Product Overview The Intel® RAID Controller RS2SB008, powered by LSI* MegaRAID technology, offers exceptional performance, scalability and configuration flexibility making it the perfect choice for l/O and throughput intensive applications. The Intel RS2SB008 delivers eight external ports, two 800MHz processor cores and a 72-bit DDRIII interface that drives 1GB cache memory. Furthermore, the Intel RS2SB008 comes with a Maintenance Free Backup Unit that utilizes NAND flash memory and a super-capacitor to help protect data stored in the controller cache. The benefits of this technology are elimination of hardware maintenance associated with LiON batteries, lower total cost of ownership over the life of the adapter, and more environmentally friendly cache protection. Users can deploy the Intel RS2SB008 in existing HDD-based server environments for significant performance gains. Alternatively, for users implementing server platforms based on solid-state storage, these next-generation controllers exploit the potential of SSDs for new levels of performance accompanied by enterprise-class reliability. All Intel RAID solutions are validated across multiple platforms with Intel® boards, chassis, and systems. Customized training, as well as Intel® service and support, make Intel the one source for customers seeking data protection, increased productivity, and simplified IT. Key Advantages • Exceptional data protection and performance. 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). Dual-core LSI SAS2208 ROC technology, x8 PCI Express Generation 2 host interface and DDR3 cache enhances the performance of scalable performance applications.