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SmartRAID-3100

12 Gbps PCIe Gen3 SAS/SATA SmartRAID Adapters

Status: In Production

Features:

  • Up to 1.7M random read 4 KB IOPS
  • Industry's lowest-power 28 nm SmartROC SAS/SATA protocol controller
  • RAID levels: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM and 10 ADM
  • maxCache 4.0 caching software
  • Fifth-generation Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection (ZMCP)
  • Quality and reliability through the unified, hardened Smart Storage stack, which is deployed in over 30M servers
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Summary

 

Adaptec® 12 Gbps SmartRAID 3100 adapters, coupled with 12 Gbps SSDs, provide maximum read/write bandwidth and IOPS as well as acceleration and latency optimization through caching for the most performance-hungry transactional and database applications. Furthermore, the SmartRAID 3100, built upon the unified Smart Storage stack, unlocks all features and performance of the HBA 1100 when the drives are configured as raw devices.

maxCache 4.0 SSD Caching

maxCache, available on the 315x and 316x SmartRAID adapters, accelerates HDD-based RAID arrays and logical drives, advancing the performance capabilities for a broader set of application workloads. These adapters support read- and write-back caching. By caching writes to a redundant SSD cache pool, maxCache 4.0 leverages the performance and latency capabilities of SSD technology for both read and write workloads. Read performance is also improved by caching frequently accessed data on the SSD tier with additional optimizations through the learned-path algorithm, which leverages the aggregate performance of all available storage devices.

Integrated Cache Protection
The SmartRAID family continues a battery-free portfolio. The SmartRAID 315x adapters integrate flash-based cache backup to enable instant cache protection. The tethered Adaptec® ASCM-35Fw capacitor module supports a five-year lifetime and is continuously monitored by the Smart firmware to make sure that the data can be safely backed up to the Flash memory on the SmartRAID adapter in case of a power loss.

The  SmartRAID 316x adapters include onboard cache backup circuitry and Flash memory. It integrates the ZMCP power source (capacitor module) in the adapter to enable instant cache protection without the need to find space to mount the supercap elsewhere in the system. The onboard capacitor module form factor fits into a PCIe slot and optimizes the airflow for operation with only 150 LFM.

The capicitor modules support a five-year lifetime and is continuously monitored by the smart firmware to ensure the data can be safely backed up to the Flash memory on the SmartRAID adapter.

Advanced Data Protection and Ease of Use
Microchip's industry-leading Smart Storage stack delivers maximum reliability and best-in-class performance that all RAID levels come to expect, plus unique features like Mixed Mode support (RAID and HBA devices can be used simultaneously), adapter power management (reduces power consumption up to 30 percent), and Advanced Data Management (ADM) features that allow data migration from existing RAID arrays to new ones when upgrading old hard disks or worn-out SSDs.

Adaptec maxView provides an HTML5 web interface that can be used in standard desktops and mobile browsers for all storage configuration and management needs. It supports local and remote management, and comes with plugins for major storage management software suites for enterprises and data centers.

Visit Adaptec Support for Firmware, Drivers, and Documentation.

Additional Features
  • Up to 1.7M random read 4 KB IOPS
  • Industry's lowest-power 28 nm SmartROC SAS/SATA protocol controller
  • RAID levels: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM and 10 ADM
  • maxCache 4.0 caching software
  • Fifth-generation Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection (ZMCP)
  • Quality and reliability through the unified, hardened Smart Storage stack, which is deployed in over 30M servers
  • Key Software Features
    • maxCache 4.0 caching software (SmartRAID 315x products with cache protection)
    • Mixed mode allows devices connected to the same adapter to be used in RAID and HBA modes simultaneously
    • Adapter dynamic power management to save up to 30% power
    • Support for up to 256 SAS/SATA target devices (238 SSDs/HDDs maximum support, remainder are reserved for expanders and enclosure management
    • Support for native 4K sector SAS/SATA devices in addition to 512-byte sector devices
    • RAID ADM through triple mirroring, move array, and split mirroring
    • Quick initialization
    • Online capacity expansion
    • Copyback hot spare
    • Dynamic caching algorithm
    • Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
    • Background initialization
    • Dynamic sector repair
    • BMC support
    • S.M.A.R.T. support
    • Configurable stripe size
    • SES and SGPIO enclosure management
    • Automatic/manual rebuild of hot spares
    • Hot spares—global, dedicated, and pooled
    • RAID level migration
    • Hot-plug drive support
    • Staggered drive spin-up
    • Bootable array support
    • Support for tape devices, autoloaders
    • Smart PQI driver with multip queue and MSI-X support for all device drivers for all supported operating systems
    • Secure boot support for the uEFI host BIOS
  • Management Utilities
    • maxView Storage Manager
    • ARCCONF
    • BIOS Configuration Utility (CTRL+A)
    • ROM-Based uEFI BIOS Configuration Utilities
    • Event Monitor
  • Operating Systems
    • Microsoft Windows Server, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, Ubuntu Linux, Debian Linux, Oracle Linux, Citrix XenServer, Solaris, FreeBSD, VMware ESXi, and open-source Linux drivers.
  • CPU Architecture
    • Intel, AMD, Cavium ThunderX2
  • Dimensions
    • 2.535" H × 6.6" L (64 mm × 167 mm)
  • Operating Temperature
    • 0°C to 55°C with 200 LFM airflow (SmartRAID 3154-24i requires 250 LFM). Note: This adapter contains a powerful RAID processor that requires adequate airflow to operate reliably. Only install this card into server or PC chassis with at least 200 LFM airflow (250 LFM airflow for (SmartRAID 3154-24i). Temperature measured 1 inch from RAID adapter.
  • Regulatory Certification
    • CE, FCC, UL, C-tick, VCCI, KCC, CNS
  • Environmental Compliance
    • RoHS
  • MTBF
    • 1.37 million hours (all 4i and 8i 31xx board variants), 2.0 million hours (8i8e and 8i16e 31xx board variants), 1.7 million hours (24i and 16i board variants) and 1.88 million hours (316x variants), measured at 40°C
  • Warranty
    • 3 years
Parametrics
Name
Value
Product Type
RAID Adapter
Port Count
Up to 24 Ports
Interface
8-Lane PCIe Gen 3
RAID Level
Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM and 10 ADM
Physical Dimensions
2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm)
Form Factor
Low-profile, MD2
Controller
12 Gbps SmartROC 3100

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