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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


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

Product Specifications

Product Order Code

Supported Devices RAID Level Supported # Internal of Ports
# External of Ports
# of Devices Supported Compatible Products



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SAS/SATA RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50
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