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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Integrity Systems Forums | Integrity Hardware Forum
Author HP SAS raid
Alex044
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Posted on March 23 2011 08:32
I want to put a SAS controller on rx2660 Integrity server, but what is the right card:

HP Integrity Smart Array P400 SAS Controller PCIe
or
HP Smart Array P400 8-Port 256MB SAS RAID Controller

Thanks

Alex
Author RE: HP SAS raid
eMGee
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Posted on April 30 2011 06:10
Both sound like the same thing to me, just different descriptions...
Author RE: HP SAS raid
R Price
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Posted on May 01 2011 08:56
The first description specifies PCIe.

Does the R2660 have PCIe expansion slots, or just PCI/PCI-X?
Edited by R Price on May 01 2011 08:57
Author RE: HP SAS raid
imiller
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Posted on May 02 2011 23:31
That's a very modern system for a hobbyist. The rx2660 has a choice of i/O so it can be all PCI-X or a combination of PCI express and PCI-X

http://h20341.www2.hp.com/integrity/w1/en/entry-class/rx2660-specifications.html
http://www.encompasserve.org/~miller/
Author RE: HP SAS raid
eMGee
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Posted on May 04 2011 14:15
R Price wrote:
The first description specifies PCIe.

The second doesn't specify anything. So, what's your point?


Does the R2660 have PCIe expansion slots, or just PCI/PCI-X?

It depends on your card cage obviously, PCI-X (3 slots) only or PCie (2 slots) and PCI-X (1 slot) mostly, from what I've gathered from the freely available manuals.


imiller wrote:
That's a very modern system for a hobbyist.

Indeed, that's one of the first things that struck me. As they say in Dutch, perhaps it was van de vrachtwagen gevallen.
Edited by eMGee on May 04 2011 14:18
Author RE: HP SAS raid
R Price
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Posted on May 04 2011 17:03
eMGee wrote:
R Price wrote:
The first description specifies PCIe.

The second doesn't specify anything. So, what's your point?


No point. I have heard of a few cases where people overlook that little "e" and buy a PCIe card instead of PCI or vice versa and end up with something that isn't what they wanted. It would be disappointing to buy a nice RAID card and have it not fit. Maybe it isn't an issue here.

Sounds like a nice system at any rate, whatever expansion cage it has. I wish I was in a position to need to ask what parts are suitable for something like that.
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