804394-B21 | HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR Gen10 (8 Internal Lanes/No Cache) 12G SAS PCIe Plug-in Controller

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The HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR Gen10 Controller, supporting 12Gb/s SAS and PCIe 3.0, is an ideal cost-effective solution for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 and Software Defined Storage solutions. This controller operates in Mixed Mode which combines RAID and HBA operations simultaneously. It has eight internal SAS lanes, allowing connection to SAS or SATA drives, and provides enterprise-class reliability, security and efficiency needed to address your evolving data storage needs. This controller offers enhanced security by encrypting data-at-rest on any drive with HPE Smart Array SR Secure Encryption.

This item is compatible with HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen10, DL380 Gen10, DL385 Gen10, DL560 Gen10, DL580 Gen10, ML110 Gen10, ML350 Gen10, XL170r Gen10, XL190r Gen10, XL230K Gen10 , MicroServer Gen10

In the box

Controller, documentation information card, warranty statement, and low-profile bracket.

Product Specs

Item features

  • Storage interface (SAS/SATA) 8 SAS lanes across 2 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
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 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)
  • Performance Optimization-Degraded Reads and Read Coalescing
  • Seamless upgrades from HPE Smart Array Software RAID
  • Seamless upgrades to HPE Smart Array P-class Controllers

Product Specifications

Mfg Part #
Product series
E208ip SR Gen10
Product Category
Smart Array Controller
Essential RAID
Form Factor
Standard Plug in
Cache Memory
No cache
RAID support
RAID: 0/1/5/10
Storage protocol support
Internal: 8 SAS/SATA lanes across 2 x4 internal Mini-SAS ports
12Gb/s SAS (1200 MB/s theoretical bandwidth per physical lane)
6Gb/s SATA (600 MB/s theoretical bandwidth per physical lane)
PCI Express 3.0 x8 link width
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 DL560 Gen10
HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen10
HPE ProLiant ML110 Gen10
HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10
HPE ProLiant XL170r Gen10
HPE ProLiant XL190r Gen10
HPE ProLiant XL230K Gen10
HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10
Disk Enclosure Support
HPE D3610 Disk Enclosure
HPE D3710 Disk Enclosure
HPE D6020 Disk Enclosure
HPE MSA 1040 SAN Storage
HPE MSA 1050 SAN Storage
HPE MSA 2040 SAN Storage
HPE MSA 2050 SAN Storage
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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