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LSI Accelerating Innovation Summit: The Changing Face of LSI

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It was only a few weeks ago that the announcement of the SandForce purchase of LSI was topping SSD news world wide and today we find ourselves attending the LSI Accelerated Innovations Summit (AIS) in Silicon Valley itself. This years AIS took place in Silicon Valley where some of the worlds largest corporations gathered to discuss such things as the …

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OCZ Z-Drive R4 C PCI Express 1.6TB SSD Review – OCZ Z-Drive R4 versus FUSION-IO ioDrive Duo

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The OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCI Express SSD contains eight SandForce SF-2281 processors, 128 pieces of NAND flash memory and a Superscale Storage Controller. If ever a MONSTER storage device was created, the R4 definitely answers that call. In fact, a simple review just doesn’t seem appropriate for the OCZ Z-Drive R4 (Z-R4).  Let’s throw it in the ring against FUSION-IO’s …

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LSI MegaRAID CacheCade Pro 2.0 Review – Total Storage Acceleration Realized

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Today we are evaluating the newest version of CacheCade, a storage caching system developed by LSI for use with their MegaRAID controllers. This system aims to create the perfect fusion between HDD capacity and SSD speed, accelerating new or existing storage subsystems that are already in place. A previous CacheCade v1.0 review of the software illustrated some of the extreme …

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LSI 9265 MegaRAID Supplementary Review: The Beauty of CacheCade!

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Today we are going to take an in-depth look at CacheCade, a new approach to storage systems that allows the perfect fusion of HDD capacity and SSD speed. With many large databases and enterprise users ‘caught in the middle’ with large HDD arrays, yet needing more performance from their existing infrastructure, CacheCade is a great option that allows the best …

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LSI MegaRAID SAS/SATA 9265-8i 6Gb/s PCIe RAID Card Review – Performance Unleashed!

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Following our reviews of the Areca 1880 RAID Card and LSI 9260-8i MegaRAID Card, we are going to evaluate the LSI 9265-8i MegaRAID Card, an eight-port PCI Express SATA+SAS RAID Controller that is configured for 6Gb/s devices.  With the speed and power of SSDs reinventing mainstream storage, RAID card manufacturers are challenged to deliver a product that can handle the …

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Areca 1880ix-12 PCIe 6G SAS RAID Controller Review SSD IN RAID 0 – Lightning Strikes at 3.6GB/s!

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Today we are testing the new Areca 1880ix-12 RAID controller. This is Areca’ premier SATA 3 internal RAID offering and signifies a great leap forward for a company known to cater to the enthusiast crowd. With the speed and power of SSDs reinventing mainstream storage, RAID card manufacturers have been under tremendous pressure to deliver a product that can handle …

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