Dell EMC PowerEdge RAID Controller S140 User’s Guide

PERC S140 specifications

The following table provides PERC S140 specifications for SATA and NVMe PCIe SSDs:

NOTE: Specifications vary depending on the system model.
Table 1. Specifications for PERC S140Specifications for PERC S140
Specification PERC S140
SATA SSD technology Yes
NVMe support Yes
SAS connectors No
Dell-compliant SAS compatibility No
Direct-connected end devices Dell-compliant HDDs and SSDs
SMART error support through management applications Yes
Backplane supported systems Yes
Support for internal tape drive No
Support for global hot spare Yes
Support for 512 native and 512e drives Yes
Support for 4Kn native drives No
Maximum number of global hot spares Varies with the number of free disks in the system.
Maximum number of physical disk supported (SATA + NVMe) 30
Table 2. SATA Specifications for PERC S140SATA Drive Specifications
Specification PERC S140
Dell-compliant SATA compatibility Yes
Communication with the end devices SATA links
SATA connectors Discrete on the system board
I/O controller Intel C621 (C620 series chipset) (onboard SATA) and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
Communication with the system Integrated
Software-based RAID for SATA drives Windows RAID: Volume, RAID 1, RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 10
Linux RAID: RAID 1
NOTE: Non-boot virtual disks of any supported RAID level by the Linux OS installed on RAID-1 disk can also be created using native Linux RAID utilities.
Pass through SSD support Yes
Table 3. NVMe Specifications for PERC S140NVMe Device Specifications
Specification PERC S140
Maximum number of namespace(s) supported 1
NOTE: If the drive having more than one namespace(s) is connected, the drive is marked offline and is inaccessible.
NVMe connectors PCIe/slimline
NOTE: Only Dell-compliant NVMe PCIe SSD 2.5 inch Small Form Factor (SFF), or NVMe PCIe SSD Adapters are supported.
Dell-compliant NVMe compatibility Yes
Communication with end devices PCIe
Software-based RAID for NVMe PCIe SSDs Windows RAID: Volume, RAID 1, RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 10
Linux RAID: RAID 1
NOTE: Non-boot virtual disks of any supported RAID level by the Linux OS installed on RAID-1 disk can also be created using native Linux RAID utilities.
Pass through NVMe PCIe SSD support Yes

The following table provides PERC S140 virtual disk specifications:

Table 4. Virtual disk specifications for PERC S140 with SATA configurationVirtual disk specifications for PERC S140
Specification PERC S140
Maximum number of physical disks supported 12
Maximum number of virtual disks supported 30
NOTE: Maximum number of virtual disks may exceed 30 when:
  • physical disks are migrated from any other configuration
  • a disk in Ready state is converted to a non-RAID disk
Maximum number of virtual disks supported from a single disk group 16
NOTE: Maximum number of virtual disks can exceed more than 16 from a single disk group as there is no constraint from PERC S140.
Minimum virtual disk size 102 MB
Maximum number of physical disks per virtual disk 12
Maximum number of virtual disks per physical disk 30
Maximum number of physical disks in a volume 1
Maximum number of physical disks in a RAID 0 12
Maximum number of physical disks in a RAID 1 2
Maximum number of physical disks in a RAID 5 12
Maximum number of physical disks in a RAID 10 12
Minimum number of physical disks in a volume 1
Minimum number of physical disks in a RAID 0 2
Minimum number of physical disks in a RAID 1 2
Minimum number of physical disks in a RAID 5 3
Minimum number of physical disks in a RAID 10 4
NOTE: The configurations listed in the table above may vary with the hard-drive backplane of your system.
Table 5. Virtual disk specifications for PERC S140 with NVMe configurationVirtual disk specifications for PERC S140 with NVMe configuration
Specification PERC S140
Maximum number of physical disks supported 30
Maximum number of virtual disks supported 30
NOTE: Maximum number of virtual disks may exceed 30 when:
  • physical disks are migrated from any other configuration
  • a disk in Ready state is converted to a non-RAID disk
Maximum number of virtual disks supported from a single disk group 16
NOTE: Maximum number of virtual disks can exceed more than 16 from a single disk group as there is no constraint from PERC S140.
Minimum virtual disk size 102 MB
Maximum number of physical disks per virtual disk 16
Maximum number of virtual disks per physical disk 30
Maximum number of physical disks in a volume 1
Maximum number of physical disks in a RAID 0 16
Maximum number of physical disks in a RAID 1 2
Maximum number of physical disks in a RAID 5 16
Maximum number of physical disks in a RAID 10 16
Minimum number of physical disks in a volume 1
Minimum number of physical disks in a RAID 0 2
Minimum number of physical disks in a RAID 1 2
Minimum number of physical disks in a RAID 5 3
Minimum number of physical disks in a RAID 10 4

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