This link says the HP Proliant DL 180 G5 server only supports Smart Array E200, E500, P400 and P800 controllers.
Can I use a Smart Array P410 instead?
Currently the server has only the default internal controller, I need an additional one for better performance and to support additional drives (the default controller only supports 4, with a Smart Array controller all 8 bays can be used).
Third-party SSD solutions in ProLiant Gen8 servers
but not covered by the question or the answers.
I have an OCZ 120 gig SSD as system drive on a Proliant ML310e Gen8 server, sitting on SATA port 6. In order to use that port (on the motherboard) for the SSD, I must set the SATA controller to SMART Array controller.
I have a Proliant DL380 G5 server with HP Smart Array P400 controller, the performance of the disk I/O is bad lately and I found out that during my research that I can improve it by enabling the write cache memory on the HP Smart Array P400 controller.
The controller is an HP Smart Array E500 Controller and the disk array is an HP Smart Array MSA50.
I have the bios boot order set to have the internal RAID 1 array as the first boot choice, then the CD drive as second, then 'Removable Devices' as third. During boot, the screen shows the E500 getting initialized. If I don't have the MSA50 connected, the boot screen then says '0 Logical Drives.
I'm kind of new to RAID and before I go about increasing the size of ours I would like to get some feedback on if I'm going about this the correct way. I have included as much information as I can gather about our setup, and what we would like to achieve.