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Four-port SAS RAID controller claims flexibility

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Serial Attached SCSI? SAS RAID controller?

Applied Micro Circuits Corp. will begin shipping the 3ware 9690SA-4I Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controller. The 9690SA-4I will provide customers a value-oriented SAS/SATA configuration option with four internal ports.

"SAS is the interface for the direct-attach server space, SCSI's former mainstay," said Scott Cleland, worldwide director of marketing for AMCC Storage. "The 3ware 9690SA-4I will give IT managers a new cost-sensitive SAS/SATA RAID solution for mission critical applications that require higher levels of availability and native expansion."

The 3ware 9690SA controller line will continue to feature low profile controller layouts: one with eight internal ports, another with eight external ports, a third with four internal and four external ports and now a fourth with four internal ports. The 3ware 9690SA-4I will be tailored for value-end 1U, 4-bay servers, departmental servers and professional workstations that typically employ four, direct-connect internal drives. Expandability to 128 SAS/SATA devices with all 9690SA controllers is achieved with standard SAS expanders.

3ware 9690SA-4I controller kits will be available through AMCC's worldwide network of distributors, integrators and VARs. Suggested list price for the 3ware 9690SA-4I is $395; MSRP is $795 for the 9690SA-8I, 9690SA-8E and 9690SA-4I4E model numbers.

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