Intel RS3DC040 1GB PCIe SAS SATA RAID Controller

INTEL Part #/MPN: RS3DC040

DiscTech Item #: INT-RS3DC040-BN-OE

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Interface Types: SAS Serial Attached SCSI, SATA, PCIe, SFF-8643

Form Factor: Half-Height/Half-Length

Electrical Interface: PCIe - v3.0 - 16GBps

On-Board Cache: 1GB

Intel RS3DC040 1GB Four Port 12Gbps PCIe SAS/SATA RAID Controller - Brand New

Intel RS3DC040 1GB Four Port 12.0 Gbps PCI Express, SAS, Serial ATA RAID Controller - Brand New

Intel® RAID Controller RS3DC Family

Mainstream 12-Gb/s SAS-3 Intelligent RAID Adapters with 4 or 8 ports

As data continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, mainstream server environments that include database servers, e-mail servers, and Web servers need a higher level of performance and scalability. Now with the Intel® RAID Controllers RS3DC040, powered by LSI® MegaRAID® Technology, organizations get next generation SAS 3.0 12Gb/s performance, enterprise-class data protection and scalability designed for mainstream server environments. Featuring more than 750K RAID 5 IOPS – more than 60 percent improvement over the previous generation – and 6,000MB/s throughput performance for streaming applications, these RAID adapters unleash the full potential of enterprise PCIe 3.0 systems.

The Intel® RAID Controllers RS3DC040 double the available bandwidth of current 6Gb/s SAS solutions, and offer a higher level of RAID performance and security compared to entry-level products. They feature eight and four internal ports respectively, deliver two 1.2GHz processor cores and 72-bit DDRIII interface that drives 1GB cache memory at 1866MHz. They support 8 PCI Express® lanes that comply with the latest PCI Express 3.0 specification with 8 giga transfers per second (GT/s) per lane. Plus, each adapter supports 8 individual SAS ports operating at 12Gb/s. The adapters are backward compatible with previous PCIe and SAS generations through automatic negotiation and provide SAS data transfer rates of 12, 6, and 3Gb/s per lane, and SATA data transfer rates at 6 and 3Gb/s per lane.

The Intel RAID Web Console 2 included in these adapters enhances RAID volume creation by empowering administrators to further optimize their storage for application performance and data protection. With an intuitive graphical user interface, this Intel RAID Web Console 2 deploys all the critical system storage functions and helps eliminate complexity and learning curves. Plus, since all Intel RAID solutions are validated across multiple platforms with Intel® boards, chassis, and systems, when used together they deliver the best combination of performance, built-in.

Features and Benefits

The Intel® RAID Controllers and RS3DC040, powered by LSI® MegaRAID® Technology, provides the next generation SAS 3.0 12Gb/s performance and security for mainstream server environments including database, e-mail and Web servers.


  • LSI® SAS3108 ROC controller providing SAS 3.0 capability including 12Gb/s data transfer
  • Embedded 1GB 1866 MHz cache (ECC DDR3 memory) to efficiently store data in transition
  • One or two HD SFF8643 SAS/SATA connectors for up to eight internal ports
  • Speaker to deliver audible alerts
  • x8 PCI Express Generation 3 interface for fast communication with the server board
  • Optional Intel® Maintenance Free Backup Unit offering cache protection
  • Optional Intel Cable Kit AXXCBL650HDMS includes two 650mm cables with HD SFF8643 mini-SAS to 8087 mini-SAS connectors

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. A dual core LSI® SAS3108 ROC, x8 PCI Express Generation 3 host interface and 1GB of 1866 MHz cache enhance 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 6Gb/s or 3Gb/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.
  • FastPath I/O included. FastPath I/O – previously an add-on feature -- provides a high performance I/O accelerator for SSDs. The technology is designed to dramatically boost transactional application throughput, delivering up to 750,000 I/Os per second (IOPS) in RAID mode.


This controller card is compatible with any server that includes PCI-E Gen 3 slots.

Model numberRS3DC040
Description12Gb/s SAS, 6Gb/s SATA, LSI3108 ROC Mainstream Intelligent RAID 0,1,5,10,50,60 add-in card with x8 PCIe 3.0, 4 internal ports, MD2 Low Profile form factor.
Target MarketMainstream
Board Form FactorLow Profile MD2
Data Transfer Rate12 Gb/s
Supported DevicesSAS/SATA
RAID Level Supported0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Number of Ports Internal4
Number of Devices Supported128
Embedded Memory1GB DDR3
PCIe Host Interfacex8 PCIe Gen3
IO Processor ModelLSI3108
Connector OrientationSide

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Weight: 2 lb

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