The RAID concept (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) refers to several independent hard disks which form a large logical drive when switched together. Redundancy information is calculated from several data blocks (except for RAID 0) and saved distributed to the individual hard disks. Your operating system no longer accesses the individual hard disks, but the array. The actual objective of the RAID concept is to increase availability and prevent downtimes in the event of a hard disk failure. However, the theoretical security of the RAID concept is only as good as the RAID controller used. Benefit from the Fujitsu RAID controllers where technology, experience and practical implementation all ensure the security that your company needs in the event of an emergency.
The Fujitsu RAID ControllerPRAID EP420e with 8 external SAS and SATA ports sets new speed and data security standards for external storage. It includes the latest PCI Express 3.0 and 12 Gb/s SAS 3.0 technology and is designed for configuring external storage enclosures with high-performance SAS hard disk drives (HDDs), high-capacity SATA HDDs or application-accelerating solid state drives (SSDs). The RAID stack is based on the LSI MegaRAID® and offers high data throughput, a comprehensive fault tolerance function and user-friendly management options. Moreover, the Controller management is integrated seamlessly into the Fujitsu server management concept. All controller functions are supported by the Fujitsu ServerView RAID Manager. The PRAID EP420e offering up to double the data transfer rate of 6 Gb/s SAS solutions, 12 Gb/s SAS allows the SAS infrastructure to deliver bandwidth that can fully utilize that of PCI Express 3.0 with a single controller card. The EP420e delivers two 1.2 GHz Power PC processor cores and 72-bit DDRIII interface that drives 2 GB cache memory. Regardless of the drive speed, it delivers significant performance improvements in both read and write applications. Powerful online management service programs (Fujitsu ServerView RAID Manager), which are simple to operate and quick to install, provide the administrator with unparalleled flexibility and access to the arrays. The RAID controller supports all of the important RAID levels including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60.