AMCC 3ware 9690SA SAS/SATA RAID Controller Driver

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC), the recognized channel leader in serial RAID storage, announced that it will begin shipping the 3ware(R) 9690SA-4I Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controller on April 14. The 9690SA-4I will provide customers a value-oriented SAS/SATA configuration option with four internal ports.

Amcc 3ware 9690sa Sas Sata Raid Controller Driver

AMCC, a global leader in network and embedded PowerPC processing, optical transport and storage solutions, has introduced a new 9690SA SAS Raid Controller Line. The new 3Ware-9690SA products for SAS/SATA solutions will soon be available for ordering via ASBIS B2B Marketplace. High-Performance 3Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID Controllers. AMCC, a global leader in network and embedded PowerPC processing, optical transport and storage solutions, has introduced a new 9690SA SAS Raid Controller Line. The new 3Ware-9690SA products for SAS/SATA solutions will soon be available for ordering via ASBIS B2B Marketplace. This release includes the following SATA+SAS 3Gb/s controllers: - 9690SA-4I - 9690SA-4I4E - 9690SA-8I - 9690SA-8E. This release includes the following SATA 3Gb/s controllers: - 9650SE-2LP - 9650SE-4LPML - 9650SE-4LPME - 9650SE-8LPML - 9650SE-12ML - 9650SE-16ML - 9650SE-24M8. Changes: - Added support for new SATA and SAS hard drives. The first piece of hardware that I have had the pleasure to review is the AMCC Storage 3ware 9690SA SAS/SATA RAID Controller. The 9690SA is an 8-Port RAID controller that supports up to 128 SAS and/or SATA2 devices. Summary of Supported Operating Systems Windows XP 32-bit x86 & 64-bit x8664 (x64) AMD Opteron/Intel EM64T.

'SAS is the interface for the direct-attach server space, SCSI's former mainstay,' said Scott Cleland, Worldwide Director of Marketing for AMCC Storage. 'The 3ware 9690SA-4I will give IT managers a new cost-sensitive SAS/SATA RAID solution for mission critical applications that require higher levels of availability and native expansion.'

The 3ware 9690SA controller line will continue to feature low profile controller layouts: one with eight internal ports, another with eight external ports, a third with four internal and four external ports and now a fourth with four internal ports. The 3ware 9690SA-4I will be tailored for value-end 1U, 4-bay servers, departmental servers and professional workstations that typically employ four, direct-connect internal drives. Expandability to 128 SAS/SATA devices with all 9690SA controllers is achieved with standard SAS expanders.

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Product Pricing and Availability

3ware 9690SA-4I controller kits will be available through AMCC's worldwide network of distributors, integrators and VARs. Suggested list price for the 3ware 9690SA-4I is $395; MSRP is $795 for the 9690SA-8I, 9690SA-8E and 9690SA-4I4E model numbers.

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About AMCC

AMCC blends system hardware and software expertise to provide the essential building blocks for the processing, moving and storing of data worldwide. AMCC's 3ware SAS and SATA RAID controllers deliver cost-effective, high-performance, high-capacity storage for enterprises and consumers worldwide in applications like disk-to-disk backup, near-line storage, network-attached storage (NAS), video, and high-performance computing. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and has offices throughout the world. Visit www.3ware.com or www.amcc.com for more information.

Introduction (continued)

  • 8th-generation StorSwitchâ„¢ non-blocking switched architecture
  • On-board I/O RISC processor and RAID offload provides true hardware RAID — SCSI device driver model to take advantage of SAS or inexpensive Serial ATA drives
  • Bootable array support for greater fault tolerance of your OS
  • Variable stripe size for performance tuning by application
  • Support for greater than 2TB volumes
  • 512MB DDR2 533 memory with ECC protection
  • 128 max disk drives via SAS expanders
  • Complete configuration management suite
    • 3ware BIOS Manager (3BM) - easy to use BIOS configuration tool
    • 3ware Disk Manager 2 - browser-based management tool
    • Command Line Interface (CLI) - scriptable configuration tool
  • SNMP support
  • SMTP support for email/pager notification
  • Staggered drive spin-up support
  • Auto carving allows LUNs > 2TB to be divided into multiple units for legacy operating systems limited to 2TB max. per LUN
  • Battery Backup Unit (BBU) with remote battery support
  • Write journaling for improved performance and data protection against accidental drive removal
  • Multiple SAS/SATA RAID sets
  • Multiple logical unit sizes and RAID levels on one card
  • 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
  • Emergency Flash Recovery protects against failed firmware upgrade
  • Drive activity LED support
  • Array/Drive Status and drive identification LED support
  • Enclosure management via I2C and SES 2.0
  • Drive insertion and removal notification
  • Online Capacity Expansion and RAID Level Migration
  • RoHS 6 of 6 and WEEE compliant
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