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LSI Demonstrates 12Gb/s SAS Performance Together With LSI(R) SandForce(R) Enabled SSDs



LSI Demonstrates 12Gb/s SAS Performance Together With LSI(R) SandForce(R)
Enabled SSDs

First-to-Market SAS Products Show the Power of End-to-End LSI 12Gb/s SAS
Performance for Enterprise Server and Storage Environments

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LSI Corporation
(Nasdaq:LSI) today announced it is showcasing industry first-to-market 12Gb/s
SAS solutions together with SSDs driven by award-winning LSI SandForce^® Flash
Storage Processors. The performance demonstration at the annual LSI APAC
Storage Forum brings together the LSI 12Gb/s SAS I/O controller and the LSI
12Gb/s SAS expander, connected to 6Gb/s SATA SSDs from multiple customers and
SandForce Driven™ members, including ADATA, Kingston and Transcend.

The LSISAS3008 I/O controller along with the LSISAS3x48 SAS 12Gb/s expander
deliver the end-to-end 12Gb/s enterprise performance that next-generation
servers and storage systems require. The demonstration shows performance
throughput of over 6,000MB/s sustained reads across twelve 6Gb/s SATA SSDs. To
take advantage of 12Gb/s speeds with existing 6Gb/s drive infrastructure, the
demo features LSI DataBolt™ technology. DataBolt technology, when combined
with the extended bandwidth of PCIe^® 3.0, is designed to deliver double the
throughput performance today while using 6Gb/s SAS or SATA drive solutions.
DataBolt technology provides unmatched flexibility to adapt to future changes,
and that helps protect customers' HDD and SSD investments.

"This demonstration highlights the performance that LSI 12Gb/s solutions can
deliver to address the explosive growth of information in cloud and enterprise
datacenter environments," said John Kitajima, vice president of Asia sales,
LSI. "We have worked closely with the storage ecosystem to deliver LSI's
first-to-market 12Gb/s SAS solutions, with the high performance and
interoperability required for PCI Express 3.0 based systems."

"Kingston SSDs using SandForce controller technology offer the most efficient
path for optimizing the performance and endurance of our storage solutions,"
said Louis Kaneshiro, senior technology manager, Kingston. "Working closely
with LSI and other ecosystem members, we are pleased to be among the first to
demonstrate the advantages and benefits of our SATA 6Gb/s SSDs on a 12Gb/s and
PCIe 3.0 system."

Production-volume shipments of the 12Gb/s SAS ROC and 12Gb/s SAS I/O
controller are currently available, to be shortly followed by the availability
of 12Gb/s SAS expanders, MegaRAID^® controllers and HBAs.

Now in its 12^th year, the annual LSI APAC Storage Forum event in Taipei has
become a premier event for showcasing the world's leading storage
technologies. The LSI APAC Storage Forum brings together influential server
developers from major suppliers across the globe.

The 12Gb SAS demonstration will be on display for visitors to the LSI APAC
Storage Forum. More information on the complete LSI SAS portfolio is available
at www.lsi.com/sas.

About LSI

LSI Corporation (Nasdaq:LSI) designs semiconductors and software that
accelerate storage and networking in datacenters, mobile networks and client
computing. Our technology is the intelligence critical to enhanced application
performance, and is applied in solutions created in collaboration with our
partners. More information is available at www.lsi.com. Connect with LSI via
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

LSI, the LSI & Design logo, Storage.Networking.Accelerated., SandForce,
SandForce Driven, DataBolt and MegaRAID are trademarks or registered
trademarks of LSI Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

All other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective companies. Individual results may vary depending on the
storage environment and system components.

CONTACT: Alison Yin
         LSI Corporation
         +86 21 2419 1946
         Alison.yin@lsi.com
        
         David Szabados
         LSI Corporation
         408-433-7848
         david.szabados@lsi.com

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