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  • 1.  HP P410 RAID controller and SSD

    Posted Sep 03, 2013 08:18 AM

    In my lab server currently have an HP P400 RAID controller, and it works ok. But I would like to have support for SSD drives, and have them presented to ESXi as such. At the moment SSDs are discovered as Non-SSD.

    Can anyone confirm that if I upgrade to P410 controller, ESXi will discover SSD drives correctly?

  • 2.  RE: HP P410 RAID controller and SSD

    Posted Oct 15, 2013 12:23 AM

    Smart Array P410, P411 controllers properly support them.

    The Smart Array management application correctly shows "SSD drive" as a description with P410, 411 controllers.

    Do not try to use older controllers like P800 or P400 - they are simply too slow and the whole new P410 cost like one SSD drive - you probably installing SSD to get more speed. 2-3 SSD drives will saturate P400 or P800 controller, and they only run SATA at 1.5Gbps - that is too slow. You need a controller that supports SATA at 3Gbps (SAS at 6Gbps).

    Here is a page to help you setting them up


    hope that helped .

    Best regards .

    Your Oscar

  • 3.  RE: HP P410 RAID controller and SSD
    Best Answer

    Posted Oct 15, 2013 06:46 AM

    I bought a P410 because of this issue, but i upgraded to vCenter 5.5 before swapping controllers and it turns out that 5.5 correctly identifies SSD on P400.

    I guess it also does with P410.

  • 4.  RE: HP P410 RAID controller and SSD

    Posted Dec 21, 2014 10:52 PM

    So can someone confirm that the HP P410 works in ESXi 5.5 ?