Intel® RAID expander CARD EXPANDER INTEL RES3FV288 is ideal for solutions with more than eight drives and is an ideal complement for the SAS-3 generation RAID cards from Intel. Designed with a low-profile, MD2 form factor, the CARD EXPANDER INTEL RES3FV288 can be used in any server add-in card slot including a low-profile slot in a 2U rack system. In cases where an add-in slot is not available, the RES3FV288 can even be mounted to a chassis wall or air-duct.; Features: SAS 3.0 data transfer with up to 36 total ports at 12 Gb/s ; Seven HD CARD EXPANDER INTEL RES3FV288 mini-SAS internal connectors for 28 internal ports ; One HD SFF8644 mini-SAS external connector for eight external ports ; Low-profile, MD2 depth for use in low-profile slots ; PCIe* x4 connector with power pins to mount and power from a PCIe slot;
For a low-cost value-added alterative to high port count RAID cards, select the Intel RAID Expander RES3FV288. As the perfect complement for Intel’s SAS-3 generation RAID cards, the CARD EXPANDER INTEL RES3FV288 offers ultimate flexibility for architecting a high drive count (>8 drive) storage solution in any sized system. Designed with a low profile, MD2 form factor, the RES3FV288 can be used in any server add-in card slot including a low profile slot in a 2U rack system. In cases where an add-in slot is not available, the RES3FV288 can even be mounted to a chassis wall or air-duct.The CARD EXPANDER INTEL RES3FV288, powered by a high performance SAS 3.0 capable expander, enables the connection of up to 28 inside-the-box SAS or Serial ATA (SATA) devices; plus it delivers 8 external ports for connection to a JBOD. Each expander port is capable of performing SAS and SATA transfers based on the speed of the host or target at either 12Gb/s or 6Gb/s. Furthermore, 6Gb/s signals are aggregated by the expander to allow for 12Gb/s communication with RAID add-in cards capable of this higher data rate. The CARD EXPANDER INTEL RES3FV288 supports management functions such as discovery and enclosure management, and can be cascaded to accommodate as many drives as the associated SAS/RAID card allows.
Low-cost alternative to high port count RAID cards
Provide a more economic solution that is similar to a high port count card, but has more flexibility as the CARD EXPANDER INTEL RES3FV288 can be teamed up with a wide variety 4 or 8 port SAS RAID card/modules providing you with features that are best suited to customer needs.
Inside-the-box design flexibility
With a true MD2 form factor, this expander card is ideal for low-profile height and half-length adapter slots. In addition, the card design allows for mounting on chassis walls or ducting. Power can be obtained either from a PCIe slot or a power cable.
Excellent performance and data aggregation
The CARD EXPANDER INTEL RES3FV288 is capable of allowing Intel’s SAS-3 high port count RAID to reach their optimal performance with transfer rates of up to 12Gb/s per port. Compliance with the SAS 3.0 specification allows for bandwidth aggregation of 6Gb/s target data for transfer at 12Gb/s.
Compatible with Intel’s current and future RAID products
Connect any of Intel’s current SAS-3 RAID products to extend 4 or 8 ports up to 20 internal and 8 external ports.