Intel® RAID Controller RS2MB044


  • Product Collection Intel® RAID Controllers
  • Code Name Products formerly Mobile Bay
  • Marketing Status Discontinued
  • Launch Date Q2'10
  • Expected Discontinuance Q4'14
  • EOL Announce Friday, October 31, 2014
  • Last Order Thursday, April 30, 2015
  • Last Receipt Attributes Monday, August 31, 2015
  • 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 4
  • # of Devices Supported 240
  • Cache Memory 512MB
  • PCIe Host Interface PCIe x8 Gen2
  • IO Processor Model LSI2108
  • Keying PCIe x8 Connector
  • Connector Orientation 1 Top, 1 External 8088
  • Extended Warranty Available for Purchase (Select Countries) Yes
  • Additional Features Support for Premium Feature Options
  • Included Items Raid Controller, Quick Start User Guide, 1 standard & 1 Low Profile bracket. No SAS Cables are included.
  • New Design Availability Expiration Date Thursday, June 25, 2015

Supplemental Information

  • Description Mainstream 6G SAS RAID controller with 4 internal and 4 external ports for SAS/SATA drives.Retail SKU includes cables.

Ordering and Compliance

Retired and discontinued

Intel® RAID Controller RS2MB044, Single

Trade compliance information

  • ECCN 5A992C
  • CCATS G134612
  • US HTS 8471801000

PCN Information

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


SAS Hardware RAID Driver for VMWare* ESX 4

SAS Hardware RAID Driver 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.