36 Port SAS SATA PCI Express Intel RAID Expander Card

Intel RES3FV288 RAID Expander, 12 GB/s Transfer Rate, 28x Internal / 8x External SAS/SATA Ports, PCIe x4

Scan code: LN63826 Manufacturer code: RES3FV288 Request call
£365.99Item currently awaiting an ETA
Pre order
Pay on Scan Finance with a 10% deposit from just £9.14 / month (APR 15.9%)
High End
Delivery options £5.48 By DPD DPD Delivered to your specified address. Receive SMS with one-hour delivery window. £4.79 Collect from local shops UPS and DPD Pickup Collect your parcel from your newsagents, petrol stations and convenience stores. Free Collect Instore Q-Collect Place your order online and collect from our Bolton store with Q-Collect. Weekend, timed and European delivery options are available at checkout ScanProtect protection ScanProtect Protect against installation damage for 28 days.More
Product Overview For a low-cost value-added alterative to high port count RAID cards, select the Intel® RAID Expander RES3FV288. As the perfect complement for Intel's SAS-3 generation RAID cards, the RES3FV288 offers ultimate flexibility for architecting a high drive count (>8 drive) storage solution in any sized system. Designed with a low profile, MD2 form factor, the RES3FV288 can be used in any server add-in card slot including a low profile slot in a 2U rack system. In cases where an add-in slot is not available, the RES3FV288 can even be mounted to a chassis wall or air-duct.

The RES3FV288, powered by a high performance SAS 3.0 capable expander, enables the connection of up to 28 inside-the-box SAS or Serial ATA (SATA) devices; plus it delivers 8 external ports for connection to a JBOD. Each expander port is capable of performing SAS and SATA transfers based on the speed of the host or target at either 12Gb/s or 6Gb/s. Furthermore, 6Gb/s signals are aggregated by the expander to allow for 12Gb/s communication with RAID add-in cards capable of this higher data rate. The RES3FV288 supports management functions such as discovery and enclosure management, and can be cascaded to accommodate as many drives as the associated SAS/RAID card allows.

All Intel RAID solutions are validated across multiple platforms with Intel® boards, chassis, and systems. Customized training, as well as Intel® service and support, make Intel the one source for customers seeking data protection, increased productivity, and simplified IT. Features • Low-cost alternative to high port count RAID cards.
Provide a more economic solution that is similar to a high port count card, but has more flexibility as the RES3FV288 can be teamed up with a wide variety 4 or 8 port SAS RAID card/modules providing you with features that are best suited to customer needs.

• Inside-the-box design flexibility.
With a true MD2 form factor, this expander card is ideal for low-profile height and half-length adapter slots. In addition, the card design allows for mounting on chassis walls or ducting. Power can be obtained either from a PCIe slot or a power cable.

• Excellent performance and data aggregation.
The RES3FV288 is capable of allowing Intel’s SAS-3 high port count RAID to reach their optimal performance with transfer rates of up to 12Gb/s per port. Compliance with the SAS 3.0 specification allows for bandwidth aggregation of 6Gb/s target data for transfer at 12Gb/s.

• Compatible with Intel’s current and future RAID products.
Connect any of Intel’s current SAS-3 RAID products to extend 4 or 8 ports up to 20 internal and 8 external ports.

• Exceptional quality and support.
Thoroughly tested across Intel’s SAS-3 RAID product line to ensure ease of deployment; and backed by a 3 year warranty.

The perfect complement to Intel’s SAS/RAID products to enable high drive counts
• 1. SAS 3.0 Expander to enable communication with up to 36 total ports at 6 or 12Gb/s
• 2. Seven HD SFF8643 Mini-SAS internal connectors for 28 internal ports (8 ports for connecting to an initiator and 20 ports for targets)
• 3. One HD SFF8644 Mini-SAS external connector for 8 external ports
• 4. Low Profile, MD2 depth for use in low profile slots and motherboards with add-in card depth constraints
• 5. PCIe x4 connector with power pins to mount and power from a PCIe slot (if desired)
• 6. RA 4 Pin power connector to power from a cable (if desired)
• 7. Mounting holes for attaching to a chassis or duct wall (if desired)
• 8. Two short cables with SFF8644 connectors at each end and designed to allow tight bend radii are included to attach to the teamed RAID add-in card or module (not shown)
Ports Total 36 Port
Ports Internal 28 Int Ports
Ports External 8 Ext Ports
Connectors 36 x SAS/SATA
Interface PCIe x4
RAID Support N/A
Low Profile Compatible Yes
Cables Inc. Two short cables for connecting the expander to a nearby RAID controller
Cache Memory  
Notes RAID Level Support Dependant on Paired RAID Card

Please note your statutory rights are not affected.

For further information regarding Scan's warranty procedure please see our terms and conditions

12 months
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
12 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Scan OEM
0871 472 4747
TekSpek Guides
System Buses & Bandwidth
System Buses & Bandwidth
Date Issued: 21st Oct 2008

In computing terms, system buses are used to connect various components to the motherboard’s core logic and, often, to each other. Modern PCs run with a multitude of high-speed buses ranging from the interconnects between, say, the chipset and the CPU, graphics card, memory, and peripherals.

Read More

Setup XP with a RAID driver
Setup XP with a RAID driver
Date Issued: 20th Oct 2008

When installing Windows XP, most of the time you’ll find that it has the basic drivers it needs to install itself. However, sometimes you might need to intervene. This tends to be the case if you have a special type of storage, such as Serial ATA or a RAID device.

Read More

Date Issued: 2nd Jul 2008

Serial ATA, or SATA, is a relatively new storage technology that is now being adopted in computers. It is the successor to Parallel ATA. SATA allows for faster transfers between the hard disk and the system, uses thinner cables and is easier to physically install

Read More

Date Issued: 14th Jun 2008

In this guide we will be examining a popular method used for increasing the performance and reliability of your hard drives and data storage

Read More

Gigabytes and Gibibytes
Gigabytes and Gibibytes
Date Issued: 23rd Aug 2005

If you've used a computer for any duration of time you'll have come across the terms “kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte” and so on. Then there's “kilobit, megabit and gigabit” to add a bit of confusion and to top it all off you've maybe heard or read terms like “gibibyte” on occasion.

Read More

Questions & Answers
36 Port SAS SATA PCI Express Intel RAID Expander Card
36 Port SAS SATA PCI Express Intel RAID Expander Card