SmartRAID 3162-8i c maxCache 4.0 Microsemi Adaptec®
- First SmartRAID solution with fully integrated ZMCP, including built-in supercapacitor for cache protection without the need for additional space inside the server
- maxCache 4.0 caching software
- maxCrypto controller level encryption with local key management
- RAID levels: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM and 10 ADM
- RAID and HBA (mixed mode) support
- Compatible with 12 Gbps and 6 Gbps SAS/SATA HDD or SSD throughput range of 12 Gbps per SAS port using mini-SAS HD connectors
- Random reads of 4K blocks-1.45 million IOPS
- 28 nm SmartIOC SAS/SATA protocol chip
- Industry’s lowest power consumption
- Quality and reliability through a unified, secure Smart Storage stack deployed in over 30 million servers
Maximum Flexibility and Performance
Server systems for data centers, large enterprises and general users have a wide range of requirements – from physical connectivity and compatibility with other devices to storage subsystem capacity. Data protection and efficient data access are critical to business success. The 12 Gbps SmartRAID 3162-8i is ideal for high-performance enterprise servers that require maximum connectivity. The SmartRAID 3162-8i /e controller-level encryption model supports server platforms with security features and provides the industry’s only solution for encrypting stored data.
maxCache 4.0 SSD caching
Expanding performance enhancements through SSD caching for a wide range of SmartRAID 315x applications, the controllers support both read and write caching. By caching writes to the SSD cache pool with drive redundancy, maxCache 4.0 improves both performance and latency associated with SSD technology for both read and write operations. The read caching feature has also been improved in maxCache 4.0 through the learned-path algorithm and SSD caching software.
maxCrypto controller-level encryption
The SmartRAID 3162-8i /e provides the industry’s only solution for encrypting stored data at the controller level. maxCrypto encrypts data on RAID arrays and individual drives in HBA mode using AES 256. Encryption works in real time due to hardware acceleration implemented on the RAID controller with all SAS and SATA devices (SSD and HDD). This solution has advantages over using an encryption mechanism implemented directly on the drives.
integrated cache protection
The SmartRAID family follows Microsemi’s tradition of not using conventional battery-based protection technology in its products. The SmartRAID 315x Series controllers feature integrated flash-based cache protection. Using a separate connection cable, the Microsemi Adaptec ASCM-35F capacitor module has a 5-year lifespan under the harshest temperature conditions and its status is continuously monitored by the controller operating system to ensure that data can be safely copied to flash memory in the event of power loss.
Improved data protection and ease of use
The industry-leading Microsemi Smart Storage stack offers maximum reliability and best performance for all RAID levels, in addition to unique features such as Mixed Mode support (RAID and HBA devices can be used simultaneously), controller power management features (reduces power consumption by 30 percent) and advanced data management features that allow data migration from an existing RAID volume to a new volume when an old hard drive or used SSD drive is replaced.
Microsemi Adaptec maxView management utility provides an HTML5 web interface that can be used on standard desktop and mobile browsers for all storage setup and management tasks, and comes with plug-ins for major enterprise and data center management platforms.
The perfect Microsemi solution for 12 Gbps infrastructure and performance-hungry servers and workstations without compromising basic reliability
The industry's only stored data encryption solution for server platforms with security features
Enables high I/O transactions and high bandwidth processing to reduce power consumption and keep the price of the solution at an optimal level
Accelerates storage performance with high-performance DRAM cache up to 2 GB with integrated protection
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