Asus SAS Controller
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Part number: PIKE 2108-32PD Manufacturer: ASUS
Asus SAS Controller - 6Gb/s SAS, Serial ATA/600 - PCI Express 2.0 - Plug-in Card - RAID Supported - 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60 RAID Level - 8 Total SAS Port(s) - PC, Linux - 512 MB Battery Backup
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    General Information
    ASUS Computer International
    Manufacturer Part Number
    PIKE 2108-32PD
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    Brand Name
    Product Name
    SAS Controller
    Marketing Information
    1U (43.3mm) chassis is commonly used in data centers for space-saving's think, however, the expandability may be sacrificed in the slim form factor.

    ASUS optional PIKE (Proprietary I/O Kit Expansion) meets the demand of direct SAS RAID upgrade on original servers, and what important is that it is connected through a unique slot to the server and will not occupy the slot 6 in 1U chassis, therefore no expansion capability will be given up.

    The ASUS unique PIKE provides customers with multiple I/O solutions. It helps upgrade from SATA storage to SAS storage directly, support various RAID function, without any other hardware upgrade.

    On the other hand, the PIKE kit also reduces the qualification resources for testing and inventory management efforts for customers.

    Moreover, ASUS 6Gb/s PIKE cards are backward compatible with existing 1.5Gb/s SATA and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA products and infrastructure. Upgrading only the PIKE card immediately improves performance with larger capacity and better signaling, making this a great upgrade option for consumers.
    Product Type
    SAS Controller
    Technical Information
    Host Interface
    PCI Express 2.0
    Controller Type
    6Gb/s SAS
    Serial ATA/600
    RAID Support
    RAID Supported
    Data Backup Type
    Battery Backup
    Cache Memory
    512 MB
    Total Number of SAS Ports
    Physical Characteristics
    1.6" (39.9 mm)
    6.4" (163.6 mm)
    Form Factor
    Plug-in Card
    Platform Support
    Platform Supported