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LSI Logic Demos Industry's First SATA II Raid Storage Adapter at Intel Developer Forum
- MegaRAID(R) SATA 300-8X showcased inside two 3U, 16-bay SATA storage server + expansion chassis from Advanced Industrial Computer (AIC) - Industry's first IOP-based Port Multiplier implementation - Industry's first IOP-based Port Multiplier implementation - Product demonstration at Intel Developer Forum, booth #817

MILPITAS, Calif., Aug 31, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) will demonstrate the industry's first IOP-based SATA II RAID storage adapter, the MegaRAID(R) SATA 300-8X, inside two 3U, 16-bay Advanced Industrial Computer (AIC) storage server + expansion chassis at the Intel Developers Forum Fall 2004, held September 7-9 at the Moscone South Convention Center, San Francisco, CA.

"The LSI Logic MegaRAID SATA 300-8X, the first SATA II RAID controller in the world, was populated into our RMC3E and RMS3E (www.aicipc.com) to provide a level of cost-effective performance that no other company can match," said Gene Lee, vice president of Advanced Industrial Computer. "In addition, our customers will greatly benefit with Port Multiplier technology provided by LSI Logic on the MegaRAID SATA 300-8X that allows 32 SATA hard drives to be connected."

From booth #817, LSI Logic will feature the first demonstration in the industry of a SATA II RAID adapter with Port Multiplier support, which allows users to connect up to 32 SATA hard drives using eight, 1-to-4 Port Multipliers; driving down the cost per port. In addition, benefits the Port Multiplier provides include:

    --  Utilization of the full bandwidth of the host connection; SATA
        II 3Gb/sec
    --  Simplified SATA RAID storage subsystem implementation
                --  Improved airflow in SATA storage subsystems
                --  Cable burden reduction
                --  High capacity SATA storage system (up to 12.8TB with 32,
                    400GB SATA drives)

"The LSI Logic MegaRAID SATA II adapter delivers the industry-leading features of MegaRAID and outstanding drive attach scalability for high capacity, cost-sensitive storage applications," said Phil Bullinger, vice president and general manager of the LSI Logic RAID Storage Adapters Division. "The AIC storage server chassis is an ideal application for our MegaRAID SATA II adapter with its compact architecture and integrated Port Multiplier support. LSI Logic is pleased to team with AIC to bring this leading-edge solution to the storage market, ensuring our customers with interoperability and robust performance."

The MegaRAID SATA 300-8X, ideal for entry-level to mid-range servers and network storage applications requiring a cost-effective and scalable SATA RAID interface, offers high data throughput, extensive fault tolerance capabilities and advanced management utilities. The SATA II adapter supports up to 32 devices with eight 1-to-4 Port Multipliers and provides twice the speed of SATA I. In addition, the MegaRAID SATA 300-8X features Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and enclosure management support.

LSI Logic is recognized worldwide as the leader in developing storage industry technology standards, and is the only company that delivers first-to-market storage products across all critical interface technologies. The company is the leading third party supplier of host-based RAID to the global PC and server markets with more than two million RAID solutions shipped. LSI Logic is shaping the future of storage at the core of every business level.

About LSI Logic Corporation

LSI Logic Corporation focuses on the design and production of high-performance semiconductors for Consumer, Communications and Storage applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. LSI Logic engineers incorporate reusable, industry-standard intellectual property building blocks that serve as the heart of leading-edge systems. LSI Logic serves its global OEM, channel and distribution customers with Platform ASICs, standard-cell ASICs, standard products, host bus adapters, RAID controllers and software. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035. http://www.lsilogic.com .

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