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Intel® RAID Controller RS2WG160

16-port internal SAS-2 RAID controller for scalable performance applications

Intel® RAID Controller RS2WG160

Key features

  • LSI SAS2108 ROC controller providing SAS 2.0 compliance, including 6Gb/s data transfer
  • Embedded 512 MB 800 MHz cache (ECC DDR2 memory) to efficiently store data in transition
  • 16 Internal Ports with four SFF8087 (Mini-SAS) connectors
  • Speaker to deliver audible alerts
  • x8 PCI Express* Generation 2 interface for fast communication with the server board
  • Optional Intel® Smart Battery AXXRSBBU7 for up to 72 hours of cache data retention
  • Four internal cables with SFF8087 connectors on each end

Target applications

Scalable Performance

Excellent data protection and performance

The Intel® RAID Controller RS2WG160, with 16 internal ports, connects up to 16 drives inside the server via direct connection or passive backplane. The Intel RAID Controller RS2WG160’s SAS-2 architecture delivers support for data transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s per port, and brings new features and improved performance regardless of whether the storage solution utilizes 3Gb/s or 6Gb/s SAS or SATA drives.

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, Highly scalable

LSI* SAS2108 ROC technology, x8 PCI Express* Generation 2 host interface and 800 MHz cache enhances the performance of mainstream applications. Capable of connecting up to 16 drives directly or up to 128 using SAS expanders.

Easy to use management utility

The Intel® RAID Web Console provides the essential software interface to efficiently manage Intel® RAID products, whether deployed in an enterprise or small business. Intel also offers a collection of applications and tools including a pre-boot setup utility and a full spectrum of online Intel RAID management utilities.

Outstanding availability

Delivers proactive drive monitoring and automatic error correction. An optional battery backup maintains the integrity of data in transit to drives in the event of a power interruption.

Support for premium feature upgrades

Includes a connector for optional hardware-based keys that easily plugs in to unlock advanced software algorithms designed to improve performance and enhanced data protection. For instance, the Intel® Solid State Drive (Intel® SSD) Cache with FastPath* I/O upgrade allows for using one or more Intel® SSD as enhanced cache for the Intel® RAID Controller, which can significantly improve performance of read-intensive applications, such as file, Web, and online transaction processing servers.

Intel® RAID Controller RS2WG160 information and resources

Product specification and compatible products lists

Product order code


Board Form Factor


Data Transfer Rate

6 Gb/s

Supported Devices

SAS/SATA Devices

Compatible Battery Backup Options


RAID Level Supported


# of Ports Internal


# of Ports External


# of Devices Supported


Embedded Memory


PCIe Host Interface

PCI Express 2.0 x8

IO Processor Model

LSI2108 + expander

Compatible Products

Compatible Server/Workstation Board

Intel® Server Board S5520UR

Intel® Server Board S5500WB

Intel® Server Board S3420GPLC

Intel® Server Board S5520HC

Intel® Workstation Board S5520SC

Intel® Server Board S5500BC

Intel® Server Board S5500HCV

Intel® Server Board S3420GPV

Intel® Server Board S3420GPRX

Intel® Server Board S2600GZ

Intel® Server Board S2600GL

Intel® Server Board S2600CP2

Intel® Server Board S2600CO4

Intel® Server Board S2600IP4

Intel® Workstation Board W2600CR2

Intel® Server Board S5520URT

Intel® Server Board S2600COEIOC

Intel® Server Board S2600CP2J

Intel® Server Board S3420GPLX

Intel® Server Board S5520HCT

Intel® Server Board S1200BTL

Intel® Server Board S2600CP4

Intel® Server Board S2600COE

Intel® Server Board S2600CP2IOC

Intel® Server Board S2600CP4IOC

Intel® Workstation Board W2600CR2L

Compatible System

Intel® Workstation System SC5650SCWS

Intel® Server System R1208GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R1208GL4DS

Intel® Server System R2208GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R2308GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R2308GL4GS

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFJN

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFGN

Intel® Server System R2216IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System P4308CP4MHEN

Intel® Server System P4216IP4LHKC

Intel® Server System P4216IP4LHJC

Intel® Server System P4208IP4LHGC

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHJC

Intel® Server System R1208BB4DC

Intel® Server System R2208BB4GC

Intel® Server System R2216BB4GC

Intel® Server System R2308BB4GC

Intel® Server System R2208GZ4IS

Intel® Server System R2308GZ4GCIOC

Intel® Server System SC5650HCBRPR

Intel® Server System R1304GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R1208GZ4GCSAS

Intel® Server System R2216GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R2208GL4GS

Intel® Server System R2312GL4GS

Intel® Server System R2208GZ4GC10G

Intel® Server System R2224GZ4GCSAS

Intel® Server System R2312GZ4GCSAS

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFKN

Intel® Server System R2224IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R2312IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System P4308CP4MHGC

Intel® Server System P4208CP4MHGC

Intel® Server System P4224IP4LHKC

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHKC

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHGC

Intel® Server System R1304BB4DC

Intel® Server System R2216GZ4GCLX

Intel® Server System R2208IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R2308IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R2224BB4GCSAS

Intel® Server System R2312BB4GCSAS

Intel® Server System R2216GZ4GCIOC

Intel® Server System R1208GZ4GCIOC

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHJCL

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFJNL

Compatible RAID

Intel® RAID SSD Cache with Fast Path *I/O

Intel® RAID Drive Encryption Management

Intel® RAID Rapid Recovery Snapshot

Intel® RAID Smart Battery AXXRSBBU8

Intel® RAID Smart Battery AXXRSBBU7

Compatible Spares, Accessories, and Services

Intel® RAID Extended Warranty