Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL080 Compact Eight-Port 6G SAS PCIe 2.0 RAID Adapter for Mainstream Applications Product Overview The Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL080, a first-generation 6Gb/s SAS adapter incor- porating LSI MegaRAID* technology, offers unprecedented performance with excep- tional data protection and design flexibility. Features including LSI’s SAS2108 6Gb/s RAID on ...Chip (ROC) silicon and a native PCI Express* 2.0 architecture allow for sig- nificant 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. All Intel RAID solutions are validated across multiple platforms with Intel® boards, chas- sis, and systems. Customized training, as well as Intel® service and support, makes Intel the one source for customers seeking data protection, increased produc tivity, 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* 2.0 host interface and 800 MHz cache enhances the performance of main- stream 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. Eight internal 6 Gb/s SAS ports allow connection to 6Gb/s or 3Gb/s high-performance SAS drives, high-capacity SATA drives or a combina- tion of both. • 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. • Optional Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) Support. The RS2BL080 “DE” (Disk Encryption) model allows for management and protec- tion of SEDs using a simple pass phrase, security key identifier, and security key file. This is a significant step forward in securing a drive’s data from any unauthor- ized access or modification resulting from theft, loss, or repurposing of drives. Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL080 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 Two SFF8087 SAS/SATA connectors for up to eight internal ports 4 x8 PCI Express* 2.0 interface for fast communication with the server board 5 LSI SAS2108 ROC controller providing SAS 2.0 compliance including 6Gb/s data transfer 6 Two internal cables with SFF8087 connectors that expand to four individual 6 3 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 Self-Encrypting Drive Support I/O Processor Drive Types Maximum Drives Connectors 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 & Dedicated, Single Controller Multipathing (Failover) Enclosure Management, Background Consistency Checking, Patrol Read for Media Functionality, S.M.A.R.T. Support Intel® RAID Web Console 2 Intel® RAID Command Line Tool Intel® RAID Flash Utilities Optional “DE” (Disk Encryption) model includes SafeStore* Encryption Services with Instant Secure Erase and Local Key Management LSI SAS2108 ROC running at 800 MHz SAS 6Gb/s, SAS 3Gb/s or SATA 3Gb/s Up to 32 physical devices supported Two SAS SFF8087 x4 SAS internal connectors Embedded 512 MB at 800MHz x8 PCI Express* 2.0 Optional Intel® Smart Battery AXXRSBBU7 Low profile, MD2 (6.6” X 2.536”) Up to 6Gb/s per port Maximum ambient: Read the full prod uct brie f Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL080 Business Subject.