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Intel® RAID Controller SASWT4I

Entry-Level SAS/SATA Controller Delivers Low Cost Hardware RAID

Intel® RAID Controller SASWT4I

Key features

  • PCI Express* x4 interface for fast communication with the server board
  • LSI* SAS1068E controller
  • SATA x1 connectors for up to four SAS/SATA ports
  • Drive Fault and Individual Activities LED Connector Interfaces

Inexpensive SAS card with entry-level RAID capability

The economical Intel® RAID Controller SASWT4I offers exceptional entry-level hardware SAS/SATA RAID and non-RAID data off-load for server systems and workstations. This RAID controller allows for point-to-point connections with a SAS universal interconnect interface allowing for 1.5 and 3 Gb/s SATA hard disk drives along with logical SCSI compatibility for the extra reliability and manageability that SAS drives provide.

The SASWT4I leverages the LSI SAS1064E ASIC’s advanced LSI Fusion-MPT* architecture to provide entry-level hardware RAID. While other SAS controllers drive large RAID software stacks between the host CPU and controller, this RAID controller utilizes the embedded CPU in the LSI SAS1064E ASIC to perform integrated RAID 0, 1, and 1E/10E operations. By avoiding the PCI bus traffic and reducing RAID code overhead, the SASWT4I delivers world-class READ/WRITE operations.

Target applications

Entry

Key advantages

Cost effective data protection

Provides a low-cost RAID 0, 1, and 1E/10E solution for entry-level server and workstation environments where high-performance and reliable data protection are required.

SAS or SATA storage

Connect SAS or SATA devices within the array. Use SAS drives for speed, reliability and scalability; use high-capacity SATA drives for budget-friendly storage.

Scalability

Supports up to 122 physical devices in SAS mode which is ideal for employing JBODs (Just a Bunch Of Disks) or up to 14 devices in RAID 0, 1, 1E/10E mode through direct connect device attachment or through expander backplane support.

Ultra thin driver

LSI Fusion-MPT architecture provides over 140,000 I/Os per second while communicating over the PCI Express* 4-lane Host Bus.

Increased IT productivity

Includes a suite of tools that are common across all Intel® SAS/SATA RAID solutions, for easy installation and advanced management.

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