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Microchip Launches NVMe and 24G SAS Tri-mode RAID, HBA Storage Adapters

Microchip Technology Inc.’s Adaptec Smart Storage PCIe Gen 4 NVMe Tri-Mode SmartRAID 3200 RAID Adapters, and Adaptec SmartHBA 2200 and Adaptec HBA 1200 Host Bus Adapters enable next-generation NVMe and 24G SAS connectivity and manageability with market- leading performance while delivering new amounts of security necessary for next-generation data center infrastructure.

“Our new Adaptec Tri-Mode storage adapters provide the performance, connectivity, security and easy management our cloud and server OEM customers require for his or her latest PCIe Gen 4-based server storage solutions,\” said Andrew Dieckmann, associate vice president of product marketing for Microchip's data center solutions business unit. \”These adapters set a brand new benchmark in the market for storage adapter security and performance using the latest NVMe and 24G SAS media, as well as flexibility for supporting 12G SAS and 6G SATA SSDs and HDDs.\”

\”Our Cloud and Enterprise customers demand that storage systems move vast data sets efficiently and reliably as fast as possible,\” said Greg Matson, senior director, Strategic Planning and Product Marketing, Intel NPSG. \”Supporting x8 and x16 PCIe Gen 4 with up to 4x performance improvement over previous generations, Microchip's newest Smart Storage adapters, when combined with Intel's latest TLC and QLC PCIe 3D NAND SSDs, help to improve the performance of high-density storage solutions.\”

\”Our NVMe and SAS/SATA infrastructure innovations are delivering the media flexibility, dependability and scalability to hit the performance and price targets customers are demanding,\” said Sangyeun Cho, senior vice president of the Memory Software Development Team at Samsung Electronics. \”The latest Samsung PCIe Gen4 NVMe and 24G SAS SSDs have completed their compatibility testing with Microchip's SmartRAID 3200 adapters and therefore are ready for deployment.\”

Microchip's Smart Storage adapters deliver between 8 to 32 ports of NVMe 4.0 and/or 24G SAS drive support and provide both x8 and x16 PCIe Gen 4 CPU interface options and as much as a 4x performance improvement over previous generations. Advanced capabilities, like Dynamic Channel Multiplexing (DCM) SAS Link aggregation technology, deliver greater than 99% expander-attached link efficiency, dramatically increasing the performance of high-density storage solutions.

Microchip's Smart Storage adapters are run by the company's market-leading Smart Storage Stack and comprehensive management tools. This latest generation of adapters has added support for that SFF-TA-1005 industry standards for Universal Backplane Management (UBM) and also the Intel Virtual Pin Port (VPP) for intelligent backplane management, and also the Distributed Management Task Force's standards-based Platform Level Data Model (PLDM)/Redfish Device Enablement (RDE) simplifying the implementation of out-of-band management over MCTP/BMC.

\”Micron's NVMe and SATA SSDs deliver a number of performance and capacity choices for demanding enterprise workloads, whether in an on-prem data center or perhaps in the cloud,\” said Currie Munce, v . p . of Storage Solutions Architecture at Micron. \”Adaptec Tri-Mode adapters along with Micron SSDs provide our customers the flexibleness to deploy high-performance, low-latency NVMe storage and SATA storage all in a common system platform.\”

\”New storage technologies help drive the IT industry forward, improving application performance and knowledge center efficiency,\” said Alvaro Toledo, senior vice president and gm, SSD business unit, KIOXIA America, Inc. \”Solutions like Microchip's tri-mode Smart Storage adapters enable next-generation storage architectures and unleash the value that KIOXIA is able to provide customers with 24G SAS and SFF-TA-1001 conformant (U.3) PCIe 4.0 SSDs.\”

\”HDDs are required to power most exabytes stored in data centers through 2030 and beyond,\” said Sai Varanasi, v . p . of Product Line Management at Seagate Technology, the world's leading manufacturer of HDDs. \”Microchip's reliable and secure adapters, including support for multi-actuator devices, are key enablers for the latest data-center deployments.”

Storage infrastructure requires both adapter-level and supply-chain security capabilities. This new generation of adapters includes the industry's broadest range of secure storage options with support for both Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) and maxCrypto