Smart Array Controllers and Smart Host Bus Adapters

The HPE Smart Array P431 Controller is a low profile, PCIe3 x8, 12 Gb/s capable Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controller that provides enterprise class storage performance, increased external scalability, and data protection for select HPE ProLiant Gen8 rack and tower servers. It features eight external physical links and delivers increased server uptime by providing advanced storage functionality, including online RAID level migration (between any RAID levels) with Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC), global online spare, and pre-failure warning. Data compatibility between HPE Smart Array Controllers means customers can easily upgrade to future Smart Array Controllers.

What's new

  • HPE Secure Encryption is supported on the P431 as an option.
  • HPE Smart Array P431 provides an end to end 12 Gb/s SAS solution on the HPE ProLiant Gen8 servers when connected to the MSA2040.
  • New P431 model with 4 GB cache.


Increased Performance and Scalability

The HPE Smart Array P431 delivers performance boost to accelerate workload.

Provides greater scalability for explosive data growth with support up to 200 drives per controller.

DDR3-1600MHz Flash Back Write Cache provides up to 12.8 GB/s maximum cache bandwidth with the 2 GB cache model.

DDR3-1866MHz Flash Back Write Cache kit w/battery provides up to 14.9 Gb/s maximum cache bandwidth with the 4 GB cache model.

HPE SSD Smart Path provides up to 4x better SSD read performance for Microsoft Windows, Linux and VMware.

Data Protection

Data security with optional HPE Secure Encryption, an enterprise-class encryption solution for data at rest on any bulk storage attached to the P431 Controller.

Long term data retention with 2 GB or 4 GB Flash Back Write Cache (FBWC).

Predictive spare activation for improved rebuild and maximized uptime.

Standard on the P431 are RAID 6 ADG, RAID 60 ADG, RAID 1 ADM.

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