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ThinkServer 8708E RAID Controller (256MB) - Overview

 

Features and specifications

The eight-port ThinkServer 8708ELP SAS/SATA RAID Controller (256MB) (67Y1494) eliminates the need to choose between cost and performance by supporting both high-capacity SATA drives and high-performance SAS drives. This adapter is ideal for internal SAS/SATA storage systems using up to 32 SAS or SATA hard drives. Featuring the LSISAS1078 ROC, a PCI Express host interface and 667MHz DDRII, the MegaRAID SAS 8708ELP is a high-performance RAID adapter with advanced data protection capabilities for low-cost server and nearline applications

Performance specifications:

  • Eight internal SAS/SATA ports
  • Two Mini-SAS SFF-8087 x4 connectors
  • 3Gb/s throughput per port
  • LSISAS1078 RAID on Chip (ROC)
  • 500MHz power-PC
  • Hardware RAID 5 and 6 parity engines
  • Low-profile form factor (7.71" x 2.536")
  • Fits x4 or x8 PCI Express slots
  • 256MB DDRII Cache (667MHz)
  • Optional battery backup unit
  • Connect up to 32 SAS and/or SATA devices
  • RAID levels 0, 1, 5 and 6 and RAID spans 10, 50 and 60
  • Auto-resume on rebuild and Auto-resume on reconstruction
  • Online Capacity Expansion (OCE) and Online RAID Level Migration (RLM)
  • Global and dedicated hot spare with revertible hot spare support
  • Automatic rebuild
  • Enclosure affinity
  • Emergency SATA hot spare for SAS arrays
  • Single controller multipathing (failover) and I/O load balancing
  • Support for extended RAID 1 volumes of up to 32 devices

Physical specifications:

  • Approximate height: 64.41 mm (2.536 in)
  • Approximate width: 18.71 mm (0.74 in)
  • Approximate length: 195.834 mm (7.71 in)
  • Approximate weight: 105g (0.23 lb)

Operating environment:

  • Temperature: 10 deg to 35 deg (C) (50 deg to 95 deg (F))
  • Relative humidity: 10% to 90% (non-condensing)

 

Warranty

1 year – Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU)

  • Announce date: 27 Jul 2010 (see country listing)
  • Availability date: 27 Jul 2010 (see country listing)
  • Effective withdrawal date: July 2011

 

Hardware compatibility
DescriptionMachine typeModels
ThinkServer RD230 4010, 4011 All
ThinkServer RD240 1045, 1046 All


Software requirements
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition R2
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition R2
  • Windows Server Small Business Server 2008 Standard (SP2)
  • Windows Server Small Business Server 2008 Premium (SP2)
  • Novell SUSE 11
  • RedHat REHL 5
  • VMWare vSphere 4.0

 

Packaging
  • ThinkServer 8708E RAID Controller (256MB)
  • Publications
  • Low profile bracket
  • 200mm MiniSAS-MiniSAS Cable
  • 440mm MiniSAS-MiniSAS Cable x2

 

Agency approvals
  • UL
  • CE EMC
  • C-tick
  • GS
  • cUL
  • CB
  • FCC

 

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Document ID : PD003103
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-75950
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