Do you need a cost effective controller that provides fast access to the data on the direct attached or shared storage drives and you do not have the room in your server to add additional storage? The HPE H241 Smart Host Bus Adapter comes in a low profile, PCIe3 x8 standup form factor that provides the Gen9 Servers a reliable, high performing SAS connectivity to the data in the direct attached or shared storage solutions. Featuring eight external physical links, it delivers 12 Gb/s SAS performance. The H241 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 HPE Secure Encryption capabilities. Unlike the HPE Smart Array Controllers, the H241 does not offer any acceleration or support cache modules. The controller is also ideal for data backup to an external tape drives.