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SAS Expander Controllers

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These are some of the most popular SAS controller cards for SAS Expanders in external enclosures. Most manufacturers are using the fastest Intel processors in their top-tier SAS models. The Areca controllers (1883ix-12, 1883ix-16, 1883ix-24) are notable for having expandable cache, up to 4GB.


LSI

Areca

ATTO

Controller

LSI 9380-8e

Areca 1883x

ATTO R680

Processor

LSISAS3108 dual core RAID on Chip (ROC)

Dual Core 1.2GHz

?

Cache RAM

1 GB

2 GB

512 MB

RAID Levels

0, 1, 5, 6,
10, 50, 60

0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6,
10, 30, 50, 60

0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 40,
50, 60 and DVRAID™

Internal Connect

n/a

n/a

n/a

External Connect

2 x SFF-8644

2 x SFF-8644

2 x SFF-8088

Interface

PCIe 3.0 x8

PCIe 3.0 x8

PCIe 2.0 x8

RAM Upgrade
(optional)

n/a

n/a

n/a

Other Options

LSI 9380-4i4e
LSI 9286-8e
LSI 9286CV-8e
LSI 9280-8e
LSI 9280-4i4e
LSI 9280-16i4e
LSI 9280-24i4e

Areca 1883LP
Areca 1883ix-12
Areca 1883ix-16
Areca 1883ix-24
Areca 1882ix-12
Areca 1882ix-16
Areca 1882ix-24
Areca 1882x

ATTO R644

non-RAID HBA

LSI 9300-8e
LSI 9300-16e
LSI 9300-4i4e
LSI 9305-16i
LSI 9305-24i
LSI 9305-16e
LSI 9207-8e
LSI 9201-16e
LSI 9206-16e

Areca 1320-8x

ATTO H1244
ATTO H1280
ATTO H1288
ATTO H12F0



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