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Intel® RAID SSD Cache Controller RCS25ZB family

PCIe* Gen3 RAID with embedded high-performance Flash*

Key Features

Intel® RAID SSD Cache Controller RCS25ZB family
  • LSI SAS 2208* RAID-on-chip (ROC) controller providing SAS 2.0 compliance, including 6 Gb/s data transfer
  • Up to 1 TB of enterprise multi-level cell (eMLC) NAND flash to significantly enhance the read and write performance of many server applications
  • Embedded 1-GB 1333-MHz cache ECC DDR3 memory for further performance enhancement
  • One SFF-8087 SAS/SATA connector for up to four internal ports and up to 128 hard disk drives (HDD) via expanders
  • Speaker to deliver audible alerts
  • Eight PCI Express* Gen 3 interfaces for fast communication with the server board
  • Optional: Intel® RAID maintenance-free backup to protect data in the embedded DDR3 in the event of power loss or system failure
  • Optional: Cable kit AXXCBL650MSMS includes 2 x 650 mm cables with mini-SAS (8087) to mini-SAS (8087) connectors (AXXCBL740MS7P with mini-SAS to 7-pin connectors also available)

Target Applications

The Intel® RAID SSD Cache Controller RCS25ZB family uses intelligent caching algorithms to help identify frequently accessed data—or “hot spots”—and to promote them to the fast onboard flash memory. Solid-state drive (SSD) caching RAID acceleration can be more cost effective than direct-attach SSD-only arrays or short-stroked hard disk drive (HDD) environments.

Key Advantages

System design flexibility 1U-capable system board connects to the I/O expansion slot on Intel’s rack-optimized server boards. This module can be used in Intel and third party chassis without the need for a riser card or low-profile chassis cutout.
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 SAS 2208* RAID-on-chip (ROC) technology, PCI Express* x4 host interface, and 667-MHz cache enhance the performance of mainstream applications.
Outstanding availability Delivers proactive drive monitoring and automatic error correction. An optional battery backup maintains data without the need for an uninterruptible power supply.
Increased IT productivity Includes a suite of tools that are common across all Intel's SAS/SATA RAID solutions, for easy installation and advanced management.

Intel® RAID SSD Cache Controller RCS25ZB Family Information and Resources

Product Specification and Compatible Products Lists

Product Order Code RCS25ZB040 RCS25ZB040LX
Essentials
Board form factor Low-profile MD2 Low-profile MD2
Data transfer rate 6 Gb/s 6 Gb/s
Supported devices SAS/SATA SAS/SATA
Supported operating systems Windows*, Linux*, Solaris* Windows, Linux, Solaris
Compatible battery backup options AXXRMFBU3 AXXRMFBU3
RAID level supported 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
# of internal ports
4 4
# of external ports
0 0
# of devices supported 128 128
Embedded memory 1 GB DDR3 and 256 GB flash 1 GB DDR3 and 1 TB flash
PCIe* host interface PCI Express 3.0 x8 PCI Express 3.0 x8
I/O processor model LSI 2208* LSI 2208
Connector orientation Top Top
Extended warranty available for purchase (select countries) No No
Additional features None None
Included items Intel® RAID Caching Controller, Quick Start User Guide, and 1 standard and 1 low profile bracket. No SAS cables are included. Intel RAID Caching Controller, Quick Start User Guide, and 1 standard and 1 low profile bracket. No SAS cables are included.
Compatible Products
Compatible server and workstation boards

Intel® Server Board S2600GZ

Intel Server Board S2600CP2

Intel Server Board S2600CP4

Intel Server Board S2600IP4

Intel Server Board S2400SC2

Intel Server Board S2600CP2IOC

Intel Server Board S2600CP4IOC

Intel Server Board S2600CP2J

Intel Server Board S2600GZ

Intel Server Board S2600CP2

Intel Server Board S2600CP4

Intel Server Board S2600IP4

Intel Server Board S2400SC2

Intel Server Board S2600CP2IOC

Intel Server Board S2600CP4IOC

Intel Server Board S2600CP2J

Compatible systems

Intel® Server System P4208CP4MHGC

Intel Server System P4308CP4MHEN

Intel Server System P4308CP4MHGC

Intel Server System P4208IP4LHGC

Intel Server System P4216IP4LHJC

Intel Server System P4216IP4LHKC

Intel Server System P4224IP4LHKC

Intel Server System P4308IP4LHGC

Intel Server System P4308IP4LHJC

Intel Server System P4308IP4LHJCL

Intel Server System P4308IP4LHKC

Intel Server System R2308IP4LHPC

Intel Server System R2312IP4LHPC

Intel Server System P4304SC2SFEN

Intel Server System P4304SC2SHDR

Intel Server System P4308SC2MHGC

Intel Server System R2308SC2SHDR

Intel Server System R2308SC2SHFN

Intel Server System R2312SC2SHGR

Intel Server System R1208GZ4GC

Intel Server System R1208GZ4GCSAS

Intel Server System R1208GZ4GS9

Intel Server System R1304GZ4GC

Intel Server System R1304GZ4GS9

Intel Server System R2208GZ4GC

Intel Server System R2208GZ4GS9

Intel Server System R2216GZ4GC

Intel Server System R2216GZ4GCLX

Intel Server System R2224GZ4GC4

Intel Server System R2224GZ4GCSAS

Intel Server System R2308GZ4GC

Intel Server System R2308GZ4GS9

Intel Server System R2312GZ4GCSAS

Intel Server System R2312GZ4GS9

Intel Server System R2312GZ4GC4

Intel Server System P4208CP4MHGC

Intel Server System P4308CP4MHEN

Intel Server System P4308CP4MHGC

Intel Server System P4208IP4LHGC

Intel Server System P4208IP4LHGC

Intel Server System P4216IP4LHKC

Intel Server System P4224IP4LHKC

Intel Server System P4308IP4LHGC

Intel Server System P4308IP4LHJC

Intel Server System P4308IP4LHJCL

Intel Server System P4308IP4LHKC

Intel Server System R2308IP4LHPC

Intel Server System R2312IP4LHPC

Intel Server System P4304SC2SFEN

Intel Server System P4304SC2SHDR

Intel Server System P4308SC2MHGC

Intel Server System R2308SC2SHDR

Intel Server System R2308SC2SHFN

Intel Server System R2312SC2SHGR

Intel Server System R1208GZ4GC

Intel Server System R1208GZ4GCSAS

Intel Server System R1208GZ4GS9

Intel Server System R1304GZ4GC

Intel Server System R1304GZ4GS9

Intel Server System R2208GZ4GC

Intel Server System R2208GZ4GS9

Intel Server System R2216GZ4GC

Intel Server System R2216GZ4GCLX

Intel Server System R2224GZ4GC4

Intel Server System R2224GZ4GCSAS

Intel Server System R2308GZ4GC

Intel Server System R2308GZ4GC

Intel Server System R2308GZ4GC

Intel Server System R2312GZ4GC4

Intel Server System R2312GZ4GCSAS

Intel Server System R2312GZ4GS9

Compatible RAID

Intel® RAID/SAS Cable Kit CBL740MS7P

Intel RAID/SAS Cable Kit CBL740MS7P

Compatible spares, accessories, and services

Cable kit AXXCBL650MSMS

Cable kit AXXCBL650MSMS