2sl for smart 3200

The Original Smart Array Controller, or Smart-1 Array Controller, can be migrated to

All Smart Array Controllers, provided only one Smart-1 channel is used. Controllers that does not have at least two channels include the

Smart-2SL Array Controller

Smart 221 Array ControllerSmart
Smart 431 Array Controller (Future Expansion and Extension Disabled)

The Smart-2SL Array Controller can be migrated to the

Smart 221 Array Controller

All Smart-2 Array Controllers

All Smart-3xxx Array Controllers

All Smart-4xxx Array Controllers
Smart 431 Array Controller (Future Expansion and Extension Disabled)
Smart-5300 Array Controllers

The Smart-2/E, Smart-2/P, and Smart-2DH Array Controllers can be migrated to the

Smart-2/E Array Controller

Smart-2/P Array Controller

Smart-2DH Array Controller

All Smart-3xxx Array Controllers

All Smart-4xxx Array Controllers
Smart 431 Array Controller (If only one channel was used, Future Expansion and Extension Disabled)
Smart-5300 Array Controllers

The Smart-221 Array Controller can be migrated to the

Smart-2/E Array Controller (3.00 firmware needed for more than 7 drives)

Smart-2/P Array Controller (3.00 firmware needed for more than 7 drives)

Smart-2DH Array Controller (3.00 firmware needed for more than 7 drives)

All Smart-3xxx Array Controllers

All Smart-4xxx Array Controllers
Smart 431 Array Controller (Future Expansion and Extension Disabled)
Smart-5300 Array Controllers

The Smart-3200 Array Controller can be migrated to the

Smart-2/E Array Controller (3.00 firmware needed for more than 7 drives)

Smart-2/P Array Controller (3.00 firmware needed for more than 7 drives)

Smart-2DH Array Controller (3.00 firmware needed for more than 7 drives)

Smart-3100ES Array Controller

Smart-4xxx Array Controller
Smart 431 Array Controller (If only one out of two ports are used, Future Expansion and Extension Disabled)
Smart-5300 Array Controllers

The Smart-3100ES Array Controller can be migrated to the

Smart-2/E (If only two out of three ports are used)

Smart-2/P (If only two out of three ports are used)

Smart-2DH (If only two out of three ports are used)

Smart-3200 (If only two out of three ports are used)

Smart-4xxx Array Controller
Smart 431 Array Controller (If only one out of three ports are used, Future Expansion and Extension Disabled)
Smart-5300 Array Controllers (Smart-5302 will require a two port upgrade if three ports are being used)

The Smart-4200 Array Controller can be migrated to the

Smart-4250 Array Controller (Provided only three out of four ports are used)
Smart-3200 Array Controller (Provided only two out of four ports are used)
Smart-5300 Array Controllers (Smart-5302 will require a two port upgrade if four parts areused)

The Smart-4250 Array Controller can be migrated to the

Smart-4200 Array Controller
Smart-3200 Arrray Controller (Provided only two out of three ports are used)
Smart-5300 Array Controllers (Smart-5302 will require a two port upgrade if three ports are used)

The Smart 431 Array Controller can be migrated to the

Smart-3200 Array Controller (may loose a few megabytes of the former Smart 431 swap area on the stripe set)
Smart-4xxx Array Controllers (may loose a few megabytes of the former Smart 431 swap area on the stripe set)
Smart-5300 Array Controllers (may loose a few megabytes of the former Smart 431 swap area on the stripe set)
The Smart-5300 Array Controller can be migrated to the

Smart-3200 Array Controller (depends on Advanced Data Guarding Usage and Support)
Smart-4xxx Array Controllers (depends on Advanced Data Guarding Usage and Support)
The LC2 Array Controller can be migrated to the

Smart-221 Array Controller (may loose a few megabytes of the former LC2 swap area in the stripe set)
Sma