Cost-Effective SAS Storage Connectivity Efficient and Simple Configuration, Deployment and Management Bus Type: PCIe 3.0 x8 Do you need a cost effective controller that provides fast access to the data on the internal server drives? The HP H240 Smart Host Bus Adapter comes in a low profile, PCIe3 x8 standup form factor that provides a reliable, high performing SAS connectivity to the data in the server internal drives. Featuring eight internal physical links, it delivers 12 Gb/s SAS performance. The H240 Smart Host Bus Adapter provides flexibility to run as an HBA mode or simple RAID mode. When operating in simple RAID mode, it provides RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 5 with optional HP Secure Encryption capabilities. Unlike the HP Smart Array Controllers, the H240 does not offer any acceleration or support cache modules.
I'm using the adapter in JBOD mode to connect four SAS drives in an Asus P8-B WS based workstation running Fedora 22 Linux. I had a couple problems getting the card working. After plugging in the card and connecting four (blank) drives and powering up the machine, I could see the new adapter going through it's (long) initialization sequence on the console then the screen would go black and the BIOS would hang just before the point where it normally prints the ..