Product Overview of SATA SAS Raid Controller
The Lsi Logic Megaraid 9261-8I is a RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) controller card that allows you to connect multiple SATA and SAS hard drives to your computer system. This controller card is designed to deliver high-speed data transfer rates and improve system performance. In this article, we will discuss in detail the key features and benefits of the Lsi Logic Megaraid 9261-8I RAID controller.
The Lsi Logic Megaraid 9261-8I is equipped with the following features
- Eight SAS/SATA Ports: The controller card has eight SAS/SATA ports, allowing you to connect up to eight hard drives to your computer system. This provides ample storage capacity for your data-intensive applications.
- PCI Express 2.0 x8 Interface: The controller card uses the PCI Express 2.0 x8 interface to provide high-speed data transfer rates between the hard drives and the computer system. This interface provides a maximum bandwidth of 4GB/s per lane, which results in faster data transfer rates and improved system performance.
- 6Gb/s Data Transfer Rates: The controller card supports data transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s per port, providing fast and efficient data transfer between the hard drives and the computer system.
- RAID Levels: The controller card supports a variety of RAID levels, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60. These RAID levels provide different levels of data redundancy and performance optimization, depending on your specific needs.
- 512MB Cache: The controller card is equipped with a 512MB cache, which helps to improve data transfer rates and system performance. The cache stores frequently accessed data, reducing the need for the system to access the hard drives directly.
The Lsi Logic Megaraid 9261-8I RAID controller provides several benefits to users, including:
- Improved System Performance: The controller card improves system performance by providing fast and efficient data transfer rates between the hard drives and the computer system. This allows data-intensive applications to run smoothly and without interruption.
- Data Redundancy: The controller card provides data redundancy through the use of RAID levels. This ensures that your data is protected in the event of a hard drive failure, preventing data loss and minimizing downtime.
- Increased Storage Capacity: The controller card allows you to connect up to eight hard drives to your computer system, providing ample storage capacity for your data-intensive applications.
- Flexible RAID Configurations: The controller card supports a variety of RAID configurations, allowing you to choose the level of data redundancy and performance optimization that best suits your needs.
- Easy to Use: The controller card is easy to install and configure, making it a user-friendly solution for both novice and experienced users.
In Summary, the Lsi Logic Megaraid 9261-8I RAID controller is a powerful and versatile solution for improving system performance, increasing storage capacity, and providing data redundancy. With its eight SAS/SATA ports, PCI Express 2.0 x8 interface, 6Gb/s data transfer rates, and support for multiple RAID levels, the controller card is an excellent choice for data-intensive applications. Its 512MB cache helps to improve data transfer rates and reduce system latency. Whether you are a home user or a business professional, the Lsi Logic Megaraid 9261-8I RAID controller is a valuable addition to your computer system.
General Information about the Lsi Logic 9261-8I
- Manufacturer: Lsi Logic
- Part Number or SKU# 9261-8I
- Type: Controllers
- Controllers Type: Raid Controller
- Device Type: Sas Raid Controller
- Controller Interface Type: Serial Attached Scsi . Serial Ata/600
- Interface Type : Pci Express 2.0 X8
- Data Transfer Rate: 6gb/s Throughput Per Port
- Form Factor: Low-profile Plug-in Card
- Raid Level: Raid 0, Raid 1, Raid 5, Raid 6, Raid 10, Raid 50, Raid 60
- Standard Memory: 512 Mb Ddr2 Sdram
- Max Drive Support: 32
- Ports: 2 X Sff-8087 Mini Sas 600 - Serial Attached Scsi Internal
- Width: 6.60 In
- Height: 2.54 In
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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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