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Intel® RAID Controller RT3WB080

Cost-effective and high-performing RAID solution for mainstream SATA storage-based systems

Intel® RAID Controller RT3WB080

Key features

  • Embedded 256-MB 800 MHz cache (ECC DDR2 memory) to efficiently store data in transition
  • Speaker to deliver audible alerts
  • Two SFF8087 SAS/SATA connectors for up to eight internal ports
  • x8 PCI Express* Generation 2 interface for fast communication with the server board
  • LSI SAS2108* RAID-on-Chip (ROC) controller for outstanding performance
  • Two internal cables with SFF8087 connectors that expand to four individual SATA style connectors

Cost-effective high performance

The Intel® RAID Controller RT3WB080 is an intelligent RAID solution that uses ROC technology, delivering cost-effective, state-of-the-art performance and data protection for high-capacity SATA drive–based systems. The Intel RAID Controller RT3WB080 includes LSI’s SAS2108 6-Gb/s ROC silicon, a native PCI Express 2.0 architecture, and other powerful features such as RAID 6 and advanced RAID management. Compatible with SAS expanders with support for up to 16 physical devices.

Target applications

Scalable performance.

Key advantages

Powerful performance and economy

Includes LSI SAS2108 ROC technology, x8 PCI Express* Generation 2 host interface, and 256-MB of 800-MHz cache for excellent performance for budget sensitive mainstream SATA-based storage solutions.

Exceptional data protection

Supports data redundancy using 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).

Inside-the-box design flexibility

True MD2 form factor for low-profile height and half-length adapter slots. Eight internal 6-Gb/s ports allow connection to 6-Gb/s or 3-Gb/s high-performance SATA.

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.

Optional premium feature support

Includes a connector for optional hardware-based keys that easily plug in to unlock advanced software algorithms designed to improve performance and enhance data protection.

Intel® RAID Controller RT3WB080 information and resources

Product Specifications and Compatible Products Lists

Product order code RT3WB080
Board form factor Low-profile MD2
Data transfer rate 6-Gb/s
Supported devices SATA
Supported operating systems Windows*, Linux, Solaris*, VMware*
Compatible battery backup options
RAID level supported 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
# of ports internal 8
# of ports external 0
# of devices supported 32
Embedded memory 256-MB
PCIe host interface PCI Express* 2.0 x8
IO processor model LSI2108
Connector orientation Top
Extended warranty available for purchase (select countries) No
Additional features Support for premium feature options
Included items RAID controller, quick start user guide, one standard and one low-profile bracket. No SAS cables are included.
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