LSI high-port count SAS/SATA RAID
29 October 2010
NextComputing is now integrating and supporting the latest line of LSI 6Gb SATA+SAS high-port count storage controllers, including the LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i RAID controller. By offering this storage controller technology from LSI, the company can pack substantial internal storage arrays into its family of briefcase-sized portable servers, including the recently announced NextDimension Evo Plus.
The applications run on NextComputing systems typically involve the capture and manipulation of very high bandwidth data streams, such as 10G network traffic or multiple streams of uncompressed HD video, so the speed and reliability of the system’s internal storage arrays is extremely important.
With the latest line of LSI 6Gb/s SATA+SAS high-port count RAID controllers, users can achieve high sustained read and write speeds not previously attainable. For example, using a single LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i controller for direct connections of to up to 16 high-speed Hitachi 6G SAS drives has opened up new business opportunities for OEM and end-user customers who require storage performance comparable to a traditional rackmounted server or storage device, but in a more transportable package. Systems like the compact NextDimension Evo Plus, when configured as mentioned above, are capable of achieving sustained read/write speeds upwards of 800MB/s.