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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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

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Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory No
External Memory Interfaces Flash ROM, NVSRAM
I/O Controller PowerPC 476 @ 1.2 GHz
Physical Dimensions 25mm
Port Count 8
Protocols SSP
Storage Interface 12, 6, 3 Gb/s SAS and 6, 3 Gb/s SATA