Enabling the onboard cache on a RAID adapter card signi cantly enhances performance - especially in RAID 5 and RAID 6 scenarios - by accommodating both read caching and write caching of data. But data stored in the cache for write caching can be lost if the cache is not protected against a power or system failure. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery backup units (BBUs) are traditionally employed to protect cached data on RAID adapters. Once installed, a new BBU will take several hours to reach a full charge. During the charge cycle, write cache is unprotected (i.e. turned o ), which adversly a ects the RAID adapter's performance. A typical BBU requires routine capacity testing and performs sub-optimally during those test periods. Lastly, a fully-charged BBU can only preserve data for a maximum of 72 hours during a power loss before the battery power depletes.
Model Number: AFM-700
Alt Part Number(s): AFM-700
Product Type: Flash Module
Product Name: Flash Module 700 (AFM-700) for Series 7 & 8 Including Series 7Q & 8Q Adapters
Product Type: Battery Backed Write Cache
Memory Size: 2 GB
Device Supported: RAID Controller
Environmentally Friendly: Yes
Environmental Certification: RoHS
Electrical Outlet Plug Type: Plug Type “A” (USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan)
3rd Gen Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection
Maximum Data Protection and Cost Savings for Adaptec Series 7 and Series 7Q RAID Adapters
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