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LSI Logic's Expanding PCI RAID Controller Includes Four Channel Intelligent IDE RAID

MegaRAID i4 for Price Sensitive Storage Environments (November 05, 2001)
LSI Logic Corporation today announced the addition of an intelligent, four-channel IDE RAID host bus adapter to its line of PCI RAID products. The MegaRAID i4, targeted for cost-sensitive storage environments, offers the same advanced RAID functionality found in today's high-performance PCI SCSI RAID solutions.

Recent enhancements to IDE disk drive technology and the advanced capabilities of LSI Logic's i4 PCI RAID solution have opened up new applications for RAID in entry-level servers and workstations. LSI Logic anticipates rapid adoption of IDE RAID technology in these markets, driving significant growth for host-based RAID solutions.


Advanced Hardware Design

With built-in Intel i960RS I/O processor support, the MegaRAID i4 brings a truly powerful yet low-cost RAID solution to the storage marketplace. The MegaRAID i4 offers two dual channel IDE controllers and supports up to eight drives per adapter. Its half-size PCI form factor makes it the ideal solution for OEMs and system integrators with tight space requirements.

Powerful RAID Management

For increased ease of use and flexibility, the MegaRAID i4 features the FlexRAID(R) online RAID management utility giving MegaRAID users expanded flexibility in changing logical drive configuration without interrupting data storage activities. Other standard MegaRAID capabilities offered include: background initialization for faster RAID 5 array setup; Auto Resume, which picks up array rebuild or reconstruction where it left off if the system shuts down; and random logical drive deletion capabilities without bringing the system down.

LSI Logic offers a complete family of MegaRAID host bus adapter products for mission critical applications and storage environments. Extensive interoperability testing ensures reliability and enhanced system performance.

More information on MegaRAID products can be found at www.megaraid.lsilogic.com.




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