10 Best RAID Controllers
for December 2021

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Internal PCI Express SAS/SATA HBA RAID Controller Card, SAS2008 Chip, 8-Port 6Gb/s, Same as SAS 9211-8I

10Gtek Internal PCI Express SAS/SATA HBA RAID Controller Card

SAS2008 Chip, 8-Port 6Gb/s, Same as SAS 9211-8I

by 10Gtek
What We like

Systems Support: Windows, Linux RedHat, LinuxSUSE Enterprise Server(SLES), Solaris,and VMware

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Product Features

  • Data Rates: Up to 6 G SATA and SAS link rates, SAS 2.0 complian; Support 256 SAS and SATA device
  • Connectors: 2-port Mini-SAS SFF-8087
  • Host Bus Type: 8-line PCIe 2.0, X8
  • Controller: SAS 2008 controller for 8-port 6Gb/s to PCIe

Host bus type: 8-line pcie 2.0, x8 Data rates: up to 6 g sata and sas link rates, sas 2.0 complian; support 256 sas and sata device Connectors: 2-port mini-sas sff-8087 Controller: sas 2008 controller for 8-port 6gb/s to pcie

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HighPoint Technologies, SSD7202 NVMe RAID Controller

HighPoint Technologies, HighPoint Technologies

SSD7202 NVMe RAID Controller

by HighPoint Technologies, Inc.
What We like

Ideal for compact, low-profile 1 &2U servers, or workstations

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Product Features

  • RAID 0, 1, single disk
  • New, Low-Profile Bootable NVMe Solution for Linux & Windows
  • Flexible solution: compatible with PCIe x8 and x16 slots
  • Up to 2 off-the-shelf M. 2 MLC, TLC & QLC NVMe SSDs

Flexible solution: compatible with pcie x8 and x16 slots Up to 2 off-the-shelf m. 2 mlc, tlc & qlc nvme ssds New, low-profile bootable nvme solution for linux & windows Raid 0, 1, single disk

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LSI Logic Megaraid Eight-Port 6Gb/s PCI Express 3.0 SATA+SAS RAID Controller LSI00330

LSI Logic Megaraid Eight-Port 6Gb/s PCI Express 3.0 SATA+SAS RAID Controller LSI00330

by LSI LOGIC
What We like

Proven interoperability with the latest server platforms based on the PCI Express 3.0 specification

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Product Features

  • Second-generation 6Gb/s SATA+SAS controller, built on the LSISAS2208 dual-core ROC
  • Eight-port 6Gb/s PCI Express 3.0 SATA+SAS RAID controller

Second-generation 6gb/s sata+sas controller, built on the lsisas2208 dual-core roc Eight-port 6gb/s pci express 3.0 sata+sas raid controller

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Intel RS2MB044 8-port SAS RAID Controller Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Serial ATA/600 - PCI Express 2.0 x8 - Plug-in Card - RAID Supported - 0 1 5 6 10 50 60 RAID Level - 512 MB

Intel RS2MB044 8-port SAS RAID Controller Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Serial ATA/600

PCI Express 2.0 x8, Plug-in Card, RAID Supported, 0 1 5 6 10 50 60 RAID Level, 512 MB

by Intel
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StarTech.com 4 Port PCI Express 2.0 SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller Card with HyperDuo SSD Tiering - PCIe SATA 3 Controller Adapter (PEXSAT34RH)

StarTech.com 4 Port PCI Express 2.0 SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller Card with HyperDuo SSD Tiering

PCIe SATA 3 Controller Adapter (PEXSAT34RH)

by STARTECH.COM
What We like

PCIe SATA 6G

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Product Features

  • PCI Express 20 SATA Controller with HyperDuo SSD Tiering
  • PCI Express SATA RAID Card
  • Add 4 Internal SATA III (6Gbps) Ports to a computer through a PCI Express x2 slot
  • 4 Port PCI Express SATA III 6Gb

4 port pci express sata iii 6gb Pci express 20 sata controller with hyperduo ssd tiering Pci express sata raid card Add 4 internal sata iii (6gbps) ports to a computer through a pci express x2 slot

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StarTech.com 2x M.2 NGFF SSD RAID Controller Card plus 2x SATA III Ports - PCIe - Two Slot PCI Express M.2 RAID Card plus Two SATA Ports (PEXM2SAT3422)

