Intel® Integrated Server RAID Module RMS2AF Family

Entry-level SAS-2 RAID with Intel® Server Boards and Intel® Server Systems

Intel® Integrated Server RAID Module RMS2AF Family

Key features

  • Eight 7-pin SAS/SATA connectors for up to eight internal ports
  • x4 PCI Express* Generation 2 interface for fast communication with the server board
  • LSI SAS2008* I/O controller providing SAS 2.0 compliance including 6-Gb/s data transfer and compatibility with SAS or SATA drives
  • I2C connector 3-pin keyed connector for out-of-band enclosure management (SES2)
  • Eight cables with 7-pin SAS/SATA connectors on each end

Robust RAID functionality at a low price

The Intel® Integrated Server RAID module RMS2AF family incorporates LSI’s MegaRAID* Entry technology to offer exceptional data protection and configuration flexibility. Designed for a wide selection of Intel® Server Boards, this SAS/SATA RAID module family offers features including LSI’s 2008 6 Gb/s I/O controller (IOC) and a native PCI Express 2.0 architecture helping to deliver essential performance for 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s drive-based solutions.

The Intel Integrated Server RAID modules RMS2AF080 and RMS2AF040 allow businesses using entry-level servers and workstations to employ robust RAID functionality at lower prices than enterprise-class RAID adapters.

Target applications

Entry.

Key advantages

System design flexibility

1U-capable system board connects to the I/O expansion slot on Intel’s rack-optimized server boards. This module can be used in Intel and third-party chassis without the need for a riser card or low profile chassis cutout.

Exceptional data protection

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

Excellent performance without hindering system resources

LSI SAS2008* I/O controller, PCI Express* 2.0 x4 host allows for built-in hardware RAID 0, 1 and 10, plus firmware-based RAID 5 and 50 (RAID 5 and 50 utilize system resources to a limited extent).

Enhanced entry-level availability

Design utilizes LSI MegaRAID Entry technology which offers simplified configuration options, the same robustness, and many of the same features as trusted LSI MegaRAID technology.

Seamless migration to more fully featured RAID

Shares common drivers with Intel’s enterprise-class RAID products which allows for simple migration to more full-featured RAID-on-Chip–based products should system requirements change.

Increased IT productivity

Includes a suite of tools that are common across all Intel® SAS/SATA RAID solutions, for easy installation and advanced management.

Intel® Integrated Server RAID module RMS2AF family information and resources

Product Specification and Compatible Products Lists

Product Order Code AXXRMS2AF080 AXXRMS2AF040
Essentials
Board form factor 1U-capable module 1U-capable module
Data transfer rate 6 Gb/s 6 Gb/s
Supported devices SAS/SATA SAS/SATA
Compatible battery backup options None None
RAID level supported 0, 1, 5, 10, 50 0, 1, 5, 10, 50
# of ports internal 8 4
# of ports external 0 0
# of devices supported 32 32
PCIe* host interface Integrated I/O expansion Integrated I/O expansion
I/O processor model LSI2008* LSI2008
Included items RAID module, Quick Start User Guide, Mounting standoffs. Note: Cables sold separately RAID module, Quick Start User Guide, Mounting standoffs. Note: Cables sold separately

Compatible products lists

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