Adaptec Series 6 RAID Controllers Deliver Superior Bandwidth and Reliability, Energy Efficiency and Operating Costs Savings
Series 6 controllers feature PMC-Sierra's market-leading, multi-core SRC 8x6G RAID-on-Chip (ROC), 512MB DDR2 667MHz cache, and an x8 PCI Express Gen2 host bus connection. They deliver up to 60% higher sustained sequential throughput than previous generation Adaptec controllers and up to 2GB/s sustained data transfer rate to the host. At peak performance, Series 6 offers 4.8GB/s through the SAS 2.0 interface and 4.0GB/s through the PCI Gen 2 host interface. Product is available now in the channel.
Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection
RAID controllers typically employ battery backup units (BBUs) to protect cached data during power loss, but BBUs require constant monitoring and preserve data for a maximum of 72 hours during power loss. Adaptec Series 6 controllers introduce Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection, a revolutionary advancement that solves BBU deficiencies by providing full protection to cached data with no installation, monitoring, maintenance, disposal, or replacement costs.
Adaptec Intelligent Power Management
Intelligent Power Management (IPM) slashes power and cooling costs by up to 70% using intelligent I/O caching combined with disk drive power savings via standby and power-off modes.
With Hybrid RAID 1 & 10 the Series 6 controllers offer maximum performance and reliability by combining Solid State Drives (SSDs) and Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) in a single array. By performing read operations from the faster SSD and write operations on both the SSDs and HDDs it offers tremendous performance gains over standard HDD RAID arrays. By combining SSDs and HDDs it offers the benefits of both technologies and allows a better cost per GB ratio than comparable SSD only RAID arrays.
Series 6 Controller Options to Meet Your Needs
Like all Unified Serial products, all Adaptec Series 6 RAID controllers offer full compatibility with over 300 SATA/SAS components, extensive scalability, and one-view management through the Adaptec Storage Manager™ software.