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Microsemi AFM-700 2GB Battery Backed Write Cache - 2 GB for RAID Controller

2 GB for RAID Controller

Product ID

Mfg. Part: 2275400-R
UNSPSC: 43201402


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Main Features

  • Memory Size
    2 GB
  • Data Backup Type
    Battery Backed
  • Device Supported
    RAID Controller
  • Weight (Approximate)
    13.76 oz
  • Compatibility

      Adaptec RAID Adapters:

      • 72405
      • 71685
      • 71605
      • 7805
      • 71605Q
      • 7805Q
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Environmental Certification
  • Limited Warranty
    3 Year

Enabling the onboard cache on a RAID adapter card signi cantly 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 o ), which adversly a ects the RAID adapter's performance. A typical BBU requires routine capacity testing and performs sub-optimally during those test periods. Lastly, a fully-charged BBU can only preserve data for a maximum of 72 hours during a power loss before the battery power depletes.

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