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 LSI Targets The Datacenter Market With The Nytro PCIe Flash Accelerator Cards
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Message Text: At its annual Accelerating Innovation Summit (AIS), LSI today announced it has extended the Nytro portfolio of PCIe flash cards to include the Nytro XP6200 series.

The company also introduced its new family of 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID controller cards and expanders, built to power leading datacenters.

The Nytro XP6200 cards are purpose-built to meet the requirements of Open Compute and other hyperscale servers. They combine LSI SandForce flash controllers with low-cost flash, and a new design optimized for low power and thermal characteristics. The Nytro XP6200 series requires up to 30 percent less power than existing Nytro flash cards.

The Nytro XP6209-4A1024 (1TB MLC PCIe flash) retails for $2,899 ($2.83/GB). The larger Nytro XP6210-4A2048 (2TB MLC PCIe flash) costs $4,999 ($2.44/GB).

LSI also today introduced its new family of 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID controller cards and expanders.

The new 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID 9300 controller card family includes six models, featuring four or eight ports, and the latest PCI Express 3.0 interface. The new controller cards feature a new diagnostic technology that can put the drives into a shielded state, and determine if a drive has failed or can be restored. The cards also support the scaling of hard disk drive (HDD) topologies and maximize the application acceleration benefits of solid state drives (SSDs).

The LSI 12Gb/s SAS expander family spans from 48 to 24 ports with optimized solutions for servers and external storage systems and incorporates the latest enhancements in SAS along with the new LSI DataBolt bandwidth optimizer technology. Using DataBolt, the 12Gb/s SAS expander family combined with 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID controller cards delivers optimized throughput and facilitates the transition to 12Gb/s SAS-enabled systems by allowing users to gain 12Gb/s host speeds with current-generation 6Gb/s drives.

LSI 12Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9300 Controller Cards (MSRP):

- MR SAS 9361-4i - 4-Port Int., PCIe 3.0, 1GB - $495 (SGL)/$530 (KIT)

- MR SAS 9361-8i - 8-Port Int., PCIe 3.0, 1GB - $670 (SGL)/$735 (KIT)

- MR SAS 9341-4i - 4-Port Int., PCIe 3.0, Entry - $235 (SGL)/$285 (KIT)

- MR SAS 9341-8i - 8-Port Int., PCIe 3.0, Entry - $335 (SGL)/$375 (KIT)

- MR SAS 9380-8e - 8-Port Ext., PCIe 3.0, 1GB - $899 (SGL)

- MR SAS 9380-4i4e - 4-Port Int./Ext., PCIe 3.0, 1GB - $820 (SGL)

- LSICVM02 - CacheVault Accessory Kit for 9361 Series - $255 (KIT)

The 9361 and 9341 series 12Gb/s MegaRAID SAS controller cards listed above are available immediately and are supplied through the LSI network of distributors, integrators and VARs. The 9380 series 12Gb/s MegaRAID SAS controllers will ship during the first half of 2014.

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