Smart Array 5304

Novell Technology Partner

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The Smart Array 5300 controller raises the standard to higher performance levels with several enhancements including new memory architecture and enhanced RAID engine.

 The Smart Array 5300 series of high performance Ultra3 array controllers provides improved flexibility and data protection thanks to an innovative modular design and new Advanced Data Guarding - RAID ADG technology. In addition, it again raises the bar to higher performance levels, with several enhancements that include a new memory architecture and new RAID engine.

Designed and tested with industry standard Compaq ProLiant servers for greater reliability, this controller is ideal for workgroup and departmental servers. And like other Smart Array controllers, the SA-5300 features complete data compatibility with previous generation's Smart Array controllers for easy data migration from server to server and for controller upgradeability.

  • Higher performance architecture offers the new hardware RAID engine, and a new performance memory architecture to significantly improve performance over previous controllers.


  • Battery-backed cache protects cached data in the event of a power outage, server failure or controller failure, and redundant batteries take that protection even further.


  • Online Management Features: Online Capacity Expansion, Online RAID Level Migration, Online Stripe Size Migration, Online Spares (Global), User Selectable Read/Write cache, User Selectable Expand and Rebuild Priority.

product compatibility

  • Open Enterprise Server
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9

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regional availability

  • North America

language availability

  • English


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