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What is Flash Back Up with SuperCap Technology?

The Intel® RS2VB0x0 RAID Controllers utilize Flash Back Up with SuperCap technology. The Flash Backup Unit is a cache memory module installed on the controller. The RS2VB0x0 controllers are bundled with the SuperCap module.

The Flash Back Up unit is a 512MB memory board which is installed onto the RAID controller baseboard as the RAID cache. The Flash Back Up unit is not removable or replaceable.

Flash Back Up Unit
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The RS2VB0x0 controllers ship with a SuperCap module which acts as a battery backup unit with the capability to keep functional during the life cycle of the RAID controller. The SuperCap utilizes capacitors to maintain a voltage charge. In the event of a power outage, the SuperCap powers the Raid controller Flash Back Up unit long enough to copy the cache memory contents to NV flash memory for long term storage.

SuperCap Module

The Flash Back Up unit and SuperCap are connected with the iBBU power cable (included) connected between the white connectors on the two devices.

The SuperCap contains monitoring circuitry that reports status to the Intel® RAID Web Console 2 utility.

Warranty period for the SuperCap and Flash Backup Unit is three years.

This applies to:

IntelŽ RAID Controller RS2VB040
IntelŽ RAID Controller RS2VB080

Solution ID: CS-032696
Last Modified: 28-Oct-2014
Date Created: 25-Jul-2011
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