Serial ATA II Hardware RAID Controllers
Now with PCI-Express
3ware® 9590SE

AMCC’s 3ware 9590SE SATA II RAID controllers deliver cutting-edge performance, robust fault tolerance, and multi-terabyte capacities. Combined with an advanced RAID management feature set that includes web-based, command-based, and API software components, the 9590SE, available in 8, 12, and 16-port configurations, is the industry’s most compelling PCI Express RAID solution.

3ware 9590SE Serial ATA II RAID controllers deliver over 800 MB/s RAID 5 reads and exceed 380 MB/sec RAID 5 writes. PCI Express connectivity, StorSwitch™ non-blocking switch fabric technology, and sophisticated SATA II features including 3 Gb/s transfer speed and Native Command Queuing (NCQ) drive this unmatched performance.

The 9590SE’s advanced RAID features and powerful performance architecture make it the ideal controller for mid-range database applications, print and file server applications, and vertical applications including NAS storage, web servers, cluster servers, supercomputing, near-line backup and archival, security systems, as well as audio and video streaming applications.

Escalade 9590SE Series
  3ware® 9590SE Datasheet
  3ware Product Family Overview
  9590SE Drive Compatibility List
  9590SE Motherboard Compatibility List

9590SE FAQs
  9650SE From 9590SE Product Transition

3ware 9590SE Selection Guide

Model* 9590SE-8ML 9590SE-12ML 9590SE-16ML
Form Factor Half length / Full Height Half length / Full Height Half length / Full Height
Port Count 8 12 16
Host Interface PCI Express x4 PCI Express x4 PCI Express x4
Onboard Memory 256 MB 256 MB 256 MB
Connector Type Multi-Lane Multi-Lane Multi-Lane
* All models are RoHS Compliant

3ware 9590SE Features

  • 7th-generation StorSwitch™ non-blocking switched architecture
  • On-board I/O RISC processor and RAID offload provides true hardware RAID - SCSI device driver model to take advantage of the benefits of SCSI using inexpensive Serial ATA drives
  • Bootable array support for greater fault tolerance
  • Variable stripe size for performance tuning by application
  • 64-bit LBA support
  • ATA pass-through mode support
  • 256 MB DDR2 400 memory with ECC protection
  • 32 pooled DMA channels
  • Complete configuration management suite
    — 3ware BIOS Manager 2 (3BM2) – easy to use BIOS configuration tool
    — 3ware Disk Manager 2 (3DM®2) – browser-based management tool
  • Features include: secure access via ssh or https, create unit, delete unit, remove unit, import unit, migrate unit, verify unit rebuild unit
    — Command Line Interface (CLI) – scriptable configuration tool
  • SNMP support
  • SMTP support for email/pager notification
  • ATA/6 and Out of band (OOB) staggered drive spin-up support
  • Auto carving allows logical units larger than 2 TB to be divided into multiple units for legacy operating systems that are limited to a maximum of 2 TB per logical unit
  • StorSave platform for advanced performance tuning with the BBU
  • Multiple logical unit sizes and RAID levels on one card
  • Multiple card support within a system for large storage requirements
  • Hot-swap and hot-spare support for data availability
  • Dynamic sector repair for robust data protection
  • S.M.A.R.T. disk drive monitoring for reliability
  • Emergency Flash Recovery protects against failed firmware upgrade
  • Drive activity LED support
  • Online Capacity Expansion and RAID Level Migration
  • Battery Backup Unit (BBU) support
  • Enhanced data protection with write journaling for non-redundant arrays and accidental drive removal
  • Drive insertion and removal notification
  • Array/Drive Status and drive identification LED support
  • Chassis Control Unit for enclosure management via I2C
  • RoHS Compliant

Operating System Support

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 For complete OS listing, Go to:

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