Wednesday, July 29th 2009

Intel Introduces New RS2 Series RAID Controllers

Intel is excited to announce the launch of Intel RAID Controller RS2BL080 - the first in a series of RAID products designed to deliver significant performance improvements and SAS 2.0 features to Intel-based servers. The Intel "RS2" portfolio of Intel RAID products will allow customers to design higher-performing storage solutions for a diverse set of environments including those based on either mainstream 3 Gb/s SAS/SATA or the latest 6 Gb/s SAS drives.

The Intel RAID Controller RS2BL080, a first-generation 6G SAS adapter incorporating LSI MegaRAID technology, offers unprecedented performance with exceptional data protection and design flexibility. Features including LSI SAS2108 6Gb/s RAID on Chip (ROC) silicon and a native PCI Express Generation 2 architecture allow for significant performance gains for both 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s drive-based solutions. Data protection and availability are enhanced by new features including Decision Feedback Equalization for greater signal integrity, enhanced diagnostics, and more robust error reporting.

Source: Intel
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3 Comments on Intel Introduces New RS2 Series RAID Controllers

#1
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
All Intel RAID cards are freakin' expensive (nevermind SAS). Not for me. :(

6 Gb/s though is new...and necessary with the latest (also freakin' expensive) SSDs.
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#2
thebeephaha
The cool thing about these Intel LSI based cards is they have a full GUI to use for configuration.

Mouse support and all.

Not worth the money but cool never the less.
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#3
AsphyxiA
ooooo pretty, shiny, spensive!
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