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SAS

SATA

3ware RAID Controllers

The Right Tool for the Job 

3ware pioneered the way for SATA and we now capitalize on our time-proven serial storage expertise to take users from SCSI to SAS. Most importantly,  
whether our customers require SAS, SATA or combined SAS/SATA connectivity, 3ware will provide the right tool for the job.

Servers

Security/

Surveillance

Pro

Video

Super

Computing

NAS

Video

On-Demand

Pro

Audio

Disk-to-Disk

Backup

A P P L I C A T I O N S   F O R   3 W A R E   C O N T R O L L E R S

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Advanced RAID features, SAS and SATA II connectivity, and powerful 3ware performance architecture make 3ware controllers ideal for vertical applications  

that require the highest levels of sustained write and read performance.

The interface for the direct-attach server space, SCSI’s former 
mainstay.  SAS is for mission critical applications that require 
higher levels of availability and native expansion. 

• MissionCriticalApplications
• HighAvailability
• NativeExpansion
• OptimizedforRandom 

Performance

• EmergingInfrastructure

The cost- and performance-optimized interface for the majority 
of value-end storage appliances that employ a fixed number of 
drives to serve vertical applications, like video surveillance. 

 
• VerticalApplications
• CostOptimized
• OptimizedforSequential 

Performance

• MatureInfrastructure

AMCC Headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA

T A b l e   o f   C o n T e n T s

3wareRAIDControllers

— 

The Right Tool for the Job

1

3ware9690SA

2

3ware9650SE

3

3ware9550SXU

3

3wareSidecar

4

xSATAvs.eSATA,FireWireandUSB

4

Multi-laneCablesandConnectors

5

3wareController/CableMatrix

6

BatteryBackupUnits

8

3wareFeaturesandBenefits

8

PuttingthePiecesTogether

9

CommonRAIDLevels

9

HardwarevsSoftwareRAID

9

RedHotRAID6

10

3wareRAIDControllerPartNumberMatrix

10

Worldwide3wareDistributors 

andSalesOffices

 

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Source:  Gartner Dataquest Host Bus RAID Controllers Report (September 2006)

Industry leading 3ware® serial Attached sCsI and serial ATA  

  RAID controllers for performance, capacity and peace of mind

leading

1

 supplier of sATA II hardware RAID controllers  

  and solutions to premier channel partners

over 3.0 million sATA ports shipped

 


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SAS

 

3ware

®

 9690sA

High Performance Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 
RAID Controllers

3ware pioneered the way for SATA and now capitalizes on time- 
proven serial storage expertise to take users from parallel SCSI to  
SAS.  The 9690SA seizes the moment to enter the market just as  
SAS hard drives, expanders and backplanes are more widely available 
and as enterprise infrastructures align to realize the potential of  
Serial Attached SCSI.  As SAS makes inroads into the SCSI market,  
users will look to SAS to provide expanded connectivity and greater  
scalability and to the 3ware 9690SA for peace of mind.

Expand Your Horizon  
with 

SAS

 Connectivity,  

Data Protection

 and 

Performance

.

 

2

9690SA-8I

9690SA-8E

9690SA-4I4E

9690SA-4I

Form Factor

Low profile

Low profile

Low profile

Low profile

SAS Ports

8 Internal

8 External

4 Internal/4 External

4 Internal

Drive Interface

SAS and SATA

SAS and SATA

SAS and SATA

SAS and SATA

PCI Express

x8

x8

x8

x8

RAID Levels

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50,

Single Disk

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50,

Single Disk

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50,

Single Disk

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50,

Single Disk

Onboard Memory

512MB DDR2 533

512MB DDR2 533

512MB DDR2 533

512MB DDR2 533

Connector Type and Quantity

2X SFF-8087 mini-SAS

2X SFF-8088 mini-SAS

1X SFF-8087/1X SFF-8088 mini-SAS

1X SFF-8087 mini-SAS

BBU with Remote Battery Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

3ware 9690sA specifications

• Scalableto128SASand/orSerialATAdevices
• PCIExpresseightlane(x8)hostinterface
• Configurationflexibilitywithfourconfigurationoptions
 —8internalports 
 —8externalports 
  — 4 internal/four external ports 
  — 4 internal ports
• SAS,SATA,andSATAIIfeatures,including3Gb/sandNCQ
• Lowprofileformfactor
• 512MBDDR2533ECCprotectedmemory
• RAIDlevels0,1,5,6,10,50andSingleDisk
• RoHS6of6andWEEEcompliant

3ware 9690sA series selection Guide

 


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SATA

3ware

®

 9650se

High Performance PCI Express to Serial ATA II RAID Controllers

The best keeps getting better with red hot RAID 6
AMCC’s3ware9650SESATAIIhardwareRAIDcontrollersdeliverindustry-leading
RAID6andRAID5performance,robustfaulttolerance,andmulti-terabytecapacities.
APCIExpresshostinterface,Multi-lane

 connectivity, StorSwitch

 architecture,  

and sophisticated SATA II features drive this unrivaled performance.

