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Adaptec AFM-700 NAND Flash Memory Backup for 7 Series PN 2275400-R

Web ID: 14298

Compatible Products: ASR-8885Q, ASR-8885, ASR-8805, ASR-71605Q, ASR-7805Q, ASR-72405, ASR-71685, ASR-71605, ASR-7805 ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST!
Manufacturer PN: 2275400-R
GTIN: 760884156827
Warranty: 3 Year


3rd Gen Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection Adaptec Flash Module 700 Kit (AFM-700)

Maximum Data Protection and Cost Savings for Adaptec Series 7 and Series 7Q RAID Adapters

Enabling the onboard cache on a RAID adapter card significantly enhances performance — especially in RAID 5 and RAID 6 scenarios — by accommodating both read caching and write caching of data. But data stored in the cache for write caching can be lost if the cache is not protected against a power or system failure.

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery backup units (BBUs) are traditionally employed to protect cached data on RAID adapters.

Once installed, a new BBU will take several hours to reach a full charge. During the charge cycle, write cache is unprotected (i.e. turned off), which adversly affects the RAID adapter’s performance. A typical BBU requires routine capacity testing and performs sub-optimallyduring those test periods. Lastly, afully-charged BBU can only preserve data for a maximum of 72 hours during a power loss before the battery power depletes.

Li-ion BBUs have hidden costs that can drastically increase a RAID adapter’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by hundreds of dollars per year through monitoring, maintenance, replacement, and disposal expenses

Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection

Now in its third generation, Adaptec Zero- Maintenance Cache Protection (ZMCP) drastically reduces a RAID adapter’s TCO through the use of flash memory versus Li-ionbatteris. These flash modules provide full protection of cached data without the costs associated with Li-ion batteries.

Adaptec Flash Module 700

ZMCP is available for Adaptec Series 7 adapters (72405, 71685, 71605, 7805) as an optional Adaptec Flash Module (AFM-700)

and is preinstalled on all Series 7Q models supporting Adaptec’s maxCache 3.0 SSD caching feature. The modular aspect of theAFM-700 gives data centers the flexibility of adding ZMCP at any time, depending on their needs and budgetary parameters. Competitive alternatives force data centers

to purchase a new card in order to add cache protection, as certain functionality is built into their base adapter.

The AFM-700 features 4GB of NAND flash memory and super capacitor technology that work together to save cached data in the event of system power loss. The super capacitor charges while the system is booting to provide instant cache protection upon startup. When the module detects loss of power, the super capacitor keeps critical parts of the RAID adapter active long enough to allow data to be copied from the onboard adapter cache to the flash memory.

Once the data has been copied, the flash memory can store it for years without power. When power is returned to the RAID adapter, the data in the flash memory is copied back to the onboard adapter cache and operation resumes as normal with all outstanding I/O requests intact.

Lastly, with its new monitoring features(Real-time Health and Instant Capacity Monitoring), data center administrators can instantly check the temperature, capacity and remaining lifetime of the super capacitor through Adaptec maxView, a web- based interface that makes it simple to view, monitor, and configure all Adaptec RAID adapters in a system, without disrupting operations or impacting performance.

>Product Highlights

Third Generation Cached Data Protection for 6Gb/s Ecosystem

Add-on module for Adaptec Series 7 RAID adapters

Included with Series 7Q RAID adapters

Real Time Health Monitoring

Monitors health of cache protection

Monitors capacity levels

Instant RAID Cache Protection

Charges in minutes instead of hours

RAID performance optimized immediately

Maintenance-Free Cached

Data Protection

Stores protected data for years

No need to monitor battery charge level

No shutdown required for battery replacement

Lower Operating Costs

No monitoring, maintenance, replacement or disposal costs due to batteries

No Data Loss from Power Failures

— Replaces Lithium-ion batteries

Single-Level Cell (SLC) Flash

Faster writes and better reliability than Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Flash

Environmentally Conscious

No toxic battery disposal

Simplified IATA compliance