MegaRAID CacheCade Pro 2.0 Software

Unleash the performance of existing hard drive arrays with SSD-based flash cache

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When IT pushes hard disk drives (HDD) arrays to reach their I/O potential, data “hot spots” become inevitable. Utilizing a small solid state drive (SSD) investment as a front-side flash cache for the much larger disk array, MegaRAID® CacheCade® Pro 2.0 software dynamically keeps the “hottest” data in flash memory. This can dramatically improve read/write speeds and drop latency.
  • Unlock substantial performance gains from HDD arrays with minimal SSD investment
  • Assign and manage the SSD pool with intuitive management software
  • Eliminate or reduce wasted capacity caused by short-stroking hard disk drives
  • Extend HDD longevity by reducing wear from the most commonly accessed data


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Software License Ordering Part Number LSI00293 - Compatible with the following MegaRAID SAS series controllers: 9260, 9261, 9265, 9266, 9270, 9271, 9280, 9285, 9286, 9361, 9380
Physical Key Ordering Part Number LSI00292 - Compatible with MegaRAID SAS 9260 (-4i, CV-4i, -8i, CV-8i, -16i), 9280 (-4i4e, -16i4e, -24i4e)
LSI00290 - Compatible with MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i, 9266 (-4i, -8i), 9270-8i, 9271 (-4i, -8i), 9285 (-8e, CV-8e), 9286 (-8e, CV-8e), 9361 (-4i, -8i), 9380 (-8e)
Supported Operating Systems All operating systems supported by MegaRAID controller cards
Supported SSDs Refer to the Compatibility Report for MegaRAID Value and Feature 6Gb/s SAS Controllers for a list of SSDs compatible with MegaRAID CacheCade Pro.
Maximum Number of SSD in a CacheCade SSD Pool 32
Maximum Number of SSC virtual disks supported per Controller Up to 64 (total number of HDD virtual disks plus CacheCade virtual disks must not exceed 64)
Maximum CacheCade Capacity per Controller 512GB


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