3ware 9650se specifications

• PCIExpressx1,x4,x8configurations
• SerialATAIIadvancedfeatures

—3Gb/stransferspeed

—NativeCommandQueuing

• Lowprofileformfactor

—2,4,8-portconfigurations

• Fullheightformfactor

—12,16,24-portconfigurations

• RAIDlevels:0,1,5,6,10,50,SingleDisk,JBOD

(see chart below)

• RoHS6of6andWEEEcompliant

3ware 9650se series selection Guide

9650SE-2LP

9650SE-4LPML

9650SE-4LPME

9650SE-8LPML

9650SE-12ML

9650SE-16ML

9650SE-24M8

Form Factor

Low profile

Low profile

Low profile

Low profile

Full height

Full height

Full height

Port Count

2

4

4

8

12

16

24

Drive Interface

SATA

SATA

SATA

SATA

SATA

SATA

SATA

PCI Express

x1

x4

x4

x4

x8

x8

x8

RAID Levels

0, 1, Single Disk, JBOD

0, 1, 5, 10,  

Single Disk, JBOD

0, 1, 5, 10,  

JBOD

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50,  

Single Disk, JBOD 

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 

Single Disk, JBOD

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, Single 

Disk, JBOD

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 

Single Disk, JBOD

Onboard Memory

128MB DDR2 533

256MB DDR2 533

256MB DDR2 533

256MB DDR2 533

256MB DDR2 533

256MB DDR2 533

512MB DDR2 533

Connector Type

Discrete

Multi-lane

Multi-lane (external)

Multi-lane

Multi-lane

Multi-lane

Multi-lane

BBU Support

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

SATA

3ware

®

 9550sXU*

High Performance PCI-X to Serial ATA II RAID Controllers

High Performance PCI-X RAID solution of Choice
The3ware9550SXUSATAIIRAIDcontrollerdeliversperformance,robustfault-tolerance,
and multi-terabyte capacities. Combined with an advanced RAID management  
featuresetthatincludesweb-based,command-based,andAPIsoftwarecomponents,
the9550SXU,availablein4,8,12,and16-portconfigurations,isthemostcompelling
PCI-Xsolutionavailable.

3ware 9550sXU specifications

• PCI-X1.0b(andPCI2.3)compliant

—64-bit/133/100/66MHzbusmaster

• SerialATAIIadvancedfeatures

—3Gb/stransferspeed

—NativeCommandQueuing

• Lowprofile(4and8-port)andfullheightformfactors
• 4,8,12,and16-portconfigurations
• RAIDlevels:0,1,5,10,50,SingleDisk,andJBOD

(see chart below)

• RoHS6of6andWEEEcompliant

3ware 9550sXU series selection Guide

9550SXU-4LP

9550SXU-8LP

9550SXU-12

9550SXU-12MI

9550SXU-12ML

9550SXU-16ML

Form Factor

Low profile

Low profile

Full height

Full height

Full height

Full height

Port Count

4

8

12

12

12

16

Drive Interface

SATA

SATA

SATA

SATA

SATA

SATA

Host Interface

PCI-X

PCI-X

PCI-X

PCI-X

PCI-X

PCI-X

Host Interface Speed

64-bit/133MHz

64-bit/133MHz

64-bit/133MHz

64-bit/133MHz

64-bit/133MHz

64-bit/133MHz

RAID Levels

0, 1, 5, 10, Single Disk, JBOD

0, 1, 5, 10, 50, Single Disk, JBOD

0, 1, 5, 10, 50, Single Disk, JBOD

0, 1, 5, 10, 50, Single Disk, JBOD

0, 1, 5, 10, 50, Single Disk, JBOD

0, 1, 5, 10, 50, Single Disk, JBOD

Onboard Memory

128MB 

128MB

256MB 

256MB 

256MB

256MB 

Connector Type

Discrete

Discrete

Discrete

Multi-lane

Multi-lane

Multi-lane

*A “U” has been added to all 9550SX part numbers to denote RoHS 6 of 6 compliance

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Multi-lane

High-Performance SAS and SATA Cable and Connector System

Get Connected via the Multi-lane

 expressway

AMCC’s award winning Multi-lane design enables highly reliable and stream-
lined enterprise-class SAS and SATA storage solutions by greatly reducing the 
number of cables needed to connect controllers, backplanes, and standard 
SAS/SATA drives.

The Multi-lane SATA cable/connection system is fast, secure, simple, and 
clutter free. It combines the RAID controller’s multiple SAS/SATA ports into 
singlelockedconnections.Multiple3Gb/slanesofSAS/SATAtraffictravel
through just one cable from the RAID controller to the system backplane 
or to multiple hard drives with a breakout cable.

Multi-lane sAs and sATA Cable and Connector systems

SFF-8088 to SFF-8088

(Multi-lane external SAS)

3ware Controller Model #

9690SA (-8E, -4I4E)

 

3ware order #

CBL-SFF8088SAS-10M (1.0 m)

CBL-SFF8088SAS-20M (2.0 m)

SFF-8087 to Discrete

(Forward breakout cable)*

3ware Controller Model #

9690SA (8I, 4I4E, 4I)

9650SE (-4LPML, -8LPML, -12ML, -16ML)

9550SXU (-12ML, -16ML)
3ware order #

CBL-SFF8087OCF-05M (0.5 m)

CBL-SFF8087OCF-06M (0.6 m)

CBL-SFF8087OCF-10M (1.0 m)

SFF-8087 to SFF-8087

(Multi-lane internal)

3ware Controller Model #

9690SA (-8I, -4I4E, 4I) 

9650SE (-4LPML, -8LPML, -12ML, -16ML) 

9550SXU (-12ML, 16ML)

 

3ware order #

CBL-SFF8087-05M (0.5 m)

CBL-SFF8087-06M (0.6 m)

SFF-8088 to SFF-8470

(Multi-lane external SAS converter cable)

3ware Controller Model #

9690SA (-8E, -4I4E)
3ware order #

CBL-SFF8088IB-10M (1.0 m)

CBL-SFF8088IB-20M (2.0 m)

SFF-8087 to SFF-8482

(Forward SAS breakout cable w/ drive 
power connectors)

3ware Controller Model #

9690SA (-8I, -4I4E, 4I)

 

3ware order #

CBL-SAS8087OCF-06M (0.6 m)

Multi-lane benefits
• 

 MultiplelanesofhighspeedSASand/orSATAtrafficthrough 

 

a single cable

• 

  Increased system reliability

  Reduced cable count

   Streamlined storage

• 

 Lockedconnections

 Improvedairflow

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*  Breakout cables have a Multi-lane connector on one end and discrete connectors on the other end 
 • ForwardbreakoutcableshaveaMulti-laneconnectoronthecontrollerendanddiscreteconnectorstothedrives 
 • ReversebreakoutcableshavediscreteconnectorsonthecontrollerendandaMulti-laneconnectortothebackplane 
  Note:Cablecolormaydifferfromcolorsshown

