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HPE - HPE Smart Array P246br BL660c Gen9 Controller

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HPE Smart Array P246br BL660c Gen9 Controller

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Are you looking for fault tolerance in the internal drives attached to your HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Server? The HPE Smart Array P246br Controller is a Flexible Smart Array, 12 Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controller that provides enterprise-class storage performance and data protection for the HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Server Blade when an adjacent HPE D2220sb Storage Blade is in the same enclosure. It features four (4) internal physical links and delivers increased server uptime by providing advanced storage functionality with flash backed write cache (FBWC) and pre-failure warning.

The Gen9 controllers support the HPE Smart Storage Battery that allows multiple Smart Array controllers to be supported, resulting in simple upgrade process.


Increased Performance for Applications

The HPE Smart Array P246br Controller delivers 12 Gb/s SAS connectivity for HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Servers when connected to 12 Gb/s storage devices for increased performance in OS boot, messaging, database or general server applications and when a HPE D2220sb Storage Blade is installed.

Offers integrated 1GB DDR3-1866 Flash Backed Write Cache providing up to 14.9 GB/s cache bandwidth to reduce latency in write-intensive applications that require heavy logging such as databases.

Data Protection with Encryption Capability

The HPE Smart Array P246br Controller offers optional HPE Secure Encryption capability that protects data at rest on any bulk storage attached to the controller.

Long-term data retention with integrated 1GB Flash-Backed Write Cache (FBWC) for improved data reliability.

Delivers predictive spare activation for improved rebuild and increased uptime even in a recovery mode.

Configuration is both Efficient and Simple

The HPE Smart Array P246br Controller and the attached storage devices are configured and managed by the easy–to-use HPE Smart Storage Administrator software which is included in the intelligent provisioning of the server.

Data compatibility between the HPE Smart Array Controller family allows simple and easy migration at any time when needs for higher performance, capacity, or availability increase such as converting an existing storage volume to more advanced disk array configuration.

Technical features

Data transfer rate

  • 12Gb/s SAS per physical link
  • 6Gb/s SATA per physical link
  • PCI Express Gen3 x8 link width

Form factor

  • Flexible card


  • Internal: 4 physical links across 1 x4 port


  • 1GB Flash-backed write cache

RAID levels

  • 0, 1, 10, 5, 6

Additional features

  • HPE Secure Encryption (optional license)

Supported servers

  • HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen9
  • HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9


  • Complies with FIPS 140-2 cryptographic module requirements

What's included

  • HPE Smart Storage Battery (12W)
  • The warranty for this device is 3-years parts only. Pre-Failure Warranty: Drives attached to the Smart Array Controller and monitored under Insight Manager are supported by a Pre-Failure (replacement) Warranty.

Dimensions and weight

Dimensions (W x D x H)
9.04 x 13.46 x 3.12 cm
0.45 kg

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