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)
MegaRAID Storage Manager management software
Feature upgrade matrix
The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller provides support for RAID 0, 1, and 10 as standard, ready to
use or "out-of-the-box" capabilities. An optional feature upgrade is available to expand standard
capabilities with RAID 5, 50 and self-encrypting drives. This Features on Demand (FoD) upgrade is a
software license. The following table lists the available upgrade and its capabilities.
Table 2. ServeRAID M1215 optional upgrade and its features
ServeRAID M1200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade FOD
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller
Feature RAID 5, 50