Product Brief
Intel® Integrated RAID
Module AXX4SASMOD
Intel® Integrated RAID Module AXX4SASMOD
Flexible SAS/SATA Controller Delivers Multiple Entry-Level RAID Options
Product Overview
Key Advantages
The economical Intel® RAID Controller AXX4SASMOD delivers choice to
•High flexibility with four operating mode options. Choose from:
end customers for SAS/SATA-based server systems and workstations,
supporting any of the following operating modes with a single device:
•Entry-level hardware RAID 0/1/1E
•Low cost software RAID 0/1/5/10
•Non-RAID data off-load
Designed specifically for select Intel® Server Boards, this SAS/SATA RAID is
cost optimized for a very compelling price point in any form factor system.
For 1U and 2U servers, the unique module shape and specialized PCI Express*
connector provide the ability to easily implement a robust RAID solution in
popular 1U and 2U form factor systems, without sacrificing a valuable risercard slot or using a chassis with low-profile add-in card cut-outs.
All Intel RAID solutions are validated across multiple platforms
with Intel Server Boards, Chassis, and Systems. Customized
training, as well as Intel service and support, make Intel the
one source for customers seeking data protection, increased
productivity, and simplified IT.
- Entry hardware RAID 0, 1, and 1E
- Software RAID 0, 1, and 10
- Software RAID 5 with the addition of optional upgrade key AXXRAKSW5
- Pass-through SAS mode
•SAS or SATA storage. Connect SAS or SATA devices within the array.
Use SAS drives for speed, reliability, and scalability or high-capacity SATA
drives for budget-friendly storage.
•Scalability. Support up to 122 physical devices in SAS mode, which is
ideal for employing JBODs (Just a Bunch Of Disks) or up to 14 devices in
RAID 0, 1, 1E/10E mode through direct-connect device attachment or
expander backplane support.
•Ultra-thin driver. Decrease overhead on system resources with passthrough SAS and entry-level RAID performed on the card within firmware.
•Increased IT productivity. Simplify installation and improve manageability
using the included suite of tools, which are common across all Intel
SAS/SATA RAID solutions.
Features
Technical Specifications
1 LSI SAS1064E controller
RAID Levels
Option 1: Entry Hardware RAID 0, 1, and 1E
Option 2: Software RAID 0, 1, 10
Option 3: Software RAID 5
(requires optional AXXRAKSW5)
Option 4: Pass-through SAS
Fault Tolerance Features
Distributed Sparing
Hot Spare Support
Expander Support
Enclosure Management
S.M.A.R.T. Support
RAID support before operating
system loaded
Intel® RAID Software
Intel® Embedded RAID II Configuration Utility
Intel® RAID Web Console 2
Intel® SAS Flash
I/O Processor
LSISAS1064E
Drive Types
SAS or SATA 3Gb/s
Maximum Drives
Up to 122 physical devices supported with
SAS mode and up to 14 devices with RAID
0/1/1E/10E
2 RAID 5 activation key connector for optional AXXRAKSW5
3 Drive fault and individual activity LED connector interfaces
4 SATA x1 connectors for up to four internal ports
5 Four cables banded together for cleaner routing (not shown)
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Tape drives supported as a pass-through
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For more information on how to make Intel® Integrated RAID Module AXX4SASMOD
part of a successful storage solution, visit: www.intel.com/go/RAID
Connectors
Four SATA x1 SAS internal connectors
PCI Interface
PCI Express* x4
Form Factor
Custom 1U capable for server boards with
the appropriate module connector
Data Transfer Rates
Up to 3 GB/s per port
Operating Temperature
Maximum ambient: 60°C
Operating Voltage
+3.3V
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