The Broadcom 9500-16E is a host bus adapter (HBA) that provides connectivity between a computer and storage devices such as hard drives and solid-state drives. It has 16 ports and supports three different modes of operation: SATA (Serial ATA), SAS (Serial Attached SCSI), and PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express).
In SATA mode, the 9500-16E can connect to SATA devices with speeds up to 6 Gbps (gigabits per second). SAS mode allows the HBA to connect to SAS devices with speeds up to 12 Gbps. In PCIe mode, the HBA can connect to devices using the PCIe interface, which is a high-speed serial connection used in computers to connect a wide range of devices.
The 9500-16E is designed to be installed in a PCI Express (PCIe) slot on a motherboard and is commonly used in servers and other high-performance computing systems where fast storage connectivity is required. It supports advanced features such as hardware acceleration for data encryption and support for multiple initiators and targets.
Performance and Reliability
The performance and reliability of the Broadcom 9500-16E HBA depend on a number of factors, including the quality and speed of the connected storage devices, the workload being run on the system, and the configuration of the HBA itself.
In general, the 9500-16E is designed to provide fast and reliable storage connectivity for a wide range of applications. It supports data transfer speeds of up to 6 Gbps in SATA mode and up to 12 Gbps in SAS mode, making it suitable for high-performance systems that require fast data transfer rates.
The 9500-16E also includes features that can help improve reliability, such as support for hardware acceleration for data encryption and support for multiple initiators and targets. Additionally, the HBA is designed to be compatible with a variety of storage devices and operating systems, which can help improve its overall reliability.
That being said, the actual performance and reliability of the 9500-16E will depend on how it is used and configured in a specific system. It is always a good idea to test and benchmark the HBA in your particular system to ensure that it meets your performance and reliability requirements.
Type : Controller
Adapter-Type : SAS-SATA
Port Count 16 External
Connectors 4 X4 Sff-8644
Host Interface X8 PCIE Gen 4.0
Storage Interface 12GB/S SAS, 6GB/S SATA, Gen 4.0 PCIE (Nvme)
Lsi Storage Authority (Lsa)
Storcli (Command-Line Interface)
Hii (Uefi Human Interface Infrastructure)
Os Support Microsoft Windows, Vmware Vsphere/Esxi, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Suse Linux, Ubuntu Linux, Citrix Xenserver, Centos Linux, Debian Linux, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Fedora, Freebsd.
6.600 In. × 2.712 In. (167.65 Mm × 68.90 Mm)
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SATA is the acronym for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment while the SCSI, nicknamed Scuzzy, is short for Serial Attached Small Computer System Interface.
SATA and SAS connectors help link up your computer components, including media and hard drives to the system's motherboard. SATA drives are more affordable and used for personal computing while fast and reliable SAS drives are the best fit for servers.
On the other hand, SAS controllers work flawlessly on SATA hard drives because both share identical infrastructure and possess related characteristics.
If you'd prefer speed over space, then a SAS-based hard drive is your best bet. However, SATA drives on the other hand, while lagging in terms of speed have a much larger storage capacity.
Data Transfer Speed
Throughput is the volume of data that a drive can move, process, or read and write in a specific amount of time. The drive's throughput is usually tested to measure its speed.
The Input/output operations per second (IOPS) may also be measured. However, the IOPS and throughput outcomes usually imply the same things about the drive.
While the SAS drives boast higher throughput than SATA drives; there are fewer general delays. But there is some overlap between the more high-speed SATA drives and slower SAS drives. On allhdd.com, you can shop some of the best SAS SATA controllers from well-known brands across the world.
While a handful of factors affect the drive's performance, the major factor affecting throughput is the revolution per minute (rpm). Consequently, the higher the rpm, the higher the drive's throughput.
The speed variation is most notable when dealing with large files. A SAS drive boasting 15000 rpm will most likely read and write a 1TB file faster than a SATA drive with 7200 rpm.
Most SATA-based drives' usual speed ranges from 5400 rpm to 7200 rpm, and most SAS-based drives run between 7200 rpm and 15000 rpm.
SAS-SATA Controllers on Allhdd.com
While you can count on both quality and affordability, we also bring you a wide range of SAS SATA controllers to cater to your storage needs. SAS and SATA's notable difference is that SAS is developed to endure 24/7 performance in firms, including data centers. Choose from our collection of top-quality SAS SATA controllers including 24 Port, PERC H830, Expander Card, PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC 5, Host Bus Adapter, Equallogic, PERC H710, 4 Port, 1-Port, 8 Port, PERC H700, PERC H800, Smart Array, Serveraid, PERC H740, Raid Controller, PCI-E, 12 Port, Controller Card, and16 Port.
You can use a SATA drive for servers just as you would use a SAS drive. However, the SATA drive would deliver a slower performance and a higher probability of failing or hinting at a failure. This laxity could prove expensive to firms that depend on such drives.
A SAS drive has a mean time between failures (MTBF) that ranges from (1.2-1.6 million) hours of use at 113°F (45°C), while that of a SATA drive is about (700,000-1.2 million) hours of use at 77°F (25°C).
SATA disk drives offer many benefits, including the fact that they boast an unbeatable combination of low cost, high capacity, and performance. Taking advantage of this with SAS SATA controllers could bring a significant return on investment. You can count on a 24/7 customer care center for all issues regarding sales and delivery. Allhdd.com delivers all items free of charge within the 48 U. S. states. Please choose from our collection of top-quality SAS SATA controllers today for optimum performance.
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