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Technical rules for HBA/RAID adapters

The following table lists the HBA/RAID adapters used for the internal storage of the server.
HBA/RAID adaptersMaximum supportedSlot selection prioritySuggested priority (between adapters)Super capacitor
ThinkSystem 430-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA49, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 616No
ThinkSystem 430-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA21, 2, 3, 4, 5, 616No
ThinkSystem 430-8e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA51, 2, 4, 5, 719No
ThinkSystem 430-16e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA51, 2, 4, 5, 719No
ThinkSystem 440-8i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb HBA49, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 616No
ThinkSystem 440-16i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb HBA21, 2, 3, 4, 5, 616No
ThinkSystem 440-8e SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb HBA51, 2, 4, 5, 719No
ThinkSystem 440-16e 12Gb HBA51, 2, 4, 5, 719No
ThinkSystem RAID 530-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter49, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 615No
ThinkSystem RAID 540-8i PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter49, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 615No
ThinkSystem RAID 730-8i 1GB Cache PCIe 12Gb Adapter39, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 614No
ThinkSystem RAID 730-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter39, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 613Yes
ThinkSystem RAID 930-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter39, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 611Yes
ThinkSystem RAID 930-16i 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter11, 2, 3, 4, 5, 612Yes
ThinkSystem RAID 930-16i 8GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter11, 2, 3, 4, 5, 612Yes
ThinkSystem RAID 930-24i 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter11, 2, 3, 4, 510Yes
ThinkSystem RAID 930-8e 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter41, 2, 4, 5, 719Yes
ThinkSystem RAID 940-8i 4GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter39, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 611Yes
ThinkSystem RAID 940-16i 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter11, 2, 3, 4, 5, 612Yes
ThinkSystem RAID 940-32i 8GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter11, 2, 3, 4, 510Yes
ThinkSystem RAID 940-8e 4GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter41, 2, 4, 5, 719Yes
ThinkSystem 810-4P NVMe Switch Adapter41, 4, 5, 64No
ThinkSystem 1610-4P NVMe Switch Adapter31, 4, 53No
ThinkSystem 1611-8P PCIe Gen4 Switch Adapter21, 53No
ThinkSystem 4-Port PCIe Gen4 NVMe Retimer Adapter31, 4, 53No
Note
  • If you plan to use the RAID 530-8i adapter in the server, it must have firmware 50.3.0-1032 or later applied before it can be used in the server. If the adapter you plan to use has older firmware, it must first be upgraded by installing it in a supported server and upgrading the firmware there. For more information, see https://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/zh/solutions/ht509177.

  • The RAID 530-8i adapter cannot be mixed with the RAID 730-8i 1G adapter.

  • The RAID 540-8i adapter can be mixed with other x40 series RAID/HBA adapters.

  • The RAID 730-8i-1G adapter is not available for North America.

  • The RAID 730-8i 2G adapter cannot be mixed with the RAID 730-8i 1G adapter or RAID 930-8i adapter.

  • If the rear 3.5-inch drive cage is installed, the RAID 930-24i adapter can only be installed in slot 3. If the rear 2.5-inch drive cage is installed, the RAID 930-24i adapter can only be installed in slot 1 or 2.

  • The RAID 940 adapters can be mixed with the 440-8i or 440-16i HBA adapters.

  • The RAID 940/440 adapters cannot be mixed with the RAID 930/730/530/430 adapters.

  • Oversubscription may exist in some configurations with NVMe switch adapters. For details, see: Internal storage.

  • When there are more than 16 NVMe SSDs, NVMe retimers or switch adapters must be selected.

  • External RAID adapters are not supported in slots 3, 6 or 8.

  • If a RAID 730-8i 1 GB/2 GB adapter is installed, ThinkSystem 2.5"/ 3.5" PM1653 Read Intensive SAS 24 Gb SSDs and ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1655 Mixed Use SAS 24 Gb SSDs cannot be installed.