External RAID Storage

Controller Comparison Table

Manufacturer Accusys AMCC
Model ACS-61020 3ware 9650SE
Internal connectors na Na
External connectors 1x SFF-8088 1x SFF-8088
Cache 256 MB DDR2 400 ECC 128 MB DDR2 533 ECC
Profile Standard Low Profile
Interface PCI Express x4 PCI Express x4
XOR Engine IOP333 3Ware StorSwitch
RAID Level Migration Yes Yes
Online Capacity Expansion Yes Yes
Multiple RAID Arrays Yes Yes
Hot Spare Support Yes Yes
Battery Backup Unit Optional Optional
Supported OS Windows 2000 / 2003 / XP / Vista / 2008 (Miniport and Storport, WHQL certified) Linux 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 kernel Mac OS X (Mac G5 & Mac Pro) Apple Mac G5 OS X (10.4. 6 or higher), Mac Pro OS X (version 10.4.8 or higher) Microsoft Windows 2003/XP/2000, Red Hat Linux, SuSE Linux, Fedora Linux, 2.4 Linux kernel, 2.6 Linux kernel, FreeBSD; 32/64-bit driver support for Windows, Linux and FreeBSD
Other Features RAID6 supported
Warranty Controller 3 years 3 years
Warranty Chassis 3 years 1 years
Price $800 $850