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Adaptec to Demo 6600 MB/s Bandwidth Over PCIe 3.0
Mar 1, 2012 - in News
Adaptec today said that it will be demonstrating an interface capable of reaching a sustained data rate of 6600 MB/s.
Four SAS 6 Gb/s RAID Controllers, Benchmarked And Reviewed
Oct 5, 2011 - in Reviews
We got our hands on four SAS 6 Gb/s RAID controllers from Adaptec, Areca, HighPoint, and LSI and ran them through RAID 0, 5, 6, and 10 workloads to test their mettle. Does your system need eight more ports of connectivity? We can answer that!
Changing Of The Guard: 2.5” Hard Drives In The Enterprise
Apr 18, 2010 - in Reviews
The role of 2.5” hard drives is changing. The smaller form factor now provides increased storage density and improved power efficiency compared to 3.5” models, all while delivering the capacities SSDs still can't touch.
Adaptec MaxIQ: Flash SSDs Boost RAID Performance
Feb 11, 2010 - in Reviews
Flash-based SSDs in enterprise RAID often require serious modifications to storage subsystems already in place. Adaptec now offers a way to upgrade existing RAID solutions to deliver much-improved I/O performance in a transparent and convenient manner.
Breaking Records With SSDs: 16 Intel X25-Es Do 2.2 GB/s
Jul 30, 2009 - in Reviews
Intrigued by a video on 24 Samsung SSDs jammed into an ultra-fast RAID array, we set out to beat its 2 GB/s performance. Our recipe: 16 Intel X25-E Flash SSDs and two Adaptec 5805 RAID controllers. I/O bottlenecks have you down? We'll fix that.
Roundup: Three 16-Port Enterprise SAS Controllers
Apr 24, 2009 - in Reviews
Loaded with features and set up for maximum enterprise storage flexibility, we're looking into the performance and management capabilities of three SAS controller products by Adaptec, Areca, and Promise.
Highpoint Takes On Adaptec's SAS Controller
Dec 19, 2008 - in Reviews
Professional hardware can be expensive, but are cost effective business products really an alternative? We compared Highpoint’s new RocketRAID 2640X4 SAS RAID controller with Adaptec’s 5405 entry level card.