Microchip Expands Adaptec SmartRAID Product Portfolio

June 15, 2020 Perry Cohen

Microchip Technology released its Adaptec® SmartRAID 3100E RAID adapters, designed provide hardware RAID protection for data in end applications. The new adapters provide more than 60% performance acceleration compared to the company’s previous Adaptec Series 8E products.

“The SmartRAID 3100E entry-level adapters offer a migration path for those seeking to transition from software RAID solutions or a legacy entry-level hardware RAID solution to Microchip’s proven Smart Storage stack,” said associate vice president of Microchip’s Data Center Solutions business unit Andrew Dieckmann, in a press release. “These adapters offer a built-in DRAM cache of 1 or 2 GB providing significant performance acceleration and lower power over previous generations and are ideal for 4K random read/write workloads.”

The smartRAID 3100E Series is the new product within the company’s PCle Gen 3 SAS-3/SATA SmartRAID 3100 adapters series.

Per the release, the adapters work well with computing and graphical applications, as well as edge computing and storage nodes, and industrial and manufacturing servers. 

For more information, visit www.microchip.com.

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