Both the HP StorageWorks FC1143 4Gb PCI-X 2.0 Host Bus Adapter and the HP StorageWorks FC1243 4Gb PCI-X 2.0 Dual Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) are Fibre Channel adapters that are certified by HP to work effortlessly and seamlessly in HP environments. These HBAs provide one of the building blocks to a faster newer SAN infrastructure minimizing downtime for the SAN and components. With their ability to auto-negotiate the operating environment anyone can purchase these new HBAs and have them quickly integrated into an existing SAN with one single point of accountability. Priced equal to 2Gb cards the new 4Gb HBAs are part of a new generation of host bus adapters which offer lower cost and higher performance while remaining completely backward compatible with previous generations.
Ability to auto-negotiate the operating environment anyone can purchase and quickly integrate into existing environment: Will work automatically in 2Gb or 1Gb environments where other SAN components have not been upgraded to 4Gb; With 4Gb switches and arrays now available HBAs are the first or next step in moving to a faster 4Gb infrastructure; Faster HBAs have the most impact with sequential operations such as database backups long database loads and streaming media.