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PM8241

SmartROC 3100 24X12G RAID Controller

Status: In Production

Features:

  • 24 12Gbps SAS/SATA ports with RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6 and 60 with hardware acceleration
  • Two additional 6G SAS/SATA boot ports with RAID 1 support
  • Native HBA modes
  • Supports 1 GB, 2 GB, or 4 GB DDR4 memory with speeds up to 2133 MT/s, providing access to volume DDR at top-line performance
  • Compatible with Smart Storage solution drivers for all major operating systems and Smart Storage solution unified management utilities
  • Support for maxCrypto controller-based encryption
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Summary

The SmartROC 3100 24-port RAID-on-Chip controller offers industry-leading performance and power savings with support for hardware RAID 0/1/10/5/50/6/60 and native HBA modes. Two additional 6G SAS/SATA boot ports with RAID 1 support are available. One GB, 2 GB, or 4 GB DDR4 memory with speeds up to 2133 MT/s, providing access to volume DDR at top-line performance are supported. The SmartRoC 3100 also includes support for maxCrypto controller-based encryption and supports Smart Storage solution drivers for all major operating systems and a comprehensive set of management tools, including a GUI and CLI.

The 12 Gbps SmartROC 3100 controllers are featured on the 12 Gbps SmartRAID 3100 Series RAID Adapters.

For product comparison, please consider: PM8240, PM8237, PM8236, PM8205, PM8204

Additional Features
  • 24 12Gbps SAS/SATA ports with RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6 and 60 with hardware acceleration
  • Two additional 6G SAS/SATA boot ports with RAID 1 support
  • Native HBA modes
  • Supports 1 GB, 2 GB, or 4 GB DDR4 memory with speeds up to 2133 MT/s, providing access to volume DDR at top-line performance
  • Compatible with Smart Storage solution drivers for all major operating systems and Smart Storage solution unified management utilities
  • Support for maxCrypto controller-based encryption
  • SmartRAID Solution Features
    • Flexible configuration for RAID mode
    • Displays raw devices on connector
    • RAID Build Modes (Quick initialization, Background initialization and Rapid parity initialization)
    • SAS dual path failover (RAID stack managed Active/Standby)
    • SMP commands using ARCCONF
    • Dynamic sector repair
    • Split mirror and combine
    • Copyback hot spare
    • Heal array and Move array
    • Bootable array support
    • Erase drive
    • Configurable stripe size
    • Bad stripe marking
    • Hot spare support (dedicated, global, or predictive)
  • Ultra-High Performance and Feature-Rich
    • Persistent logging for RAID and HBA
    • 4K native support for RAID and HBA
    • Adapter power management modes
    • Multiple LUN support
    • Support for up to 238 raw devices
    • Support for up to 238 target devices in RAID mode
    • Supports up to 64 SAS/SATA logical/RAID volumes
    • Up to 1.6M IOPS performance (4K random reads)
    • Up to 145K IOPS RAID 5 performance (4K random writes)
    • SAS expander support
    • Transport Layer Retry (TLR) support
    • Baseboard management controller (BMC) support with Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP) over PCIe or I2C
    • Enclosure Management: SES-2/3; SGPIO: SFF‑8485; IBPI: SFF-8489; SGPIO as a virtual SES enclosure: SFF-8448
    • Up to 6.9 GB/s bandwidth
    • Up to 3.8 GB/s RAID 5 throughput
    • Hot plug drive support
    • S.M.A.R.T. diagnostic access
    • Supports eight lanes of PCIe 3.0 to the host, each lane supporting PCIe Gen 3 rates up to 8.0 Gbps
    • SATA Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • Storage Management Utilities
    • MaxView GUI
    • ARCCONF CLI
    • Event Monitor (event logging and email alerts)
    • VSphere plug-in
    • OpenStack plug-in
    • Smart Storage Administrator CLI
  • Third-Generation Green Backup
    • Integrated controller automatically backs up DDR cache to NAND flash after a power failure
    • ONFi 1.0, 2.x, and 3.0
  • Tools for Setup and Troubleshooting
    • UEFI HII configuration tool
    • CTRL-A Legacy BIOS configuration tool
    • ChipLink diagnostic tools
  • Operating System Support
    • Extensive operating system supports includes major software releases for Microsoft Windows/Server, VMware ESXi, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, CentOS, XenServer, Fedora, Debian, and Solaris
    • Certification for Microsoft WHQL, VMware IOVP, and VMwareVSAN
  • High-Speed I/O
    • x8 PCIe Gen 3 8 GT/s (supporting 8 GT/s, 5 GT/s, 2.5 GT/s)
    • PCIe-compliant link training and manual PHY configuration
    • 24x SAS-3 PHYs for high-speed targets (SAS 12 Gbps, 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, or SATA 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, 1.5 Gbps)
    • 2x SAS-2 PHYs for boot devices (SAS 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, or SATA 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, 1.5 Gbps)
    • SAS or SATA operation on a per-PHY basis
    • Independent per-channel selectable high-speed outputs support multiple programmable levels of pre-emphasis and output swing
    • Multiple programmable levels of receive equalization
    • Integrated resistive termination
    • Automatic negotiation of link speed
    • Decision Feedback Equalizer provides robust recovery of 12 Gbps SAS signals over lossy channels
  • Peripheral I/O Interfaces ( Note: Some peripheral I/O interface pins are multiplexed)
    • Eight multi-master and seven master-only two-wire interfaces (TWIs) support variable bit rates up to 400 Kbps
    • Two industry-standard 16750 UARTs
    • Seven SFF-8485-compliant serial GPIO (SGPIO) ports
    • Up to 30 GPIO ports depending on SGPIO port configuration
    • Firmware API for peripheral control, including features such as activity LED, UART configuration, zoning configuration, interprocessor communications, and enclosure control
  • maxCrypto Encryption
    • AES data encryption and decryption with key sizes of 128/196/256 bits.
Parametrics
Name
Value
Product Type
ROC Controller
Port Count
24
Generation
12 Gbps
Interface
8-Lane PCIe Gen 3
RAID Level
0 1 5 6 50 60
Physical Dimensions
27 mm x 27 mm
Controller Based Encryption (CBE)
128/196/256 bit AES
Flexible Configuration
Yes

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Part Number
Device Weight (g)
Shipping Weight (grams)
Lead Count
Package Type
Package Width
Solder Composition
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RoHS
China EFUP
PM8241A-F3EI
2.448600
4.325000
1069
FBGA
27x27x2.28mm
SAC305
e1
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