RAID Controller provides bridge to enterprise storage.

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Optimized for use in Linux RedHat® and SuSE® environments, 8-port MegaRAID® SATA 300-8X offers native command queing, SAF-TE full enclosure management, and speeds of 3 Gb/sec. Storage adapter provides backward compatibility to SATA I drives and seamless migration path to future serial attached SCSI drives. Suited for network storage applications requiring scalable SATA RAID interface, MegaRAID SATA 300-8X offers extensive fault tolerance capabilities.



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LSI Logic Launches 8-Port MegaRAID SATA II Storage Adapter



-- MegaRAID(R) SATA 300-8X offers Linux-optimized server environments high-performance, availability, reliability and a range of OS support for Linux including RedHat and SuSE

-- The MegaRAID SATA 300-8X will be demonstrated at LinuxWorld Boston, LSI Logic booth #1609. The LSI Logic booth will also demonstrate storage solutions for Linux including Fibre Channel, Ultra320 SCSI and 3Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)

-- Orders now accepted for MegaRAID SATA 300-8X, offering enterprise-level SATA II features at a SATA I price (MSRP $549).

MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 10 -- With its SATA II RAID launch at LinuxWorld, LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE:LSI) today announced orders are being accepted worldwide for the MegaRAID(R) SATA 300-8X, a point-to-point scalable eight-port adapter.

Optimized for use in Linux RedHat(R) and SuSE(R) environments, the MegaRAID SATA 300-8X will be demonstrated at LinuxWorld February 15-17 in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center along with Ultra320 SCSI, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) offering Linux OS support.

From booth #1609, LSI Logic will demonstrate:
-- MegaRAID SATA 300-8X point-to-point scalability and support for Linux RedHat and SuSE
-- Storage solutions for Linux including the LSI7102XP-LC Fibre Channel HBA, LSI20320-R Ultra320 SCSI HBA and the LSI3442X SAS HBA with speeds at 3Gb/sec. All three technologies will be running RedHat Advance Server on the same system.

"LinuxWorld Boston is the ideal venue to launch the LSI Logic MegaRAID SATA 300-8X, the first enterprise-class SATA II RAID controller in the world, " said Kerry Reid, senior director, worldwide channel sales at LSI Logic. "LSI Logic continues to meet the demands of the industry by supporting system architectures and operating systems on its market-leading MegaRAID and HBA families of SATA, SAS, Fibre Channel and Ultra320 SCSI adapters. With the support of Linux, customers can implement our solutions in a wide range of server applications."

The bridge to enterprise storage, SATA II provides several new features including native command queuing (NCQ) for faster disk access, SAF-TE full enclosure management and 3Gb/sec. (twice the speed of SATA I RAID adapters). The storage adapter also provides full backward compatibility to SATA I drives and a seamless migration path to future Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives. Ideal for network storage applications requiring a cost-effective and scalable SATA RAID interface, the MegaRAID SATA 300-8X offers high data throughput, extensive fault tolerance capabilities and advanced management utilities.

LSI Logic supplies products to the channel through distribution partners such as Arrow Electronics, Bell Microproducts, Insight Electronics, Ingram-Micro, Microland and Tech Data. Resellers interested in LSI Logic, as a partner, should visit: lsilogic.com/reseller .

LSI Logic is recognized worldwide as the leader in developing storage industry technology standards, and is the only company that delivers first-to-market storage products across all critical interface technologies. The company is the leading third party supplier of host-based RAID to the global PC and server markets with more than two million RAID solutions shipped. LSI Logic is shaping the future of storage at the core of every business level.

About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation focuses on the design and production of high-performance semiconductors for Consumer, Communications and Storage applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. LSI Logic engineers incorporate reusable, industry-standard intellectual property building blocks that serve as the heart of leading-edge systems. LSI Logic serves its global OEM, channel and distribution customers with Platform ASICs, standard-cell ASICs, standard products, host bus adapters, RAID controllers and software. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035. lsilogic.com/ .

CONTACT: Amber Strong of LSI Logic Corporation, +1-678-728-1295, or astrong@lsil.com

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