3ware 8506 4-Port Serial ATA RAID Controller - 8506-4LP

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Product Overview

When the challenge is to increase storage capacity while controlling costs, one Serial ATA (SATA) RAID controller gives IT professionals what they need to accomplish both goals - the 3ware 8506-4LP RAID controllers from 3ware. With the ability to support up to 4 controllers per system.

AMCC Storage combines an advanced non-blocking switched fabric architecture StorSwitch, with SATA drives to deliver a highly scalable hardware RAID storage solution. Each controller boasts a PCI 66MHz custom ASIC that combines an integrated RISC processor, PCI bridge (64-bit, 66MHz) and XOR RAID engine. The 3ware 8506-4LP offers the most popular Serial ATA RAID 5 as well as Levels 0,1,10 and JBOD.


Manufacturer 3Ware
Mfg Part# 8506-4LP
SKU 10368043
UPC 693494850642
UPC 14 00693494850642
Total Number of SATA Ports 4
Number of SATA Ports (Internal) 4
Product Type SATA Controller
Manufacturer Part Number 8506-4LP
Manufacturer LSI Logic Corp
Product Name 8506 4-Port Serial ATA RAID Controller
Product Series 8000
Brand Name LSI Logic
Platform Supported PC
Form Factor Plug-in Card
Height 2.5"
Width 7.2"
Host Interface PCI
RAID Levels 0 / 1 / 5 / 10 / JBOD
RAID Supported Yes
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Tech Specs
Ports 4 x 7-pin SATA Serial ATA/150 - Serial ATA Internal
Temperature 32°F (0°C) to 122°F (50°C) Operating
Product Type SATA RAID Controller
Manufacturer Part Number 8506-4LP
Manufacturer Website Address www.3ware.com
Manufacturer 3ware
Product Name 8506 4-Port Serial ATA RAID Controller
Product Series 8000
Brand Name 3ware
Additional Information StorSwitch point-to-point, non-blocking architecture Optimized hardware XOR RAID 5 engine provides true hardware based RAID and intelligent drive management functions SCSI device driver model to take advantage of the benefits of SCSI using inexpensive ATA drives Remote browser 3ware Disk Manager (3DM) utility with password security for network management of storage arrays SMTP support for email/pager notification Easy-to-configure arrays from BIOS; 3DM or CLI utilities Staggered spin-up to minimize in-rush current at power up Multiple logical volumes and RAID levels can exist on one card for maximum configuration flexibility Hot-swap and hot-spare support for data availability Dynamic sector repair for robust data protection S.M.A.R.T. disk drive monitoring for reliability 2 levels of administrator access to 3DM for added security Power Requirements: 2.5W max. on +5 V 6.75W max. on +3.3 V 250mW max. on -12 V, +12V not used
Compatibility Plug and Play Supported Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 2003 Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows 2000 RedHat Linux SuSE Linux FreeBSD
Certifications & Standards FCC CE
Dimensions 2.50" Height x 7.20" Width
Form Factor Half-length Plug-in Card
Input Voltage 3.3 V DC / 5 V DC
Power Consumption 6.75 W Maximum
Processor RISC
MTBF 1300000 Hour
Bootable Yes
Host Interface PCI
Data Transfer Rate 150 MBps
Drive Support Up to 4 x Physical
Platform Support PC
Interfaces Serial ATA
RAID Levels 0 / 1 / 5 / 10 / JBOD
Standard Warranty 3 Year
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