View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
December 15, 2010

PMC-Sierra launches Adaptec Series 6 RAID controllers

Eight lane PCIe Gen 2 host interface bus connection, and delivers up to 2Gbps sustained data transfer rate

By CBR Staff Writer

PMC-Sierra, an Internet infrastructure semiconductor offering provider, has launched Adaptec by PMC family of Series 6 RAID controllers designed to perform in high I/O transaction and high bandwidth processing applications.

Based on PMC-Sierra’s multi-core SRC 8x6G RAID-on-Chip (RoC) controller, the Adaptec Series 6 family is the 6Gbps Unified Serial RAID controller channel offering with zero-maintenance cache protection which reduces operating costs and minimises environmental impact.

With support for up to 256 SATA/SAS devices using SAS expanders and an eight lane PCIe Gen 2 host interface bus connection, the Series 6 delivers high performance, scalability and flexibility.

The Series 6 delivers up to 2GB/s sustained data transfer rate to a host of applications that require high sequential bandwidth.

At peak performance, this offers 4.8GB/s through the SAS 2.0 interfaces and 4GB/s through the PCIe Gen 2 host interface delivering enough bandwidth for high streaming applications, such as editing and broadcasting uncompressed 3D video streams.

With the adoption of zero-maintenance cache protection, the need to replace lithium Ion batteries is eliminated and as a result reduces the hazardous waste disposal previously required in cache-critical computing applications.

Content from our partners
The growing cybersecurity threats facing retailers
How to integrate security into IT operations
How Kodak evolved to tackle seismic changes in the print industry and embrace digital revolution

PMC-Sierra’s Channel Storage Division vice president and general manager Jared Peters said they are Series 6 offerings just as the market and ecosystem for 6Gb/s channel storage products has begun to emerge.

Websites in our network
NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
I consent to New Statesman Media Group collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy