Intel RS3SC008 1GB PCIe SAS SATA RAID Controller

INTEL Part #/MPN: RS3SC008

DiscTech Item #: INT-RS3SC008-BN-OE

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Interface Types: SAS Serial Attached SCSI, SATA, PCIe

Form Factor: Half-Height/Half-Length

Electrical Interface: PCIe - v3.0 - 16GBps

On-Board Cache: 1GB

Intel RS3SC008 1GB Eight External Ports 12Gbps PCIe SAS/SATA RAID Controller - Brand New

Intel RS3SC008 1GB Eight External Ports 12.0 Gbps PCI Express, SAS, Serial ATA RAID Controller - Brand New

Intel® RAID Controller RS3SC008

Scalable Performance 12Gb/s SAS-3 Intelligent RAID Controller

With the world’s data doubling every two years, according to IDC, organizations need server solutions with high performance and scalable storage1 . The Intel® RAID Controller RS2SC008 provides exceptional performance, high scalability, exceptional data protection and greater ease of use to address the challenges of today’s datacenter.

The Intel RS2SC008 is designed with industry-leading RAID technology, including LSI MegaRAID. It is an easy to use adapter with the ability to support more than 750K RAID 5 IOPS and 6,000MB/s throughput performance, resulting in more than a 60 percent improvement in IOPs and double the bandwidth of previous generation RAID adapters when using high performance 12Gb/s devices.

With eight external ports, the Intel RS2SC008 allows for multiple drives in a SAS network to be connected to a server and joined as intelligent RAID arrays. It features two 1.2GHz processor cores and a 72-bit DDRIII interface that drives 1GB cache memory at 1866MHz. The Intel RCS3008 provides exceptional data throughput since it is designed with 8 PCI Express lanes that comply with the latest PCI Express 3.0 specification, with 8 gigatransfers per second (GT/s) per lane. It is also backward compatible with previous PCIe and SAS generations through automatic negotiation and provides 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, provided to manage this adapter, enhances RAID volume creation by empowering administrators to further optimize their storage for application performance and data protection. The intuitive graphical user interface makes it easy to deploy all critical system storage functions and helps eliminate complexity and learning curves. As all Intel RAID solutions are validated across multiple platforms with Intel® server boards, chassis, and systems, when used together they deliver the best combination of built-in performance.

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 provide the performance required for highly scalable storage.
  • Scalability up to 240 devices. Eight external ports allow for connecting to JBOD or other external devices with up to 240 devices in RAID arrays.
  • FastPath I/O included. This 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.
  • Optional MFBU. 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.
  • Support for premium feature upgrades. The RS3SC008 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.


  • LSI® SAS 3108 I/O processor supporting over 750K IOPs2
  • Embedded 1GB 1866 MHz cache (ECC DDR3 memory) to efficiently store data in transition
  • Two external High Density Mini-SAS connectors with up to eight ports of 12Gb/s bandwidth per port
  • x8 PCI Express connector with support for Generation 3 protocol
  • “Heartbeat” LED for visual verification that the card is functioning properly


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

Model numberRS3SC008
Description12Gb/s SAS, 6Gb/s SATA, LSI3108 ROC Scalable Performance Intelligent RAID 0,1,5,10,50,60 add-in card with x8 PCIe 3.0, 8 external ports, MD2 Low Profile form factor.
Target MarketScalable Performance
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 Internal8
Number of Devices Supported240
Embedded Memory1GB DDR3
PCIe Host Interfacex8 PCIe Gen3
IO Processor ModelLSI3108
Connector OrientationExternal

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Weight: 2 lb

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