Intel RS2PI008 512MB PCie SAS SATA RAID Controller

INTEL Part #/MPN: RS2PI008

DiscTech Item #: INT-RS2PI008-BN-OE

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Interface Types: SAS Serial Attached SCSI, SATA, PCIe, SFF-8088

Form Factor: Half-Height/Half-Length

Electrical Interface: PCIe - v2.0 - 8GBps

On-Board Cache: 512MB

Voltage: 3.3V

Intel RS2PI008 512MB Eight External Port 6Gbps PCIe SAS/SATA RAID Controller - Brand New

Intel RS2PI008 512MB Eight External Port 6.0 Gbps PCI Express, SAS, Serial ATA RAID Controller - Brand New

Product Overview

The Intel® RAID Controller RS2PI008 is a high-performance, intelligent PCI Express-toSCSI/Serial ATA II adapter, with RAID control capability. The SAS RAID controller provides reliability, high performance, and a fault-tolerant drive subsystem management. It is an ideal RAID solution for the external storage needs of workgroups, departmental, and enterprise systems. The Intel® RAID Controller RS2PI008 provides flexibility and helps lower the total cost of ownership with a standardized server and storage infrastructure. The Intel® RAID Controller RS2PI008DE version provides additional data protection feature in the event of theft or loss of physical drives. This version of the controllers supports the use of self encrypting drives with encryption key management, provided by the RAID controller firmware.

The SAS RAID controllers support the SAS protocol as described in the Serial Attached SCSI Standard, Version 2.0. The controllers also support the Serial ATA II (SATA II) protocol defined by the Serial ATA Specification, Version 1.0a and the Serial ATA II Extension to the Serial ATA Specification, Version 1.1. SATA II is an extension to SATA 1.0a.

Features List

The Intel® RAID Controller RS2PI008 offers the following features:

  • Supports SAS/SATA devices at speeds up to 6 Gb/s per port
  • Supports the SATA II protocol over SAS transport
  • Contains eight external SAS/SATA ports through two SFF8088 Mini SAS 4i external connectors
  • Supports up to 240 SAS/SATA II devices through expanders
  • Supports up to 64 virtual disks
  • Supports up to 128 arrays
  • Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60
  • Hardware exclusive OR (XOR) assistance
  • Online capacity expansion
  • Online RAID level migration
  • Drive roaming
  • Drive migration
  • Fast virtual drive initialization
  • Hot-spare drive configuration, both private and global
  • SATA drive hot-plug
  • Staggered spin-up
  • Native command queuing
  • Support for SMART
  • Auto rebuild with user-specified rebuild rate
  • Variable data stripe size configured per virtual drive
  • 512 MB of ECC DDR2 800-MHz SDRAM integrated on the controller
  • Read and write cache policy
  • SES2 intelligent enclosure support
  • PCI hot-plug support
  • Background media scan (patrol read)
  • Background data integrity test
  • More than 200 Qtags per array
  • Load balancing
  • Full Disk Encryption (Intel® RAID Controller RS2PI008DE version only) offers the ability to use self encrypting drives and controller-based key management to provide data security.


This controller card is compatible with any server that includes PCI-E 2.0 x8 slots.

Model numberRS2PI008
Description6G SAS RAID Controller with 8 external ports.
Target MarketScalable Performance
Board Form FactorLow-Profile MD2
Data Transfer Rate6 Gb/s
Supported DevicesSAS/SATA
Supported Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Solaris, VMware
Compatible Battery Backup OptionsAXXRSBBU7 or AXXRSBBU8
RAID Level Supported0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Number of Ports Internal0
Number of Ports External8
Number of Devices Supported240
Embedded Memory512 MB
PCIe Host InterfacePCI Express 2.0 x 8
IO Processor ModelLSI2108
KeyingPCIe x8 Connector
Connector OrientationExternal 8088

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Weight: 2 lb

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