Intel  RS2WC040 RAID Controller

Intel RS2WC040 RAID Controller

RS2WC040

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The Intel RAID Controller RS2WC040 includes features such LSI’s SAS2008 6Gb/s I/O Controller (IOC) and a native PCI Express 2.0 architecture to deliver essential performance for 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s drive-based solutions. The Intel RAID Controller RS2WC040 allows businesses using workstations and entry-level servers to employ robust RAID functionality at lower prices than enterprise-class RAID adapters.

Supports data redundancy using SAS or SATA hard disk drives through mirroring and parity (RAID levels 1, 5) plus striping capability for spans (RAID levels 10, 50).

LSI SAS2008 IOC technology with hardware RAID capability and an x8 PCI Express Generation 2 host interface enhances the performance of server and workstation applications.

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.

The Intel RAID Controller RS2WC040 design is based on LSI MegaRAID Entry technology which offers the same robustness and many of the same features as trusted LSI MegaRAID technology. Configuration options are simplified for entry-level usage models.

The Intel RAID Controller RS2WC040 shares common drivers with enterprise-class Intel RAID products which allows for simple migration to more full-featured RAID-on-Chip (ROC)-based products should system requirements change.

Specs
Ports & interfaces:
Supported storage drive interfaces: SAS, Serial ATA
Host interface: PCI Express x8
PCI Express slots version: 2.0
Internal mini-SAS ports: 4
Performance:
RAID levels: 0,1,5,10,50
Data transfer rate: 6 Gbit/s
Form factor: Low Profile MD2 Card
Connector orientation: Top
Chipset: LSI2008
JBOD function:
Number of devices supported: 16
Export Control Classification Number (ECCN): 5A992C
Commodity Classification Automated Tracking System (CCATS): G134612
Processor:
Processor model: LSISAS2008
Data transfer rate: 6144 Mbit/s
Product type: RAID
System requirements:
Compatible operating systems: Windows, Linux, Solaris, VMware
Weight & dimensions:
Packaging content: Raid Controller, Quick Start User Guide, 1 standard & 1 Low Profile bracket. One SAS Cable is included.
Logistics data:
Harmonized System (HS) code: 8471801000
Other features:
Ports quantity: 4
Other features: None
Market segment: Server
RAID ARK ID: 43165
Born on date: Q2'10
Launch date: Q2'10
PCI Express host interface: PCIe x8 Gen2
Product name: Intel RAID Controller RS2WC040
RAID connector orientation: Top
RAID keying: PCIe x8
Status: Discontinued
Last change: 63903513
End of life date announce: Friday, October 31, 2014
Expected discontinuance date: 2H'14
Extended warranty available for purchase (select countries):
Last order date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Last receipt attributes date: Monday, August 31, 2015
Target market: Entry
Other features:
Internal ports: 4
Supported devices: SAS/SATA
Additional features: None