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ServeRAID Adapter Quick Reference for System xServersReference InformationWhether you are protecting your storage network, enterprise databases, or application network, the ServeRAIDfamily of SAS/SATA Controllers and Host Bus Adapters delivers benefits to fit your requirements. Combining thesecontrollers with internal disk drives or external storage expansion unit increases storage capabilities.Table 1. Adapter positioningHost Bus AdaptersBasic RAID (emphasis on cost)Enterprise RAID (emphasis onperformance)12 Gbps SASN2215N2225N2226ServeRAID M1215ServeRAID M5225-2GBServeRAID M5210ServeRAID M5210e6 Gbps SASN2125N2115IBM 6Gb PerformanceOptimized HBAIBM 6Gb SAS HBAServeRAID M1115ServeRAID H1135ServeRAID H1110ServeRAID M1015ServeRAID M5120ServeRAID M5115ServeRAID M5110ServeRAID M5110eServeRAID M5025ServeRAID M5016ServeRAID M5015ServeRAID M50143 Gbps SASServeRAID BR10il v23 Gbps SATAServeRAID C105ServeRAID C100ServeRAID Adapter Quick Reference for System x Servers1
ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA ControllerThe ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller is a part of the ServeRAID M Series family, which offers acomplete server storage solution consisting of RAID controllers, cache/flash modules, energy packs, and softwarefeature upgrades in an ultra-flexible offerings structure. These products are optimized to deliver performancedemanded by the ever-growing I/O requirements of today's enterprises. The M5225-2GB is a small form factorPCIe RAID adapter for external storage, and it shares a common set of ServeRAID M Series Features onDemand (FoD) upgrades available for the entire family.Figure 1. ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA ControllerTable 2. Ordering part numbers and feature codesDescriptionPart numberFeature codeBase controllerServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller00AE938A5NDFeatures on Demand (FoD) upgrades*ServeRAID M5200 Series RAID 6 Upgrade-FoD47C8706A3Z5ServeRAID M5200 Series Performance Accelerator-FoD47C8710A3Z7ServeRAID M5200 Series SSD Caching Enabler-FoD47C8712A3Z8* One FoD upgrade for the M5200 Series controllers activates the feature on all M5200 Series controllers installedin a server.ServeRAID M5225-2GB specificationsThe ServeRAID M5225-2GB SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:LSI SAS3108 12 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller with the 1.2 GHz dual-core processorPCI Low Profile, Half-length - MD2 form factorEight external 12 Gbps SAS/SATA ports (support for 12, 6, or 3 Gbps SAS speeds and 6 or 3 Gbps SATAspeeds). Up to 12 Gbps throughput per port.Two external x4 mini-SAS HD connectors (SFF-8644)PCI Express 3.0 x8 host interfaceSupport for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, and 50 standard; support for RAID 6, 60 with the additional upgrade2 GB of onboard data cache (DDR3 running at 1866 MHz) with flash backup (MegaRAID flash cacheprotection technology)ServeRAID Adapter Quick Reference for System x Servers2
Supports SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDsIntermix of SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs is supported, but the mixing of different drives type in thesame array (drive group) is not recommendedConnects to up to 216 external drives

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