Enterprises and workgroups need server storage solutions that can protect critical data while helping to maintain server performance and availability. They need such solutions to be easily expandable, to support multiple levels of RAID, and to provide the I/O throughput essential for large, mission-critical server systems. To address these needs Intel offers the Intel® RAID Controller SRCU42E.
Engineered around the Intel IOP332 500MHz I/O processor based on Intel XScale® technology, the Intel RAID Controller SRCU42E provides an intelligent storage solution for mission-critical servers by protecting vital data while offloading RAID processing from the server. The RAID Controller SRCU42E provides an extensive selection of RAID capabilities, including support for RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50 and for RAID management software through the Intel RAID Web Console. This GUI-based tool provides a central, unified environment for simplifying the management of remote servers on a network and other critical monitoring and management activities.
The RAID Controller SRCU42E also helps to ensure overall server reliability, availability, and flexibility through its support for drive migration, online capacity expansion, and an optional intelligent battery-backup DIMM1. In addition, as the world's first RAID controller based on the next-generation PCI Express* x8 interface, the RAID Controller SRCU42E can provide up to four times2 the I/O throughput of RAID controllers based on PCI-X 133MHz.
Finally, to provide enterprises and data centers advanced performance at an affordable price, the Intel RAID Controller SRCU42E supports Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel® EM64T)3 and Microsoft* Server Clustering. Support for these technologies makes the RAID Controller SRCU42E an ideal solution for high-end servers requiring sophisticated RAID features, high-performance I/O throughput, and reliable data protection.