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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.
4 x 7-pin SATA Serial ATA/150 - Serial ATA Internal
32°F (0°C) to 122°F (50°C) Operating
SATA RAID Controller
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8506 4-Port Serial ATA RAID Controller
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
Plug and Play Supported Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 2003 Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows 2000 RedHat Linux SuSE Linux FreeBSD
Certifications & Standards
2.50" Height x 7.20" Width
Half-length Plug-in Card
3.3 V DC / 5 V DC
6.75 W Maximum
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 4 x Physical
0 / 1 / 5 / 10 / JBOD
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