Which RAID card is good for my NVMe server?

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NVMe has brought significant performance increases with storage. There is one way to further that performance and redundancy: RAID.

There are several widely used RAID modes, they are used depending on your use case and there are plenty of software RAID considerations and a lot of extreme performance comes with RAID cards. Hardware RAID is better in high workload environments as software RAID is quite taxing on CPU and RAM. Hardware RAID takes that load.

Let's take a look at: Broadcom MegaRAID 9670W-16i RAID.

In the words of MegaRAID themselves:
“The MegaRAID 9600 series is the third generation of Broadcom’s industry leading Tri-Mode x8 and x16 NVMe/SAS/SATA storage adapters. Designed to deliver the best possible performance for NVMe SSD-based storage systems, the 9600 family delivers 2x the bandwidth, over 4x the IOPs, 25x reduction in write latency, and 60x increase in performance during rebuilds over the previous generation.
The MegaRAID 9670W-16i based on the SAS4116W RAID-on-Chip (RoC) delivers more than 4x increase in RAID5 Random Write Ops and twice the bandwidth over the previous generation.”

Here are the key features:

  • x16 PCIe Gen 4.0 Host Interface
  • Connect up to 240 SAS/SATA devices or 32 NVMe devices per controller
  • SFF-8654 (SlimSAS) x8 connectors
  • Form-factor friendly cable exit
  • Hardware Secure Boot and SPDM Attestation support
  • Balance protection and performance for critical applications with RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60 and JBOD
  • SFF-TA-1005 Universal Bay Management (UBM) Ready
  • Add more protection and peace of mind with CacheVault flash cache protection

As a premier partner and system integrator of many NVMe servers, we’d be happy to talk to you.


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Which RAID card is good for my NVMe server?

Tags:

NVMe has brought significant performance increases with storage. There is one way to further that performance and redundancy: RAID.

There are several widely used RAID modes, they are used depending on your use case and there are plenty of software RAID considerations and a lot of extreme performance comes with RAID cards. Hardware RAID is better in high workload environments as software RAID is quite taxing on CPU and RAM. Hardware RAID takes that load.

Let's take a look at: Broadcom MegaRAID 9670W-16i RAID.

In the words of MegaRAID themselves:
“The MegaRAID 9600 series is the third generation of Broadcom’s industry leading Tri-Mode x8 and x16 NVMe/SAS/SATA storage adapters. Designed to deliver the best possible performance for NVMe SSD-based storage systems, the 9600 family delivers 2x the bandwidth, over 4x the IOPs, 25x reduction in write latency, and 60x increase in performance during rebuilds over the previous generation.
The MegaRAID 9670W-16i based on the SAS4116W RAID-on-Chip (RoC) delivers more than 4x increase in RAID5 Random Write Ops and twice the bandwidth over the previous generation.”

Here are the key features:

  • x16 PCIe Gen 4.0 Host Interface
  • Connect up to 240 SAS/SATA devices or 32 NVMe devices per controller
  • SFF-8654 (SlimSAS) x8 connectors
  • Form-factor friendly cable exit
  • Hardware Secure Boot and SPDM Attestation support
  • Balance protection and performance for critical applications with RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60 and JBOD
  • SFF-TA-1005 Universal Bay Management (UBM) Ready
  • Add more protection and peace of mind with CacheVault flash cache protection

As a premier partner and system integrator of many NVMe servers, we’d be happy to talk to you.


General Enquiry