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Intel® RAID Controller RS2WC Family

Compact 6G SAS PCIe 2.0 RAID Adapter for Entry-Level Applications

Intel® RAID Controller RS2WC040

Key features

  • x8 PCI Express* Generation 2 interface for fast communication with the server board
  • LSI* SAS2008 IOC controller providing 2.0 compliance including 6Gb/s data transfer and compatibility with SAS or SATA drives

RS2WC080

  • Two SFF8087 SAS/SATA connectors for up to eight internal ports
  • Two internal cables with SFF8087 connectors that expand to four individual connectors

RS2WC040

  • One SFF8087 SAS/SATA connectors for up to four internal ports
  • One internal cable with SFF8087 connector that expands to four individual connectors

RAID on chip for superior performance

The Intel® RAID Controller RS2WC040 includes features such LSI’s SAS2008 6Gb/s I/O Controller (IOC) and a native PCI Express* 2.0 architecture to deliver essential performance for 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s drive-based solutions. The Intel RAID Controller RS2WC040 allows businesses using workstations and entry-level servers to employ robust RAID functionality at lower prices than enterprise-class RAID adapters.

Target applications

Scalable Performance

Key advantages

Exceptional data protection

Supports data redundancy using SAS or SATA hard disk drives through mirroring and parity (RAID levels 1, 5) plus striping capability for spans (RAID levels 10, 50).

Essential performance without relying on system resources

LSI* SAS2008 IOC technology with hardware RAID capability and an x8 PCI Express* Generation 2 host interface enhances the performance of server and workstation 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. Eight 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.

Enhanced entry-level availability

The Intel RAID Controller RS2WC Family design is based on LSI MegaRAID Entry* technology which offers the same robustness and many of the same features as trusted LSI MegaRAID technology*. Configuration options are simplified for entry-level usage models.

Seamless migration to more fully featured RAID

The Intel RAID Controller RS2WC Family shares common drivers with enterprise-class Intel® RAID products which allows for simple migration to more full-featured RAID-on-Chip (ROC)-based products should system requirements change.

Intel® RAID Controller RS2WC Family information and resources

Product specification and compatible products lists

Product order code

RS2WC080

RS2WC040

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

RAID Level Supported

0, 1, 5, 10, 50 0, 1, 5, 10, 50
Supported Operating Systems Windows, Linux, Solaris, VMware Windows, Linux, Solaris, VMware
Compatible Battery Backup Options None None

# of Ports Internal

8

4

# of Ports External

0

0

# of Devices Supported

16

16

PCIe Host Interface

PCI Express 2.0 x8

PCI Express 2.0 x8

IO Processor Model

LSI2008

LSI2008

Connector Orientation Top Top
Extended Warranty Available for Purchase (Select Countries) No No
Additional Features None None
Included Items Raid Controller, Quick Start User Guide, 1 standard & 1 Low Profile bracket. Two MiniSAS Cables are included. Raid Controller, Quick Start User Guide, 1 standard & 1 Low Profile bracket. One SAS Cable is included.