SFF-8087 to SFF-8470

(Bi-directional Multi-lane hybrid cable)

3ware Controller Model #

9650SE (-4LPML, -8LPML, -12ML, -16ML)

9550SXU (-12ML, -16ML)

(SFF-8087 on controller)
3ware order #

CBL-SFF8087IB-05M (0.5 m)

CBL-SFF8087IB-06M (0.6 m)

SFF-8470 to SFF-8087

(Bi-directional Multi-lane hybrid cable)

3ware Controller Model #

9550SXU-12MI
3ware order #

CBL-SFF8087IB-05M (0.5 m)

CBL-SFF8087IB-06M (0.6 m)

SFF-8470 to SFF-8470

(Multi-lane internal)

3ware Controller Model #

9550SXU-12MI

3ware order #

CBL-IB-05M (0.5 m)

CBL-IB-10M (1.0 m)

SFF-8470 to Discrete

(Forward breakout cable)*

3ware Controller Model #

9550SXU-12MI
3ware order #

CBL-OCF-18 (0.5 m)

CBL-OCF-10M (1.0 m)

Discrete to SFF-8470

(Reverse breakout cable)*

3ware Controller Model #

9550SXU (-4LP, -8LP, -12)

9500S-4LP
3ware order #

CBL-OCR-18 (0.5 m)

CBL-OCR-10M (1.0 m)

Discrete SATA

(Standard, point-to-point SATA cable)

3ware Controller Model #

9650SE-2LP

9550SXU (-4LP, -8LP, -12)

9500S-4LP

8006-2LP
3ware order #

CBL-SATA-39 (39”/1 m)

M8 to Discrete

(Forward breakout cable)*

3ware Controller Model #

9650SE-24M8
3ware order #

CBL-M8OCF-06M (0.6 m)

CBL-M8OCF-10M (1.0 m)

M8 to SFF-8087

(Multi-lane internal “Y” cable)

3ware Controller Model #

9650SE-24M8
3ware order #

CBL-M8ML-06M (0.6 m)

Discrete to SFF-8087

(Reverse breakout cable)*

3ware Controller Model #

9550SXU (-4LP, -8LP, -12) 

9500S-4LP
3ware order #

CBL-SFF8087OCR-05M (0.5 m)

CBL-SFF8087OCR-06M (0.6 m)

CBL-SFF8087OCR-10M (1.0 m)

 


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Controller

Connector to Connector Options

Cable P/N Options

Cable Description

Where Used

To Controller

To Drives / 

Backplane

3ware 9690SA SAS/SATA RAID Controllers

9690SA-8I

SFF-8087

SFF-8087

CBL-SFF8087-05M

0.5 meter cable

Connects the controller’s SFF-8087 Multi-lane connector(s) to the backplane’s 

Multi-lane SFF-8087 connector(s)

CBL-SFF8087-06M

0.6 meter cable

SFF-8087

SFF-8482

CBL-SAS8087OCF-06M

0.6 meter forward breakout cable

Connects the controller’s SFF-8087 Multi-lane connector(s) to up to four 

individual SAS or SATA drives; includes individual drive power connectors

SFF-8087

Discrete

CBL-SFF8087OCF-05M

0.5 meter forward breakout cable

Connects the controller’s SFF-8087 Multi-lane connector(s) to  

the drives’ or backplane’s discrete SATA connector(s)

CBL-SFF8087OCF-06M

0.6 meter forward breakout cable

CBL-SFF8087OCF-10M

1.0 meter forward breakout cable

9690SA-8E

SFF-8088

SFF-8088

CBL-SFF8088SAS-10M

1.0 meter cable

Connects the controller’s SFF-8088 Multi-lane connector(s) to the enclosure’s 

Multi-lane SFF-8088 connector(s)

CBL-SFF8088SAS-20M

2.0 meter cable

SFF-8088

SFF-8470

CBL-SFF8088IB-10M

1.0 meter cable (converter cable)

Connects the controller’s SFF-8088 Multi-lane connector(s) to the enclosure’s 

Multi-lane SFF-8470 connector(s)

CBL-SFF8088IB-20M

2.0 meter cable (converter cable)

9690SA-4I4E

SFF-8088

SFF-8088

CBL-SFF8088SAS-10M

1.0 meter cable

Connects the controller’s SFF-8088 Multi-lane connector(s) to the enclosure’s 

Multi-lane SFF-8088 connector(s)

CBL-SFF8088SAS-20M

2.0 meter cable

SFF-8088

SFF-8470

CBL-SFF8088IB-10M

1.0 meter cable (converter cable)

Connects the controller’s SFF-8088 Multi-lane connector(s) to the enclosure’s 

Multi-lane SFF-8470 connector(s)

CBL-SFF8088IB-20M

2.0 meter cable (converter cable)

SFF-8087

SFF-8087

CBL-SFF8087-05M

0.5 meter cable

Connects the controller’s SFF-8087 Multi-lane connector(s) to the backplane’s 

Multi-lane SFF-8087 connector(s)

CBL-SFF8087-06M

0.6 meter cable

SFF-8087

SFF-8482

CBL-SAS8087OCF-06M

0.6 meter forward breakout cable

Connects the controller’s SFF-8087 Multi-lane connector(s) to up to four 

individual SAS or SATA drives; includes individual drive power connectors

9690SA-4I

SFF-8087

SFF-8087

CBL-SFF8087-05M

0.5 meter cable

Connects the controller’s SFF-8087 Multi-lane connector(s) to the backplane’s 

Multi-lane SFF-8087 connector(s)

