Introduction to Host Bus Adapter 

HBA features

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Introduction to Host Bus Adapter 

The available Dell Host Bus Adapters are:

  • HBA330 – supports all the 13G and 14G PowerEdge systems.
  • 2 Gbps SAS HBA – supports all the 13G and 14G PowerEdge systems.
  • 6 Gbps SAS HBA – supports all the 11G and 12G PowerEdge systems.

High-level specifications:

  • The Dell 12 Gbps SAS HBA, 6 Gbps SAS HBA, and HBA330 controllers provide physical disk drive interface with no-RAID capability.
  • The Dell 12 Gbps SAS HBA, 6 Gbps SAS HBA, and HBA330 cards support 8 SAS ports operating at 12 Gbps data transfer rates.

Form Factors:

  • The Dell 6 Gbps SAS HBA is available in half-height and half-length PCIe card form factor for external storage.
  • The Dell 12 Gbps SAS HBA is available in low-profile and full-height form factor for external storage.
  • The PERC HBA330 card is available in Adapter (low profile and full height) and Mini Monolithic form factors.

You can configure and view device configuration by using:

  • BIOS Configuration Utility (Ctrl+C)
  • Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) RAID Configuration Utility

HBA features

  • The 12 Gbps SAS HBA controller supports external tape devices. The 12 Gbps SAS HBA controller is equipped with port activity or status LEDs. The LEDs enable you to quickly determine the status of an external SAS port. Each x4 connector has its own set of LEDs. For more information, see the Dell PowerEdge Controller 9 HBA User’s Guide at Dell.com/storagecontrollermanuals.
  • The PowerEdge HBA330 controller supports internal tape devices. The HBA330 card helps you to manage demanding workloads with high-performance connectivity and flexibility for SDS environments and applications that manage storage. This card supports up to 12 Gbps throughput. For more information, see the Dell PowerEdge Controller 9 HBA User’s Guide at Dell.com/storagecontrollermanuals.

  • The Dell 6Gbps SAS HBA supports Dell-supported external SAS tape devices, Dell-supported internal SAS tape devices, and RAID Bunch of Disks (RBOD) connectivity (6 Gbps SAS HBA). For more information, see the Dell PowerEdge 6 Gbps SAS HBA and Internal Tape Adapter User’s Guide at Dell.com/storagecontrollermanuals.

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