Smart Array 3200

Novell Technology Partner

product details

Continuing its promise to provide customers with new leading edge RAID subsystems, Compaq introduces the Smart Array 3200 Controller. This controller marks the introduction of 80 MB/sec Wide Ultra2 SCSI protocol into the Compaq server family. Compaq increases the performance of this new Array Controller by increasing the on-board accelerator cache from 16 MB to 64 MB. When used with Compaq's Wide-Ultra2 internal hard drives, the Smart Array 3200 Controller can attain maximum data transfer rates of up to 80 MB/s per channel, or 160 MB/s total. The Smart Array 3200 controller is compatible with Compaq PCI servers.

The Smart Array 3200 Controller continues to deliver the data availability and management features required to increase business productivity and lower the customer's total cost of ownership. The controller supports up to 15 HDD per channel, enabling higher capacities with future high-density enclosures. The Smart Array 3200 Controller is based on the field proven SMART-2 Intelligent Architecture which enables truly breakthrough capabilities for managing high performance storage:

  • On-Line Capacity Expansion: Simplifies storage management by allowing on-line addition of more storage in RAID configurations, eliminating the need to back up, reconfigure, and restore.


  • Array Configuration Utility: Graphical user interface that simplifies array configuration and facilitates on-line capacity expansion.


  • Array Performance Monitor: Monitors key parameters and provides information for proactive system planning.

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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