HP Dynamic Smart Array
B120i & B320i
HP's innovative design and integration work of the Smart Array family of products creates customer value
that is unmatched in the industry. Use of Smart Array products across multiple applications results in a
much lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) than any other server storage RAID product. The HP Smart Array
family brings an unparalleled return on investment through:
Data Compatibility among all models of Smart Array controllers allows simple and easy upgrades any
time needs for higher performance, capacity, and availability increase. Even successive generations of
Smart Array controllers understand the data format of other Smart Array Controllers.
Built on embedded controller. HP Dynamic Smart Array controllers provide critical data protection at a
lower cost to customers by building the RAID algorithms into device driver software.
Performance and data protection innovation.HP has extended the support of SATA Solid State Disks into
the Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller and support of SAS and SATA Solid State Disks into the Dynamic
Smart Array B320i for enhanced performance.
SmartDrive Carrier form factor is for use across HP ProLiant Gen8 servers. With compatibility across many
enterprise platforms, you are free to deploy and re-deploy these drives to quickly deliver increased
storage capacity, migrate data between systems, and easily manage spare drives.
Standard configuration and management across all controllers. The Dynamic Smart Array controllers
share the same easy and consistent UI with Smart Array controllers, thus making storage management and
deployment easier for IT workers.
Pre-Failure Warranty means HP Insight Manager not only reports when a drive is going to fail but allows
replacement of failing drives prior to actual failure. For complete details, consult the HP Support Center or
refer to your HP Server documentation.
Optional 512MB Flash Backed Write Cache (FBWC) (BL420c Gen8, DL160 Gen8, DL360e Gen8, DL380e
Gen8, ML350e Gen8)
System memory used as read cache
Smart Array RAID engine running in OS driver
RAID functionality requires driver to be downloaded from HP website for Linux and VMware
Support for migration of drives to P-Series controllers
RAID 0, 1, 1+0, Optional RAID 5
Windows, Linux and VMware support
Online drive flash support
Array Configuration Utility (ACU), Systems Insight Manager, and Array Diagnostic Utility (ADU)
DA - 14343 Worldwide — Version 13 — September 20, 2013
Up to 6 SATA drives
NOTE: NO SAS supported.
Up to 8 SATA drives;
NOTE: SAS supported with optional SAS License key.
HP Dynamic Smart Array Controllers