Globalpress: PMC launches Adaptec 7
PMC claims to have the industry’s first PCIe Gen3 high port-count 6Gb/s SAS/SATARAID adapters.
The Adaptec 7 are the first RAID adapters to take advantage of PCIe Gen3 bandwidth, says PMC.
With 16 direct-connected solid state drives (SSDs), Series 7 adapters can deliver up to 450,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) on a 4K random read block size, equivalent to nearly 10x the performance of previous-generation RAID adapters.
“This new series of adapters illustrates our continuing commitment to delivering storage innovations that fulfill customer’s needs from the most demanding data center applications to entry-level storage servers,” says Jared Peters, vice president of Server Storage Solutions at PMC, “by offering the industry’s first native 16 and 24-port RAID solutions our customers can now directly attach up to 24 SSDs or HDDs with a single adapter, eliminating the need for multi-component architectures and taking full advantage of the latest PCIe Gen3 interface.”
The Adaptec 7 offers up to 16-ports in a low-profile MD2 form factor and up to 24-ports in a full-height half-length form factor by utilizing PMC’s revolutionary 24-port RAID on Chip (RoC) and High Density (HD) Mini-SAS connectors.
Technologies include: third-generation caching software, which utilizes SSDs for read and write caching to improve IOPs by 25x, reduces latency by 25x in read-intensive applications, and improves IOPs by 14x in write-intensive applications; third-generation and Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection which uses flash memory to protect cached data.