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3ware is advanced switched RAID architecture - StorSwitch unleashes the power of Serial ATA (SATA), delivering the highest hardware RAID performance in its class. The Escalade 9500S hardware RAID controllers deliver in excess of 400 Mbytes per second (MB/sec) sustained RAID 5 reads and over 100 MB/sec RAID 5 sequential writes with less than 3% CPU utilization (Tested using Intel Iometer(R) benchmark program on a dual processor Intel(R) Xeon (2.4GHz) system with PhoenixBIOS(R), 512MBytes system RAM, Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 2000 Advanced Server, the Escalade 9500S-8 66MHz SATA RAID controller and Maxtor(R) 7Y250MQ, 250GB, 7200 RPM drives)
Model Number: 9500S-8MI
Brand: 3Ware Inc.
Alt. Part Number(s): 9500S-8MI
Type: Controller Card
3Ware Inc. 9500S-8MI Escalade 9000Series Eight-Ports Serial ATA-II Hardware PCI RAID Controller Card - Retail Kit.
9000 Series Feature
Optimized hardware XOR RAID 5 engine provides true hardware based RAID and intelligent drive management functions
Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, Single Disk (JBOD)
Single array capacity scales to over 3 terabytes per controller (64-bit LBA support)
128 MB of ECC protected SDRAM, upgradable to 256 MB
Battery Backup Unit (BBU) ready
Online Capacity Expansion ready
StorSwitch point-to-point, non-blocking switched architecture for highest performance
Bootable array support for greater fault tolerance
Variable stripe size for performance tuning by application
Multiple array background initialization for immediate data redundancy
Host controller and drive command queuing for highest performance
Multiple card support (up to 4) within a system for large storage requirements
Multiple logical volumes and RAID levels can exist on one card for maximum configuration flexibility
Legacy and SATA II out of band (OOB) staggered drive spin-up support
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
SMTP support for email/pager notification
Emergency Flash Recovery protects against power failure during firmware upgrades
Support for drive activity LED
Flexible task scheduling for increased useability
Multi-lane connectors based on the Infiniband SFF-8470 specification
Complete configuration management suite
3ware BIOS Manager (3BM) - BIOS configuration tool
3ware Disk Manager 2 (3DM 2) - browser-based management tool
Command Line Interface (CLI) - scriptable configuration tool
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