Intel RS3WC080 PCIe SAS SATA RAID Controller

INTEL Part #/MPN: RS3WC080

DiscTech Item #: INT-RS3WC080-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

Intel RS3WC080 Eight Port 12Gbps PCIe SAS/SATA RAID Controller - Brand New

Intel RS3WC080 Eight Port 12.0 Gbps PCI Express, SAS, Serial ATA RAID Controller - Brand New

Intel® RAID Controller RS3WC080 Entry-level low-cost eight internal ports with 12-Gb SAS-3 with mirroring, striping, and RAID 5 options.

Key features

  • Two internal mini-SAS HD SFF8643 SAS/SATA connectors for connectivity inside the server
  • x8 PCI Express Generation 3 interface for fast communication with the server board
  • LSI SAS 3008 I/O controller providing SAS 3.0 technology, including 12-Gb/s data transfer and compatibility with SAS or SATA drives
  • Blinking green heartbeat LED to indicate the card is ready and capable for general activity

Target application

  • Entry-level.

Key advantages

  • Essential performance and scalability: Supplies PCI Express Gen 3 architecture with over 1 million IOPS; employs SAS/JBOD connectivity with support of up to 244 physical devices
  • Internal connectivity: Eight internal ports allow for a RAID array within a system
  • Hybrid RAID 5: Design based on LSI MegaRAID entry technology offering RAID 5, which is firmware based but relies on system resources. Configuration options are simplified for entry-level usage models
  • SAS or SATA storage: Connect SAS or SATA devices within the array. Use SAS drives for speed, reliability, and scalability; use high-capacity SATA drives for budget-friendly storage


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

Model numberRS3WC080
Description12Gb/s SAS, 6Gb/s SATA, LSI3008 IOC-based entry-RAID 0,1,10 and hybrid RAID 5/50, x8 PCIe 3.0, 8 internal ports, MD2 Low Profile, half-length form factor. Full height (installed) and low profile bracket included
Target MarketEntry
Board Form FactorLow Profile MD2 Card
Data Transfer Rate12 Gb/s
Supported DevicesSAS/SATA
RAID Level Supported0, 1, 5, 10, 50
Number of Ports Internal8
Number of Ports External0
Number of Devices Supported128
PCIe Host Interfacex8 PCIe Gen3
IO Processor ModelLSI3008
Connector OrientationSide

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Weight: 2 lb

Warranty: 1 Year DiscTech

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