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Intel® RAID Controller RS25GB008

2nd generation SAS-2 6G SAS host bus adapter for entry applications

Intel® RAID Controller RS25GB008

Key Features

  • LSI* SAS2308 dual-core I/O controller providing SAS 2.0 compliance, including 6Gb/s data transfer
  • Two SFF8088 SAS/SATA connectors for up to eight external ports
  • x8 PCI Express* Gen3 interface for fast communication with the server board

Maximum Connectivity and Performance in a Low-Profile Form Factor

The Intel® RAID Controller RS25GB008, a second generation SAS-2/SATA-3 card with eight external ports, is designed to provide native SAS or SATA external connectivity for users implementing hybrid server platforms connected to external storage enclosures.

This controller optimizes usage of both solid-state storage and large capacity storage configurations built on hard disk drives. The Intel® RAID Controller RS25GB008 unleashes the Intel® I/O Processor (Intel® IOP) and throughput potential of Intel® Solid-State Drives (Intel® SSD) running in a native SAS/SATA environment. Users deploying this controller in HDD-based server environments are likely to experience significant performance gains compared to previous generation controllers.

Target Applications

Entry

Key Advantages

Native SAS connectivity

Support native SAS or SATA connectivity through two external SFF 8088 connectors, which provide up to 4800MB/s capability.

Excellent performance

A dual-core LSI* SAS2308 SAS controller and x8 PCI Express* Gen2 host interface can provide up to 465,000 I/O’s per second, ideal of SSD usage.

Inside-the-box design flexibility

With a true MD2 form factor, this adapter is ideal for low-profile height and half-length adapter slots. Eight external 6 Gb/s SAS ports allow external connection to 6 Gb/s or 3 Gb/s high-performance SAS drives, high-capacity SATA drives or a combination of both.

Outstanding compatibility

Supports major operating systems releases with both drivers and utilities, including Windows 2008*, Windows 7*, Windows Vista*, and Windows XP*. Many versions of Linux* are supported with utilities and open source drives, including Red Hat*, SuSE Linux*, and CentOS*; and there is utility and driver support for FreeBSD* and Solaris*.  

Additional information:1

Intel® RAID Controller RS25GB008 Information and Resources

Product Specifications and Compatible Products List

Product Order Code

RS25GB008

Essentials

Board form factor

Low-Profile MD2

Data transfer rate

6 Gb/s

Supported devices

SAS/SATA

Supported operating systems

Windows*, Linux*, Nexenta*, VMWare*

Compatible battery backup options

N/A

RAID level supported

JBOD

# of ports internal

0

# of ports external

8

# of devices supported

1024

Embedded memory

None

PCIe* host interface

PCI Express 3.0 x8

I/O processor model

LSI 2308

Connector orientation

External 8088

Extended warranty available for purchase

Yes

Additional features

None

Included items Raid Controller, Quick Start User Guide, 1 standard & 1 Low Profile bracket. No SAS Cables are included.
Compatible Products Lists
Compatible boards

Intel® Server Board S5520UR

Intel® Server Board S5520HC

Intel® Server Board S5500WB

Intel® Server Board S5500HCV

Intel® Server Board S3420GPLC

Intel® Server Board S5500WB12V

Intel® Server Board S3420GPLX

Intel® Server Board S3420GPV

Intel® Server Board S3420GPRX

Intel® Server Board S5520HCT

Intel® Server Board S2600GZ

Intel® Server Board S2600GL

Intel® Server Board S2600CP2

Intel® Server Board S2600CP4

Intel® Server Board S2600CO4

Intel® Server Board S5520URT

Intel® Server Board S2400SC2

Intel® Server Board S2400GP2

Intel® Server Board S2400GP4

Intel® Server Board S2600COE

Intel® Server Board S2600CP2IOC

Intel® Server Board S2600CP4IOC

Intel® Server Board S2600COEIOC

Intel® Server Board S2600CP2J

Intel® Server Board S1600JP2

Intel® Server Board S1600JP4

Intel® Server Board S1200BTLRM


Compatible systems

Intel® Server System R1304GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R1208GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R1208GL4DS

Intel® Server System R1208GZ4GCSAS

Intel® Server System R2208GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R2216GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R2308GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R2208GL4GS

Intel® Server System R2308GL4GS

Intel® Server System R2312GL4GS

Intel® Server System R2224GZ4GCSAS

Intel® Server System R2312GZ4GCSAS

Intel® Server System P4308CP4MHEN

Intel® Server System P4308CP4MHGC

Intel® Server System P4208CP4MHGC

Intel® Server System P4304SC2SFEN

Intel® Server System P4304SC2SHDR

Intel® Server System P4308SC2MHGC

Intel® Server System R1304BB4DC

Intel® Server System R1208BB4DC

Intel® Server System R2208BB4GC

Intel® Server System R2216BB4GC

Intel® Server System R2308BB4GC

Intel® Server System H2312WPJR

Intel® Server System H2312WPQJR

Intel® Server System H2312WPKR

Intel® Server System H2312WPQKR

Intel® Server System H2216WPJR

Intel® Server System H2216WPQJR

Intel® Server System H2216WPKR

Intel® Server System H2216WPQKR

Intel® Server System R2216GZ4GCLX

Intel® Server System R2208GZ4IS

Intel® Server System R2224BB4GCSAS

Intel® Server System R2308SC2SHFN

Intel® Server System R2308SC2SHDR

Intel® Server System R2312SC2SHGR

Intel® Server System H2312WPFJR

Intel® Server System H2216WPFJR

Intel® Server System H2312WPFKR

Intel® Server System H2216WPFKR

Intel® Server System R2224GZ4GC4

Intel® Server System R2312GZ4GC4

Intel® Server System R2312BB4GS9

Intel® Server System R2208BB4GS9

Intel® Server System R1304BB4GS9

Intel® Server System R1208BB4GS9

Intel® Server System R1304JP4OC

Intel® Server System R1208JP4OC

Intel® Server System R1304JP4GS

Intel® Server System R1208JP4GS

Intel® Server System R1304JP4TC

Intel® Server System R1208JP4TC

Intel® Storage System JBOD2312S2SP

Intel® Storage System JBOD2224S2DP

Compatible spares, accessories, and services Intel® RAID Extended Warranty

Product and Performance Information

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1. This service is currently available in the United States, Canada, European Union, Switzerland, and South Africa. Contact EPSD.service.coordinator@intel.com for more information.