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 PMC Releases First Encrypted PCIe Gen3 for Secure Data Center Storage
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Message Text: PMC expands its Adaptec storage product line with the first high performance, low profile encrypted PCIe Gen3 host bus adapter (HBA) family.

This product line is capable of executing over one million input/output operations per second (IOPS) with 6.6 GB/sec sustained throughput, provides 256 bit AES encryption, and offers up to 16 ports.

The Adaptec Series 7H and 6H families of SAS/SATA HBAs provide high-performance connectivity for hard disk drives (HDDs), solid-state drives (SSDs), removable media and tape drives. It has been designed for high performance data center applications.

Adaptec Series 7H HBAs, featuring PMC's 16-port PM8018 6Gb/s I/O controller silicon and an x8 PCIe Gen3 interface, are first to achieve more than 1 million IOPS with 512 byte blocks, and can also execute more than 800,000 IOPS with 4K blocks. Built-in support for MSI-X support allows the adapters to leverage multi-core host CPUs in order to boost application performance.



The PCIe Gen3 interface also doubles bandwidth to the host compared to the previous generation. With 16 SAS/SATA ports, these HBA products are the first to take full advantage of the maximum bandwidth. The Adaptec Series 7H HBAs are also the first to use mini SAS HD connectors, offering up to 16 native SAS/SATA ports in a low-profile MD2 form factor designed for high-density servers.

Adaptec Series 7He HBAs feature Adaptec maxCrypto security technology, a 256 bit AES, in-line encryption engine enabled with a unique hardware encryption key, allowing PMC's customers to protect data on their storage media and if required dispose of their disk or tape drives without the risk of exposing confidential data.

Adaptec Series 6H HBAs utilize PMC?s 8-port PM8001 6Gb/s I/O controller silicon and x4 PCIe Gen2 interface to provide HBA solutions rated at more than 250,000 IOPS with 512 byte blocks and more than 200,000 IOPS with 4K blocks. Featuring a low-profile MD2 form factor, Series 6H HBAs fit into x4/x8/x16 PCIe slots and are available in 4- and 8-port (internal) options using standard mini SAS connectors.

Both the Adaptec 6H and 7H product lines share common drivers and management tools, including drivers for Windows, VMWare, and open-source Linux.

The complete family of Adaptec Series 7 and Adaptec Series 6 HBAs will be available in Q2 2013.
 
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