CBL-SFF8087-06M

0.6 meter cable

SFF-8087

SFF-8482

CBL-SAS8087OCF-06M

0.6 meter forward breakout cable

Connects the controller’s SFF-8087 Multi-lane connector(s) to up to four 

individual SAS or SATA drives; includes individual drive power connectors

SFF-8087

Discrete

CBL-SFF8087OCF-05M

0.5 meter forward breakout cable

Connects the controller’s SFF-8087 Multi-lane connector(s) to  

the drives’ or backplane’s discrete SATA connector(s)

CBL-SFF8087OCF-06M

0.6 meter forward breakout cable

CBL-SFF8087OCF-10M

1.0 meter forward breakout cable

3ware Controller/Cable Matrix

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3ware 9650SE Internal RAID Controllers

9650SE-2LP

Discrete

Discrete 

CBL-SATA-39

39” (1m) standard, discrete, point-to-point SATA cable

Connects a controller’s discrete SATA port(s) to the drives’  

or backplane’s discrete SATA connector(s)

9650SE-4LPML, 

-8LPML, -12ML, 

-16ML

SFF-8087

SFF-8087

CBL-SFF8087-05M

0.5 meter cable

Connects the controller’s SFF-8087 Multi-lane connector(s) to  

the backplane’s SFF-8087 Multi-lane connector(s)

CBL-SFF8087-06M

0.6 meter cable

SFF-8087

Discrete

CBL-SFF8087OCF-05M

0.5 meter forward breakout cable

Connects the controller’s SFF-8087 Multi-lane connector(s) to  

the drives’ or backplane’s discrete SATA connector(s)

CBL-SFF8087OCF-06M

0.6 meter forward breakout cable

CBL-SFF8087OCF-10M

1.0 meter forward breakout cable

SFF-8087

SFF-8470

CBL-SFF8087IB-05M

0.5 meter converter cable (internal hybrid)

Connects the controller’s SFF-8087 Multi-lane (ML) connector(s)  

to the backplane’s SFF-8470 Multi-lane (MI) connector(s)

CBL-SFF8087IB-06M

0.6 meter converter cable (internal hybrid)

9650SE-24M8

M8

SFF-8087

CBL-M8ML-06M

0.6 meter “Y” cable

Connects the controller’s M8 Multi-lane connector(s) to the 

backplane’s SFF-8087 Multi-lane connector(s)

M8

Discrete

CBL-M8OCF-06M

0.6 meter forward breakout cable

Connects the controller’s M8 Multi-lane connector(s) to the drives’ 

discrete SATA connectors 

CBL-M8OCF-10M

1.0 meter forward breakout cable

 


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Controller

Connector to Connector Options

Cable P/N Options

Cable Description

Where Used

To Controller

To Drives / 

Backplane

9550SXU-4LP,  

-8LP, -12 

Discrete 

Discrete

CBL-SATA-39

39” (1m) standard, discrete, point-to-point SATA cable 

Connects the controller’s discrete SATA port(s) to the drives’ 

or backplane’s discrete SATA connector(s) 

Discrete 

SFF-8087

CBL-SFF8087OCR-05M

0.5 meter reverse breakout cable 

Connects the controller’s discrete SATA port(s) to the backplane’s 

SFF-8087 Multi-lane connectors

CBL-SFF8087OCR-06M

0.6 meter reverse breakout cable 

CBL-SFF8087OCR-10M

1.0 meter reverse breakout cable

Discrete

SFF-8470

CBL-OCR-18

0.5 meter reverse breakout cable

Connects the controller’s discrete SATA connector(s) to the 

backplane’s SFF-8470 Multi-lane connector(s)

CBL-OCR-10M

1.0 meter reverse breakout cable

9550SXU-12MI

SFF-8470

SFF-8470

CBL-IB-05M

0.5 meter  cable

Connects the controller’s SFF-8470 Multi-lane connector(s)  

to the backplane’s SFF-8470 Multi-lane connector(s) 

CBL-IB-10M

1.0 meter cable

SFF-8470

Discrete

CBL-OCF-18

0.5 meter forward breakout cable

Connects the controller’s SFF-8470 Multi-lane connector(s)  

to the drives’ or backplane’s discrete SATA connector(s) 

CBL-OCF-10M

1.0 meter forward breakout cable

SFF-8470

SFF-8087

CBL-SFF8087IB-05M 

0.5 meter converter cable (internal hybrid) 

Connects the controller’s SFF-8470 Multi-lane (MI) connector(s)  

to the backplane’s SFF-8087 Multi-lane (ML) connector(s) 

CBL-SFF8087IB-06M 

0.6 meter converter cable (internal hybrid)

9550SXU-12ML, 

16ML

SFF-8087

SFF-8087

CBL-SFF8087-05M 

0.5 meter cable 

Connects the controller’s SFF-8087 Multi-lane connector(s)  

to the backplane’s SFF-8087 Multi-lane connector(s)

CBL-SFF8087-06M

0.6 meter cable

SFF-8087

Discrete

CBL-SFF8087OCF-05M 

0.5 meter forward breakout cable 

Connects the controller’s SFF-8087 Multi-lane connector(s)  

to the drives’ or backplane’s discrete SATA connector(s) 

CBL-SFF8087OCF-10M

1.0 meter forward breakout cable 

SFF-8087

SFF-8470

CBL-SFF8087IB-05M 

0.5 meter converter cable (internal hybrid) 

Connects the controller’s SFF-8087 Multi-lane (ML) connector(s)  

to the backplane’s SFF-8470 Multi-lane (MI) connector(s) 

CBL-SFF8087IB-06M 

0.6 meter converter cable (internal hybrid)

3ware 9500S and 8006 Internal RAID Controllers

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9500S-4LP

Discrete

Discrete

CBL-SATA-39

39” (1m) standard, discrete, point-to-point SATA cable

Connects the controller’s discrete SATA port(s) to the drives’ or 

backplane’s discrete SATA connector(s)

