LSI Corporation announced the company is first to ship
production-level 12Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (ROC) and I/O controller
solutions at CeBIT.
12Gb/s SAS technology is designed to deliver double the data
transfer rate of prior SAS solutions and unleashes the full
performance potential of enterprise systems deploying solid-state
At CeBIT, LSI is demonstrating the LSISAS3108 ROC plus MegaRAID 6
technology along with the LSISAS3x48 SAS expander. For those
looking to take advantage of 12Gb/s speeds with existing 6Gb/s
drive infrastructure, LSI is showcasing DataBolt technology, a
bandwidth optimizer performance acceleration feature. DataBolt
technology, combined with the extended bandwidth of PCIe 3.0, is
designed to deliver double the throughput performance while using
today's 6Gb/s SAS or SATA drive solutions.
By doubling the data transfer rate of 6Gb/s SAS solutions, 12Gb/s
SAS allows the SAS infrastructure to deliver bandwidth that exceeds
that of PCI Express 3.0 with a single host bus adapter (HBA). The
improved bandwidth, backed by I/O processing capabilities to
maximize link utilization, supports increased scaling of
traditional HDDs as well as improved SSD performance. 12Gb/s SAS is
also backward compatibile with 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s SAS.
Production-volume shipments of the 12Gb/s SAS ROC and 12Gb/s SAS
I/O controller are occurring this month, followed by the
availability of 12Gb/s SAS expanders, MegaRAID controllers and HBAs