High Speed Connectivity
"High-Speed Connectivity" refers to the ability of the MegaRAID 9380-8e RAID controller to connect to SAS and SATA drives at high speeds. The controller has 8 ports that support SAS drives with a transfer rate of 12 Gbps, and SATA drives with a transfer rate of 6 Gbps. SAS and SATA are the two most commonly used types of interface for connecting storage devices like hard disk and solid-state drives. SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) is a faster and more reliable interface that's often used in enterprise-level storage systems, while SATA (Serial ATA) is a more common interface that's used in consumer-level and some enterprise-level systems.
These high speeds allow for faster data transfer between the drives and the controller, which in turn can improve the overall performance of the system. The 8 ports provide a greater number of drives to be connected, which can increase the storage capacity and performance of the system. The PCI-E 3.0 x8 interface provides the bandwidth that is required for fast data transfer, and it also allows for the controller to work with other high-speed peripherals like high-speed network adapters.
Advanced RAID Features
"Advanced RAID Features" refers to the ability of the MegaRAID 9380-8e RAID controller to support multiple RAID levels, which are different ways of organizing and protecting data stored on multiple drives. RAID stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, and it's a technology that uses multiple drives to provide improved performance, data redundancy, or a combination of both.
The MegaRAID 9380-8e supports multiple RAID levels, including:
- RAID 0: This RAID level offers maximum performance by using data striping across multiple drives, but it provides no data redundancy. If one drive fails, all data on the array will be lost.
- RAID 1: This RAID level offers data redundancy by mirroring data across multiple drives. If one drive fails, the data will still be available on the other drive.
- RAID 5: This RAID level offers data redundancy with distributed parity. It requires at least three drives, and it can survive the failure of one drive without data loss.
- RAID 6: This RAID level offers data redundancy with double distributed parity. It requires at least four drives, and it can survive the failure of two drives without data loss.
- RAID 10: This RAID level offers mirroring and striping for maximum performance and data redundancy. It requires at least four drives, and it can survive the failure of one drive in each mirrored pair without data loss.
- RAID 50: This RAID level offers data redundancy with distributed parity across multiple RAID 5 arrays.
- RAID 60: This RAID level offers data redundancy with double distributed parity across multiple RAID 6 arrays.
By having a variety of RAID options, the MegaRAID 9380-8e allows users to choose the best option for their specific needs, whether it be maximum performance, data redundancy, or a combination of both.
"Flexible Management" refers to the ability of the MegaRAID 9380-8e RAID controller to be easily managed and configured through the use of software. The MegaRAID 9380-8e is compatible with LSI's MegaRAID Storage Manager software, which is a user-friendly interface that allows for monitoring, configuring, and managing the RAID controller and connected drives."Flexible Management: The MegaRAID 9380-8e is compatible with LSI's MegaRAID Storage Manager software, providing a user-friendly interface for monitoring, configuring, and managing the RAID controller and connected drives. This software allows for easy setup, monitoring of system status, and management of RAID arrays, including the ability to create and delete arrays, monitor the health of the drives, and perform tasks such as firmware updates and backups. This flexible management option provides a convenient way to monitor and maintain the system, ensuring optimal performance and data protection."
Brand: LSI Logic
MPN : 05-25528-04
SKU : 05-25528-04
PCI Express 3.0 X8
0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Total Number Of SAS Ports
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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