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The ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x is an entry-level 6 Gbps SAS 2.0 PCI Express 2.0 RAID controller. The adapter has two internal mini-SAS connectors to drive up to 32 devices and supports the same base RAID 0, 1, and 10 feature set and drivers as the M5000 series controllers. With the attachment of the ServeRAID M1000 Advanced Feature Key, the ServeRAID M1015 offers the option of RAID 5 and SED Encryption Key management, while still being sensitive to administrator cost concerns in an entry-level RAID environment. This RAID controller provides connectivity to internal direct-attach or expander-attached hard disk, solid-state, or self-encrypting drives.
The ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller for System x introduces 6 Gbps SAS 2.0 technology to address data off-load bottlenecks in the direct-access storage environment. This throughput doubles the transfer rate of the previous generation. SAS 6Gb/s is designed for backward compatibility with 3 Gbps SAS as well as with 3 Gbps SATA hard drives. Regardless of the drive speed, this adapter will deliver significant performance improvements in both read and write applications as compared with its 3 Gbps predecessors.