804338-B21 | HPE Smart Array P816i-a SR Gen10 12G SAS Modular Controller

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The HPE Smart Array P816i-a SR Gen10 Controller, supporting 12Gb/s SAS and PCIe 3.0, is ideal for maximizing performance while supporting advanced RAID levels with 4 GB flash-backed write cache (FBWC). This controller operates in Mixed Mode which combines RAID and HBA operations simultaneously. It has 16 internal SAS lanes, allowing connection of up to 16 SAS or SATA drives without need for the SAS Expander Card providing point to point connectivity to SSDs for lower latency.It also offers encryption for data-at-rest on any drive with HPE Smart Array SR Secure Encryption and accelerates access to data on HDDs with HPE Smart Array SR SmartCache which comes enabled on this controller.This type-a flexible/modular controller occupies a dedicated storage slot without occupying a PCIe expansion slot and provides enterprise-class storage performance, reliability, security and efficiency needed to address your evolving data storage needs.

This item is compatible with HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10, DL380 Gen10, DL385 Gen10, DL350 Gen10

In the box

Controller, documentation information card, warranty statement, no battery

Product Specs

Item features

  • Storage interface (SAS/SATA)
  • 16 SAS lanes across 4 x4 internal Mini-SAS ports
  • 12Gb/s SAS, 6Gb/s SATA technology
  • Mix-and-match SAS and SATA drives to the same controller
  • Support for SAS tape drives
  • PCI Express 3.0 x8 link
  • Mixed Mode(RAID logic drives and HBA physical drives simultaneously)
  • Windows Storage Spaces Direct validated
  • VMware Virtual SAN certified
  • Legacy and UEFI boot operation
  • UEFI System Utilities(storage configuration)
  • HPE Smart Array SR Secure Encryption(optional license)
  • Rapid Parity Initialization(RPI)
  • Seamless upgrades from HPE Smart Array S-class and E-class controllers
  • HPE SSD Smart Path, Rapid rebuild, Drive Sanitize, Power efficiency
  • Performance Optimization-Degraded Reads and Read Coalescing

Product Specifications

Mfg Part #
Product series
P816i-a Gen10
Product Category
Smart Array Controller
Performance RAID
Form Factor
Type A Modular
Cache Memory
RAID support
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM, 10 ADM (Advanced Data Mirroring)
Storage protocol support
Internal: 16 SAS/SATA lanes across 4 x4 Mini-SAS ports
12Gb/s SAS (1200 MB/s theoretical bandwidth per SAS lane)
6Gb/s SATA (600 MB/s theoretical bandwidth per SAS lane)
PCI Express 3.0 x8 link width
4 GB 72-bit wide DDR4-2100 Flash-Backed Write Cache provides
up to 16.8 GB/s maximum cache bandwidth
Read ahead caching
Write-back caching
Maximum physical drives
Up to 238 physical drives
Maximum logical drives
Up to 64 logical drives
Server support
HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10
HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10
HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10
HPE ProLiant DL350 Gen10
Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows Server
Microsoft Windows Hyper-V Server
VMware vSphere
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
Software Management Suite
HPE Smart Storage Administrator (SSA) GUI
HPE Smart Storage Administrator (SSA) CLI
HPE Smart Storage Administrator (SSA) Scripting
HPE Intelligent Provisioning
UEFI System Utilities (storage configuration)
UEFI Storage RESTful

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