SmartRAID 3162-8i c maxCache 4.0 Microsemi Adaptec®

$1,702.69

Key Features:

  •  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.

Benefits of

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

Key features of the RAID controller

RAID controller main features
maxCache 4.0 caching software (all SmartRAID 315x/316x models with cache protection)
Mixed mode allows for simultaneous use of RAID and HBA
Supports up to 256 SAS or SATA devices (max 238 SSDs or HDDs supported, the remainder reserved for expanders and enclosure management)
Support for 4K SAS and SATA drives in conjunction with 512 byte sector drives
Triple mirror, volume migration, mirror volume partitioning
Fast initialization
Online capacity expansion
Copyback hot spare
Dynamic caching algorithm
Native command queuing (NCQ)
Initialization with access to volume
Mounting disks in hot mode
RAID level change
Hot spares – global, dedicated and pooled
Automatic/manual hot spares modes
SES and SGPIO garbage can management modes
Adjustable hot spares size
S.M.A.R.T. support
BMC support
Dynamic sector maintenance
Stepped drive startup
RAID Volume Boot Management
Support for tape devices and autoloaders
"Smart PQI driver with multiple queues and MSI-X support for all device drivers and all supported operating systems
Secure boot support for uEFI BIOS
USB image available at https://storage.microsemi.com/en-us/support/ to download maxView GUI from any USB device for graphical mode during system installation and offline maintenance
Automatic/manual hot spare drive modes
SES and SGPIO garbage can management modes
Adjustable strike size
S.M.A.R.T. support
BMC support
Dynamic sector maintenance
Step-by-step drive startup
RAID volume boot management
Support for tape devices and autoloaders
MSI-X support for all device drivers and all supported operating systems
Secure boot support for uEFI BIO
USB image available storage.microsemi.com/enus/support/start to download maxView GUI from any USB device for graphical mode during system installation and offline maintenance

Management Tools

maxView Storage Manager
WebGUI management utility
Supported Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Solaris VMware
Remote configuration, management and remote notifications
Remote firmware change
SMI-S support
SMTP

ARCCONF
Command Line Utility
SMI-S support for VMware
Controller BIOS setup utility (CTRL+A)
Classic tuning interface support
Firmware upgrade support for the controller
ROM based uEFI BIOS configuration utility
HII-based GUI utility for setup before boot
ARCCONF CLI for uEFI shell
Ability to flash BIOS
Events Monitoring
Lightweight event monitoring and logging system
Processes events in the controller system and notifies users

Technical Specifications

Processor Architecture
Intel, AMD, Cavium ThunderX2 (ARM)

Data Transfer Rate
12 Gb/sec per port

System bus interface type
x8 PCIe 3.0

Form Factor
Low profile MD2

Cache memory
3162-8i: 2 GB DDR4/2100 MHz
3162-8i /e: 2 GB DDR4/2100 MHz

Sockets
3162-8i: 2 internal mini SAS HD (SFF-8643)
3162-8i /e: 2 internal mini SAS HD (SFF-8643)

Scope of delivery
Model 3162-8i
Microsemi Adaptec SmartRAID 3162-8i controller
Optional low profile vented bracket
Model 3162-8i /e:
Microsemi Adaptec SmartRAID 3162-8i /e Controller
Optional Low Profile Ventilated Bracket

Physical Dimensions
64 mm x 167 mm

Operating Temperature
0°C to 55°C at 150 LFM airflow with built-in supercapacitor

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