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The Intel® C600 series chipsets support the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family for servers, workstations, and other devices used in everything from large-scale technical clusters to data centers to small and medium businesses. These chipsets offer many of the capabilities of the Intel® C200 series chipsets, with additional support for enterprise storage and additional I/O bandwidth to address highly demanding enterprise workloads.

The Intel® C600 chipset specifically supports eight flexible PCI Express* 2.0 x1 ports, up to eight SAS 3 Gb/s ports, two SATA 6 Gb/s ports, and four SATA 3 Gb/s ports, 14 USB 2.0 ports, Legacy PCI, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe), and hardware XOR acceleration for RAID. These chipsets also offer optional support for Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager, Intel® Active Management Technology, or Intel® vPro™ technology.

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Intel® C600 Series Chipset Features at a Glance

Serial ATA (SATA) and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) storage support Support for enterprise-class hard drives and solid-state drives with multiple RAID options to offer reliable, high-performance local storage.
PCI Express* 2.0 Up to eight ports of PCIe* 2.0 offer flexibility to support various I/O devices.
Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB) Support for up to 14 ports, with ability to disable individual ports for added data protection.
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe)
Provides management tools as well as RAID options to improve performance and reliability in local storage.
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) 7.0 Allows IT to better discover, heal, and protect their networked computing assets even if the system is powered off or OS unresponsive, or if hardware (such as the hard drive) has failed.
Intel® vPro™ technology
Enables IT to take advantage of hardware-assisted security and manageability capabilities that enhance their ability to maintain, manage, and protect their workstations.