HP Smart Array Advanced Pack (SAAP) consists of a group of firmware that provides additional and advanced feature functionality within the Smart Array Controllers that requires a license key for activation. These licensed features provides an easy key activation to enable features such as added RAID protection, drive erase and performance optimization and more.
RAID 6 (ADG)
RAID 6 (Advanced Data Guarding) protects against any 2 drive failures.
Supported with a minimum of 8 drives, but would have 4 available. A target benefit is to split RAID across the external boxes.
Advanced Capacity Expansion (ACE)
Higher capacity migrations use capacity transformation to remove logical drives by shrinking and then expanding them online.
Mirror splitting and recombining in offline model
This is similar to a scaled down rollback functionality which requires 2 HDDs.
Erase physical disk or logical volume securely. Useful to decommission, redeploy, or return hard drives for security purposes.
Degraded reads and read coalescing (VOD) - Video on demand performance optimizations that improve latency while video streaming.