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LSI Delivers Industry’s Highest Server RAID Performance With Launch of Second-Generation MegaRAID 6Gb/s SATA+SAS Controllers

HANNOVER, Germany March 1, 2011 CeBIT 2011

Brent Blanchard

LSI MegaRAID FastPath™ software

To achieve equivalent IOPS performance levels using competing high-performance 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers could require as many as 3 additional RAID cards, 24 additional SSDs and 3 external 12-drive JBOD enclosures. This translates to a 3x increase in rackspace and power consumption and significantly higher hardware acquisition costs.

The new controllers also deliver industry-leading RAID bandwidth, with 2.7 GB/s sequential read and 3.2 GB/s sequential write throughput, which is 60 percent higher than competitor claims. Delivering both the highest RAID IOPS and bandwidth performance in the industry is critical to meeting the high I/O transaction demands of database and cloud applications as well as providing the high-bandwidth horsepower needed to meet the processing requirements of financial, digital media, Web 2.0 and medical imaging applications.

Keith Josephson

The low-profile MD2 form factor controllers feature the LSISAS2208 SAS ROC IC with its two embedded 800MHz PowerPC processor cores and 1GB DDRIII cache memory. The cards provide support for up to 240 SATA and SAS hard drives or SSDs, and support hardware RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 60. An optional new intelligent LSIiBBU09 battery backup unit utilizing heat-tolerant cell technology enhances data protection capabilities and provides system builders with the flexibility to mount the LSIiBBU09 to a separate PCI Remote Mounting Board (RMB) or remote within the chassis.

Pricing and availability(1)

8 internal ports

MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i:

$780

MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i Kit(2):

$835

8 external ports

MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e:

$995

CeBIT 2011 March 1-5, 2011 Hannover, Germany

The MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i controller is available immediately. The MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e is expected to be available by the end of March. The products are supplied through the LSI worldwide network of distributors, integrators and VARs.

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Partner quotes

Micron Technology

Kevin Dibelius www.micron.com

OCZ Technology Group

Alex Mei www.ocztechnology.com

Pliant Technology

Greg Goelz www.plianttechnology.com

Seagate

Henry Fabian www.seagate.com

Western Digital

Darwin Kauffman www.wdc.com

About LSI

www.lsi.com

(1) Estimated MSRP. Actual prices may vary.

(2) 9265-8i Kit includes cables.

Editor’s Notes:

  1. http://www.lsi.com.
  2. LSI, the LSI & Design logo, MegaRAID, FastPath, 3ware and WarpDrive are trademarks or registered trademarks of LSI Corporation.
  3. All other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

SOURCE LSI Corporation

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