Category: Storage and Hard Drive
Manufacturer: IBM Corporation
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 190KB
Operating System: Windows Vista/XP/2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.2.0 / 07 Jul 2010
The IBM ServeRAID 8s Controller has an optional battery-backup cache. During power outages, this driver allows up to 72 hours of data protection. It is easy to use and is compatible with most operating systems. It provides a solid solution for internal and external storage management. It has an optional battery that allows for performance enhancements. It is suited for all workstations and servers since it comes with ultra high speeds data transfer that may be needed for mission critical applications and backup services. It can sustain high levels of read and write operations. At full duplex, it can perform at up to 3 Gb/second of throughput. It has one internal SAS connector and one external mini-SAS connector. It has an internal cable that is optional. This cable is for hot-swap System x3250 models and hot-swap x3200 models. It also has an optional internal cable for simple-swap x3200 models.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The IBM ServeRAID 8s Controller supports Raid levels of 0, 1, 1E, 5,6,10 and 50. It has two ports but the second internal port is not used. It has a microprocessor of Intel I0P333 800 MHz. It has a maximum hard disk drive of 128. It supports 24 logical drives but only 10 logical drives per physical drive. It has a standard memory of 256 MB and a data transfer rate of up to 300 MBps. Its approximated physical dimensions are a width of 167.82 mm (6.61 in), a height of 69.04 mm (2.72 in) and a depth of 14.45 mm (.57 in). It weighs about 5kg (1.1 lb). It is not Energy Star Compliant. It is compatible with System x3200 and System x3250 SAS/SATA. It has a Serial ATA-300 / SAS controller interface. It has an interface bus of PCle x8 at 2.5 Gbps. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and IBM ServeRAID 8s Controller errors before installing any driver updates.