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Sas card add-on in DL380 G3

Steve Vibert_1
Frequent Advisor

Sas card add-on in DL380 G3


I want connect LTO4 Autoloader SAS interface in my dl380 G3 server.

There are a add-on card for sas connectivity for this generation of DL380 ?

Ps) excuse my english
Valued Contributor

Re: Sas card add-on in DL380 G3


I believe the P600 Smart array controller will provide the connectivity you need, but it is not officially supported on the G3.

The PN for the P600/256MB BBWC is 337972-B21

The quickspecs for this controller are here:


Again, it is not officially supported for the G3, so it may not work.
Steve Vibert_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Sas card add-on in DL380 G3


Thank you for your response Saberus.

I think, it's hard to suggest to my boss purchase a controller if i'm not sure is it's compatible or working. I will prefer go to the sas interface for speed but if i'm not sure it's working i stay with old scsi U320 interface which it's working for sure. It seem fitted in pci-x slot in dl380 G3 but ......

Anyway thank you for your suggestion.
Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: Sas card add-on in DL380 G3

according http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/division/Division.html#12247 and http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/arraycontrollers/index.html is P600 Smart Array the only one SAS controller for PCI-X slot (in your dl380 g3 server)

check this ITRC thread : http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447626+1276102208528+28353475&threadId=1062072
and mayby ask craetor about his experience, he planned to try it.

anyway, it is not looking like best configuration, probably consider replacing your g3 server.