MegaRAID SAS 8300XLP Product Brief - Computerworld
MegaRAID ® SAS 8300XLP 3Gb/s PCI-X SAS ZERO-CHANNEL RAID ADAPTER High-Performance Zero-Channel RAID (ZCR) Storage Adapter Offers a Cost-Effective Way to Implement RAID in a Server Key Advantages • Industry proven MegaRAID data protection • Flexibility for both SAS and SATA II drives • Advanced MegaRAID management suite • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10 and 50 • Offers advanced MegaRAID functionality to onboard LSI SAS FEATURES • Low-cost RAID upgrade • Low-profile, half-size PCI form factor • 400MHz Intel ® IOP321 processor • 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X performance • 3 Gb/s throughput per mother board SAS port • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10 and 50 • 128MB integrated ECC SDRAM • Greater than 2TB array support • Optional battery backup unit (BBU) • Auto-resume on array rebuild and reconstruction • Advanced data integrity and recovery • Enhanced error handling and reporting • Online Capacity Expansion (OCE) • Online RAID Level Migration (RLM) • Comprehensive management and configuration software suite Low-Cost, Powerful ZCR SAS RAID Solution The MegaRAID SAS 8300XLP zero-channel RAID (ZCR) adapter converts a motherboard’s own onboard Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) controller into a powerful RAID solution, allowing for an easy and low-cost upgrade path to SAS RAID. This low profile, intelligent PCI-X to SAS RAID adapter is ideal for 1U and 2U server environments. With 128MB integrated ECC SDRAM, battery backup support and the power of the Intel ® IOP321 (400MHz) I/O processor, the MegaRAID SAS 8300XLP provides unmatched reliability and performance. Motherboard Compatibility The MegaRAID SAS 8300XLP adapter is designed to use a motherboard’s own on-board SAS ports using the LSI Logic LSISAS1068 SAS controller with appropriate interrupt routing circuitry. MegaRAID SAS Advantage As the recognized leader in driving and developing storage interface standards and technologies, LSI has extended its leadership with a complete family of SAS RAID solutions for the next generation of DAS for enterprise servers and high performance workstations. MegaRAID SAS solutions enable system builders to meet both performance and capacity requirements using either SAS drives, 3Gb/s SATA drives or a combination of both. SAS drives provide speed, reliability and scalability for enterprise-class systems, while SATA drives allow for low-cost and efficient storage in datadense environments. Advanced RAID Management Utility The MegaRAID Management Suite of software is a complete spectrum of applications and tools including a next generation pre-boot as well as advanced online RAID management utilities. This new suite of applications features a variety of configuration options and SAS topology views from the system host, controller and disk enclosure down to the logical and physical drive level. This allows administrators to efficiently configure, monitor and manage RAID volumes locally or over the network.