Avago (Formerly LSI) Announces 9300 Series Of 16-Port 12Gb/s SAS Host Bus Adapter — Up To Nearly 2,000,000 IOPS!!

Avago Technolgies, via its recent acquisition of LSI, is announcing that it is expanding its industry-leading lineup of 12Gb/s SAS host bus adapters (HBAs) to include new 16-port offerings.  The 9300-16i (internal connectivity) and 9300-16e (external connectivity) are their newest high port count SAS HBAs, providing 12Gb/s of bandwidth and (up to) nearly 2,000,000 IOPS of performance.  Avago’s new 16-port HBAs join their 4- and 8-port cousins to provide system builders and OEMs with the highest levels of connectivity for their high-end servers and storage systems.

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Avago’s SAS 9300 16-port HBAs are an excellent solution for large scale-out storage requirements (up to 1024 SSDs, HDDs or tape drives) for demanding storage architectures such as data center, web or cloud applications.  By utilizing Avago SAS 9300 16-port HBAs, IT managers are able to deploy fewer servers, yet with more available storage ports, resulting in measurable cost reductions, lower power consumption, and a smaller data center footprint.

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According to Tom Swinford, senior vice president and general manager of the Data Center Solutions Group at Avago, “Enterprise-class web and cloud applications in software defined data center environments require levels of scale and performance that the Avago SAS 9300 family of 16-port HBA solutions now provide.  As the industry leader in 12Gb/s SAS technology, this latest addition to the Avago SAS 9300 family enables the required performance for high bandwidth server and storage applications.”

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Don Clegg, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Supermicro, states that “Supermicro extends our industry lead with the widest range of enterprise-class SAS3 server and storage platforms featuring Avago’s latest 16-port 12Gb/s SAS HBAs.  This latest evolution across our 1U to 4U SuperServers, SuperStorage and 7U SuperBlades delivers 2X bandwidth with cache offload and 12Gb/s expander technology, offering our customers greater performance and higher efficiency with best cost advantages.”

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Seagate vice president of product management Joel Hagberg observes that “Seagate SSD and HDD solutions that use 12Gb/s SAS deliver increased transactional performance for servers designed to meet growing data storage demands and consumption.  Combining our SSD and HDD solutions with Avago’s latest 9300 series HBA with 16-ports will provide the connectivity and scale required by many of these next-generation data center deployments.”

Avago’s SAS 9300 16-port 12 Gb/s SAS HBAs are able to fulfill the most demanding connectivity and performance requirements with:

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The SAS 9300-16e (external connectivity) product page can be viewed at Avago’s website here, and the SAS 9300-16i (internal connectivity) product page can be viewed here.  The Avago press release announcing the SAS 9300 16-port HBAs can be viewed in its entirety here.

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    Is it comparable to the 9361? Does it have 1GB or 2GB of cache?

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    It would be nice if they made an optional 2 card width unit with a much more significant heat radiator.

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      You can always slap a fan in there 🙂

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        It is true – however I’d love to have a quiet system and a much larger radiator would do the trick. However my desire is moot if Avago never releases a 16i or 24i RAID controller to replace the very old 9260 and 9280 which just don’t have the throughput, processing power or cache required for newer drives.

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