- PMC's PM8063 RAID-on-Chip (ROC), x 8 PCIe generation 3 interface with 12 Gbps SAS ports to enable the performance
- 16 native SAS/SATA ports in a LP/MD2 design
- 12 Gbps throughput with mini SAS HD connectors
- More than 700K IOPS, 6.6 Gbps sequential reads, 5.2 Gbps sequential writes
Data center, IT, and general consumer server environments have a broad range of requirements - from basic connectivity to extreme data storage capacities. The effectiveness at which their data is accessed and protected is crucial to their ultimate success. Microchip Adaptec 12 Gbps PCIe generation 3 series 8 RAID adapters, coupled with 12 Gbps SSDs, provide maximum read/write bandwidth and IOPS for the most performance-hungry transactional and database applications.
- Tiering technology
The ability to assign different categories of data to different types of storage media is essential for enhancing data access (performance) while reducing overall storage costs. Adaptec maxCache Plus introduces tiering that provides virtualized pools of storage using any block level storage device. Series 8Q products with maxCache Plus caching and tiering are the most optimized server storage solutions in the market.
- Integrated cache protection
The series 8 family continues Adaptec by PMC's battery-free portfolio. Series 8 adapters can be combined with the AFM-700 flash-based cache protection module to enable instant cache protection. With series 8, the Adaptec 81605ZQ has flash backup embedded on the board, eliminating the need for a daughterboard and further enabling Adaptec by PMC customers to do more with less.
- Advanced data protection and ease of use
Advanced data protection and ease of use have not been forgotten in series 8. Adaptec RAID Code (ARC) delivers maximum reliability with an industry-leading feature set, including all of the RAID levels the industry has come to expect, plus unique features like flexible configuration modes for the adapter, Hybrid RAID, and Optimized Disk Utilization (ODU) where no available space is wasted. Adaptec's maxView provides an HTML5 web interface, which can be used in standard desktops and mobile browsers, for all storage configuration and management needs.