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6 Gbit/s SAS HBA Mezzanine Card

Data transfer from and to server blade external storage media requires high performing I/O controllers on the one hand, and on the other hand the optional concurrent or dedicated use of the provided storage capacity. The new SAS HBA mezzanine card meet both: operating with up to 6 Gbit/s transfer rate they guarantee high speed transmission of data.
The connection to external SAS devices offers more than one kind of usage: disk capacity may be assigned exclusively to the server blade, or disk content can be used concurrently (sharing) with other server blades, assuming the operating systems supports this.

Features & Benefits

Features Benefits
State-of-the-Art interface
  • High speed SAS 2.0 support for up to 6 Gbit/s transfer rate

  • Cost optimization through one I/O controller for different types of storage media that may be located at different sites
Versatility granted
  • Dedicated storage assignment or concurrent use of same storage device

  • No throughput restriction when latest storage media shall be connected
Enhanced availability
  • Mezzanine card with 2 ports allows for failover in case of path invalidity

  • Independent access when required, collaborating access if wanted
Centralized backup
  • Optionally acces to externally attached SAS tape devices may be utilized to backup/restore data from/to all server blades

  • High availability of storage access for continuous operation

Technical details

Controller SiliconLSISAS 2008