Overview: The Compaq Smart Array 3200 controller allows your Ultra2 hard drives to reach their performance potential through its 80MB per second data transfer rate. It has two channels which each support up to 15 Wide Ultra2 SCSI Wide Ultra SCSI-3 Fast/Wide SCSI-2 or Fast SCSI-2 hard drives. The Smart Array features a 64MB Error Correction Code-protected and battery-backed removable read/write cache that maximizes I/O performance without sacrificing data integrity. It supports RAID levels 0+1 1 4 and 5.
The Smart Array 3200 is based on the SMART-2 Intelligent Architecture which provides you with exciting new capabilities for managing your network storage. It allows you to add capacity online in RAID configurations eliminating the need to back up reconfigure and restore. Its GUI array configuration utility makes this capacity expansion as well as all array configuration you need to do simple. The array performance monitor keeps track of key parameters and provides information for proactive system planning. The Performance Tuning Tool (PTT) allows you to adjust the array stripe size and cache memory allocation to optimize performance for a particular application. The Smart Array 3200 also offers several fault prevention features to ensure your data integrity. It monitors over 15 drive operational parameters to predict failures and notifies you if there ever is a failure. It also monitors the array accelerator cache to allow you to do preventive maintenance. It continually performs background surface scans on the hard drives and automatically remaps bad sectors.
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 4, RAID 5
Max Storage Devices Qty
64MB (Installed) / 64MB (Max)
Data Transfer Rate
Controller Interface Type
Ultra2 Wide SCSI
Storage Controller (RAID) Plug-in Card
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