Silicon Mechanics Announces Availability of the LSI Megaraid® Raid Controller Cards

Intelligent performance, enterprise data protection and proven interoperability

Silicon Mechanics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of rackmount servers, storage, and high-performance computing hardware, announces the availability of a full line of LSI Corporation's MegaRAID® 6Gb/s SATA+SAS RAID controller cards, which offer cost-effective, high-performance, high-capacity storage solutions for a broad range of applications.

The newest 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers from LSI are designed to deliver breakthrough input/output operations per second (IOPS) and bandwidth performance for high-performance computing, medical imaging, digital content development, and other highly demanding applications. LSI's new family of RAID controllers offer a powerful combination of intelligent performance, enterprise RAID data protection, and proven interoperability with the latest server platforms based on the PCI Express 3.0 specification.

The new MegaRAID controller cards offer 6Gb/s or legacy 3Gb/s transfer rates; PCIe 2.0 host connectivity; support for SATA, SAS or solid-state devices; and LSI advanced software options for select MegaRAID controllers.

Silicon Mechanics offers the full SATA+SAS RAID line-up, which includes 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s products ranging from 4 to 28 ports, delivering significant performance improvements for both 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s systems. The ten new product SKUs also include new packaging options. Products are available with advanced kits that include FastPath and CacheCade 2.0 bundled with other accessories, making it easier to order all-inclusive packages rather than piece together components to make a total solution. The new bundles also decrease total cost for those who want to enable every available option on their RAID controller.

"The LSI family of 6Gb/s MegaRAID controllers are designed to support advanced software options that provide enhanced performance and data protection capabilities," said Eva Cherry, president and CEO of Silicon Mechanics. She added, "These new software options help enable end users to address key business challenges while helping to deliver a higher return on their IT investments."

Along with the controller cards, LSI's MegaRAID Management Suite™ software provides essential tools to manage MegaRAID products, whether deployed in an enterprise or small business. Silicon Mechanics offers a collection of LSI's applications and tools, including a pre-boot setup utility and a full spectrum of online RAID management utilities.