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|Device Type||Storage controller (RAID) - plug-in card - low profile|
|Host Bus||PCIe 3.0 x8|
|Interfaces||2 x SATA 6Gb/s / SAS 12Gb/s - 4 x Mini SAS HD (SFF-8643) (internal)|
|Service & Support||Limited warranty - 1 year|
|Features||DDF compliant Configuration on Disk (COD)|
|Compliant Standards||UL, TUV, VCCI, C-Tick, BSMI, cUL, IEC 60950, EMC, FCC, KC|
|Included Accessories||Full-height bracket|
|Software Included||MegaRAID Storage Manager|
|OS Required||Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Datacenter x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise x64 Edition, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for x86, Red Hat Linux Enterprise Server 5 x64 Edition, Red Hat Linux Enterprise Server 6 x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Web Server 2008 x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2012, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for Intel x86/AMD64/EM64T (32/64 bits), VMware ESXi 5.1|
HDD / SSD tolerance
|Min Operating Temperature||5 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Humidity Range Operating||8 - 93% (non-condensing)|
|Data Transfer Rate||12 Gbit/s|
|Max Storage Devices Qty||32|
|RAID Level||RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, JBOD|
|Supported Devices||Hard drive, disk array (RAID), solid state drive|
|Interface||SATA 6Gb/s / SAS 12Gb/s|
The ServeRAID M5210 controller is part of the ServeRAID M Series family that offers a complete server storage solution consisting of RAID controllers, cache/flash modules, energy packs, and software feature upgrades in an ultra-flexible offerings structure. These products are optimized to deliver the performance that is demanded by the ever-growing I/O requirements of today"s enterprises. M5210 comes as a small form factor PCIe adapter.
- Auto-resume on array rebuild or array reconstruction after the loss of system power
Auto-resume uses non-volatile RAM (NVRAM) to save the rebuild progress during a host reboot or power failure to automatically resume from the last checkpoint. Auto-resume ensures that data integrity is maintained throughout the process. The card supports a number of features that can be implemented without rebooting the server. Applications, such as email and web server, benefit from avoiding downtime during the transition.
- Online Capacity Expansion
Online Capacity Expansion (OCE) allows the capacity of a virtual disk to be expanded by adding new physical disks or making use of unused space on existing disks, without requiring a reboot.
- Online RAID Level Migration
Online RAID Level Migration, which is also known as logical drive migration, can migrate a virtual disk from any RAID level to any other RAID level without requiring a reboot. System availability and application functionality remain unaffected.
- Fast initialization for quick array setup
Fast initialization quickly writes zeros to the first and last sectors of the virtual drive. This feature allows you to immediately start writing data to the virtual drive while the initialization is running in the background.
- Consistency check for background data integrity
Consistency check verifies that all stripes in a virtual disk with a redundant RAID level are consistent. The consistency check mirrors data when an inconsistent stripe is detected for RAID 1 and re-creates the parity from the peer disks for RAID 5 or RAID 6. Consistency checks can be scheduled to take place periodically.
- Extensive online configuration options and advanced monitoring and event notification
Management tools provide convenience for the configuration of logical volumes and alerting when errors have occurred or are about to occur.
- Patrol read for media scanning and repairing
Patrol read is a background sentry service that pro-actively discovers and corrects media defects (bad sectors) that arise normally as a disk drive ages. The service issues a series of verify commands, and if a bad block is discovered, the card"s firmware uses RAID algorithms to re-create the missing data and remap the sector to a good sector. The task is interruptible based on controller activity and host operations. The firmware also provides an interface where the patrol read task can be initiated, set up for continuous operation, and terminated from a management application. Patrol read can be activated by a manual command or automatically.
- Global and dedicated hot spare with revertible hot spare support
A hot spare rebuilds data from all virtual disks within the disk group in which it is configured. ServeRAID can define a physical disk as a hot spare to replace a failed drive. Hot spares can be configured as either global or dedicated. A global hot spare allows any physical drive to be designated as a hot spare. A dedicated hot spare allows the user to assign a hot spare drive to a particular array of the same drive type.
- Drive roaming
Drive roaming occurs when the physical disks are changed to different ports on the same controller. When the drives are placed on different channels, the controller detects the RAID configuration from the configuration data on the drives.
- Human Interface Infrastructure (HII) configuration utility for pre-boot array configuration and management
HII is a utility that is built into the ServeRAID controller that allows you to configure drive groups and logical drives before installing or booting the operating system.
- MegaRAID flash cache protection
MegaRAID flash cache protection uses NAND flash memory, which is powered by a supercapacitor, to protect data that is stored in the controller cache. This module eliminates the need for a lithium-ion battery, which is commonly used to protect DRAM cache memory on PCI RAID controllers. To avoid the possibility of data loss or corruption during a power or server failure, flash cache protection technology transfers the contents of the DRAM cache to NAND flash using power from the offload power module. After the power is restored to the RAID controller, the content of the NAND flash is transferred back to the DRAM, which is flushed to disk.