Description: Smart Array E500 8 Port SAS RAID Controller
Option Part# 435129-B21
The HP Smart Array E500 is HP 's first external connect only entry level PCI Express (PCIe) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controller.
The full size card has 8 ports (2 x4 mini SAS external connectors) and utilizes DDR2-533 memory. The SA-E500 offers RAID 0 1 and 0+1 and can be upgraded with the battery-backed write cache (BBWC) module for RAID 5. This low-profile card is ideal for customers needing a low-cost external connect for HP Proliant servers to tape JBODs and intelligent Modular Storage Arrays (MSA).