Feature Comparison of Different Intel RAID and Storage Products

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Product Comparison

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07/13/2020

Features Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU
(Intel
® VROC NVMe)
Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU
(Intel
® VROC SATA)1
Intel® Embedded Server
RAID Technology 2 (ESRT2)
Full featured (MegaRAID)
Intel
® RAID Controller 
Entry-level (iMegaRAID)
Intel
® RAID Controller
Entry-level (IntegratedRAID)
Intel
® RAID Controller
Intel® Storage (Initiator-Target) Controller
Type of RAID Hybrid (Embedded) Software (Embedded) Software (Embedded) Hardware Hardware Hardware Storage only
RAID Level 0, 1, 5, 10 0, 1, 5, 10 0, 1, 5, 10 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 0, 1, 5, 10, 50 0, 1, 10, 1E JBOD (Passthrough)
Drive Types NVMe* SATA SATA NVMe2/SATA/SAS NVMe2/SATA/SAS SATA/SAS NVMe2/SATA/SAS
Maximum Physical NVMe Drives (up to)3 24 N/A N/A 4 4 N/A 4
Maximum Physical SAS/SATA Drives (up to)3 N/A 32 8 240 63 1024 (Non-RAID) /14 (RAID) 1024
Maximum Virtual Drives3 24 4 8 240 32 2 N/A
Hot Spare Support Global only Global only Global only Global or dedicated Global only Global only N/A
Support user defined strip size Yes Yes No Yes No No N/A
Online Capacity Expansion Yes Yes No Yes Yes RAID 1 only N/A
Backup unit Support No No No Yes No No No
Self Encrypting Drive Support No No No Yes No No No
Current Products Intel® Server Boards/Systems:
S2600WF Family
S2600ST Family
S2600BP Family

Feature key to enable Intel VROC:
Intel® VROC – Intel® SSD Only
Intel® VROC - Standard
Intel® VROC - Premium

Intel® Server Boards/Systems:
S2600WF Family
S2600ST Family
S2600BP Family
M10JNP Family
M20MYP Family
Intel® Server Boards/Systems:
S2600WF Family
S2600ST Family
S2600BP Family
M20MYP Family

Feature key to enable RAID 5:
RKSATA4R5

Mezzanine Modules:
RMSP3AD160F
RMSP3CD080F
RMS3AC160
RMS3CC080
RMS3CC040

PCIe* AIC:
RS3PTD160F
RS3PMD088F
RSP3DD080F
RS3DC080
RS3DC040
RS3MC044
RS3SC008

Mezzanine Modules:
RMSP3HD080E
RMS3HC080

PCIe AIC:
RSP3WD080E
RS3WC080

 

Mezzanine Modules:
RMS3JC080

PCIe AIC:
RS3UC080
RS3FC044

Mezzanine Modules:
RMSP3JD160J
RMS3VC160

PCIe AIC:
RSP3GD016J
RSP3QD160J
RS3UC080J
RS3GC008

1 Formerly known as Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe).
2 Supported on Trimode generation (RMSP3/RSP3) controllers with internal ports.
3 Value may be different between different product generations, refer to the user guides for details.

 

Related topics
Intel RAID/Storage Products
Intel Virtual RAID on CPU
Intel® VROC vs. Previous Intel® RSTe: Name Change Explained