SA-4200 controller has two major differences over previous
generations of mainstream Smart Array products:
channels providing these customer benefits:
- 320 MB/s parallel SCSI bandwidth.
than other PCI storage solution available on the
market - Four SCSI channels with (14) 18.2 GB
drives per channel externally = 1.16 TB of
external storage in 12U vertical rack space.
I/O architecture is benchmarked at up to 4x the
current I/O bandwidth of the award winning SA-3200
SA-4200 will be targeted at ProLiant (Intel) servers,
particularly the ProLiant 3000- to ProLiant 7000-class and
8-way servers where a greater level of performance and
capacity is required (or in any ProLiant server where
performance and capacity growth are issues).
product is a perfect companion to the new Compaq
StorageWorks Enclosure 4200. Supporting up to (14)
1" Ultra2 SCSI disk drives in each enclosure, this
storage solution becomes the highest total capacity
solution available in the market today.
4 external SCSI ports; 2 internal SCSI ports (2 SCSI
channels are shared)
to 1.16 TB of external storage
per server PCI slot
ECC protected, battery-backed and removable, cache
daughter board for up to four days of data protection
up to 320 MB total SCSI band-width (80 MB per channel)
with 64-bit RISC processor engine
with all Smart Array family products: ACU, CIM, ADU
with the last generation of Smart Array family
products - a seamless upgrade from previous
generations of Smart Array family controllers.
support for hard disk drives (requires CIM)
Compaq line-up of OS and server support
(Windows NT, NetWare, UnixWare, SCO, OS/2, Banyan)
Online Capacity Expansion; Online Stripe Size
Migration; Online Spare (Global)
SMART Array controllers are compatible with Compaq
Benefits at a Glance
- In today's world of ever-growing information, the words
"too much performance" and "too much
storage" are seldom heard. Compaq has created these
array controller solutions to provide the performance to
get data to the user faster than ever before and gives
customers room to grow.
The Compaq Advantage
design and integration work for the Smart Array family of
products offers unmatched customer value. Large-scale use
of Smart Array products creates much lower cost of
ownership than many competitive server storage products.
The Compaq Smart Array family brings unparalleled return
on invested dollars due to these product family benefits:
between all models of Smart Array Controllers means
customers can upgrade their Smart Array products to
get to higher performance, capacity and availability.
Unlike competitive products, successive generations of
Smart Array products understand the data format of
other Smart Array controllers.
configuration and management tools.
All Smart Array products utilize a standard set of
management and utility software. These tools
consistently lower the cost of ownership by reducing
training and technical expertise necessary to install
and maintain the Compaq server storage. Configuration,
management and diagnostic software tools includes Array
Configuration Utility, Array Diagnostic Utility,
Compaq Insight Manager (CIM), and Compaq SmartStart.
Refer to the Smart
Array Products Feature Matrix for additional
and storage pools.
This add-on software for the Compaq Smart Array
controllers delivers the next step towards Compaq's
Enterprise Network Storage Architecture vision with
support for SANworks Virtual Replicator. With this
software, users can instantly create
"snapshots" of production data to -
backup and restore Windows from hours to minutes
storage for quick response to changing storage
"virtual volumes" of up to 1 terabyte
system data and storage management through
means that Compaq Insight Manager tells you when a
drive is going bad and allows you to replace failing
drives before they actually fail.