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MSA20 alternative SmartArray controller PCIe version

 
eaperezh
Occasional Advisor

MSA20 alternative SmartArray controller PCIe version

Hi, currently we use two MSA20 units with 8 1TB disk each, connected to the servers via a smartarray 6402 card.

However we want to move the MSA20 to another server that only has PCIe slots.

What card can i use in PCIe version to present the MSA20 to this new server?

 

thanks,

 

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eaperezh
Occasional Advisor

Re: MSA20 alternative SmartArray controller PCIe version

After reading a lot, there are no Smart Array 6400 PCIe cards versions.

So my other option, is to use a server (proliant or non-proliant) with PCI-X slots.

 

Question:

Can I use a non-HP computer with two PCI-X slots, windows 2003 server and install the two 6402 cards there and connect the MSA20s? the whole idea will be to export the MSA20 disks via iSCSI from the windows2003 computer.

 

Thanks in advance for your answers.