Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25PB and RMT3PB Families

6-Gb/s SAS/SATA full hardware RAID PCIe* slot modules powered by LSI MegaRAID* technology

Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25PB and RMT3PB Families

Key features

Hardware RAID PCIe slot modules for select Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600-based server boards

The new Intel® Integrated RAID Modules RS25PB080, RS25PB040, and RT3PB080 are designed specifically for use in any of the PCIe* slots on Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600-based server boards. They offer a true-MD2 low-profile form factor and intelligent hardware RAID 0/1/5/6 functionality at a lower cost than general purpose RAID cards from Intel with the same feature sets. The Intel Integrated RAID Modules RS25PB080, RS25PB040, and RT3PB080, powered by LSI MegaRAID* technology, include two 800MHz processor cores and up to 1-GB DDR3 1333MHz 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 RMS25PB and RMT3PB families 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. Alternatively, these modules can be teamed 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

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).

Outstanding performance

Dual-core LSI SAS2208 ROC technology, x8 PCI Express* (PCIe*) Generation 3[d:1324] host interface, and DDR3 cache enhance the performance of mainstream applications. (See www.intel.com/go/raid for measured performance at PCIe Gen 2 and PCIe Gen 3)

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 upgrade

Includes a connector for an optional hardware-based key. For the SSD Cache with FastPath* I/O, the upgrade enables the use of one or more SSDs as a large cache pool for the RAID controller, significantly improving the performance of many server applications.

Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25PB and RMT3PB families information and resources

Product specifications

Compatible Products Lists
Product Order Codes RMS25PB040 RMS25PB080 RMT3PB080
Essentials

Board form factor

MD2 compliant for PCIe* slot

MD2 compliant for PCIe* slot

MD2 compliant for PCIe* slot

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

Number of ports internal

4

8

8

Number of ports external

0

0

0

Number of devices supported

128

128

16

Embedded memory

1-GB

1-GB

512-MB

PCIe* host interface

PCI Express* 2 x8

PCI Express* 2 x8

PCI Express* 2 x8

IO processor model

LSI2208

LSI2208

LSI2208

Extended warranty available for purchase (select countries)

No

Yes

No

Included items RAID controller module, quick start user guide, one standard and one low-profile bracket. Note: cables sold separately RAID controller module, quick start user guide, one standard and one low-profile bracket. Note: cables sold separately RAID controller module, quick start user guide, mounting standoffs. Note: cables sold separately

Compatible Products Lists

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Informacje o produktach i wydajności

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1. At launch, compatibility will be limited to PCIe* Generation 2. PCI* Generation 3 support is anticipated to be added by July 2012.