Tri-Mode Intel® RAID Controllers Bring PCIe* NVMe* to Hardware RAID

Intel® RAID Controllers for Select Intel® Xeon® Processor-Based Server Solutions

As big data continues to get bigger, so does the need for high-performance RAID solutions. Content and web hosting appliances, security appliances, financial institutions, cloud service providers, and enterprise IT customers are seeking high-uptime RAID solutions for mass storage, with maximum reliability and data integrity. Minimizing downtime and eliminating data loss are major priorities for these high-intensity workloads. The tri-mode family of Intel® RAID Controllers includes modules and adapters, all of which support NVMe*.

Intel® RAID Controllers: Modules (RMSP3) vs. Adapters (RSP3)

  • Intel® RAID Modules are designed for select 2U Intel® Xeon® processor-based server solutions, affording up to 16 ports of PCIe*/SAS/SATA connectivity without taking up a standard add-in card PCIe* slot, for a highly integrated configuration.
  • Intel® RAID Adapters come in a low-profile MD2 standard PCIe form-factor, and are PCIe* compliant for flexibility of configuration and use in any system.

Support for the NVMe* Ecosystem

Tri-mode Intel® RAID Controllers bring PCIe* NVMe* to hardware RAID. With tri-mode Intel® RAID, data centers can deploy high-performance NVMe* storage solutions with the reliability of hardware RAID, as well as SAS and SATA storage solutions at high IOPS, high throughput, and low latency.

Key Features

  • Support for NVMe*, SAS, and SATA
  • RAID levels: 0/1/10/5, plus RAID levels 50/6/60 for cards ending in “F”
  • 4GB DDR4 Cache Backup (for cards ending in “F”)
  • SuperCapacitor Kit enables maintenance-free cache backup, reducing maintenance costs due to regular battery replacement (for cards ending in “F”)
  • Optional self-encrypting drive support enables hardware disk encryption services on capable drives (for cards ending in “F”)