SAS3216 I/O Controller

Enable the hyper scale out transition with high-performance and high-connectivity solutions for your Direct Attached SAS/SATA controller solutions

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Whether you’re building external or cloud-based storage systems for high connectivity, or outfitting servers, the SAS 3216 PCIe® 16-port, 12Gb/s SAS/SATA IOC provides choices for storage optimization by enhancing direct-attached storage (DAS) solutions.

This high-performance, fourth-generation I/O controller supports T-10 data protection model and optical support, PCIe hot plugging, and up to 2,000 connected devices.

  • Capitalize on the wide bandwidth of 8 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
  • Deliver more than one million IOPS and 6,500 MB/s throughput performance 

Lifecycle Status


Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory No
External Memory Interfaces Flash ROM, NVSRAM
I/O Controller PowerPC 476 @ 1.2 GHz
Physical Dimensions 27mm
Port Count 16
Protocols SSP, SMP, STP, SATA
Storage Interface 12, 6, 3 Gb/s SAS and 6, 3 Gb/s SATA