RAID Support and Configuration
The 01KN505 Lenovo 530-8I is a storage controller that supports various RAID levels, allowing for increased data performance, security, and fault tolerance. The supported RAID levels include RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, and RAID 50.
RAID Configuration options allow for the creation and management of RAID arrays and volumes. The controller supports both hardware and software RAID, which allows the user to configure RAID through the controller's BIOS or through software management tools.
Managing RAID arrays and volumes can be done through the controller's BIOS or through software management tools, such as the RAID Web Console 2 or the MegaRAID Storage Manager. These tools allow the user to create, delete, and manage RAID arrays and volumes, as well as monitor the status of the RAID.
The controller also supports Online Capacity Expansion and RAID Level Migration. This means that the user can expand the capacity of a RAID array or volume without having to take it offline, and can also change the RAID level of an existing array or volume.
RAID Performance Optimization can be achieved by adjusting various settings, such as stripe size, read and write cache, and read-ahead. These settings can be configured through the controller's BIOS or through software management tools.
RAID Management and Monitoring Tools, such as the RAID Web Console 2 or the MegaRAID Storage Manager, allow the user to monitor the status of the RAID, including the health of the disks and the RAID's performance.
RAID Data Protection and Recovery Features include hot spare disk support, automatic rebuild, and global and dedicated hot spare support. These features ensure that the RAID is protected against disk failures and can recover quickly in case of a failure.
Performance and Scalability
The 01KN505 Lenovo 530-8I is a high-performance storage controller that supports data transfer rates of up to 12 Gb/s and provides a high-bandwidth interface for fast data transfer.
The controller supports a large number of disks and volumes, allowing for high storage capacity. It also has a large cache memory and battery backup unit (BBU) to ensure that data remains safe in the event of a power failure.
The controller is also scalable and expandable, allowing the user to add more disks or expand the capacity of existing volumes.
Performance benchmarks and comparison can be done using various tools such as IOMeter, to compare the performance of the controller with other similar controllers.
The RAID level chosen can also impact the performance of the controller, with RAID 0 and RAID 1 offering the best performance, while RAID 5 and RAID 6 offer better data protection at the cost of lower performance.
Compatibility and Connectivity
The 01KN505 Lenovo 530-8I is compatible with a wide range of ThinkSystem servers, allowing for easy integration and expansion of storage capacity.
The controller supports a wide range of drive types, including SAS and SATA drives, and is compatible with both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives.
The controller connects to the host system through a PCIE 3.0 x8 interface, providing a high-bandwidth connection for fast data transfer.
Expansion and connectivity options allow for the addition of more disks or expansion of existing volumes. The controller also has a variety of connectivity options such as SAS and SATA ports.
Management and monitoring tools such as the RAID Web Console 2 or the MegaRAID Storage Manager can be used to monitor the status of the controller and the RAID, and to configure and manage the RAID arrays and volumes.
Brand Name : Lenovo
MPN : 01KN505
Sub-Type : SAS-SATA
Type : Controller
SKU : 01KN505
Storage Controller (raid) - Plug-in Card - Low Profile
Pcie 3.0 X8
Data Transfer Rates
Disk Array (raid)
Channel Qty 8
Max Storage Devices Qty
Raid 0, Raid 1, Raid 5, Raid 10, Raid 50, Jbod
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 For X86/amd64/intel Em64t, Red Hat Linux Enterprise Server 6 X64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 With Xen For Amd64/em64t, Suse Linux Enterprise Server 12, Vmware Vsphere 6.0 (esxi), Suse Linux Enterprise Server 12 With Xen, Microsoft Windows Server 2016, Vmware Vsphere 6.5 (esxi)
Thinksystem Sr530, Sr550, Sr570, Sr590, Sr630, Sr650, Sr850, Sr860, Sr950, St550
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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