Flexible Storage Options for End Users
ASUS PIKE 2208 is the first PCI-E 3.0 high performance and high reliability enterprise SAS 6Gb/s solution. It also can be backward compatible with existing 1.5Gb/s SATA and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA products and infrastructure and allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID5, RAID 50, RAID6 and RAID 60.
Enterprise Performance with SAS technology
Based on latest PCI-E 3.0 interface, PIKE 2208 performance could achieve 33% higher data transferring rate than previous generation. Moreover, PIKE 2208 with 8 solid-state-drives (SSDs) could produce surpass 200,000 IOPS which 3 times than previous generation. In addition, with expander PIKE 2208 could support 32 physical disks that allow customer easily bring about 128TB large capacity storage with 4TB SATA HDD. Thus, PIKE 2208 is on demand for faster data transferring rate, great amount of data, and interoperability with the latest server platforms.
Optional CacheVault for Reliable Data Protection
The other latest technology is the CacheVault which applies NAND flash memory and a super capacitor. During normal write-back operation, when a power failure occurs, CacheVault technology automatically transfers cached data from the DRAM cache to flash and stored for up to 3 years. Once power is restored, the data in the NAND flash is copied back into cache until it can be flushed to the disk drives. PIKE 2208 together with CacheVault, virtually eliminate hardware maintenance associated with BBU(battery-back-up), lower total cost of ownership over the life of the RAID card, and provide more environmentally friendly cache protection, all while maintaining optimal RAID performance.
LSI SAS 2208
ASUS PIKE Interface
- RAID levels
RAID 0/RAID 1/RAID 10/RAID 5/RAID 6/RAID 50/RAID 60
- Devices Supported
SATA 1.5Gb/s, SATA 3Gb/s, SATA 6Gb/s
SAS 3Gb/s, SAS 6Gb/s
- Data Rate
SATA III and SAS II 6Gb/s per PHY
1GB on board SDRAM
- Battery Backup Support
Header reserved for LSI CacheVault (acquired from LSI existing distribution channel)
- Form Factor
6.44 " x 3.02 " Inch (2U compatible)
- OS Support
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2003 R2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server
Citrix Xen Server
Intel P9 Series, Z9 Series, P8 Series, Z8 Series with PIKE slot.
AMD KG Series, KC Series with PIKE slot.
Support CacheVault Flash Cache Protection Module
Avago Cache Protection Option: LSICVM01
Avago Ordering Part Number: LSI00297
CacheCade Software support:
Support Physical Key for MegaRAID CacheCade Pro 2.0 Software
Avago Physical Key Ordering Part Number: LSI00290