Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL040 Product Brief
The Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL040, a member of Intel’s 6Gb/s SAS adapter family, is targeted at solutions with expander backplanes or low drive counts. Features including LSI’s SAS2108 6Gb/s RAID on Chip (ROC) silicon and a native PCI Express* 2.0 architecture allow for significant performance gains for both 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s drive-based solutions versus prior generation RAID adapters. Data protection and availability are enhanced by new features including Decision Feedback Equalization for greater signal integrity, enhanced diagnostics, and more robust error reporting.
Intel RAID solutions, powered by LSI Mega-RAID* technology, are validated across multiple platforms with Intel® Server Boards, Chassis, and Systems. Customized training, as well as Intel service and support, make Intel the one source for customers seeking data protection, increased productivity, and simplified IT.
• Exceptional data protection. Supports data redundancy using SAS or SATA hard disk drives through mirroring, parity, and double parity (RAID levels 1, 5, and 6) plus striping capability for spans (RAID levels 10, 50, and 60).
• Excellent performance. LSI SAS2108 ROC technology, x8 PCI Express Generation 2 host interface and 800 MHz cache enhances the performance of mainstream applications.
• Inside-the-box design flexibility. With a true MD2 form factor, this adapter is ideal for low-profile height and half-length adapter slots. Four internal 6Gb/s SAS ports allow connection to 6Gb/s or 3Gb/s high-performance SAS drives, high-capacity SATA drives or a combination of both. Furthermore, support for SAS ex-panders allows bandwidth consolidation of multiple drives per port.
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