SAS3008 I/O Controller

Equip your blade, entry, mid-range server or external storage solutions with exceptional storage performance and scalability

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*Certain versions of this device are not available for sale in Germany or shipment to or from Germany, and these versions should not be used in any product destined for the German market.
Whether you’re building external storage systems, or outfitting servers, the SAS 3008 provides choices for storage optimization by enhancing direct-attached storage (DAS) solutions. This high-performance I/O controller supports T-10 data protection model and optical support, PCIe hot plugging, and up to 1,000 connected devices.
  • Capitalize on the wide bandwidth of eight PCI Express 3.0 lanes with SAS transfer rates of up to 12Gb/s and SATA rates up to 6Gb/s
  • Extend existing end-user investments with DataBolt technology, which provides the benefits of 12Gb/s SAS with existing 6Gb/s drive devices.
  • Increase value with integrated support for RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, and 10 while providing support for additional MegaRAID options
  • Deliver more than million IOPS and 6,000 MB/s throughput performance


Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory No
Bus Interface
External Memory Interfaces Flash ROM, NVSRAM
I/O Controller PowerPC 476 @ 1.2 GHz
Physical Dimensions 837 FPBGA-HP (25mm x 25mm)
Port Count 8
Protocols SSP
RAID Levels 0, 1, 1E, 10
Transfer Rates Supports 12, 6, and 3Gb/s SAS and 6, 3Gb/s SATA data transfer rates