I/O Controller (IOC)
Operating voltage requirements
Communication to the system
Communication to end devices
Dell-compliant SAS and SATA compatibility
Dell-supported direct connected end devices
Hardware-based RAID support
12 Gbps throughput
PCI-e x8 link width
LED Port activity feature for 12 Gbps SAS HBA controller
The 12 Gbps SAS HBA controller is equipped with port activity or status LEDs. The LEDs enable you to
quickly determine the status of an external SAS port. Each x4 connector has its own set of LEDs.
The following table describes the color of the LEDs and corresponding SAS port state.
Table 2. x4 Connector LEDs Description
Supported operating systems
The 12 GBPS SAS HBA controller supports the following operating systems:
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
12 Gbps SAS HBA controller
Half-height, Half-length PCI adapter
LSI SAS 3008
+12 V, +3.3 V, +3.3 Vaux
Dell-supported external tape devices, Dell supported
external RBODs, and JBODs.
SAS Port State
Indicates one of the following:
Power is off.
Port has been reset.
Either all links in the port are disconnected or the
cable is disconnected.
All links in the port are connected and functional.
One or more links in the port is not connected. This is
applicable only in a wide port configuration.