Intel® RAID Controller RS2SB008 Eight External Port 6Gb/s PCI Express SAS/SATA RAID Controller with Maintenance Free Cache Protection ProductOverview The Intel® RAID Controller RS2SB008, powered by LSI* MegaRAID technology, offers exceptional performance, scalability and configuration flexibility making it the perfect choice for l/O and throughput intensive applications. The Intel RS2SB008 delivers eight external ports, two 800MHz processor cores and a 72-bit DDRIII interface that drives 1GB cache memory. Furthermore, the Intel RS2SB008 comes with a Maintenance Free Backup Unit that utilizes NAND flash memory and a super- capacitor to help protect data stored in the controller cache. The benefits of this technology are elimination of hardware maintenance associated with LiON batteries, lower total cost of ownership over the life of the adapter, and more environmentally friendly cache protection. Users can deploy the Intel RS2SB008 in existing HDD-based server environments for significant performance gains. Alternatively, for users implementing server platforms based on solid-state storage, these next-generation controllers exploit the potential of SSDs for new levels of performance accompanied by enterprise- class reliability. All Intel RAID solutions are validated across multiple platforms with Intel® 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 •Exceptionaldataprotectionand performance. 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). Dual-core LSI SAS2208 ROC technology, x8 PCI Express Generation 2 host interface and DDR3 cache enhances the performance of scalable performance applications. •ImprovedserviceabilitywithaMFBU. The Maintenance Free Backup Unit (MFBU) is built using NAND flash that can retain data for up to ten years. In addition, it provides near instant optimal RAID performance versus traditional Lithium Ion (LiON) battery backup units (BBUs) which are limited to just days of retention and can take up to 8 hours to charge. Furthermore, longer lasting technology allows for a standard 3 year warranty. •Environmentallyfriendly The Maintenance Free Backup Unit (MFBU) improves traditional methods of cache protection by eliminating LiON batteries. MFBU does not require additional hazardous shipping compliance documentation, does not require LiON disposal fees, personnel- or maintenance- planning expenses. •Supportforpremiumfeatureupgrades. The RS2SB008 includes a connector for optional hardware-based keys that easily plug in to unlock advanced software algorithms designed to improve performance and enhanced data protection. For instance the SSD Cache with FastPath* I/O upgrade allows for using one or more SSD as a large cache pool for the RAID controller which can significantly improve performance of read- intensive applications, such as file, Web and online transaction processing servers. Intel® RAID Controller RS2SB008 Powered by LSI MegaRAID* Technology For more information on the Intel® RAID Controller RS2SB008, visit: www.intel.com/go/RAID Features 1.LSISAS2208ROCcontroller providing SAS 2.0 compliance including 6Gb/s data transfer 2.Embedded1GBDDR31333MHzcache(ECCDDR3memory) to efficiently store data in transition 3.TwoSFF8088SAS/SATAconnectors for up to eight external ports 4.x8PCIExpressGeneration2interface for fast communication with the server board 5.MaintenanceFreeBackupUnit with super-capacitor and flash Read the full PRODUCTBRIEF Intel®RAIDController RS2SB008.