Adaptec Releases New Maxiq Storage Controllers with SSD Caching

Expanded Maxiq SSD caching product line offers performance, broad SSD support, and new management tools for I/O analytics

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Adaptec, Inc. has announced the expansion of the Adaptec MaxIQ SSD Caching product portfolio with three new MaxIQ Storage Controllers, a new MaxIQ 64GB Cache Performance Kit, wider support for solid-state drives (SSDs), and enhanced management and analytics tools.

The Adaptec MaxIQ Storage Controller family is built on Adaptec's data protection architecture, and includes Adaptec Intelligent Power Management and support for all mainstream SSDs including drives from OCZ Technology and STEC.

The Adaptec Q-Series Storage Controller Family includes:

  • Adaptec MaxIQ 2405Q (4 internal ports)
  • Adaptec MaxIQ 5805Q (8 internal ports)
  • Adaptec MaxIQ 5805ZQ (8 internal ports with Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection for battery-free data protection)

The MaxIQ 5805Q and 5805ZQ Storage Controllers feature 1.2 GHz of processing power and 512MB of DDR2 write cache, and the MaxIQ 2405Q offers an 800MHz processor and 128MB RAM.

All MaxIQ controllers offer MaxIQ Hybrid SSD read caching with support for multiple MLC and SLC SSD devices, and direct I/O connectivity for SATA/SAS SSDs, hard drives, and tape devices. Using SAS expanders, these controllers support up to 256 devices; they also support a broad range of operating systems and are compatible with more than 300 third-party devices. These controllers are also supported by Adaptec Storage Manager for centralized management of all Adaptec RAID controllers on the network.

The new MaxIQ 64GB Cache Performance Kit can be paired with any Adaptec Series 5Z, Series 5 or Series 2 Storage Controller and includes a 64GB Intel X-25E Extreme Solid-State drive.

SSD caching end-user tools are also available to analyze I/O data flows and predict performance. Plus I/O instrumentation allows for configuration, monitoring and management.

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