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Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25CB and RMT3CB Families

6Gb/s SAS/SATA full hardware RAID Modules powered by LSI MegaRAID* technology

Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25CB and RMT3CB Families

Key Features

Hardware RAID modules for Select Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 family server boards

The new Intel® Integrated RAID Modules RS25CB080, RS25CB040, and RT3CB080 are uniquely designed to offer advanced RAID and configuration flexibility to select Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600-based server boards. The 1U capable mezzanine board form factor affords configuration flexibility by delivering intelligent hardware RAID 0/1/5/6 functionality without taking up a standard add-in card slot. The Intel Integrated RAID Modules RS25CB080, RS25CB040, and RMT3CB family of products, powered by LSI MegaRAID* technology, include two 800MHz processor cores and up to 1GB DDR3 1033MHz cache memory to drive exceptional storage performance and scalability.

The modules come with an option for either traditional battery-based cache backup or a maintenance-free backup unit (MFBU). The MFBU uses a super capacitor to copy data in flight from dynamic memory to NAND flash-based memory when a server loses power or crashes. The MFBU eliminates maintenance associated with lithium-ion (LiON) batteries, is more environmentally friendly, and is expected to offer a lower total cost of ownership over the life of the RAID module.

Target applications

The Intel Integrated RAID Module RMS25CB and RMT3CB families of products are best deployed in mainstream server environments to help optimize the performance and reliability of applications such as database servers, e-mail servers, and web servers. These modules can be used with a SAS expander board such as the Intel® RAID Expander RES2CV360 to offer scalable performance solutions for applications such as streaming media. In addition, by connecting one or more SSDs to these modules and adding the SSD Cache 2.0 with FastPath* I/O upgrade feature, the performance of most applications can be further enhanced.

Key Advantages

System design flexibility

1U capable system board connects to the I/O expansion slot on Intel’s rack-optimized server boards. This module can be used in Intel and third party chassis without the need for a riser card or low profile chassis cutout.

Exceptional data protection

Supports data redundancy using SAS or SATA hard disk drives through mirroring, parity, and double parity (RAID levels 1, 5, and 6). It also provides striping capability for spans (RAID levels 10, 50, and 60). Plus, the dual-core LSI SAS2208 ROC technology, x8 PCI Express* Generation 31 host interface, and DDR3 cache enhance the performance of mainstream applications.

Improved serviceability with an optional MFBU

Maintenance-free backup unit (MFBU) is built using NAND flash that can retain data for up to ten years. It provides near-instant optimal RAID performance versus traditional lithium-ion (LiON) battery backup units (BBUs), which are limited to just days of retention and can take up to eight hours to charge. This longer-lasting technology allows for the same standard three-year warranty as other Intel® RAID products.

Support for premium feature upgrades

The Intel® Integrated RAID Module RS25AB080 includes a connector for an optional hardware-based key, which unlocks one or more advanced software algorithms designed to improve performance and enhance data protection. For instance, the SSD Cache with FastPath* I/O upgrade enables the use of one or more SSDs as a large cache pool for the RAID controller. This can significantly improve the performance of many server applications.

Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25CB and RMT3CB Family Information and Resources

Product Specifications

Product Order Codes RMS25CB040 RMS25CB080 RMT3CB080
Essentials

Board form factor

Storage IO Slot Mezzanine Module

Storage IO Slot Mezzanine Module

Storage IO Slot Mezzanine Module

Data transfer rate

6 Gb/s

6 Gb/s

6 Gb/s

Supported devices SAS/SATA SAS/SATA SATA drives only; SAS Expanders
Supported operating systems Windows*, Linux, VMWare (see THOL) Windows*, Linux, VMWare (see THOL) Windows*, Linux, VMWare (see THOL)

Compatible battery backup options

Intel® RAID Smart Battery AXXRSBBU9 and Intel® RAID Maintenance Free Backup AXXRMFBU2

Intel® RAID Smart Battery AXXRSBBU9 and Intel® RAID Maintenance Free Backup AXXRMFBU2

Intel® RAID Smart Battery AXXRSBBU9 and Intel® RAID Maintenance Free Backup AXXRMFBU2

