High-Performance 3Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID Controllers
Expand your Horizon
AMCC builds on established 3ware SATA RAID leadership to introduce the 3ware 9690SA SAS controller, the new standard in Serial Attached SCSI RAID. As SATA and SAS technologies converge, users look to 3ware SATA for price and performance and to SAS for SAS/SATA connectivity with expansion up to 128 devices. The 3ware 9690SA delivers accelerated SAS performance and the flexibility of internal and external connectivity. Whether customers require SAS, SATA, or SAS/SATA connectivity, 3ware will provide the right tool for the job.
Use the Right Tool
The 3ware 9690SA offers configuration flexibility with three PCI Express low profile controller choices: eight internal ports, eight external ports, and four internal/external ports. AMCC now offers a highly scalable 3ware serial storage product portfolio that includes 2- to 24-ports of SATA connectivity with the 3ware 9650SE and maximized SAS expandability to up to 128 devices per controller with the 3ware 9690SA.
Users will also enjoy a unified RAID management interface and software suite which assures a picture perfect configuration experience with every 3ware controller, irrespective of its storage interface.
Data Protection and Performance
Advanced 3ware RAID architecture, SAS and SATA II performance features, including 3Gb/s and NCQ, help rocket the 9690SA to RAID 5 and RAID 6 performance heights. An optional Battery Backup Unit with integrated write journaling and remote battery mounting capability provides added data protection in the event of a power outage. The 3ware 9690SA supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and Single Disk.
3ware 9690SA Series Selection Guide
|Form Factor||Low Profile||Low Profile||Low Profile|
|SAS Ports||8 Internal||8 External||4 Internal / 4 External|
|Raid Levels||0,1,5,6,10,50,Single Disk||0,1,5,6,10,50,Single Disk||0,1,5,6,10,50,Single Disk|
|Onboard Memory||512MB DDR2 533||512MB DDR2 533||512MB DDR2 533|
|Connector Type||SFF-8087mini-SAS||SFF-8088 mini-SAS||SFF-8087/SFF-8088 mini-SAS|
|BBU with Remote Battery Support||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Operating System Support
Microsoft� Windows� Vista/2003/XP/2000, Red Hat Linux, SuSE Linux, Fedora Linux, 2.4 Linux kernel, 2.6 Linux kernel, FreeBSD; 32/64-bit driver support for Windows, Linux and FreeBSD. For complete OS listing, Go to: www.3ware.com/support/OS-Support.asp