Compatible Products Lists

Compatible Server/Workstation Board

Intel® Server Board S5520UR

Intel® Server Board S5520HC

Intel® Workstation Board S5520SC

Intel® Server Board S5500BC

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 S1200BTL

Intel® Server Board S1200BTS

Intel® Server Board S2600GZ

Intel® Server Board S2600GL

Intel® Server Board S2600CP2

Intel® Server Board S2600CP4

Intel® Server Board S2600CO4

Intel® Server Board S2600IP4

Intel® Workstation Board W2600CR2

Intel® Server Board S5520URT

Intel® Server Board S2400SC2

Intel® Server Board S2400EP2

Intel® Server Board S2400EP4

Intel® Server Board S2400GP2

Intel® Server Board S2400GP4

Intel® Server Board S1400FP2

Intel® Server Board S1400SP2

Intel® Server Board S1400SP4

Intel® Server Board S2600COE

Intel® Server Board S2600CP2IOC

Intel® Server Board S2600CP4IOC

Intel® Server Board S2600COEIOC

Intel® Server Board S1400FP4

Intel® Server Board S1200BTSR

Intel® Server Board S1200BTLR

Intel® Server Board S5520HC

Intel® Workstation Board S5520SC

Intel® Server Board S5500BC

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 S1200BTL

Intel® Server Board S1200BTS

Intel® Server Board S2600GZ

Intel® Server Board S2600GL

Intel® Server Board S2600CP2

Intel® Server Board S2600CP4

Intel® Server Board S2600CO4

Intel® Server Board S2600IP4

Intel® Workstation Board W2600CR2

Intel® Server Board S2400SC2

Intel® Server Board S2400EP2

Intel® Server Board S2400EP4

Intel® Server Board S1400FP2

Intel® Server Board S2600COE

Intel® Server Board S2600CP2IOC

Intel® Server Board S2600CP4IOC

Intel® Server Board S2600COEIOC

Intel® Server Board S1400FP4

Intel® Server Board S1200BTSR

Intel® Server Board S1200BTLR

Compatible System

 Intel® Server System SR1630GP
Intel® Server System SR1630HGP
Intel® Workstation System SC5650SCWS
Intel® Server System SC5650HCBRPR
Intel® Server System SR1695WBAC
Intel® Server System SR1630GPRX
Intel® Server System R1304BTLSHBN
Intel® Server System R1304BTLSFAN
Intel® Server System R1304BTSSFAN
Intel® Server System SR1695WBDC
Intel® Server System SR1630HGPRX
Intel® Server System P4304BTLSFCN
Intel® Server System P4304BTLSHCN
Intel® Server System P4304BTSSFCN
Intel® Server System SR1690WBR
Intel® Server System R1304GZ4GC
Intel® Server System R1208GZ4GC
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® Workstation System P4304CR2LFKN
Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFJN
Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFGN
Intel® Server System R2224IP4LHPC
Intel® Server System R2216IP4LHPC
Intel® Server System R2312IP4LHPC
Intel® Server System P4308CP4MHEN
Intel® Server System P4308CP4MHGC
Intel® Server System P4208CP4MHGC
Intel® Server System P4224IP4LHKC
Intel® Server System P4216IP4LHKC
Intel® Server System P4216IP4LHJC
Intel® Server System P4208IP4LHGC
Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHKC
Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHJC
Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHGC
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 R2216GZ4GCLX
Intel® Server System R2208GZ4IS
Intel® Server System R2208IP4LHPC
Intel® Server System R2308IP4LHPC
Intel® Server System R2224BB4GCSAS
Intel® Server System R2312BB4GCSAS
Intel® Server System R2308SC2SHFN
Intel® Server System R2308SC2SHDR
Intel® Server System R2312SC2SHGR
Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHJCL
Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFJNL
Intel® Server System R1304BTLSHBNR
Intel® Server System R1304BTLSFANR
Intel® Server System R1304BTSSFANR
Intel® Server System P4304BTLSHCNR
Intel® Server System P4304BTLSFCNR
Intel® Server System P4304BTSSFCNR
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 SR1630GP
Intel® Server System SR1630HGP
Intel® Workstation System SC5650SCWS
Intel® Server System SC5650HCBRPR
Intel® Server System SR1695WBAC
Intel® Server System SR1630GPRX
Intel® Server System R1304BTLSHBN
Intel® Server System R1304BTLSFAN
Intel® Server System R1304BTSSFAN
Intel® Server System SR1695WBDC
Intel® Server System SR1630HGPRX
Intel® Server System P4304BTLSFCN
Intel® Server System P4304BTLSHCN
Intel® Server System P4304BTSSFCN
Intel® Server System SR1690WBR
Intel® Server System R1304GZ4GC
Intel® Server System R1208GZ4GC
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® Workstation System P4304CR2LFKN
Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFJN
Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFGN
Intel® Server System R2224IP4LHPC
Intel® Server System R2216IP4LHPC
Intel® Server System R2312IP4LHPC
Intel® Server System P4308CP4MHEN
Intel® Server System P4308CP4MHGC
Intel® Server System P4208CP4MHGC
Intel® Server System P4224IP4LHKC
Intel® Server System P4216IP4LHKC
Intel® Server System P4216IP4LHJC
Intel® Server System P4208IP4LHGC
Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHKC
Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHJC
Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHGC
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 R2216GZ4GCLX
Intel® Server System R2208GZ4IS
Intel® Server System R2208IP4LHPC
Intel® Server System R2308IP4LHPC
Intel® Server System R2224BB4GCSAS
Intel® Server System R2312BB4GCSAS
Intel® Server System R2308SC2SHFN
Intel® Server System R2308SC2SHDR
Intel® Server System R2312SC2SHGR
Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHJCL
Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFJNL
Intel® Server System R1304BTLSHBNR
Intel® Server System R1304BTLSFANR
Intel® Server System R1304BTSSFANR
Intel® Server System P4304BTLSHCNR
Intel® Server System P4304BTLSFCNR
Intel® Server System P4304BTSSFCNR
Intel® Server System R2224GZ4GC4
Intel® Server System R2312GZ4GC4
Intel® Server System R2312BB4GS9
Intel® Server System R2208BB4GS9
Intel® Server System R1304BB4GS9
Intel® Server System R1208BB4GS9

Compatible Spares, Accessories, and Services

Intel® RAID Extended Warranty

Intel® RAID Extended Warranty