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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*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 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