RAID level supported

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60

0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60

# of ports internal

4

8

8

# of ports external

0

0

0

# of devices supported

128

128

18

Embedded memory

1 GB

1 GB

512 MB

PCIe* host interface

PCI Express* 2 x8

PCI Express* 2 x8

PCI Express* 2 x8

I/O processor model

LSI2208

LSI2208

LSI2208

Extended warranty available for purchase (select countries)

No

Yes

No

Included items RAID controller module, quick start user guide, mounting standoffs. Note: cables sold separately RAID controller module, quick start user guide, mounting standoffs. Note: cables sold separately RAID controller module, quick start user guide, mounting standoffs. Note: cables sold separately
Compatible Products

Compatible server systems

Intel® Server System R1304GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R1208GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R1208GL4DS

Intel® Server System R1208GZ4GCSAS

Intel® Server System R2208GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R2216GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R2308GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R2208GL4GS

Intel® Server System R2308GL4GS

Intel® Server System R2312GL4GS

Intel® Server System R2224GZ4GCSAS

Intel® Server System R2312GZ4GCSAS

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFKN

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFJN

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFGN

Intel® Server System R2224IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R2216IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R2312IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System P4224IP4LHKC

Intel® Server System P4216IP4LHKC

Intel® Server System P4216IP4LHJC

Intel® Server System P4208IP4LHGC

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHKC

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHJC

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHGC

Intel® Server System R1304SP2SFBN

Intel® Server System R1304SP2SHBN

Intel® Server System R1304SP4SHOC

Intel® Server System R2216GZ4GCLX

Intel® Server System R2208IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R2308IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R1304EP2SFFN

Intel® Server System R1304EP2SHFN

Intel® Server System R1208EP2SHFN

Intel® Server System R2224GZ4GC4

Intel® Server System R2312GZ4GC4

Intel® Server System R2000BB4GS9

Intel® Server System R1304GL4DS9

Intel® Server System R2308GL4DS9

Intel® Server System R2208GL4DS9

Intel® Server System R1208GZ4GS9

Intel® Server System R1304GZ4GS9

Intel® Server System R2208GZ4GS9

Intel® Server System R2308GZ4GS9

Intel® Server System R2312GZ4GS9

Intel® Server System R1304RPSSFBN

Intel® Server System R1304RPOSHBN

Intel® Server System R1208RPOSHOR

Intel® Server System P4308RPLSHDR

Intel® Server System R1208RPMSHOR

Intel® Server System R1304GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R1208GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R1208GL4DS

Intel® Server System R1208GZ4GCSAS

Intel® Server System R2208GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R2216GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R2308GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R2208GL4GS

Intel® Server System R2308GL4GS

Intel® Server System R2312GL4GS

Intel® Server System R2224GZ4GCSAS

Intel® Server System R2312GZ4GCSAS

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFKN

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFJN

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFGN

Intel® Server System R2224IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R2216IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R2312IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System P4224IP4LHKC

Intel® Server System P4216IP4LHKC

Intel® Server System P4216IP4LHJC

Intel® Server System P4208IP4LHGC

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHKC

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHJC

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHGC

Intel® Server System R1304SP2SFBN

Intel® Server System R1304SP2SHBN

Intel® Server System R1304SP4SHOC

Intel® Server System R2216GZ4GCLX

Intel® Server System R2208IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R2308IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R1304EP2SFFN

Intel® Server System R1304EP2SHFN

Intel® Server System R1208EP2SHFN

Intel® Server System R2224GZ4GC4

Intel® Server System R2312GZ4GC4

Intel® Server System R2000BB4GS9

Intel® Server System R1304GL4DS9

Intel® Server System R2308GL4DS9

Intel® Server System R2208GL4DS9

Intel® Server System R1208GZ4GS9

Intel® Server System R1304GZ4GS9

Intel® Server System R2208GZ4GS9

Intel® Server System R2308GZ4GS9

Intel® Server System R2312GZ4GS9

Intel® Server System R1304RPSSFBN

Intel® Server System R1304RPOSHBN

Intel® Server System R1208RPOSHOR

Intel® Server System P4308RPLSHDR

Intel® Server System R1208RPMSHOR

Intel® Server System R1304GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R1208GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R1208GL4DS

Intel® Server System R1208GZ4GCSAS

Intel® Server System R2208GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R2216GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R2308GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R2208GL4GS

