Lenovo ServeRAID M1215 12Gb/s SAS SATA Controller for x3250 M6, x3550 M5, x3650 M5, etc

Lenovo ServeRAID M1215 12Gb/s SAS SATA Controller for x3250 M6, x3550 M5, x3650 M5, etc

  • $175.00

IBM ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller


The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller is a low-cost 12 Gbps internal RAID 0/1/10 solution that can be upgraded to a cacheless RAID 5 with a Features on Demand (FoD) license upgrade. The M1215 provides two internal mini-SAS HD connectors with eight lanes of 12 Gbps SAS and eight lanes of PCIe 3.0 to facilitate high data transfer rates.

The M1215 controller is a part of the ServeRAID M Series family that offers a complete server storage solution consisting of RAID controllers, cache/flash modules, energy packs, and software feature upgrades in an ultra-flexible offerings structure.


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Technical specifications

The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:

LSI SAS3008 12 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller

PCI Low Profile, Half-length - MD2 form factor

Eight internal 12 Gbps SAS/SATA ports

Two internal mini-SAS HD connectors (SFF-8643)

Supports 12, 6, and 3 Gbps SAS and 6 and 3 Gbps SATA data transfer rates

Up to 12 Gbps throughput per port

PCI Express 3.0 x8 host interface

Support both RAID and JBOD (pass-thru mode with system drives) configurations

Up to 32 drives, including hot spares, are supported in a RAID configuration.

Up to 64 drives are supported in a JBOD (non-RAID) configuration.

Support for RAID levels 0, 1, and 10 standard; support for RAID 5, 50 with optional upgrade

Zero Controller Cache, no battery/flash backup

Support for SAS and SATA hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs)

Support for simple swap and hot swap drives

Support for intermixing SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs. Mixing different types of drives in the same array (drive group) not supported.

Optional support for self-encrypting drives (SEDs) with MegaRAID SafeStore

Support for up to 32 virtual drives, up to 32 drive groups, up to 16 virtual drives per one drive group, and up to 32 physical drives per one drive group

Support for virtual drive sizes greater than 2 TB

Fixed stripe size of 64 KB

Compliant with Disk Data Format (DDF) configuration on disk (COD)

S.M.A.R.T. support

MegaRAID Storage Manager management software


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