- Obsolete Date 31-01-2021
- End of support date 31-01-2026
- Usable capacity 8GB
- Class UHS I
- Compliance USB specification 2.0
- Performance 25+ MB/second Read Transfer Rate, 8.6+ MB/second Write Transfer Rate
- Voltage 4.0V (min) – 6.0V (max)
- Warranty HPE Solid State Drives and Add-In Cards have a standard 3/0/0 warranty; Customer Self Repair (CSR) subject to maximum usage limitations. Maximum usage limit is the maximum amount of data that can be written to the drive. Drives that have reached this limit will not be eligible for warranty coverage.
- Form factor microSD USB
- Product Dimensions (imperial) 63mm(L) x 20mm(W) x 9.3mm(H)
- Cache N/A
- PCIe Support Gen3
- Battery N/A
- RAID levels Dedicated hardware RAID 1
Do you need a simple way to separate operating system (OS) and user data on your internal server storage? HPE OS Boot Devices offer enterprise customers turn-key, resilient boot solutions that easily segregate the OS from the data storage plane in today’s most popular OS for virtualized environments – VMware®, Linux®, Windows®. The HPE NS204i-p NVMe OS Boot Device is a self-contained boot solution in a simple, pre-configured PCIe card that requires no GUI or user setup. This plug-and-play OS boot device includes two 480GB M.2 SSDs, enabling customers to mirror OS through hardware RAID 1. Based on NVMe technology, HPE NS204i-p NVMe OS Boot Device delivers up to 4x faster read capability than legacy SATA boot solutions.  HPE USB Flash drive with dual 32 GB microSD cards is an economical RAID 1 boot device that is suitable for virtualized environments and engineered with enterprise-class high endurance NAND for non-stop data center environments.
- Utilizes native in-box OS NVMe drivers
- Includes two HPE enterprise-class 460 GB NVMe M.2 SSDs on a single PCIe add-in card
- Dedicated Hardware RAID 1 OS Boot Device
- Supports Hewlett Packard Enterprise Gen10 and Gen10 Plus server platforms (see Server Support matrix for details)
Self-contained Hewlett Packard Enterprise PCIe Gen3 boot device is integrated with two HPE 480 GB enterprise-class NVMe M.2 SSDs allowing you to customize configuration.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise enterprise-class NVMe M.2 SSDs delivers enhanced data protection with power loss protection and error correction.
Based on NVMe technology, the HPE NS204i-p NVMe OS Boot Device delivers up to 4x times faster read capability than legacy SATA-based boot solutions. 
Increased Storage Density and Dedicated HW RAID 1 Resiliency for OS Boot
HPE NS204i-p NVMe OS Boot Device and HPE USB Flash drive with dual 32GB microSD cards on-board RAID 1 free up internal server storage bays enabling greater platform storage density.
HPE OS Boot Devices provides separate, redundant disk solutions for the OS that enables a more robust, optimized compute platform.
Dedicated Hardware (HW) RAID 1 OS boot mirroring eliminates downtime due to a failed OS drive – if one drive fails the business continues running.
HPE OS Boot Devices are certified for VMware and Microsoft Azure® Stack HCI for increased flexibility.
Low Cost RAID 1 Boot Solution for VMware Environments
Lower cost alternative to traditional boot methods that require multiple HDDs or SSDs with an array controller.
HPE USB Flash drive with dual 32 GB microSD cards and on-board RAID 1 Boot Devices deliver a redundant OS boot without consuming server storage drive bays or consuming an internal PCIe slot.
Integrated on-board RAID 1 for customers requiring “dual boot” solution.
32 GB capacity supports VMware vSphere v6.0 and later deployments up to 8 TiB (DRAM sizing of solution deployment).
Engineered with enterprise-class high endurance NAND for non-stop data center environments.
State-of-the-Art, Hardware Accelerated RAID 1 NVMe OS Boot Device
HPE NS204i-p NVMe OS Boot Device combines the latest generation NVMe technology and hardware RAID 1 redundancy in support of OS applications.
Supports secure firmware boot for simple and secure setup of HPE ProLiant Gen10 and Gen10 Plus, as well as HPE Apollo Gen10 and Gen10 Plus servers.
Uses native in-box driver support for VMware®, Linux®, and Windows® OS.
Pre-configured RAID 1 OS boot utilizes a single stand-up PCIe slot to safely isolate OS from user data on today’s most popular virtualized environments.
HPE NS204i-p NVMe OS Boot Device is a complete, turn-key optimized OS boot device that is easy to deploy – no need to configure or format, stick it in and it works, no GUI or user setup required.
Simple and Secure OS Mirroring through Dedicated Hardware RAID 1
Enables all drive bays be used for data, greatly reducing server complexity, while providing an economical way for booting in virtualized environments.
- An Intelligent Choice for Virtualized Workloads product brief
- HPE OS Boot Devices
- HPE Flash Media Kits
 NVMe vs. SATA: It's Time for NAND Flash in the Fast Lane, ATP Electronics, 2018-10-25 https://www.atpinc.com/blog/nvme-vs-sata-ssd-pcie-interface