Discrete

SFF-8087

CBL-SFF8087OCR-05M

0.5 meter reverse breakout cable

Connects the controller’s discrete SATA port(s) to the backplane’s 

SFF-8087 Multi-lane connectors

CBL-SFF8087OCR-06M

0.6 meter reverse breakout cable

CBL-SFF8087OCR-10M

1.0 meter reverse breakout cable

 
8006-2LP 
 

Discrete

Discrete

CBL-SATA-39

39” (1m) standard, discrete, point-to-point SATA cable 

Connects a controller’s discrete SATA port(s) to the drives’ or 

backplane’s discrete SATA connector(s) 

Multi-lane Quick Reference Chart

Cable/connector

Controller P/N Suffix

Connectivity

Also Known as

SFF-8470

MI

Internal 

InfiniBand

SFF-8087

ML

Internal 

Mini SAS 4i, Mini SATA Internal, iPass

SFF-8088

ME

External

Mini SAS 4x, Mini SATA External, iPass

M8

M8

Internal

Multi-lane SFF-8087 and M8 cables provide internal connectivity from the controller to drives or the backplane. 
Multi-lane SFF-8088 cables provide external connectivity from the controller to external enclosures.

External
SFF-8088

Internal

SFF-8087 or

M8

Backplane

SFF-8087 or

SFF-8470

 


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bbU Availability features

Maximumreliabilitywithcachedwritedataprotection

MissingArrayDetection

WriteJournaling

DynamicSectorRepair

DrivePower-OnResetDetection

ExtensiveDriveTimeoutRecovery

OutofBandSignalingRetry

Upto72hoursofdataprotectionintheeventof 

 

power failure

 

battery Mounting option

BatteryattachesdirectlytotheBBUControlModule

TheBBUControlmodulemountsdirectlytothe 

 

RAID controller

 

Compatible RAID Controllers

3ware9650SE

3ware9550SXU

bbU Availability features

IncludesallBBU-MODULE-03features

+Remotebatterymountingcapabilityfordesignflexibility

battery Mounting options

BatterycanattachtoaBBUdaughtercardinvariouspositions

Batterycanattachremotelytochassiswall,bothinternallyandexternally

Remotemountingkitwithoutbatteryavailableseparately

Compatible  
RAID Controllers

3ware9690SA

3ware9650SE

3ware9550SXU

bbU-MoDUle-03

bbU-MoDUle-04

battery backup Units

1

2

3

2

2

2

3

3

3

1

1

1

1

2

3

2

2

2

3

3

3

1

1

1

1

2

3

2

2

2

3

3

3

1

1

1

1

2

3

2

2

2

3

3

3

1

1

1

Battery placement options

8

3ware RAID Controller 

features and benefits

StorSwitch

Non-blocking switch fabric architecture

Maximizes controller throughput by allowing concurrent communications with all attached 
SATA drives through a pool of 32 direct memory access (DMA) channels.  

Performance

StorSave
Powerful reliability enhancements

Achieves unmatched data protection while maximizing performance in critical RAID modes 
when data availability, accessibility, and data protection are most needed.  

Data Protection

StreamFusion
Intelligent cache algorithm

Maximizes application performance under heavy loads by dynamically allocating controller 
cache for maximum bandwidth

Performance

Multi-lane

Award-winning connector system

Dramatically increases subsystem reliability by radically reducing cable count and improves airflow

Reliability & Convenience

RAID 6
(On select 3ware 9690SA and 9650SE  
controllers)

Two sets of parity are simultaneously calculated, written, and rotated across all the drives.  
This allows the array to survive up to two drive failures without losing data, for significantly 
improved fault tolerance.

Data Protection

Advanced Content Streaming
(9690SA and 9650SE Controllers)

Aggressively Caches write and read data and improves write and read content streaming.  
Provides intelligent caching algorithms to improve application performance in real world cases.

Application Performance

Hybrid Initialization
(9690SA and 9650SE Controllers)

Faster foreground initialization for RAID 5 and RAID 6 arrays with 16 or more drives.  
Fastest background initialization for newly created arrays.

Array Availability 

and Performance

Accelerated RAID Recovery 
(9690SA and 9650SE Controllers)

Faster rebuild completion.  Shorter verify/initialization.

Data Accessibility 

and Availability

 


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Putting the Pieces Together

Advanced 3ware RAID Features and Performance Architecture 

storswitch

 maximizes controller throughput — StorSwitch is a unique non-blocking switch 

fabric  architecture that allows 3ware controllers to concurrently communicate to all attached SATA 
drivesthroughapoolof32directmemoryaccess(DMA)channelsforunparalleledperformance 
and data availability. The result is superior overall system performance compared to non-scalable 
hub-based systems that share the bandwidth of a single DMA channel.

storsave optimizes data protection and performance — StorSaves’s revolutionary combination    
ofpowerfulreliabilityenhancementsandabatterybackupunit(BBU)maximizedataprotection
and system reliability without sacrificing controller performance. StorSave permits 3ware controllers 
to use both controller cache and disk cache during SATA RAID operations. This strengthens array 
performanceduringoptimalusage,aswellasduringdegradedRAID5andRAID6operationswhich
meansfasterrebuildtimes.StorSaveProfilesallowuser-specifiedlevelsofprotectionvs.performance
(9690SA,9650SE,9590SEand9550SXUonly).

streamfusion maximizes application performance under multiple loads — An intelligent 
cachealgorithmdynamicallyoptimizesRAID5andRAID6diskaccessesandefficientlymanages
data through controller cache for guaranteed bandwidth. As the number of data streams increases, 
the total bandwidth is divided equally among them.  Application performance will not suffer  
duringheavytrafficorwhenmultipleapplicationsareaccessingdatasimultaneously.3wareRAID 
controllers are not the performance bottleneck, as is often the case with software RAID and  
other hardware RAID controllers.

