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Proliant raid controller in a PC

There are a bunch of cheap HP Smart Array SAS controller cards on ebay and I'm wondering if they will work with non HP servers (motherboards) and drives.

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marked as duplicate by Evan Anderson, mgorven, Ward, Michael Hampton, Ladadadada Sep 18 '12 at 11:54

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Yes, yes you can although you will obviously have to install the right drivers and almost certainly will lose a degree of instrumentation and alarming but yes they will do the basics just fine.

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