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JB-LH
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ProLiant DL380 Gen9 storage controllers

Hello everyone. Does anybody happen to know the difference between the following HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 storage controllers?

HPE Flexible Smart Array P440ar/2G FIO Controller, 749974-B21
HPE Flexible Smart Array P440ar/2GB Controller, 726736-B21
https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/Getdocument.aspx?docname=c04346247#, page 7

The first one, with the FIO (Factory Installable Option) designation, appears to be around $100.00 more than the second.

Thanks!

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Cali
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Re: ProLiant DL380 Gen9 storage controllers

FIO means that HPE installs and cables the card in the server during manufacture. As this causes costs, it is more expensive. I don't think that you can order an FIO card individually afterward.

Cali


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I'm not an HPE employee, so I can be wrong.
JB-LH
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Re: ProLiant DL380 Gen9 storage controllers

Hi Cali. Thank you for replying.

I assumed that was the case, but you'd be surprised how many vendors appear to offer it as an option.

Thanks!

Ihaqueit
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Re: ProLiant DL380 Gen9 storage controllers

This helpful for you. 726736-B21

The 726736-B21 is a Smart Array P440ar Controller, a flexible Smart Array, 12Gb/s SAS RAID controller that provides enterprise-class performance, increased internal scalability and data protection for specific HPE ProLiant Gen9 rack servers and tower servers. The Smart Array, P440AR features 8 internal physical links that increases server uptime by providing advanced storage functionality, including online RAID level migration between any RAID levels with the Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC) and pre-failure warning. 

HPE Smart Array P440AR, Pci-Express-3 x8, SAS Smart Array controller with 2Gb Flash Backed Write Cache provides enterprise-class storage performance, increased internal scalability and data protection for specific Gen9 HPE ProLiant servers. The 726736-B21 has 8 internal physical links which delivers increased server uptime by providing advanced storage functionality, including online RAID level migration between any RAID levels with the Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC).

Smart Array, P440AR, Pci-Express-3 x8, SAS Smart Array controller with 2Gb Flash Backed Write Cache.

  • Part Number: 726736-B21
  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Type: SAS/SATA Controller (Mix-and-match)
  • Data Backup Type: Flash Backed Cache
  • RAID LEVELS: 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60, 10 ADM
  • Physical Drive Support: Up to 200 Physical Drives
  • Logical Drive Support: Up to 64 Logical Drives
  • Total SAS Ports: 2
  • Form Factor: Plug-In Module
  • Key Features: HPE SSD Smart Path, VMware Virtual SAN Certified, Rapid Parity Initialization (RPI), Rapid Rebuild, Power Efficiency, Easy to Upgrade from and to other HPE Smart Array controllers

The 726736-B21 is for the following Gen9 HPE ProLiant Servers:

  • HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen9
  • HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9
  • HPE ProLiant DL560 Gen9
  • HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen9

749974-B21

HPE Smart Array P440AR controller is a Flexible smart array, 12Gb/s SAS RAID controller that provides enterprise-class storage performance, increased scalability and provide data protection for specific HPE ProLiant Gen9 rack servers and Gen9 tower servers. The 749974-B21 features 8 internal physical links and delivers increased server uptime by providing advanced storage functionality, including online RAID level migration between any RAID levels with FBWC and pre-failure warning. 

HPE Smart Array, P440AR, Pci-Express-3 x8, SAS Smart Array controller with 2Gb Flash Backed Write Cache that is compatible with a Smart Storage battery. The 749974-B21 is for the HPE ProLiant Gen9 DL360, Gen9 DL380, Gen9 DL560 and Gen9 ML350 servers.

  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Data Backup Type: Flash Backed Cache
  • RAID LEVELS: 0, 1, 10, 5, 60, 6, 
  • Physical Drives: Supports up to 200
  • Logical Drives: Supports up to 64
  • Total SAS Ports: 2
  • Form Factor: Plug-In Module
  • Transfer Rate: 12Gb/s SAS (1200Mb/s per physical lane)/6Gb/s SATA (600Mb/s per physical Lane)

Key Features:

  • Easily upgrade to and from other HPE Smart Array Controllers
  • Mix-and-match SAS/SATA storage devices to same controller
  • HPE SSD SmartPath
I Haq
JB-LH
Occasional Advisor

Re: ProLiant DL380 Gen9 storage controllers

Thank you for replying, and the information, Ihaqueit.