Enterprise-Class RAID Adapter protects SSDs and HDDs.

Press Release Summary:

Providing SSD/HDD data protection, maxRAID BR5225-80 PCIe 2.0 to 8-port 6 Gbps SAS RAID Adapter combines PM8013 maxSAS RAID-on-Chip controller and maxRAID stack to accommodate server environments. It supports SAS/SATA SSDs, eight 6 Gbps SAS/SATA disk drives, as well as legacy 3 Gbps SAS and 3/1.5 Gbps SATA HDDs. Along with RAID 1/5, product offers hot spare support and interface for creating/managing arrays as well as monitoring status of all logical/physical devices on SAS connections.

Original Press Release:

maxRAID BR5225-80

PCI Express 2.0 to Eight-port 6Gb/s SAS RAID Adapter for SSDs and HDDs

Enterprise-Class RAID Adapters Providing the Highest in Performance and Data Protection with Next-Generation Solid State Disks (SSDs) and Hard Disk Drives (HDDs)

Today's business-critical servers require more protection and manageability. An enterprise-class RAID solution needs to provide the greatest level of data protection, highest performance and easy-to-use management tools. PMC-Sierra's maxRAID family of RAID adapters combines the PM8013 maxSAS RAID-on-Chip (RoC) controller and the maxRAID stack to accommodate the most rigorous server environments and supports the high-performing SAS/SATA SSDs, 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA disk drives, as well as legacy 3 Gb/s SAS and 3/1.5 Gb/s SATA disk drives.

Always Available Data
Ensuring data is protected is the highest priority for storage. The maxRAID BR5225-80 RAID adapters offers RAID 1 and 5 for SSD and HDD configurations. Hot spare support ensures an immediate rebuild and protection of data in the case of a drive failure.

Easy-to-Use Management of Storage and Data
The maxRAID Storage Manager provides an interface that allows users to easily create and manage arrays, as well as monitor the status of all logical and physical devices on any SAS connection. The management tool suite enables local and remote administrators to manage all aspects of the system through an intuitive browser-based GUI, pre-boot configuration via BIOS/UEFI or a command-line interface (CLI).

Designed for Performance
The core of the BR5225-80 RAID adapter is the high-performance PM8013 SRC 8x6G RoC controller. With 16GB/s internal throughput via the RoCstar contention-free architecture and three integrated MIPS processors, performance reaches new levels for transaction-based operations or streaming large amounts of data or media. The multi-threading MIPS 34K cores deliver performance higher than any other RAID solution.

Product Highlights
  • PM8013 RAID-on-Chip controller
  • Three multi-threading MIPS processing cores
  • High-performance RoCstar architecture
  • Two x4 internal SAS connectors
  • Eight 6Gb/s SAS links via two x4 wide connections
  • x8 PCI Express Gen 2 (5 Gb/s)
  • SSD and HDD drive types
  • SAS and SATA drive support, up to 6Gb/s
  • RAID levels: 1 and 5
  • Easy to use maxRAID Storage Manager management utility
  • Broad support for Windows and Linux
  • Connect to 8 physical devices per RAID adapter
  • Create up to 4 arrays/logical volumes
  • Up to four RAID adapters per system
  • Hot spare support

    maxRAID BR5225 Adapter Family Specifications
    Customer Applications
  • Business and mission critical data storage requiring high IO transactions and high bandwidth

    Product Options
  • BR5225-80 - PCIe x8 to two internal x4, 6Gb/s SAS

    Physical Dimensions
  • PCI MD2 low profile form factor (6.6 x 2.54 in., 168 mm x 65 mm)

    PCI Express
  • x8 PCI Express, Gen 2 (5Gb/s)

  • 6 Gb/s SAS and SATA. Legacy support for 3 Gb/s SAS/SATA and 1.5 Gb/s SATA

    SAS Controller
  • PMC-Sierra PM8013 maxSAS 6Gb/s SAS RoC controller

    Disk Drives
  • SSD (SAS or SATA) and hard disk drive types
  • 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s SAS, 1.5, 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s SATA
  • Up to 8 disk drives per RAID adapter
  • Physical drive sizes > 2TB

    RAID Features
  • Hardware RAID 1 and 5
  • Up to 4 virtual disks (arrays) per RAID adapter
  • Variable data stripe sizes up to 1 MB
  • Hot spare support
  • Automatic rebuild upon disk failure
  • Background data scrubbing

    Performance Features
  • Three multi-threading MIPS processing cores
  • Optimized performance for SSDs
  • Increased performance for HDDs
  • 16 GB/s internal RoCstar architecture

    Management Features
  • True web-based management utility - no application installation
  • Standards-based - SNIA SMI-S, CTP and SNMP
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use GUI for configuration, monitoring and maintainance
  • Common user experience and GUI for pre-boot and run-time environments

    Operating Systems
  • Broad support for Windows and Linux

    Operating Temperature
  • 5 °C - 53 °C (or 5 °C - 45 °C with battery backup unit)

    Operating Voltage
  • 12V and 3.3V

    Regulatory Certifications
  • CE, FCC Class "B", UL/CSA, WEEE, RoHS-6

  • 3 years
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