StarTech.com 2x M.2 NGFF SSD RAID Controller Card plus 2x SATA III Ports

PCIe, Two Slot PCI Express M.2 RAID Card plus Two SATA Ports (PEXM2SAT3422)

by STARTECH.COM
What We like

Perfect for data recovery & backup / Improves the storage & performance of a PC

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Product Features

  • Storage controller supports hardware RAID / NCQ / HybridDrives / SATA3 6Gbps
  • Add two Next Generation Form Factor M.2 SSDs and two SATA ports to your computer through PCIe
  • PCIe SATA Card for almost all SATA M.2 solid-state drives plus port multiplier up to 7 drives
  • 2-Slot PCI Express SATA M.2 RAID Card / SATA 3 Controller Host Card Adapter
  • 2x M.2 NGFF SSD RAID Controller Card plus 2x SATA III Ports / PCIe

Storage controller supports hardware raid / ncq / hybriddrives / sata3 6gbps Pcie sata card for almost all sata m.2 solid-state drives plus port multiplier up to 7 drives Add two next generation form factor m.2 ssds and two sata ports to your computer through pcie 2x m.2 ngff ssd raid controller card plus 2x sata iii ports / pcie 2-slot pci express sata m.2 raid card / sata 3 controller host card adapter

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High Point RocketRAID 640L Internal 4 SATA Port PCI-Express 2.0 x4 SATA 6Gb/s RAID Controller -Lite Version

High Point RocketRAID 640L Internal 4 SATA Port PCI-Express 2.0 x4 SATA 6Gb/s RAID Controller -Lite Version

by HighPoint
What We like

Driver support for Microsoft Windows 7, 2008, Vista, and Linux distributions

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Product Features

  • Oce/orlm (online capacity expansion/online RAID level Migration)
  • PCI Express 2.0 x4
  • RAID level 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD
  • Multiple RAID support
  • Quick, background or foreground initialization

Raid level 0, 1, 5, 10 and jbod Oce/orlm (online capacity expansion/online raid level migration) 4x sata 6gb/s ports Multiple raid support Supports up to 4 sata 6gb/s and 3gb/s hdd/ssd Quick, background or foreground initialization Hot-swap and hot-plug Pci express 2.0 x4 Support raid 0,1,5,10, jbod Bios boot to raid with point-to-point connectivity or through port multiplier

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HP 804331-B21 Smart Array P408I-A SR Gen10 - Storage Controller (RAID) - 8 Channel - SATA 6Gb/s/SAS 12Gb/s - 1.2 GBps - RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60,

HP 804331-B21 Smart Array P408I-A SR Gen10

Storage Controller (RAID), 8 Channel, SATA 6Gb/s/SAS 12Gb/s, 1.2 GBps, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60,

by Hewlett Packard Enterprise-779456
What We like

Improved Efficiency and Storage Management

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Product Features

  • Increased Performance for Faster Data Insights
  • Built-in Reliability and Security

Built-in reliability and security Increased performance for faster data insights

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LSI MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i 4-Port 12Gb/s SAS+SATA PCI-Express 3.0 Low Profile RAID Controller, Single

LSI Logic LSI MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i 4-Port 12Gb/s SAS+SATA PCI-Express 3.0 Low Profile RAID Controller

Single

by LSI LOGIC
What We like

Add more protection and peace of mind with optional CacheVault flash cache protection

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Product Features

  • Connect up to 128 SATA or SAS drives with four internal 12Gb/s SATA and SAS ports
  • Support critical, high-bandwidth applications with PCIe 3.0 connectivity
  • Balance protection and performance for critical applications with RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60
  • Fit into rack-mounted servers with low-profile form factor and side-mounted SAS connectors

Fit into rack-mounted servers with low-profile form factor and side-mounted sas connectors Support critical, high-bandwidth applications with pcie 3.0 connectivity Balance protection and performance for critical applications with raid levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60 Connect up to 128 sata or sas drives with four internal 12gb/s sata and sas ports

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Dell J14DC PERC H730P PCIe 3.0 SAS Raid Controller w/ 2GB NV Cache D/PN: 0J14DC

Dell J14DC PERC H730P PCIe 3.0 SAS Raid Controller w/ 2GB NV Cache D/PN: 0J14DC

by Dell Computers
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