Smart Array 532

Novell Technology Partner

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The Smart Array 532 Controller is a 64-bit, 66 MHz dual SCSI channel PCI array controller for entry-level hardware-based fault tolerance. Utilizing both SCSI channels (1 internal and 1 external) of the SA-532 allows you to configure up to 28 hard drives to store up to 1TB of storage per PCI slot.

The SA-532 provides high reliability and increased performance over the Smart Array 431, thus providing excellent value and lowering the total server ownership cost. In addition, the SA-532 is data compatible with all Wide Ultra3 and Wide Ultra2 drives and servers, offering an unparalleled degree of investment protection. Designed and integrated with Compaq entry-level and workgroup ProLiant servers, this product provides worry-free data protection.

The Smart Array 532 provides the best performance and capacity for entry-level and workgroup Compaq ProLiant Server, or any ProLiant Servers, where hardware RAID is needed at an entry level price.

Typical Use

  • Dual Ultra3 SCSI channels allow for the user to use the one internal SCSI channel for the OS and data storage on the internal hard disk drives and the one external SCSI channel for additional data storage using the StorageWorks Enclosure 4300.


  • Consistent with Compaq's LVD strategy, the Smart Array 532 Controller can be used to mix and match Ultra2 and Ultra3 devices on the same Ultra3 SCSI bus. When Ultra2 devices and Ultra3 devices are found on the same Ultra3 SCSI bus, each Ultra2 device will transfer data up to 80 MB/s, while each Ultra3 device will transfer data up to 160 MB/s.

product compatibility

  • 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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