Intel RES3FV288 36 Port 12Gb/s SAS RAID Expander Card

The Intel 12Gb/s SAS RAID expander card features 36 ports (28 internal, 8 external) via HD MiniSAS connectors. The card draws power from the PCIe slot, but alternatively power can be supplied through a standard 4 pin molex connector. Low profile MD2 form factor.
Manufacturer part number: RES3FV288

RES3FV288 Features

  • SAS 3.0 data transfer with up to 36 total ports at 12 Gb/s
  • Seven HD SFF8643 mini-SAS internal connectors for 28 internal ports
  • Two HD SFF8644 mini-SAS external connectors for eight external ports
  • Low-profile, MD2 depth for use in low-profile slots
  • PCIe* x4 connector with power pins to mount and power from a PCIe slot


Intel® RAID expander RES3FV28 is ideal for solutions with more than eight drives and is an ideal complement for the SAS-3 generation RAID cards from Intel. 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.

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