Overview: Compaq offers the Smart Array Cluster Storage controller a key component of the Compaq Smart Array Cluster Storage system. The Compaq Smart Array Cluster Storage is the next generation Ultra3 SCSI storage system designed specifically for 2-node clustering or single node direct attached storage. Designed to reduce the complexity and expense of clustering the Smart Array Cluster Storage is built upon Smart Array and ProLiant technologies to provide advanced data protection features yet is simple to deploy configure and manage. Ideal for entry level clustering the Smart Array Cluster Storage is based on SCSI technology making it a familiar and powerful clustering solution. As the customer's clustering and storage requirements grow the Smart Array Cluster Storage may be converted to a SAN array by replacing the controller(s) and I/O module and installing a FC I/O (FC HUB) or FC switch providing the customer with extended hardware investment protection into the future.
The Smart Array Cluster Storage combines the array controller shelf and the drive shelf which holds up to fourteen 1² Compaq Universal Disk drives in a single 4U rack mount cabinet that's over 1 terabyte of storage. The Smart Array Cluster Storage can be remotely managed by using management tools such as Compaq Insight Manager 7 and Array Configuration Utility XE.
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, ADG
Max Storage Devices Qty
Hard drive, disk array (RAID)
128 MB (installed) / 512 MB (max)
Data Transfer Rate
Controller Interface Type
Storage controller (RAID), plig-in
12.5 in x 7.8 in x 17 in
218252-B21 Lifetime Warranty
Part# 218252-B21 and Products ID# 141270
Purchased after November 20 2006 is covered by an UNCONDITIONAL LIFETIME WARRANTY for as long as you own the server.
218252-B21 CPQ MSA500 Controller 128MB
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