Hard 

Drive 

Hard 

Drive 

Hard 

Drive 

Hard 

Drive 

Up to 

1.5 Gb/sec 

per port 

3ware SATA Hardware  

RAID Controller 

Advanced 

StorSwitch 

Architecture 

•   Protects drive and controller cached writes in the event of a power loss
•  Uses controller and drive write cache in all modes
•  Dual caching for faster rebuild times

Block 10

Block 7

Block 4

P1 Parity

Disk #1

Block 11

Block 8

P2 Parity

Q1 Parity

Disk #2

Block 12

P3 Parity

Q2 Parity

Block 1

Disk #3

Q4 Parity

Block 9

Block 6

Block 3

Disk #5

Striped Data with Distributed Double Parity — RAID 6

Host Data

P4 Parity

Q3 Parity

Block 5

Block 2

Disk #4

RAID 

0

  “Striping”

M

I

E

A

N

J

F

B

ETC. . .

L

H

D

O

K

G

C

RAID 

1

  “Mirroring”

D

C

B

A

D

1

C

1

B

1

A

1

=

RAID 

5

  “Rotational Parity”

3 Parity

A2

A1

A

0

B3

2 Parity

B1

B

0

D3

D2

D1

0 Parity

C3

C2

1 Parity

C

0

D2

D1

1

Drive 1

D2

1

D1

Drive 0

Drive 3

Drive 2

Stripe

RAID 10 "Striped Mirror"

SATA Disk

SATA Disk

SATA Disk

SATA Disk

Mirror

I/O

I/O

I/O

I/O

120

100

80

60

40

20

0

16

StreamFusion Performance

vs. Competition

StreamFusion assures scalable high performance

Iometer 2004.07.30dual Xeon 2.6 Ghz/1GB system/WinXP SP2/HDS7222525VLSA80/fw

V36OA60A/64KB stripes/RAID 5/all other settings at default

# Streams

AMCC

Competition 1

Competition 2

StreamFusion in Action

120

100

80

60

40

20

0

     2 

        4      

             8 

                 16

StreamFusion Performance vs. Competition

StreamFusion assures scalable high performance

Iometer 2004.07.30dual Xeon 2.6 Ghz/1GB system/WinXP SP2/HDS7222525VLSA80/fw

V36OA60A/64KB stripes/RAID 5/all other settings at default

# Streams

AMCC

Competition 1

Competition 2

StreamFusion in Action

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Common RAID levels

RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD

Block 10

Block 7

Block 4

P1 Parity

Disk #1

Block 11

Block 8

P2 Parity

Q1 Parity

Disk #2

Block 12

P3 Parity

Q2 Parity

Block 1

Disk #3

Q4 Parity

Block 9

Block 6

Block 3

Disk #5

Striped Data with Distributed Double Parity — RAID 6

Host Data

P4 Parity

Q3 Parity

Block 5

Block 2

Disk #4

RAID 

0  “Striping”

M

I

E

A

N

J

F

B

ETC. . .

L

H

D

O

K

G

C

RAID 

1  “Mirroring”

D

C

B

A

D

1

C

1

B

1

A

1

=

RAID 

5  “Rotational Parity”

3 Parity

A2

A1

A

0

B3

2 Parity

B1

B

0

D3

D2

D1

0 Parity

C3

C2

1 Parity

C

0

D2

D1

1

Drive 1

D2

1

D1

Drive 0

Drive 3

Drive 2

Stripe

RAID 10 "Striped Mirror"

SATA Disk

SATA Disk

SATA Disk

SATA Disk

Mirror

Block 10

Block 7

Block 4

P1 Parity

Disk #1

Block 11

Block 8

P2 Parity

Q1 Parity

Disk #2

Block 12

P3 Parity

Q2 Parity

Block 1

Disk #3

Q4 Parity

Block 9

Block 6

Block 3

Disk #5

Striped Data with Distributed Double Parity — RAID 6

Host Data

P4 Parity

Q3 Parity

Block 5

Block 2

Disk #4

RAID 

0  “Striping”

M

I

E

A

N

J

F

B

ETC. . .

L

H

D

O

K

G

C

RAID 

1  “Mirroring”

D

C

B

A

D

1

C

1

B

1

A

1

=

RAID 

5  “Rotational Parity”

3 Parity

A2

A1

A

0

B3

2 Parity

B1

B

0

D3

D2

D1

0 Parity

C3

C2

1 Parity

C

0

D2

D1

1

Drive 1

D2

1

D1

Drive 0

Drive 3

Drive 2

Stripe

RAID 10 "Striped Mirror"

SATA Disk

SATA Disk

SATA Disk

SATA Disk

Mirror

Block 10

Block 7

Block 4

P1 Parity

Disk #1

Block 11

Block 8

P2 Parity

Q1 Parity

Disk #2

Block 12

P3 Parity

Q2 Parity

Block 1

Disk #3

Q4 Parity

Block 9

Block 6

Block 3

Disk #5

Striped Data with Distributed Double Parity — RAID 6

Host Data

P4 Parity

Q3 Parity

Block 5

Block 2

Disk #4

RAID 

0  “Striping”

M

I

E

A

N

J

F

B

ETC. . .

L

H

D

O

K

G

C

RAID 

1  “Mirroring”

D

C

B

A

D

1

C

1

B

1

A

1

=

RAID 

5  “Rotational Parity”

3 Parity

A2

A1

A

0

B3

2 Parity

B1

B

0

D3

D2

D1

0 Parity

C3

C2

1 Parity

C

0

D2

D1

1

Drive 1

D2

1

D1

Drive 0

Drive 3

Drive 2

Stripe

RAID 10 "Striped Mirror"

SATA Disk

SATA Disk

SATA Disk

SATA Disk

Mirror

Hardware vs. Software RAID 

All AMCC 3ware RAID controllers incorporate onboard processors to deliver true hardware RAID. Software RAID schemes use the system’s 
processor,exploithostmemory,compromisereliabilityandpotentiallyrobthesystemofasmuchas60%ofitsCPUcyclesjusttoprocess
RAID calculations.

