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SAS 6/iR Features

 


This section provides the specifications of Dell™ Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 6/iR controller. The following table compares the specifications of the SAS 6/iR Adapter and SAS 6/iR Integrated.

Table 3-1. Specifications of SAS 6/iR 

Specification

SAS 6/iR Adapter

SAS 6/iR Integrated

SAS technology

Yes

Yes

Support for x4, x8, or x16 PCI Express Host Interface

Yes

Yes

Form Factor

Standard-Height, Half-Length PCI Adapter

Standard-Height, Half-Length PCI on all systems except on blade servers (where the dimension do not follow industry standards) and some Precision workstations (where the controller has been integrated on the mother board)

I/O controller (IOC)

LSI SAS 1068e

LSI SAS 1068e

Core Speed: 255 MHz

Core Speed: 255 MHz

Operating voltage requirements

+12V, +3.3V, +3.3Vaux

+12V, +3.3V, +3.3Vaux

Communication to the system

PCI-E lanes

System dependent

Communication to end devices

SAS Links

SAS Links

SAS Connectors

2 x4 Internal

2 x4 Internal connectors on all systems, with two exceptions: 4 x1 on Precision workstations with controller integrated on the motherboard, no SAS connector on the controller for the blades (I/O is routed though the PCI connector)

Lead Free

Yes

Yes

Supported operating systems

Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003 Family, Windows® XP, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Family, Windows Vista™, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® Versions 4 and 5, SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server Version 10.

Dell-compliant SAS and SATA compatibility

Yes

Yes

Dell supported direct connected end devices

Dell-compliant physical disks

Dell-compliant physical disks

SMART error support through management applications

Yes

Yes

Backplane supported systems

Yes

Yes

Hardware-based RAID

RAID 0, RAID 1

RAID 0, RAID 1

Maximum number of virtual disks

2

2

Storage management software

OpenManage™ Storage Services, SAS RAID Storage Manager

OpenManage Storage Services, SAS RAID Storage Manager

NOTE: The management software that is supported depends on the specific platform.

Support for internal tape drive

No

No

Support for Global Hotspare

Yes

Yes

Maximum number of Hotspares

2

2


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