LSI Corporation's new MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS+SATA controllers and host bus adapters (HBAs) were designed with the needs of storage providers and corporate data centers in mind. Built with the PCI Express 3.0 interface, this new line of MegaRAID controllers features expanded throughput capabilities and a higher I/O per dollar ratio than previous generations of controllers, according to a press release issued by the company.
The PCIe 3.0 interface affords greater performance with more system design flexibility, accommodating SAS hard disk drives, SATA hard drives and even solid state drives (SSDs). Each MegaRAID controller is powered by the LSI SAS 2208/2308 RAID-on-Chip using 6Gb/s SAS technology and includes dual 800MHz PowerPC® Processor cores with 1GB cache memory.
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