Intel® Server System R2308GL4GS

Intel® Server System R2312GL4GS

Intel® Server System R2224GZ4GCSAS

Intel® Server System R2312GZ4GCSAS

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFKN

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFJN

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFGN

Intel® Server System R2224IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R2216IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R2312IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System P4224IP4LHKC

Intel® Server System P4216IP4LHKC

Intel® Server System P4216IP4LHJC

Intel® Server System P4208IP4LHGC

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHKC

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHJC

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHGC

Intel® Server System R1304SP2SFBN

Intel® Server System R1304SP2SHBN

Intel® Server System R1304SP4SHOC

Intel® Server System R2216GZ4GCLX

Intel® Server System R2208IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R2308IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R1304EP2SFFN

Intel® Server System R1304EP2SHFN

Intel® Server System R1208EP2SHFN

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHJCL

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFJNL

Intel® Server System R2224GZ4GC4

Intel® Server System R2312GZ4GC4

Intel® Server System R1304GL4DS9

Intel® Server System R2308GL4DS9

Intel® Server System R2208GL4DS9

Intel® Server System R1208GZ4GS9

Intel® Server System R1304GZ4GS9

Intel® Server System R2208GZ4GS9

Intel® Server System R2308GZ4GS9

Intel® Server System R2312GZ4GS9

Intel® Server System R1304RPSSFBN

Intel® Server System R1304RPOSHBN

Intel® Server System R1208RPOSHOR

Intel® Server System P4308RPLSHDR

Intel® Server System R1208RPMSHOR

Intel® Server System R1304RPMSHOR

Compatible boards

Intel® Server Board S2600GZ

Intel® Server Board S2600GL

Intel® Server Board S2600IP4

Intel® Workstation Board W2600CR2

Intel® Server Board S2400EP2

Intel® Server Board S2400EP4

Intel® Server Board S2400GP2

Intel® Server Board S2400GP4

Intel® Server Board S1400SP2

Intel® Server Board S1400SP4

Intel® Server Board S2600IP4L

Intel® Workstation Board W2600CR2L

Intel® Server Board S1200V3RPL

Intel® Server Board S1200V3RPS

Intel® Server Board S1200V3RPO

Intel® Server Board S1200V3RPM

Intel® Server Board S2600GZ

Intel® Server Board S2600GL

Intel® Server Board S2600IP4

Intel® Workstation Board W2600CR2

Intel® Server Board S2400EP2

Intel® Server Board S2400EP4

Intel® Server Board S2400GP2

Intel® Server Board S2400GP4

Intel® Server Board S1400SP2

Intel® Server Board S1400SP4

Intel® Server Board S2600IP4L

Intel® Workstation Board W2600CR2L

Intel® Server Board S1200V3RPL

Intel® Server Board S1200V3RPS

Intel® Server Board S1200V3RPO

Intel® Server Board S1200V3RPM

Intel® Server Board S2600GZ

Intel® Server Board S2600GL

Intel® Server Board S2600IP4

Intel® Workstation Board W2600CR2

Intel® Server Board S2400EP2

Intel® Server Board S2400EP4

Intel® Server Board S2400GP2

Intel® Server Board S2400GP4

Intel® Server Board S1400SP2

Intel® Server Board S1400SP4

Intel® Server Board S2600IP4L

Intel® Workstation Board W2600CR2L

Intel® Server Board S1200V3RPL

Intel® Server Board S1200V3RPS

Intel® Server Board S1200V3RPO

Intel® Server Board S1200V3RPM

Compatible RAID

Intel® RAID SSD Cache with Fast Path *I/O

Intel® RAID Maintenance Free Backup AXXRMFBU2

Intel® RAID SSD Cache with Fast Path *I/O

Intel® RAID Maintenance Free Backup AXXRMFBU2

Intel® RAID SSD Cache with Fast Path *I/O

Intel® RAID Maintenance Free Backup AXXRMFBU2

Compatible spares and accessories

Intel® RAID Extended Warranty

Intel® RAID Extended Warranty

Intel® RAID Extended Warranty

Información sobre productos y desempeño

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1. Al producirse el lanzamiento, la compatibilidad se limitará a PCIe* generación 2. Se prevé agregar compatibilidad con PCI* generación 3 para julio de 2012.