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3ware's advanced switched RAID architecture - StorSwitch unleashes the power of Serial ATA (SATA), delivering the highest hardware RAID performance in its class. The 3ware 9500S-8 hardware RAID controllers deliver in excess of 400 Mbytes per second (MB/sec) sustained RAID 5 reads and over 100 MB/sec RAID 5 sequential writes with less than 3% CPU utilization.
Optimized hardware XOR RAID 5 engine provides true hardware based RAID and intelligent drive management functions Single array capacity scales to over 3 terabytes per controller (64-bit LBA support) Online Capacity Expansion ready StorSwitch point-to-point, non-blocking switched architecture for highest performance Variable stripe size for performance tuning by application Multiple array background initialization for immediate data redundancy Host controller and drive command queuing for highest performance Multiple card support (up to 4) within a system for large storage requirements Multiple logical volumes and RAID levels can exist on one card for maximum configuration flexibility Legacy and SATA II out of band (OOB) staggered drive spin-up support 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 SMTP support for email/pager notification Emergency Flash Recovery protects against power failure during firmware upgrades Support for drive activity LED Flexible task scheduling for increased useability Multi-lane connectors based on the Infiniband SFF-8470 specification Operating Temperature: Without BBU: 0°C to 50°C With BBU: 10°C to 40°C
Supported Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 2003 Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows 2000 RedHat Linux SuSE Linux FreeBSD
Certifications & Standards
3.88" Height x 7.48" Width
Half-length Plug-in Card
3.3 V DC / 5 V DC
8.72 W @ 5 V DC Maximum / 250 mW @ 3.3 V DC Maximum / 250 mW @ -12 V DC Maximum
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 8 x Physical
0 / 1 / 5 / 10 / 50 / JBOD
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