Intel RS2BL040 SATA/SAS RAID Controller


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The Intel RAID Controller RS2BL040, a first-generation 6G SAS adapter incorporating LSI* MegaRAID* technology, offers unprecedented performance with exceptional data protection and design flexibility. Features including LSI SAS2108 6Gb/s RAID on Chip (ROC) silicon and a native PCI Express* Generation 2 architecture allow for significant performance gains for both 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s drive-based solutions. Data protection and availability are enhanced by new features including Decision Feedback Equalization for greater signal integrity, enhanced diagnostics, and more robust error reporting.

The Intel RAID Controller RS2BL040 is a powerful internal 6Gb/s SAS and 3Gb/s SATA RAID solution for mainstream use. It can connect up to four SAS or SATA hard drives directly, or up to thirty two using SAS expanders. This adapter can also support an optional Intel RAID Smart Battery, AXXRSBBU7, which protects cached data by providing power to the module in the event of server or power failure. Available in two models - a standard model and one with added Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) support.
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Model: Intel RS2BL040

Card Specifications
Manufacturer  Intel
Type of Ports  Mini-SAS SFF8087
Number of Ports  1
Port Location(s)  internal
RAID Modes Supported  0,1,5,6,10,50,60
Native Supported Disks  4
Maximum Supported Disks  240
Battery Backup Available?  Yes
Slot Style  PCI-Express x8
Form Factor  Low/Full Height
Controller Chip
Brand  LSI
Model  SAS2108
Memory Amount  512 MB
Memory Expandable?  No
Height  64.41 mm (2.5 in)
Width  167.64 mm (6.6 in)
Depth  15 mm (0.6 in)
Weight  0.3 kg (0.7 lbs)

  • 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 SAS2108 ROC technology, x8 PCI Express Generation 2 host interface and 800 MHz cache enhances the performance of mainstream applications.

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