The Nytro™ MegaRAID® application acceleration for DAS card is designed to accelerate applications economically with a solution combining leading RAID performance from direct-attached storage and intelligent caching using onboard flash storage. It provides the foundation for a complete solution of solid-state storage and HDDs for both performance and capacity. Many customers are looking for ways to increase their storage performance, but retain their current investment in direct-attached storage. Flash technology has become almost synonymous with speed, but it comes at a price premium over hard disk drives (HDD). The Nytro™ MegaRAID® card combines flash technology with LSI’s industry leading RAID-on-Chip (ROC) implementation. Using intelligent caching algorithms to help identify application “hot spots”, frequently accessed data is stored and accessed from flash enabling the lowest possible latency. By combining flash and HDDs, this solution is designed to enable the lowest cost/GB at the lowest cost/transaction over products supporting only flash memory.