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LSI Offers Adapters

MILPITAS, Calif. -- LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI - News) today introduced the newest line of MegaRAID SAS (serial attached SCSI) adapters, the 8200 series, which supports SAS and SATA (serial ATA) II drives without the cost premiums typically associated with SAS RAID controllers. The new adapters are based on first-to-market LSI SAS IC (integrated circuit) technology and the proven MegaRAID RAID stack, providing low-cost RAID 5 solutions for mid- to low-end server and workstation environments where high-performance and reliable data protection are required. Volume shipments begin in March.

The new MegaRAID line delivers SAS storage adapters featuring SATA and SAS RAID functionality at cost parity with SATA-only adapters. With this offering, channel customers can now configure custom systems employing a SAS/SATA adapter with low-cost SATA drives and/or high-performance SAS drives.

"With our new 8200 series of MegaRAID adapters, channel customers now have access to robust, low-cost RAID 5 solutions that eliminate the need to choose between SAS and SATA," said Mike Gurin, sales director, storage solutions, LSI Logic. "By offering SAS/SATA adapters at SATA pricing, LSI is creating a new paradigm in storage connectivity."

LSI Logic Corp.