The Intel® RMS2AF080, one of Intel's new entry-level 6Gb/s SAS I/O modules, incorporates LSI's MegaRAID* Entry technology to offer exceptional data protection and configuration flexibility. Designed for a wide selection of Intel server boards, this SAS/SATA RAID module offers features including LSI's 2008 6Gb/s I/O Controller (IOC) and a native PCI Express* 2.0 architecture help to deliver essential performance for 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s drive-based solutions. The Intel RMS2AF080 allows businesses using entrylevel servers and workstations to employ robust RAID functionality at lower prices than enterprise-class RAID adapters.
The Intel® RMS2AF080 communicates with the host system through a custom board-toboard PCIe 2.0 interface to allow for minimizing the RAID hardware footprint. With the popularity of rack-dense 1U and 2U servers increasing, this design allows system builders to easily implement a robust RAID solution without sacrificing a valuable riser-card slot or using a chassis with low-profile add-in card cut-outs.
All Intel RAID solutions are validated across multiple platforms with Intel® boards, chassis, and systems. Custom training, as well as Intel® service and support, make Intel the one source for customers seeking data protection, increased productivity, and simplified IT.