Overview: The Smart Array 3100ES Controller is a Compaq innovation for Hot Plug Redundancy of Array Controllers design based on field-proven SMART-2 array architecture. Three Wide-Ultra SCSI-3 channels are provided to match the three SCSI drive banks in the ProLiant 6000 and 7000 System (Xeon versions only). Using the new Extended SCSI PCI Bus Connector the Smart Array 3100ES Controller enhances PCI hot plug by distributing the three SCSI channels through the new PCI hot plug Extended SCSI connector resulting in a cable free controller environment. PCI Hot Plug operation is greatly enhanced by this new cableless design.
Key Features and Benefits:
Compaq’s innovative design and integration work for the Smart Array family of products adds customer value that is unmatched in the industry. Large scale use of Smart Array products facilitates a much lower cost of ownership than many competitive server storage products. The Compaq Smart Array family brings unparalleled return on invested dollars due to these product family benefits Typical Use:
This controller can only be used with systems that support the new PCI Extended SCSI Bus Connector:
PL 6000/7000 Xeon Server.
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