IBM ServeRAID BR10i PCI-Express SAS RAID controller
IBM ServeRAID BR10i LSI SAS3082E-R 8-port PCI-Express SAS RAID controller. 2x internal SFF-8087 connectors
IBM ServeRAID BR10i PCI-Express SAS RAID controller.
- No external connectors
- Low-profile MD2 half-length 2U form factor adapter card.
- Two x4 mini-SAS SFF-8087 connectors on right side of card
Note: This controller is OEM LSI SAS3082E-R which is based on LSI1068E chipset. It has the regular PCI Express x8 interface and works with non-IBM machines as well. OS drivers can be downloaded from IBM web site and LSI web site. Windows 7 has built-in driver for it. We have tested one of these controllers in a Supermicro workstation with X8DAI motherboard. The performance is excellent. It's probably the best SAS controller based on LSI1068E.
Description: The ServeRAID-BR10i controller PCI Express interface is compliant with the PCI Express Specification, revision 1.0a. The controller uses either a standard PCI or low-profile PCI bracket type. The controller SAS interface is compatible with the ANSI Serial Attached SCSI 1.0 specification and the Serial ATA 1.0a specification. The functionality of the ServeRAID-BR10i controller comes from the LSI1068E controller chip. The LSI1068E chip integrates eight high-performance SAS/SATA PHYs. The design of the controller makes it easy to add SAS interfaces to any computer, workstation, or server with a PCI Express bus. The controller provides a 2 Mb x 8-bit flash ROM for storing the BIOS and firmware. The controller provides up to 32 Kb x 8-bit NVSRAM for storing the nonvolatile RAID information when a system failure occurs. The controller provides a 128 Kb x 36-bit pipelined burst static random access memory (PBSRAM) device for storing SAS address port information, which enables connection to more than 128 devices.
- Controller interface type Serial ATA-300 / SAS
- Data Transfer Rate 300 MBps
- Storage Controller / Supported Device Type Disk array (RAID)
- RAID level RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1E
- Processor LSI
- Device Type Storage controller (RAID) - Plug-in card - Low profile
- Interface Type PCI Express
- Width 6.6 in
- Depth 0.6 in
- Height 2.7 in
- Weight 3.2 oz
Expansion / Connectivity
- Expansion Bays None
- Expansion Slot(s) None
- Interfaces 2 x Storage ( Internal )
- Connections None
- Compatible Bays None
- Compatible Slots 1 x PCI Express
- Compliant Standards UL, TUV, VDE,