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Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL040 Compact Four-Port 6G SAS PCIe 2.0 RAID Adapter for Expander-based or Low Drive Count Solutions Product Overview The Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL040, a member of Intel’s 6Gb/s SAS adapter fam- ily, is targeted at solutions with expander backplanes or low drive counts. Features including LSI’s SAS2108 6Gb/s RAID on Chip (ROC) silicon and a ...native PCI Express* 2.0 architecture allow for significant perfor- mance gains for both 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s drive-based solutions versus prior genera- tion RAID adapters. Data protection and availability are enhanced by new features including Decision Feedback Equalization for greater signal integrity, enhanced diag- nostics, and more robust error reporting. Intel RAID solutions, powered by LSI Mega- RAID* technology, are validated across mul- tiple platforms with Intel® server boards, chassis, and systems. Customized training, as well as Intel service and support, make Intel the one source for customers seeking data protection, increased productivity, and simplified IT. Key Advantages •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 perfor- mance of mainstream 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. Four 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. Furthermore, support for SAS ex- panders allows bandwidth consolidation of multiple drives per port. •Outstanding availability. Delivers proactive drive monitoring and automatic error correction. An optional battery backup maintains the integrity of data in transit to drives in the event of a power interruption. •Intel RAID Web Console II. Allows administrators to easily configure, monitor and manage RAID volumes locally or over the LAN network. SAS/SATA topol- ogy can be viewed from the system host, controller and disk enclosure level down to the configurations of logical and physical drives. Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL040 Powered by LSI MegaRAID* Technology Features 1 Embedded 512 MB 800 MHz cache (ECC DDR2 memory) to efficiently store data in transition 2 Speaker to deliver audible alerts 3 One SFF8087 SAS/SATA connector for up to eight internal ports 4 x8 PCI Express Generation 2 interface for fast communication with the server board 5 LSI SAS2108 ROC controller providing SAS 2.0 compliance including 6Gb/s data transfer 6 One cable with SFF8087 connectors that expand to four individual connectors 6 3 5 4 1 2 For more information on Intel® RAID Controllers, visit www.intel.com/go/RAID Technical Specifications RAID Levels and Spans Data Protection Feature Highlights Intel® RAID Software I/O Processor Drive Types Maximum Drives Connector Cache Memory PCI Interface BBU Support Form Factor Data Transfer Rates Operating Temperature Operating Voltage RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, and 6 RAID Spans 10, 50, and 60 Online Capacity Expansion Hot-Spare Support – Global Read the full prodprod uct brie f Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL040 Business Subject.