MR SAS 8888ELP Product Brief - Heinex Data A/S e

Product Brief
Eight-Port 3Gb/s PCI Express SAS/SATA RAID On Chip Adapter
Protect Business Critical Data with the Industry’s
Most Trusted SAS/SATA RAID Adapters
K e y A d v a n t a g e s
LSI SAS1078 storage processor with RAID6
Low-profile, fits 2U servers
Fastest cache available – 667MHz DDRII
Includes both internal and external SAS ports
Robust SAS/SATA RAID Solution
RAID 6, Advanced Data Protection
Keeping electronic data online and available
The 8888ELP supports all key RAID levels
f e at u r e s
is essential to running a successful business.
including RAID 6 and 60. RAID 6 tolerates two
LSI SAS1078 RAID on Chip
– 500MHz PowerPC
– Hardware RAID 5 & 6 engines
Making sure that data is protected – while
simultaneous failures, and thus the ability to
remaining instantly accessible – requires faster,
manage unrecoverable media errors during re-
smarter solutions. The MegaRAID SAS 8888ELP,
builds. This is particularly useful when using lots
– Two internal
a second generation SAS RAID product from
of ports high-capacity, lower-cost SATA disk drives.
– Two external
LSI, addresses these demands and boasts being
Check consistency and Patrol Read, advanced
– One internal, one external
the most powerful internal RAID solution we’ve
background sentry services that find and fix
Selectable SAS/SATA connectors
x8 PCI Express
offered to date. The MegaRAID SAS 8888ELP
667Mhz DDRII cache bad media blocks on disk drives, offer critical-
adapter features the LSI SAS1078 IC, a powerful
business applications unparalleled data protec-
I/O storage engine that transparently performs
tion capabilities.
(256MB or 512MB)
Optional battery backup module
Optional iTBBU battery
all the data protection, data checking, and
– Rated 72 hours
restoration tasks.
Connect 240 drives
– Intermixed SAS and SATA
Flexibility best summarizes the features of the
The MegaRAID SAS 8888ELP is designed to excel
SAS 8888ELP. With selectable connectors, one
in both high I/O transaction and high bandwidth
card serves three deployment needs. Users
processing. With an integrated 500MHz PowerPC
and industry leading 667MHz write cache, and
RAID levels 0, 1, 5 and 6
RAID Spans 10, 50 and 60
Auto-resume on array rebuild
can choose two connectors: two internal, two
Auto-resume array reconstruction
external or one each. System builders can at-
x8 PCI express, the 8888ELP delivers impressive
Online Capacity Expansion (OCE)
tach up to 240 disks; choose high performance
RAID Level Migration (RLM)
SAS disks or high capacity SATA drives – or
performance numbers – over 1.5GB/s through-
Create 64 logical volumes
a combination of both – for greater system
Up to 64TB LUN support
design flexibility. Finally, this adapter features
Comprehensive management tools
a replaceable 256MB DDR II mini DIMM cache
Audible alarm circuit
module, with two battery backup options.
An investment in the 8888ELP brings piece of
put – allowing steaming video or data backup
applications run faster than ever with 1MB
stripe configurations.
Advanced RAID Management Utility
mind, with its unique ability to operate with
The MegaRAID Management Suite™ provides
both internal or external disk equipment.
the essential software tools to efficiently manage
MegaRAID products, whether deployed in
easily scale to efficiently configure, monitor
kit includes an expansion cable, that allows
an enterprise or small business. LSI offers a
and manage RAID volumes locally or over the
users to mount the iBBU in a remote location.
collection of applications and tools including
LAN network.
a pre-boot setup utility as well a full spectrum
The industry exclusive MegaRAID iTBBU
Optional iBBU and iTBBU Support
module offers an additional layer of fault
suite of applications allow administrators to
The MegaRAID LSIiBBU05 is a battery-backup
tolerance by protecting data in cache during
adjust SAS topology views from the system
module that protects the integrity of the
adapter field replacement. These battery
host, controller and disk enclosure down to
cached data on a MegaRAID controller by pro-
backup solutions provide an inexpensive
the logical and physical drive level. Extending
viding backup power if there is a complete AC
alternative to using an Uninterruptible Power
to enterprise deployments, the powerful tools
power failure or a brief power outage. The
Supply (UPS).
of online RAID management utilities. This new
M e g a RA I D ® SAS 8 8 8 8 E L P
Solution Provided
Selectable eight-port SAS RAID solution for servers and workstations reguiring the flexibility to use either SAS or 3Gb/s SATA
drives, or a combination of both in internal or external storage environments
Internal and/or external sub-systems with up to 240 SAS or 3Gb/s SATA drives
Physical Dimensions
Low profile, extended half-length (7.71” X 2.536”)
Two SAS SFF8088 x4 external connectors, two SAS SFF8087 x4 internal connectors
Device Support
Up to 240 devices supported
Host Bus Type
x8 lane PCI Express 1.0a compliant PCI Power Management Specification 1.1 compliant
Data Transfer Rates
Up to 3Gb/s per port
I/O Processor/SAS Controller
LSI SAS1078 RAID on Chip (ROC)
Cache Memory
256MB or 512MB DDR II SDRAM integrated
Battery Backup Unit
LSIiTBBU03, an optional Intelligent Transportable Battery Backup Unit (iTBBU)
LSIiBBU05, an intelligent battery backup module option with cable for remote cache protection
RAID and Fault Tolerant Features
RAID levels 0, 1, 5, and 6
Online Capacity Expansion (OCE)
Configurable stripe size up to 1MB
Check Consistency for background data integrity
Hot Spare support
– Automatic rebuild
– Global and dedicated
– Enclosure affinity
– Emergency SATA hot spare for SAS arrays
Enclosure management
– SES (inband)
– SGPIO (sideband)
Operating Temperature
Maximum ambient: 50°C (40°C w/iBBU)
Operating Voltage
RAID spans 10, 50 and 60
Online RAID Level Migration (RLM)
Fast initialization for quick array setup
Patrol read for media scanning and repairing
64 logical drive support
DDF compliant Configuration on Disk (COD)
S.M.A.R.T support
Auto resume after loss of system power during
arrays array rebuild or reconstruction (RLM)
Up to 64TB LUN support
3 years, free advanced technical support, advanced replacement option
Regulatory Certifications
EN55022, EN50082, EN60950; FCC Class A, Class B; Ul1950; UL; CSA C22.2; VCCI; AS3548; BSMI; MIC
RAID Management
MegaRAID Management Suite
n MegaRAID Storage Manager
n MegaCLI (command-line interface)
OS Support
Extensive support includes Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003/2000/XP, Linux® and more.
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