updated 07:40 am EST, Thu March 25, 2004
LSI 4Gb/s FC PCI card
today announced that it will deliver a 4Gb/s Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) product family, supporting the Fibre Channel Industry Association's (FCIA) vote to extend 4Gb/s Fibre Channel from a drive interconnect to HBAs and switched SAN (Storage Area Network) fabrics. LSI Logic says its 4Gb/s HBAs are expected to be available in mid 2004, and will be bundled with MyStorage management software, which is designed to simplify SAN management and reduce SAN installation time. They will be available in single and dual port versions with a PCI-X bus interface, will support 1-2-4GB/s operations, and will support Mac OS X.