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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.
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