Additional Features of Storage Controller
The 01KN509 Lenovo SATA/SAS 12GB/S PCI-E 3.0 X8 Storage Controller (Raid) for Thinksystem has a number of additional features that make it a versatile and powerful option for enterprise storage solutions. Some of these features include:
- Advanced RAID features: The controller supports a wide range of RAID levels, including 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60, and includes advanced features such as hot spare, global and dedicated hot spare, and automatic rebuild.
- Advanced data protection: The controller includes features such as battery-backed write cache (BBWC) and flash-backed write cache (FBWC), which provide improved data protection in the event of power loss.
- High performance: The controller supports data transfer rates of up to 12 Gb/s SAS and 6 Gb/s SATA, allowing for faster data access and transfer.
- Easy management: The controller can be managed using Lenovo XClarity Controller or other third-party management software, allowing for easy monitoring and management of the RAID array.
- Scalability: The controller supports up to 256 SAS or SATA drives and up to 16 enclosures, providing increased storage capacity and flexibility.
- Compatibility: The controller is designed for use with Lenovo ThinkSystem servers and storage systems, and it requires a PCI-E 3.0 slot with at least 8 lanes (x8) to function properly.
- Multi-path Support: The controller supports multi-path I/O and enables multiple physical paths between the host and storage devices.
Management and Monitoring
The 01KN509 Lenovo SATA/SAS 12GB/S PCI-E 3.0 X8 Storage Controller (Raid) for Thinksystem offers a variety of management and monitoring options to help users effectively manage and monitor their storage arrays.
One of the key management features is the support for RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60, which allows users to configure their storage arrays for optimal performance and data protection. The controller also supports online RAID level migration and expansion, making it easy to upgrade or expand the storage array as needed.
In terms of monitoring, the controller supports the use of the Lenovo XClarity Administrator management software, which provides a comprehensive view of the storage array and allows for easy monitoring of storage capacity, health status, and performance. The software also offers alerting and reporting capabilities, allowing users to stay informed of any potential issues with the storage array.
Additionally, the controller also supports S.M.A.R.T monitoring, which helps users to predict the potential failures of hard drives and solid-state drives and to take action before it happens.
Performance and Scalability
The 01KN509 Lenovo SATA/SAS 12GB/S PCI-E 3.0 X8 Storage Controller is designed to provide high performance and scalability for enterprise storage solutions.
In terms of performance, the storage controller supports data transfer rates of up to 12 Gbps SAS and 6 Gbps SATA, allowing for faster data access and transfer. It also features a low-profile design, which minimizes the space required in the server and allows for more efficient use of available resources.
In terms of scalability, the storage controller supports up to 256 SAS and SATA devices, allowing for increased storage capacity and flexibility. Additionally, it supports various RAID levels, including 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10, which enables data protection and improves performance. It also supports online RAID level migration, which allows for changing RAID levels without data loss.
It's worth noting that the 01KN509 storage controller requires a PCI-E 3.0 slot to function properly, so it may not be compatible with older server platforms that only have PCI-E 2.0 slots. Additionally, it supports both SAS and SATA hard drives and solid-state drives, so it's important to ensure that the storage devices being used are compatible with the controller.
Compatibility and Interoperability
The 01KN509 Lenovo SATA/SAS 12GB/S PCI-E 3.0 X8 Storage Controller (Raid) is specifically designed for use with Lenovo ThinkSystem servers. It is compatible with a variety of ThinkSystem server models, including the SR650, SR630, SR530, and SR550.
In terms of interoperability, the 01KN509 controller card supports both SAS and SATA hard drives and solid-state drives, and it is compatible with RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60. It also supports Lenovo's RAID software, which allows for easy monitoring and management of the RAID array.
It is important to note that the 01KN509 controller card requires a PCI-E 3.0 slot to function properly, so it may not be compatible with older server platforms that only have PCI-E 2.0 slots. Additionally, the controller card has a maximum cache size of 1GB, so it may not be suitable for large-scale storage solutions that require more cache.
- Brand: Lenovo
- MPN : 01KN509
- Type: Controller
- Sub-Type: SAS-SATA
- SKU : 01KN509
Technical Specifications for PCI-E Card
The 01KN509 Lenovo SATA/SAS 12GB/S PCI-E 3.0 X8 Storage Controller (Raid) for Thinksystem has the following technical specifications:
- Interface: PCI-E 3.0 x8
- Data transfer rate: 12 Gbps SAS and 6 Gbps SATA
- RAID support: RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60
- Maximum cache size: 1GB
- Number of ports: 8
- Operating systems support: Windows, Linux, VMware, and Red Hat
- Form factor: Low-profile
- Operating temperature: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
- Storage temperature: -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F)
- Operating humidity: 8% to 80% (non-condensing)
- Storage humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
- Power consumption: 18W
- Dimensions: 6.6" x 2.5" (167mm x 63mm)
It's important to note that the 01KN509 controller is specifically designed for Lenovo ThinkSystem servers. It is recommended to consult with Lenovo for more information and support for the specific server platform or storage system that you are using.
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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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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.
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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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