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The ThinkSystem RAID 930-8e External RAID Adapter is a high-performance 12 Gbps SAS RAID-on-chip (ROC) adapter for connectivity to external disk enclosures. The adapter comes standard with 4 GB of cache, supports RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6 and 60, and includes an extensive list of RAS and management features.
PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface.
12 Gbps SAS/SATA RAID controllers, based on the Broadcom MegaRAID 9480 adapter family.
4GB of integrated flash-backed cache.
Connectivity for up to 64 external SAS or SATA drives (future planned support for an upper limit of 216 drives).
Support for intermixing SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs. Mixing SAS and SATA drives in the same array is not supported. Mixing of HDDs and SSDs in the same array is not supported.
Support for intermixing of 12 Gbps and 6 Gbps drives.
Support for RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6 and 60 standard.
Support for JBOD (non-RAID) drive state.
Support for logical drive sizes greater than 2 TB.
Configurable stripe size from 64 KB up to 1 MB.
Supports 512e, 512n and 4K (when available) formatted drives.
Compliant with Disk Data Format (DDF) configuration on disk (CoD).
Connector: 4x Shielded Mini MultiLane SAS (SFF-8644) 36-pinConnector Type: SAS 12Gb/sSlot Type: PCI-Express 3.0
Adapter Type: RAID
Data Transfer Rate: 12 Gbps
(2) Mini-SAS HD SFF8644
Compliant Standards: FCC Part 15 A, RoHS, WEEE
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 with XEN
VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0
VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5