The SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv) for IBM BladeCenter is an expansion card that offers the ideal way to connect the supported BladeCenter servers to a wide variety of SAS storage devices. Built on proven 3 Gbps, full-duplex, SAS technology, the SAS Connectivity Card can connect to the IBM System Storage DS3200 from the BladeCenter E or H chassis, and to multiple Disk Storage Modules in the BladeCenter S. The card routes the pair of SAS channels from the blade's onboard SAS controller to SAS switches installed in the BladeCenter chassis.
|Device Type||SAS Controller|
|Form Factor||Plug-in Module|
|Drive Type||Serial Attached SCSI|
|Data Transfer Rate||300MB/s|
|Ports||4 x Serial Attached SCSI External|