JBOD = Just a Bunch of Disks

•   Applications requiring high bandwidth  

  performance but no fault tolerance
•   Video production/editing
•   Pre-press applications

•  Provides fault tolerance and a read speed  

  advantage over non-RAID disks
•  Applications requiring high availability
•   Accounting
•   Payroll
•   Financial

•  Most versatile RAID level providing performance,  

  fault tolerance and storage efficiency
•   Video production/editing
•   File and applications servers
•  Database servers
•  Email servers
•  News servers
•  Internet/Intranet

JBOD refers to an unconfigured disk attached to a RAID controller
•    No fault tolerance

Block 10

Block 7

Block 4

P1 Parity

Disk #1

Block 11

Block 8

P2 Parity

Q1 Parity

Disk #2

Block 12

P3 Parity

Q2 Parity

Block 1

Disk #3

Q4 Parity

Block 9

Block 6

Block 3

Disk #5

Striped Data with Distributed Double Parity — RAID 6

Host Data

P4 Parity

Q3 Parity

Block 5

Block 2

Disk #4

RAID 

0  “Striping”

M

I

E

A

N

J

F

B

ETC. . .

L

H

D

O

K

G

C

RAID 

1  “Mirroring”

D

C

B

A

D

1

C

1

B

1

A

1

=

RAID 

5  “Rotational Parity”

3 Parity

A2

A1

A

0

B3

2 Parity

B1

B

0

D3

D2

D1

0 Parity

C3

C2

1 Parity

C

0

D2

D1

1

Drive 1

D2

1

D1

Drive 0

Drive 3

Drive 2

Stripe

RAID 10 "Striped Mirror"

SATA Disk

SATA Disk

SATA Disk

SATA Disk

Mirror

•  Data is first mirrored, then striped across across  

  the drives to provide double drive failure   

  protection without the parity calculation   

  performance penalty of RAID 5 and RAID 6.   

  The mirror provides the redundancy.
  

•  Ability to recover from a drive failure in either  

  mirrored set 

 


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Red Hot RAID 6

The fastest RAID 6 available

RAID 6 eliminates the risk of data loss if a second hard disk drive fails 
while the RAID array is rebuilding.  In a 3ware RAID 6 system, two sets  
of parity are calculated, written, and rotated across all the drives.   
ThissecondsimultaneousP+Qparitycalculationallowsthearray 
to survive up to two drive failures without losing data, for significantly 
improvedfaulttolerance.RAID6-enabled9690SAand9650SEcontrol-
lers deliver unequaled RAID 6 performance. 

RAID 6 represents a sea change in the RAID landscape.  It provides  
the industry with higher levels of data protection, data availability and 
faulttolerancethanRAID5.Byassuringdataavailabilityfollowinga
second drive failure, users can rest assured that they are enjoying  
maximum data protection, both in normal and degraded modes.  
And, with RAID 6-enabled 3ware controllers, RAID 6 will not cripple 
performance.

RAID 6 enabled 3ware Controllers

• 9690SA-8I

• 9650SE-8LPML

• 9690SA-8E

• 9650SE-12ML

• 9690SA-4I4E

• 9650SE-16ML

• 9690SA-4I

• 9650SE-24M8

3ware RAID 6:  Two sets of parity data, P + Q, are striped across 

disks.  RAID 6 safeguards against data loss during rebuild mode 

by allowing up to two consecutive drive failures for maximum 

fault tolerance.

RAID 6 is recommended for:

• Highcapacitysystemswitheightormore 
 highcapacitydrives

• Enterprise/missioncriticalinstallations

Block 10

Block 7

Block 4

P1 Parity

Disk #1 

Block 11

Block 8

P2 Parity

Q1 Parity

Disk #2

Block 12

P3 Parity

Q2 Parity

Block 1

Disk #3

Q4 Parity

Block 9

Block 6

Block 3

Disk #5

Striped Data with Distributed Double Parity — RAID 6

Host Data 

P4 Parity

Q3 Parity

Block 5

Block 2

Disk #4

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3ware 9650SE PCI Express-to-Serial ATA II Hardware RAID Controllers

 

Model Number

Host Interface 

Ports

RAID Levels

Controller Connector

Footprint

RoHS

9650SE-2LP

PCI Express x1

2

0, 1, Single Disk, JBOD

Discrete

Low profile

6/6

9650SE-4LPML

PCI Express x4

4

0, 1, 5, 10, Single Disk, JBOD

Multi-lane (SFF-8087)

Low profile

6/6

9650SE-4LPME

PCI Express x4

4

0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD

Multi-lane (SFF-8088)

Low profile

6/6

9650SE-8LPML

PCI Express x4

8

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, Single Disk, JBOD

Multi-lane (SFF-8087)

Low profile 

6/6

9650SE-12ML

PCI Express x8

12

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, Single Disk, JBOD

Multi-lane (SFF-8087)

Full height 

6/6

9650SE-16ML

PCI Express x8

16

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, Single Disk, JBOD

Multi-lane (SFF-8087)

Full height

6/6

9650SE-24M8

PCI Express x8

24

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, Single Disk, JBOD

Multi-lane custom hybrid

Full height 

6/6

3ware 9550SX PCI-X-to-Serial ATA II Hardware RAID Controllers

 

