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Intel® RAID Controller RS2WG160

16-port internal SAS-2 RAID controller for scalable performance applications

Intel® RAID Controller RS2WG160

Key features

  • LSI SAS2108* ROC controller providing SAS 2.0 compliance, including 6-Gb/s data transfer
  • Embedded 512-MB 800 MHz cache (ECC DDR2 memory) to efficiently store data in transition
  • 16 internal ports with four SFF8087 (mini-SAS) connectors
  • Speaker to deliver audible alerts
  • x8 PCI Express* Generation 2 interface for fast communication with the server board
  • Four internal cables with SFF8087 connectors on each end
  • Optional Intel® Smart Battery AXXRSBBU7 for up to 72 hours of cache data retention

Excellent data protection and performance

The Intel® RAID Controller RS2WG160, with 16 internal ports, connects up to 16 drives inside the server via direct connection or passive backplane. The SAS-2 architecture delivers support for data transfer rates of up to 6-Gb/s per port, and brings new features and improved performance regardless of whether the storage solution utilizes 3-Gb/s or 6-Gb/s SAS or SATA drives.

Target applications

Scalable performance.

Key advantages

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) plus striping capability for spans (RAID levels 10, 50, and 60).

Excellent performance, Highly scalable

LSI SAS2108* ROC technology, x8 PCI Express Generation 2 host interface and 800 MHz cache enhances the performance of mainstream applications. Capable of connecting up to 16 drives directly or up to 128 using SAS expanders.

Easy to use management utility

The Intel® RAID Web Console provides the essential software interface to efficiently manage Intel® RAID products, whether deployed in an enterprise or small business. Intel also offers a collection of applications and tools including a pre-boot setup utility and a full spectrum of online Intel RAID management utilities.

Outstanding availability

Delivers proactive drive monitoring and automatic error correction. An optional battery backup maintains the integrity of data in transit to drives in the event of a power interruption.

Support for premium feature upgrades

Includes a connector for optional hardware-based keys that easily plugs in to unlock advanced software algorithms designed to improve performance and enhanced data protection. For instance, the Intel® Solid State Drive (Intel® SSD) Cache with FastPath* I/O upgrade allows for using one or more Intel® SSD as enhanced cache for the Intel® RAID Controller, which can significantly improve performance of read-intensive applications, such as file, Web, and online transaction processing servers.

Intel® RAID Controller RS2WG160 information and resources

Product Specification and Compatible Products Lists

Product order code


Board form factor


Data transfer rate


Supported devices


Supported operating systems Windows*, Linux*, Solaris*, VMware*

Compatible battery backup options


RAID level supported

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

# of ports internal


# of ports external


# of devices supported


Embedded memory


PCIe* host interface

PCI Express* 2.0 x8

I/O processor model

LSI2108 + expander

Connector orientation 4 side, 1 external
Extended warranty available for purchase (select countries) No
Additional features Support for premium feature options
Included items Raid controller, Quick Start User Guide, one standard and one low-profile bracket. Four mini-SAS cables are included.
Compatible Products Click for detailed lists of Intel products

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