LSI MegaRAID® CacheVault™ Technology

Experience better protection for your controller cache with our eco-friendly, low-maintenance 6Gb/s MegaRAID controllers featuring CacheVault Technology.

With the exponential growth of storage requirements each year, the need for reliable and high-performing data protection increases in tandem. It's a challenging balancing act trying to satisfy all your storage and data protection needs in today's cost-driven and environmentally-conscious world.

However, data protection, TCO and environmental needs were among our top priorities when we designed the next generation in controller cache protection, the CacheVault series of 6Gb/s MegaRAID controller cards: MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-8i and MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i.

These eight-port and four-port 6Gb/s PCI Express SATA+SAS RAID controllers feature onboard CacheVault technology. This technology offloads data stored in the MegaRAID controller cache to the NAND flash in the event of a power failure or other system occurrence where the contents of controller cache are most at risk.

In addition, CacheVault technology eliminates the need for lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries, traditionally used to protect DRAM cache memory on PCI RAID controllers. Therefore, not only benefit from higher performance, scalability and configuration flexibility offered by the 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS controllers, but also take advantage of a greener, lower total cost cache protection solution.

CacheVault technology offers:
A more eco-friendly and cost-effective solution: Reduces waste and environmental risk by eliminating the need for Li-ion batteries. Eliminates expenses associated with Li-ion battery disposal and hardware maintenance.

Improved data protection and extended data retention: CacheVault technology transfers the contents of the DRAM cache to NAND flash using power from the supercap module in the event of a power or server failure. With a traditional battery backup unit, after 72 hours without restored power, the cached data is lost. However, CacheVault technology safely stores the contents of DRAM on NAND flash for up to three years.

Better serviceability: Provides a warranty three times longer than standard Li-ion-based solutions. Therefore, your CacheVault warranty matches the three-year warranty of your MegaRAID controller.

CacheVault series of 6Gb/s SATA+SAS RAID Controllers are most suitable for use in:

* Data centers
* High-performance computing (HPC)
* Remote installations where maintenance is a pain point