Broadcom 3ware SAS 9750-16i4e
SAS and SATA port connectivity for data protection and performance in high-density server platforms
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Expand Your Horizon
LSI 3ware SATA+SAS RAID controllers provide a new level of reliability, availability, and performance to businesses that are facing storage challenges, particularly in sequential I/O intensive and multi-stream environments. This 3ware controller supports both internal drive storage and external JBOD expansion, while providing a higher standard of data protection and performance with the latest in LSI RAID-on-Chip (ROC) technology. Using the external SAS ports, multiple JBODs can be connected to a server, delivering a scalable and affordable solution for growing storage requirements.
Offering data transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s per port, the latest generation of 3ware SATA+SAS controllers provide many new features while also ensuring investment protection for existing SATA and SAS implementations. LSI drives unprecedented power in multi-stream RAID environments where performance, redundancy, and data protection are most important.
6Gb/s SAS Advantage
6Gb/s SAS is designed for backward compatibility with 3Gb/s SAS as well as with 3Gb/s SATA drives. In addition, 6Gb/s 3ware controllers deliver significant performance improvements in both read and write applications regardless of drive speed. StorSave™ strengthens array performance during peak usage by allowing the controller to use both controller cache and disk cache for RAID operations. Other new features of the 6Gb/s 3ware SATA+SAS controller cards include greater signal integrity using Decision Feedback Equalization, support for more sophisticated SAS topologies using Expander Self-discovery/Self-configuration, and additional safeguards to enhance data protection.
3ware’s advanced algorithms allow for optimized reads and writes in multi-stream environments. StreamFusion+ enables higher throughput even in degraded modes to deliver a superior standard of data protection and to boost performance. It is the result of countless hours of engineering aimed at delivering breakthroughs in high-load applications and providing enhanced features and functionality in all environments. Focusing on the latest technology trends and customer requirements, StreamFusion+ firmware reaffirms our commitment to customer success and industry leadership.
Remote Creation, Management and Monitoring with 3DM2™
3DM2 is powerful remote management software that simplifies the configuration, management and monitoring of 3ware storage arrays. 3DM2 provides an intuitive interface to remotely create, manage and monitor your 3ware RAID arrays and single disks in a robust, secure array management environment for your RAID protected data. Proven self-monitoring technologies and automatic notification services can maximize your storage availability while minimizing the pressure on system administrators.
Features and Benefits:
- Sixteen internal + Four external 6Gb/s SATA+SAS ports
- Four Mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF8087)
- One Mini-SAS external connector (SFF8088)
- RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6,10, 50 and Single Disk
- LSISAS2108 6Gb/s RAID-on-Chip– 800MHz PowerPC®
- 512MB 800MHz DDRII cache memory
- Optional battery backup module with StorSave BBU
- Support for up to 127 SATA or SAS physical devices
- High data availability with up to sixteen point-to-point connections
- PCI Express 2.0 provides faster signaling for high- bandwidth applications
- Support for 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s, SAS and SATA, HDDs and SSDs
- StreamFusion+ improves multi-stream read and write performance
|3ware SAS 9750-16i4e Specifications|
|Solution Provided||Sixteen port internal/four port external SATA+SAS solution for high-density servers and workstations using up to 127 drives with the flexibility to use both SATA and SAS hard drives and solid state drives (SSDs)|
|Physical Dimensions||Full height (6.6” x 4.376”)|
|Connectors||Four Mini-SAS SFF8087 internal connectors
One Mini-SAS SFF8088 external connector
|Device Support||Up to 127 SATA and/or SAS hard drives and SSDs|
|Host Bus Type||x8 lane PCI Express 2.0 Compliant|
|Data Transfer Rates||Up to 6Gb/s per port|
|I/O Processor / SAS Controller||LSISAS2108 RAID-on-Chip (ROC)|
|Cache Memory||512MB 800MHz DDR II SDRAM|
|Battery Backup Unit||LSIiBBU07, an intelligent battery backup module option that remotely connects to the controller|
|Key RAID Data Protection Features||
|Operating Temperature||Maximum ambient: 60°C (44.5°C w/iBBU) with a minimum airflow of 200 LFPM|
|Operating Voltage||+3.3V, +12V|
|Warranty||3 years, free advanced technical support, advanced replacement option|
|Regulatory Certifications||EN55022, EN55024, EN60950, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3; FCC Class A, Class B; UL1950; UL; CSA C22.2; VCCI; RRL for MIC; BSMI; C-tick|
|RAID Management||3ware® Disk Manager 2 (3DM®2); Command Line Utility (CLI); 3ware BIOS Manager (3BM); SNMP support|
|OS Support||Extensive support includes Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Windows 7®, Windows Server® 2003/2008, Red Hat Linux®, SuSE Linux®, Fedora Core Linux®, FreeBSD®, Mac® OS X, VMware® ESXTM and ESXTMi, OpenSolarisTM, and more. Visit the LSI download center for the most complete list of supported operating systems: lsi.com/support|
|Ordering Information||3ware SAS 9750-16i4e Single Pack P/N: LSI00252; 3ware SAS 9750-4i4e Kit P/N: LSI00254|
Download the Broadcom 3ware SAS 9750-16i4e Product Brief (PDF).