6Gb/s SAS/SATA Intelligent Hardware RAID Modules for Select Intel® Server Boards based on the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Family
The new Intel® RAID Modules RMS25CB080, RMS25CB040 and RMT3CB080 are uniquely designed to offer advanced RAID and configuration flexibility to select Intel® server boards based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family. Their 1U capable, mezzanine board form factor affords configuration flexibility by delivering intelligent hardware RAID 0/1/5/6 functionality without taking up a standard add-in card slot.
The Intel RMS25CB and RMT3CB family of products, powered by LSI* MegaRAID* technology, include two 800MHz processor cores and up to 1GB DDR3 1333MHz cache memory to drive exceptional storage performance and scalability. Furthermore, the modules come with an option for either traditional battery-based cache backup or a Maintenance Free Backup Unit (MFBU). The MFBU utilizes a super-capacitor to copy data in flight from dynamic memory to NAND flash-based memory when a server loses power or crashes. Also, the MFBU eliminates maintenance associated with Lithium Ion (LiON) batteries, is more environmentally friendly, and is expected to offer a lower total cost of ownership over the life of the RAID module.
The Intel RMS25CB and RMT3CB family of products are best deployed in mainstream server environments to help optimize the performance and reliability of applications such as database servers, e-mail servers, and web servers. Alternatively, these modules can be teamed with a SAS expander board such at the Intel® RAID Expander RES2CV360 to offer scalable performance solutions for applications such as streaming media. In addition, by connecting one or more SSD’s to these modules and adding the SSD Cache 2.0 with FastPath* I/O upgrade feature, the performance of most applications can be further enhanced.