Convert Internal 8087 Storage Ports to External 8088 Ports
The Intel® RAID Converter Board RCVT8788 allows for internal SAS or SATA ports to be extended outside the system. By adding the RCVT8788 and the appropriate cable(s), ports embedded in a motherboard or an add-in RAID product that are normally limited to Direct Attach Storage (DAS) can be made available to external storage components. For example, the Intel RCVT8788 can be combined with an 8-port Intel® Integrated RAID Module such as the Intel® RMS25CB080 to connect to a JBOD, in order to create an inexpensive RBOD.
• System Design Flexibility – Allows for internal storage ports to be extended to storage outside of the server.
• Low-Cost Alternative – RAID or SAS cards with external ports are often associated with a cost premium that may exceed the cost of using this converter board.
• High Quality – Tested with Intel® RAID Controllers and Intel® Integrated RAID modules to help assure high reliability and EMC compliance.
• Full Height and Low Profile Brackets – Inventory management is simplified since brackets do not need to be stocked separately. Plus, specifying bracket type is not required at purchase.
Read the full Convert Internal 8087 Storage Ports to External 8088 Ports Product Brief: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/servers/raid/raid-converter-board-rcvt8788-brief.html