. The HPE Smart Array E208e-p SR Gen10 Controller supporting 12Gb/s SAS and PCIe 3.0 is an ideal cost-effective solution for RAID 0 1 5 and 10 and Software Defined Storage solutions on externally attached drives. This controller operates in Mixed Mode which combines RAID and HBA operations simultaneously. It has eight external SAS lanes allowing connection to externally attached SAS or SATA drives and provides enterprise-class reliability security and efficiency needed to address your evolving data storage needs. This controller offers enhanced security by encrypting data-at-rest on any drive with HPE Smart Array SR Secure Encryption..