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3ware 9650SE-24M8 PCI Express x 8 SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Red Hot RAID 6 Controller Card - KIT

  • RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, Single Disk, JBOD

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LSI 3ware 9650SE-24M8 controller card features an 8th-generation StorSwitch non-blocking switched architecture and enables a new level of system reliability, availability, and performance to businesses that are facing storage challenges driven by unprecedented data growth. Offering data transfer rates of up to 3Gb/s per port, the 3ware SATA II controller ensure complete investment protection for implementations.

 

 

 

  • newegg RAID Support The LSI 3ware 9650SE-24M8 supports multi-level RAID configuration including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10,50, Single Disk and JBOD for better performance, enhanced data security and flexible capacity upgrades.
  • newegg 512MB On-board Memory The LSI 3ware 9650SE-24M8 features 512MB on-board DDR2 533 for maximum data integrity.
  • newegg Hot-swap and Hot Spare The LSI 3ware 9650SE-24M8 includes hot-swap and hot-spare support that automatically comes online to replace the first drive to fail on any array or disk group on the controller.

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  • Dale S.
  • 10/22/2009 7:43:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsBest RAID6 config I've ever found...

Pros: Extremely robust configuration options on this card. If you are technically savvy, the 3DM2 configuration utility if a breeze... if you are not as savvy, it is still pretty intuitive. 3ware's technical support is the best that there is... PERIOD! I recently contacted them with questions regarding a setup using drives that are not on their tested/approved list and they were still able/willing to give me all of the information that I needed to address the minor issue that I was experiencing. RAID6 perfomance is out-of-this-world.

Cons: Absolutely none whatsoever!

Other Thoughts: I build custom media centers and high-end media servers for a living. I trust all of my build to 3ware RAID cards because they are simply the best. I particularly like the fact that they can email me with information regarding drive status/failures... this allows me to advance replace a failed drive and arrive on-site with a replacement and know exactly which drive has failed.

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  • Andrew B.
  • 6/27/2008 8:44:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth Every Penny

Pros: Lightning fast. Storswitch technology actually works. Multiple I/O streams to different LUNs don't lower performance.

Cons: Price. Fixed cache, non-expandable. Doesn't come with discrete sata connectors. Those must be ordered from 3ware.

Also, ordering everything you need, esp. backplanes/cabling and a battery backup, puts the price much higher than you see on this page.

Other Thoughts: After doing a lot of research on RAID controllers, I went with 3ware. I was not disappointed. No noticeable performance decrease moving from RAID-5 to 6. IOMeter shows the advertised 700 MB/s transfer rates. However, sustained, single I/O streams (drag and drop) still chug along at 30-60 MB/s. Running various LUNs at different raid levels, 18 disks total, ~6TB usable storage, and this thing handles all of it.

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