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Intel® RAID Expander RES2CV Family

Narrow 36- or 24-port expander board for systems with more than eight drives

Intel® RAID Expander RES2CV Family

Key Features

  • Six or nine SFF8087 SAS/SATA connectors for attaching up to 36 targets or initiators
  • Narrow width for mounting on chassis floor, wall, or duct
  • RA 4 pin power connector to power from a standard power cable
  • Mounting holes for attaching to a chassis or duct wall (if desired)
  • Includes up to six SAS cables with SFF8087 connectors at each end and designed to allow tight bend radii ease of procurement and integration simplicity (cables not shown)

Low Cost, High Performance

The Intel® RAID Expander RES2CV360 and RES2CV240, powered by an LSISAS2x36/24 36- or 24-port SAS-2 expander, enable the connection of up to 32 or 20 directly attached SAS or Serial ATA (SATA) devices, and provide table routing to support connections for up to 1024 SAS addresses. Each expander is individually configurable and performs SAS and SATA transfers based on the speed of the host or target at either 6.0Gb/s, 3.0Gb/s, or 1.5Gb/s. The RES2CV360 and RES2CV240 have support management functions such as discovery and enclosure management, and can be cascaded to accommodate as many drives as the associated SAS/RAID card allows.

The RES2CV360 and RES2CV240 are excellent low-cost value-added alteratives to high port count RAID cards. Select the Intel RAID Expander RES2CV360 and RES2CV240 to achieve excellent performance and higher returns on investment. As the perfect complement for Intel SAS-2 generation RAID cards, the RES2CV360 and RES2CV240 offer ultimate flexibility for architecting a high drive count (>8 drive) storage solution in any sized system. The card has its own mounting spot in Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 2U chassis, when using 2.5” drives, and can be mounted to a chassis wall or air-duct in third party chassis.

Target Applications

The Intel® RAID Expander RES2CV360 and RES2CV240 are ideal for scalable performance, like streaming media where the data is being pulled from numerous drives.

Key Advantages

Low-cost alternative to high port count RAID cards

Provides a more economical solution compared to an alternative solution with a high port count card; offers greater flexibility as the RES2CV360 and RES2CV240 can be teamed with a wide variety of 4- or 8-port SAS RAID card/modules to deliver features best suited to a customer’s needs.

Inside-the-box design flexibility

Narrow form factor design, the card can be mounted on a chassis wall or ducting. Power is obtained by using a power cable with a standard 4-pin power connector.

Excellent performance

Overall solution performance using a RES2CV360 and RES2CV240 is on par with SAS-2 high port count RAID from Intel with transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s per port. While today’s high port count RAID cards typically include an expander on the card, a RES2CV360 and RES2CV240 solution separates the expander from the RAID card for high performance with more system design flexibility.

Compatible with SAS-2 RAID products

Connect any of the current SAS-2 RAID products from Intel including the Intel® Integrated RAID Module RSCB080 for full hardware RAID functionality.

Exceptional quality and support

Thoroughly tested across the SAS-2 RAID product line from Intel to ensure ease of deployment; and backed by a 3-year warranty. Extended 5-year warranty also available.

Intel® RAID Expander RES2CV360 and RES2CV240 Information and Resources

Product Specifications

Product Order Codes

RES2CV240 RES2CV360

Board form factor

Narrow system board

Narrow system board

Data transfer rate

6 Gb/s

6 Gb/s

Supported devices

SAS/SATA

SAS/SATA
Supported Operating Systems N/A N/A
Compatible Battery Backup Options N/A N/A

RAID level supported

Dependent on paired RAID card

Dependent on paired RAID card

# of ports internal

24

36

# of ports external

0

0

I/O processor model

LSI 6Gb SAS2x24 expander

LSI 6Gb SAS2x36 expander
Included Items   (1) expander board, (6) short mini-sas cables, (3) screws and bumpers

Compatible Products Lists

Compatible server/workstation board

Intel® Server Board S2400SC2

Intel® Server Board S2400EP2

Intel® Server Board S2400EP4

Intel® Server Board S2400GP2

Intel® Server Board S2400GP4

Intel® Server Board S1400SP2

Intel® Server Board S1400SP4

Intel® Server Board S2400SC2

Intel® Server Board S2400GP2

Intel® Server Board S2400GP4

Intel® Server Board S1400SP2

Intel® Server Board S1400SP4

Compatible system

Intel® Server System R2208GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R2216GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R2208GL4GS

Intel® Server System R2224GZ4GCSAS

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFKN

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFJN

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFGN

Intel® Server System R2224IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R2216IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R2312IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System P4224IP4LHKC

Intel® Server System P4216IP4LHJC

Intel® Server System P4208IP4LHGC

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHKC

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHJC

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHGC

Intel® Server System P4304SC2SFEN

Intel® Server System P4304SC2SHDR

Intel® Server System P4308SC2MHGC

Intel® Server System R2208BB4GC

Intel® Server System R2216GZ4GCLX

Intel® Server System R2208GZ4IS

Intel® Server System R2208IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R2308IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R2224BB4GCSAS

Intel® Server System R2208GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R2216GZ4GC

Intel® Server System R2208GL4GS

Intel® Server System R2224GZ4GCSAS

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFKN

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFJN

Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFGN

Intel® Server System R2224IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R2216IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R2312IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System P4224IP4LHKC

Intel® Server System P4216IP4LHJC

Intel® Server System P4208IP4LHGC

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHKC

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHJC

Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHGC

Intel® Server System P4304SC2SFEN

Intel® Server System P4304SC2SHDR

Intel® Server System P4308SC2MHGC

Intel® Server System R2216GZ4GCLX

Intel® Server System R2208GZ4IS

Intel® Server System R2208IP4LHPC

Intel® Server System R2308IP4LHPC