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LSI extends storage adapters, HBA portfolio

Posted: 22 Jan 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:storage adapter  HBA  MegaRAID  controller 

 MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i

LSI Corp. has extended its portfolio of 6Gbps SATA+SAS storage adapters with the addition of new MegaRAID controller cards and host bus adapters (HBAs). These include the first 6Gbps controller cards in the MegaRAID entry line, expansion of the MegaRAID value and feature lines, and new HBAs including a high port count configuration.

"The LSI portfolio of RAID controllers and host bus adapters is the most extensive 6Gbps SAS product line available to the channel," said Brent Blanchard, director of worldwide channel sales and marketing, LSI. "Our channel customers now have access to 6Gbps SAS-based storage controllers that span the market from entry level to enterprise-class systems, providing them with the flexibility to meet the demands of a broad range of applications at affordable price points."

MegaRAID entry line controllers
These are designed for inside-the-box connectivity and include the four-port MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i and eight-port SAS 9240-8i cards. The controllers allow small to medium businesses using high-performance workstations and entry-level servers to employ robust RAID functionality at affordable prices.

The controllers deliver trusted MegaRAID reliability with simplified configuration options, and leverage a common firmware architecture to allow customers to easily migrate to faster, more fully featured MegaRAID value and feature product lines as requirements change.

New additions to this line include the eight-port MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i and the MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e, which supports both internal storage and external JBOD expansion with four internal and four external ports.

"The use of RAID controller technologies in server and storage solutions has become pervasive from the SMB to the enterprise due to their ability to cost effectively extend data protection, I/O performance and system capacity," said Sergis Mushell,principal research analyst, Gartner. "Vendors offering a broad portfolio of SATA and SAS RAID controllers based on the latest generation 6Gbps SAS interface technology will allow customers to implement a high-performance, hardware RAID solution that best matches their application requirements and IT budget constraints."

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