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LSI Introduces New Family Of 3ware RAID Controller Cards Based On 6Gb/s SAS Technology

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced a new family of high-performance LSI(TM) 3ware SATA+SAS RAID controller cards based on 6Gb/s SAS technology. The new 3ware 9750 series cards, which are immediately available to indirect channel partners, provide exceptional performance, usability and reliability for small- to mid-sized enterprises, particularly in sequential I/O and multi-stream application environments such as video streaming and data archival.

Designed for inside-the-box connectivity, the low-profile 3ware RAID controllers feature the LSISAS2108 6Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (ROC) and are available in four- and eight-port configurations. The new controllers deliver up to 2.5 GB/s in sequential read and 1.1 GB/s in sequential write performance, more than doubling the data transfer rates of the previous generation products. The controllers are designed to easily integrate with existing 3Gb/s SATA and SAS infrastructure, allowing customers to protect current investments while significantly improving read and write performance.

"Today's announcement demonstrates our commitment to enhancing the 3ware product line with the first controllers based on 6Gb/s SAS technology," said Brent Blanchard, director of worldwide channel sales and marketing, LSI. "The new family builds upon the heritage, levels of performance and usability that channel customers have come to expect from the 3ware lineup."

New features and 6Gb/s SAS advantages

The 9750 series controllers utilize enhanced StreamFusion(TM)+ firmware to deliver higher levels of data protection and boost performance by allowing the controller to simultaneously sustain multiple streams for optimized reads and writes even as data loads increase.

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