Product overview of Lenovo 7Y37A01088 Thinksystem
The Lenovo 7Y37A01088 ThinkSystem 430-8i 12Gbps PCI-E storage controller is a hardware component designed for use in servers and storage systems. It is a storage controller that provides high-speed connectivity between the server and the storage devices, allowing for fast and efficient data transfer. In this article, we will explore the features and specifications of this storage controller in detail.
Features and Specifications
PCI-E Interface The Lenovo 7Y37A01088 ThinkSystem 430-8i storage controller utilizes the PCI-E interface, which is a high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. This interface provides fast data transfer rates, low latency, and high reliability, making it ideal for use in enterprise-level storage solutions.
12Gbps SAS/SATA Support
This storage controller supports both SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) and SATA (Serial ATA) interfaces, which are used to connect hard drives and other storage devices to the server. With support for 12Gbps data transfer rates, this controller can handle large amounts of data quickly and efficiently.
The Lenovo 7Y37A01088 ThinkSystem 430-8i storage controller supports RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) configurations, which provide data redundancy and increase system reliability. RAID allows multiple hard drives to be combined into a single logical volume, which can provide increased performance or data redundancy.
This storage controller comes with 2GB of cache memory, which can improve performance by allowing frequently accessed data to be stored in memory for faster access times. This cache memory can also be used to buffer data during data transfers, which can help to reduce latency and improve overall system performance.
The Lenovo 7Y37A01088 ThinkSystem 430-8i storage controller is compatible with a wide range of server and storage systems, including Lenovo's ThinkSystem servers. It is also compatible with various operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and VMware.
The installation process for this storage controller is straightforward, and it can be easily installed in a PCIe slot on the server motherboard. Once installed, the controller can be configured using the Lenovo RAID management software, which allows users to configure RAID arrays, manage storage devices, and monitor system health.
In Summary, In conclusion, the Lenovo 7Y37A01088 ThinkSystem 430-8i 12Gbps PCI-E storage controller is a high-performance storage controller that provides fast and reliable connectivity between the server and storage devices. With support for SAS/SATA interfaces, RAID configurations, and cache memory, this controller is an excellent choice for use in enterprise-level storage solutions. Its compatibility with a wide range of server and storage systems, as well as its ease of installation and configuration, make it an ideal choice for IT professionals looking for a reliable storage controller solution.
General Information about the Lenovo 7Y37A01088
- Manufacturer: Lenovo
- Part Number or SKU# 7Y37A01088
- Device Type: Storage Controller Plug-in Card Low Profile
- Product Type: Host Bus Adapter
Technical Information for Lenovo SAS/SATA Adapter
- Bus Type: PCI-E 3.0 X8
- Interface: SATA/SAS 12GBPS
- Data Transfer Rate: 1.2 GBPS
- Supported Devices Hard Drive, Solid State Drive
- System Requirements: 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)
- Designed For: Thinksystem Sr530, Sr550, Sr570, Sr590, Sr630, Sr650, Sr850, Sr860, Sr950, St550
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SAS controllers facilitate the use of SATA drives to increase the storage capacity with extreme ease. You can get the best SAS SATA controllers here on allhdd.com. Our SAS SATA controllers are some of the best you can find around at the best prices.
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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