The Supermicro LSI SAS3008 HBAs (which share the same controller as the LSI 9300-8i HBAs) are engineered to deliver maximum performance. Delivering over a million IOPS and 6000+MB/s, the cards are designed to meet the growing demands of enterprises that require even more robust throughput in a range of applications that includes transactional databases, Web 2.0, data mining, and video streaming and editing. The AOC-S3008L-L8i (internal) and AOC-S3008L-L8e (external) include mini-SAS HD connectors in accordance with the SAS 3.0 standard, and ship in low-profile form factors. Further, each HBA delivers 8 lanes of PCIe 3.0 in order to achieve maximum throughput. The LSI SAS 3008 controller supports 8 lanes of PCIe 3.0 and provides SATA/SAS links at rates between 3 and 12Gb/s and supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10 in the IR version.
Supermicro LSI SAS3008 HBA Review