Compact eight-port 6G SAS PCIe* 2.0 RAID adapter for entry-level applications.
|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||A dual core LSI SAS2208* ROC, x8 PCI Express* Generation 2 host interface and 1 GB 800 MHz cache enhances the performance 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. Eight internal 6-Gb/s SAS ports allow connection to 6-Gb/s or 3-Gb/s high-performance SAS drives, high-capacity SATA drives, or a combination of both.|
|Outstanding availability||Delivers proactive drive monitoring and automatic error correction. A new battery (optional accessory) offers multiple operating modes including high heat tolerance and 5-year service life options.|
|Support for premium feature upgrades||Includes a connector for an optional hardware-based key for the Intel® RAID SSD Cache with FastPath* I/O upgrade enabling the use of one or more SSDs as a large cache pool for the RAID controller, significantly improving the performance of many server applications.|