Smart Array 5i Plus

Novell Technology Partner

product details

The new Smart Array 5i Plus Controller is an intelligent array controller for entry-level, hardware-based fault tolerance for protection of OS, applications, and logs. Dual Ultra3 SCSI channels (one internal and one external) allow you to support all Ultra2 and/or Ultra3 SCSI internal hard disk drives as well as support up to 14 Ultra2 and/or Ultra3 SCSI external hard disk drives using the StorageWorks??? Enclosure 4300 Family by Compaq. The Smart Array 5i Plus controller provides one of the most cost effective alternatives to software-based RAID in the market today.

Typical Use

  • Dual Ultra3 SCSI channels allow for the user to use the one internal SCSI channel for the OS, applications and logs on the internal hard disk drives and the one external SCSI channel for small database storage using the StorageWorks Enclosure 4300.


  • Consistent with Compaq's LVD strategy, the Smart Array 5i Plus 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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