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Is there an expander for RSP3GD016J?

woron
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Hello!

Is there an expander for RSP3GD016J?

Many Thanks!

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JoseH_Intel
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Hello woron,


The expander is transparent to the OS. It works at a hardware level only. Its firmware can be updated but its done through the RAID controller firmware update process. 

About the compatibility the RES2SV240 probably won't work with the RSP3GD016J controller (either embedded or hardware attached). The reason is because the RSP3GD016J is a tri-mode controller and the RES2SV240 is a previous gen expander. It does not show up as a supported device for this controller. And even if it could be connected and recognized it will create a bottleneck as the expander has a 6Gb/s bandwidth while the controller is a 12 Gb/s.


The compatible expander for this RAID controller is the following:

Intel® SAS Expander RES3FV288

SAS 3.0 12 Gb/s expander

• Featuring 6Gbps data aggregation for 12Gbps data transfer with 6Gb/s devices

• Low Profile MD2 PCIe* add-in card form factor

• 28 internal ports and 8 external ports

• Power from PCIe x1 

• HD Mini-SAS 8643 Connectors

Kit includes: (1) SAS Expander card, (2) HD-HD 250mm Expander-to-RAID card cables, and 

PCI brackets for low profile and full height.


For full details you can check https://www.mouser.co.cr/datasheet/2/612/Trimode_Storage_Hardware_User_Guide-1131441.pdf#page=26


Hope it helps


Jose A.

Intel Customer Support Technician

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit:

https://intel.com/support/serverbios


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JoseH_Intel
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Hello woron,


Thank you for joining the Intel community


The compatibility is more related to the actual system and chassis than the RAID module itself. Could you tell what system board and system chassis are you planning to install the expander at? This is an example for a S2600WF board on a R2000WF chassis: https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/server-products/server-boards/S2600WF_Conf...


I will look forward for your comments


Regards


Jose A.

Intel Customer Support Technician

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit:

https://intel.com/support/serverbios


woron
Beginner
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Hello Jose, thanks for the answer!

Now it's getting embarrassing

The RAID controller is built into the GIGABYTE X570 AORUS Pro. But works quite well.

 

If I understand correctly, the expander must function independently of the operating system. Do compatible expanders exist for RAID RSP3GD016J?

woron
Beginner
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Does an "Intel RES2SV240 24port 6G 6Gbps SATA SAS Expander" fit to RSP3GD016J?

JoseH_Intel
Moderator
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Hello woron,


The expander is transparent to the OS. It works at a hardware level only. Its firmware can be updated but its done through the RAID controller firmware update process. 

About the compatibility the RES2SV240 probably won't work with the RSP3GD016J controller (either embedded or hardware attached). The reason is because the RSP3GD016J is a tri-mode controller and the RES2SV240 is a previous gen expander. It does not show up as a supported device for this controller. And even if it could be connected and recognized it will create a bottleneck as the expander has a 6Gb/s bandwidth while the controller is a 12 Gb/s.


The compatible expander for this RAID controller is the following:

Intel® SAS Expander RES3FV288

SAS 3.0 12 Gb/s expander

• Featuring 6Gbps data aggregation for 12Gbps data transfer with 6Gb/s devices

• Low Profile MD2 PCIe* add-in card form factor

• 28 internal ports and 8 external ports

• Power from PCIe x1 

• HD Mini-SAS 8643 Connectors

Kit includes: (1) SAS Expander card, (2) HD-HD 250mm Expander-to-RAID card cables, and 

PCI brackets for low profile and full height.


For full details you can check https://www.mouser.co.cr/datasheet/2/612/Trimode_Storage_Hardware_User_Guide-1131441.pdf#page=26


Hope it helps


Jose A.

Intel Customer Support Technician

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit:

https://intel.com/support/serverbios


woron
Beginner
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Hello Jose!

Thank you for the great support!

Now I am sure that I will buy the right controller.


I would also like to say that the Intel website is very well structured for the driver search. There are even drivers for older products.

Other hardware manufacturers' websites are a disaster when it comes to finding drivers.
Intel is great!

Best regards

JoseH_Intel
Moderator
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Hello woron,


We definitely appreciate your feedback. We are glad to hear that you got the support needed. We will proceed to mark this thread as resolved. If you have further issues or questions just go ahead and submit a new topic.


Regards


Jose A.

Intel Customer Support Technician

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit:

https://intel.com/support/serverbios


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