Model Number

Host Interface 

Ports

RAID Levels

Controller Connector

Footprint

RoHS

9550SXU-4LP

64-bit/133MHz

4

0, 1, 5, 10, Single Disk, JBOD

Discrete

Low profile

6/6

9550SXU-8LP

64-bit/133MHz

8

0, 1, 5, 10, 50, Single Disk, JBOD

Discrete

Low profile 

6/6

9550SXU-12

64-bit/133MHz

12

0, 1, 5, 10, 50, Single Disk, JBOD

Discrete

Full height

6/6

9550SXU-12MI

64-bit/133MHz

12

0, 1, 5, 10, 50, Single Disk, JBOD

Multi-lane (SFF-8470)

Full height

6/6

9550SXU-12ML

64-bit/133MHz

12

0, 1, 5, 10, 50, Single Disk, JBOD

Multi-lane (SFF-8087)

Full height

6/6

9550SXU-16ML

64-bit/133MHz

16

0, 1, 5, 10, 50, Single Disk, JBOD

Multi-lane (SFF-8087)

Full height

6/6

3ware RAID Controller Part number Matrix

3ware 9690SA SAS/SATA Hardware RAID Controllers

 

Model Number

Host Interface 

Ports

RAID Levels

Controller Connector

Footprint

RoHS

9690SA-8I

PCI Express x8

8 Internal

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, Single Disk

SFF-8087 mini-SAS

 Low profile

6/6

9690SA-8E

PCI Express x8

8 External

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, Single Disk

SFF-8088 mini-SAS

 Low profile 

6/6

9690SA-4I4E

PCI Express x8

4 Internal/4 External

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, Single Disk

SFF-8087 / SFF-8088 mini-SAS

 Low profile

6/6

9690SA-4I

PCI Express x8

4 Internal

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, Single Disk

SFF-8087 mini-SAS

Low profile

6/6

 


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3ware 8006 PCI-to-Serial ATA Hardware RAID Controller 

Model Number

Host Interface 

Ports

RAID Levels

Controller Connector

Footprint

RoHS

8006-2LP

64-bit/66MHz

2

0, 1, JBOD

Discrete

Low profile

5/6

3ware Controller Specifications

Operating Systems

Microsoft® Windows® 2003/XP/2000, Red Hat Linux, SuSE Linux, Fedora 
Linux, 2.4 Linux kernel, 2.6 Linux kernel, FreeBSD, 32/64-bit support,  
Mac OS X (10.4.6 and above)  
For complete OS listing, go to:   www.3ware.com/support/OS-support

PCI Compliance

PCI Express 1.1, PCI-X 1.0b, and PCI 2.3 compliant 
(64-bit/133/100/66MHz bus master)

Serial Interface

SATA and SATA II (1.5/ 3Gb/s), and SAS

RAID Features

RAID 6 on select 3ware 9650SE controllers, RAID Level Migration, online 
capacity expansion, hot swap/hot spare, S.M.A.R.T. disk drive monitoring, 
multiple card support, multiple logical volumes and RAID levels, remote 
management, alert notifications and more

SCSI Features

Scatter/gather, command queuing, command reordering, elevator seek, 
dynamic sector repair, background media scanning and more

SATA II Features

3Gb/s, Native Command Queuing, OOB Staggered Spin-up (compliant with 
the SATA 2.6 specification)

Kit Contents

SAS/SATA II/SATA RAID controller and cables, CD including driver, 3ware 
Disk Manager 2 (3DM®2), Command Line Interface (CLI), User Guide, 
Printed Installation Documentation

Warranty

3 years

Support

Free technical support, advanced replacement option

3ware Controller Accessories

Model Number

Description

BBU-MODULE-03

Battery Backup Unit for 3ware 9650SE/9590SE/9550SX(U)

BBU-MODULE-04

Battery Backup Unit for 3ware 9690SA/9650SE/9590SE/
9550SX(U); Includes remote battery mounting kit

BATT-SPARE-02

Replacement battery for BBU-MODULE-03 and 
BBU-MODULE-04

BBU-9500S-01

Battery Backup Unit for 3ware 9500S

BATT-9500S-SPARE 

Replacement battery for BBU-9500S-01

RDC-400-SATA 

SATA internal drive cage

RDC-TRAY-SATA

SATA drive tray (to be used with the RDC-400-SATA)

RDE-TRAY-01

Spare drive tray for 3ware Sidecar

CABLES

Please reference the cable datasheet 

3ware Distributors

 

N o r t h   A m e r i c a  

Bell Micro (US and Canada)

www.bellmicro.com

D&H (US)

www.dandh.com

Ingram Micro (US)

www.ingrammicro.com

Synnex  (US and Canada)

www.synnex.com

L a t i n   A m e r i c a  

Bell Micro 

www.bellmicro.com/latinamerica

E u r o p e ,   M i d d l e   E a s t   a n d   A f r i c a

 

Asbis 

www.asbis.com 

Avnet 

www.avnet.com

Bell Micro 

www.bellmicro.eu.com

Hammer 

www.hammerplc.com

CTT 

www.ctt.de

TMC 

www.tmc-uk.com

A s i a   P a c i f i c  

APT (China)

www.apt-storage.com

ASK (Japan)

www.ask-corp.co.jp

Digicor (Australia)

www.digicor.com.au

Epecom Graphics (Singapore)

www.epecomgraphics.com.sg

Postium Korea Co., Ltd.  (Korea)

www.postium.co.kr

Synnex K.K. (Japan)

www.synnex.co.jp

Worldwide 3ware Distributors  

and sales offices 

THC (China)

www.thcsy.com

Upmost Technology Corp. (Taiwan)

www.upmost.com.tw 

3ware Sales Offices 

Company Headquarters (USA)

215 Moffett Park Drive

Sunnyvale, CA  94089  
Tel: 

+1-408-542-8771

 

+1-877-883-9273

 
Email:  3waresales

@

amcc.com

 

www.3ware.com

Europe

+44-1494-890700

Asia/Pacific  

+65-6826-3381

China 

+86-10-6581-4916

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