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LSI 3ware 9750-8i 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, great for inside-the-box connectivity, employs the latest in LSI RAID-on- Chip (ROC) technology and provides a higher standard of data protection and performance.
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 delivers 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.
3ware 9750-8i Specifications:
|3ware SAS 9750-8i Specifications|
|Solution Provided||Eight-port internal 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||Low profile (6.6” X 2.536”)|
|Connectors||Two Mini-SAS SFF8087 internal connectors|
|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 directly connects to the controller|
|Key RAID Data Protection Features||
|Operating Temperature||Maximum ambient: 60°C (44.5°C w/iBBU)|
|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|
Very Fast Controller, easy to use. Supports Auto Carving for Operating Systems that don’t support over 2TB Luns.
Vmware Drivers work well, however you cannot boot off this controller with ESXi, but can be easily installed after the fact. But it does not allow one Lun to be presented directly to a VM while others are datastores on the same controller. This is probably a Vmware Limitation. The labeling on the card does not match the BIOS, Port 0 shows up as Port 2, and Port 1 shows as Port 1. Raid 5 with 1TB drives are excellently fast!