Smart Array 4250ES

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The Smart Array 4250ES Controller is also based on innovations in RAID I/O architecture. This is the second cable-free array controller from Compaq, providing customers with unparalleled performance and hot-plug, fail-over redundancy between two SA-4250ES controllers in a single ProLiant 8000 server. Again, this illustrates how Compaq engineers solutions which are customer-focused, technologically advanced, and address customer business issues.

Key Benefits

  • Three internal channels - Support for all three internal bays in the ProLiant 8000


  • Cable-free fail-over redundancy between two SA-4250ES controllers.


  • 64MB ECC protected, battery-backed and removable cache for up to 4 days of data protection


  • High performance with 64-Bit data path Super-Scalar RISC Processor


  • 64-bit PCI with Extended SCSI capability


  • Software consistency with all Smart Array family products. Configuration and management software includes ACU, ADU, CIM and SmartStart


  • Data compatible with last-generation Smart Array family products - seamless upgrade from previous generations of Smart Array family controllers.


  • Pre-Failure Warranty support for hard disk drives (using CIM)


  • Full Compaq line-up of OS and server support (Windows 2000/NT, NetWare, UnixWare, OS/2, Banyan)


  • Online management features - Online Capacity Expansion; Online Stripe Size Migration; Online Spare (Global)

product compatibility

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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regional availability

  • North America

language availability

  • English


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