Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL040

Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL040


  • Product Collection Intel® RAID Controllers
  • Code Name Products formerly Big Laurel
  • Status Discontinued
  • Launch Date Q2'10
  • Expected Discontinuance Q4'16
  • EOL Announce Monday, October 24, 2016
  • Last Order Thursday, April 20, 2017
  • Last Receipt Attributes Monday, August 21, 2017
  • Target Market Mainstream
  • Board Form Factor Low Profile MD2 Card
  • Data Transfer Rate 6 Gb/s
  • Supported Devices SAS/SATA
  • Supported Operating Systems Windows, Linux, Solaris, VMware
  • Compatible Cache Backup Options AXXRSBBU7 or AXXRSBBU8
  • RAID Level Supported 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60
  • JBOD Mode No
  • # of Ports Internal 4
  • # of Ports External 0
  • # of Devices Supported 32
  • Cache Memory 512MB
  • PCIe Host Interface PCIe x8 Gen2
  • IO Processor Model LSI2108
  • Keying PCIe x8 Connector
  • Connector Orientation Top
  • Extended Warranty Available for Purchase (Select Countries) Yes
  • Additional Extended Warranty Details Intel® RAID Extended Warranty
  • Additional Features Support for Premium Feature Options
  • Included Items Raid Controller, Quick Start User Guide, 1 standard & 1 Low Profile bracket. One SAS Cable is included.

Supplemental Information

  • Description Entry-level 6G SAS RAID controller with 4 internal ports for SAS/SATA drives. Retail SKU includes cable.

Drivers and Software

Latest Drivers & Software

Downloads Available:


Windows* Driver for Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL080, RS2BL040, RS2MB044, RS2PI008(DE), RS2SG244, RS2VB080, RS2VB040, RS2WG160, RS2WC080, RS2WC040


RAID CMDTool2 for DOS, FreeBSD*, Linux*, Solaris*, and Windows*

SAS Hardware RAID Driver for VMWare* ESXi 5

SAS Hardware RAID Driver for VMWare* ESX 4

RAID Management Utility for VMWare ESXi* 5

Launch Date

The date the product was first introduced.

Expected Discontinuance

Expected Discontinuance is an estimate of when a product will begin the Product Discontinuance process. The Product Discontinuance Notification (PDN), published at the start of the discontinuance process, will include all EOL Key Milestone details. Some business units may communicate EOL timeline details before the PDN is published. Contact your Intel representative for information on EOL timelines and extended life options.