Intel RS2VB040 512MB PCIe SAS SATA RAID Controller

INTEL Part #/MPN: RS2VB040

DiscTech Item #: INT-RS2VB040-BN-OE

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Interface Types: SAS Serial Attached SCSI, SATA, PCIe, SFF-8087

Form Factor: Half-Height/Half-Length

Electrical Interface: PCIe - v2.0 - 8GBps

On-Board Cache: 512MB

Intel RS2VB040 512MB Four Port 6Gbps PCIe SAS/SATA RAID Controller - Brand New

Intel RS2VB040 512MB Four Port 6.0 Gbps PCI Express, SAS, Serial ATA RAID Controller - Brand New

Intel® RAID Controller RS2VB Family Popular SAS-2 6-Gb/s RAID technology with maintenance-free backup included

Key features

  • LSI SAS2108 RAID-on-chip (ROC) controller providing SAS 2.0 compliance including 6-Gb/s data transfer
  • Embedded 512-MB 800 MHz cache (ECC DDR2 memory)
  • x8 PCI Express Generation 2 interface for fast communication with the server board
  • Maintenance-free backup unit with super-capacitor and flash memory
  • Two or one internal cables with SFF8087 connectors that expand to four individual 7-pin SATA style connectors included in package
  • Intel® RAID premium features
  • RS2VB080: two SFF8087 SAS/SATA connectors for up to eight internal ports
  • RS2VB040: one SFF8087 SAS/SATA connectors for up to four internal ports

RAID-on-chip and an easy-to-use graphical interface

The Intel® RAID Controller RS25VB family offers maintenance-free backup capability built on proven 6-GB/s SAS RAID technology. The backup unit features NAND flash to capture the RAID controller memory contents in the event of system hangs, crashes, kernel panics, or power failures. When one of these issues occurs, all outstanding I/Os will be transferred to flash memory for storage for completion once the system comes back online.

In addition to maintenance-free backup, the Intel® RAID Controllers RS2VB080 and RS2VB040 feature either eight or four internal ports (depending on model), an LSI SAS2108* 6-Gb/s ROC processor, a native PCI Express 2.0 architecture, and an easy-to-use graphical interface. These features combine to provide significant performance and usability gains for both 3-Gb/s and 6-Gb/s drive-based solutions compared to Intel’s SAS 1 and first generation SAS 2 RAID products.

All Intel® RAID solutions are validated across multiple platforms with Intel® Server Boards, Intel® Server Chassis, and Intel® Server 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.

Target applications

  • Mainstream.

Key advantages

  • Exceptional data protection and 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). LSI SAS2108 ROC technology, x8 PCI Express Generation 2 host interface and 800 MHz cache enhances the performance of mainstream applications.
  • Improved serviceability - NAND flash can retain data for up to ten years and provide 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 eight hours to charge. Furthermore, NAND technology.
  • Environmentally friendly - 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.
  • 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.


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

Model numberRS2VB040
Description6G 8 Internal Port SAS RAID controller with single core ROC, PCIe Gen 2 capable
Target MarketMainstream
Board Form FactorLow-Profile MD2
Data Transfer Rate6 Gb/s
Supported DevicesSAS/SATA
Supported Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Solaris, VMware
Compatible Battery Backup OptionsMFBU Included with Controller
RAID Level Supported0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Number of Ports Internal4
Number of Devices Supported128
Embedded Memory512 MB
PCIe Host InterfacePCI Express 2.0 x 8
IO Processor ModelLSI2108
KeyingPCIe x8 Connector
Connector OrientationTop

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Weight: 2 lb

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