SAS RAID Controller Cards

SAS Controllers have all but replaced SATA controllers on the mid and high-end because they are compatible with both high performance SAS hard drives and high capacity SATA drives. SAS controllers also provide for future expansion, as most cards support from 32 to 128 hard drives with the use of SAS Expanders. You also are able to use longer cables with SAS as opposed to the limitations of SATA.

You will find two classes of controller here: those that support RAID 6 (with on-board processors) and those that do not. We highly recommend RAID 6 or RAID 10 for all primary storage over 8TB for reliability reasons. The riskier RAID 5 should be reserved for secondary storage such as backups or smaller volumes.

If you need help choosing the right controller, don't hesitate to call 1-800-298-4173 or email [email protected]. Everyone you reach has in-depth technical experience that comes from actually using these products. Whether you are almost ready to buy or are earlier in the process, we will take time to make sure you understand your options.

Areca

Areca ARC-1226-8X 8-Port PCIe 12Gb/s SAS RAID Card

$579.99
The 12Gb/s SAS interface supports both 12Gb/s SAS disk drives for data-intensive applications and 6Gb/s SATA drives for low-cost bulk storage of reference data. The RAID controller only support directly attach to 8 SAS/SATA drives without supporting the expand function. The ARC-12x6 series default support 1GB on-board DDR3-1600 SDRAM memory. (SC-ARC-1226-8X)

Areca ARC-1264IL-12 PCIe SATA RAID Controller Card

$619.99
Supports up to twelve 6Gb/s SATA HDDs or SSDs, ARM Storage I/O processor, PCIe 2.0 x8 interface, 1GB onboard SDRAM cache, 3xSFF-8087 ports, all RAID levels supported. 3 year warranty. (SC-ARC-1264IL12)

Areca ARC-1264IL-16 PCIe SATA RAID Controller Card

$755.99
Supports up to sixteen 6Gb/s SATA HDDs or SSDs, ARM Storage I/O processor, PCIe 2.0 x8 interface, 1GB onboard SDRAM cache, 4xSFF-8087 ports, all RAID levels supported. 3 year warranty. (SC-ARC-1264IL16)

Areca ARC-1883i 12G SAS RAID Controller Card

$596.99
The latest 12G offering from Areca has two internal SFF-8643 connectors, Supports up to 256 devices using SAS expander, 1.2Ghz Dual core RAID-on-chip processor. PCIe 3.0 x8 interface, 2GB cache. Windows, Linux, Mac support. (SC-ARC-1883I)

Areca ARC-1883IX-12 12-port 12G SAS RAID Controller

$949.99
Supports up to 256 hard drives and SSDs via SAS expanders, 3 x SFF-8643 connectors and 1 x SFF-8644 connector. Dual core RAID-on-chip 1.2Ghz processor. All major RAID levels supported. 2GB cache included. Upgradable to 4GB or 8GB of cache. Includes internal cables. (SC-ARC-1883IX12)

Areca ARC-1883IX-16 16-port 12G SAS RAID Controller

$1,032.99
Supports up to 256 hard drives and SSDs via SAS expanders, 4 x SFF-8643 connectors and 1 x SFF-8644 connector. Dual core RAID-on-chip 1.2Ghz processor. All major RAID levels supported. 2GB cache included. Upgradable to 4GB or 8GB of cache. Includes internal cables. (SC-ARC-1883IX16)

Areca ARC-1883IX-24 24-port 12G SAS RAID Controller

$1,193.99
Supports up to 256 hard drives and SSDs via SAS expanders, 6 x SFF-8643 connectors and 1 x SFF-8644 connector. Dual core RAID-on-chip 1.2Ghz processor. All major RAID levels supported. 2GB cache included. Upgradable to 4GB or 8GB of cache. Includes internal cables. (SC-ARC-1883IX24)

Areca ARC-1883LP 12G SAS RAID Controller Card

$697.99
Blazing fast 12G speed. All RAID levels supported. One external SFF-8644 HD mini SAS connector, one internal SFF-8643 connector. PCIe 3.0, x8 interface. Supports up to 256 devices with SAS expanders. Windows, Linux, Mac support. (SC-ARC-1883LP)

Areca ARC-1883X 12G SAS RAID Controller Card

$788.00
Blazing fast 12G speed. All RAID levels supported. Two external SFF-8644 HD mini SAS connectors. PCIe 3.0, x8 interface. Supports up to 256 devices with SAS expanders. Windows, Linux, Mac support. (SC-ARC-1883X)

Areca ARC-1884ixl-12 12-port 12G SAS RAID Controller Card

$899.99
Supports up to 512 hard drives and SSDs via SAS expanders, 2 x SFF-8643 connectors and 1 x SFF-8644 connector. Dual core RAID-on-chip 1.2Ghz processor. All major RAID levels supported. 2GB cache included. Battery backup module (BBM) ready. (SC-ARC-1884IX12)

Areca ARC-1884ixl-8 8-port 12G SAS RAID Controller Card

$839.99
Supports up to 512 hard drives and SSDs via SAS expanders, 2 x SFF-8643 connectors and 1 x SFF-8644 connector. Dual core RAID-on-chip 1.2Ghz processor. All major RAID levels supported. 2GB cache included. Battery backup module (BBM) ready. (SC-ARC-1884IX8)

Areca 6120T121-12G Battery Backup Module

$125.99
Compatible with all Areca 1883 Series Controllers. Will back up cache memory for up to 72 hrs in case of disk failure or power outage. (SC-6120T121-12G)

Areca ARC-1000 LCD Control Panel (Black)

$69.99
Connects to all Areca controllers and provides RAID status, warnings, etc. (SC-ARC-1000B)

Areca ARC-1883-CAP Flash-based BBU

$228.99
Flash-based backup module for Areca 1883 series 12G SAS controller cards. Supports up to 2GB of backed cache. Should use regular BBU for memory up to 4GB or 8GB. (SC-ARC-1883-CAP)

Areca ARC6120BA-T121 BBU Module for 16xx/1880/1882/1883 series.

$125.99
Compatible with all Areca 16xx, 18xx and 1882 Series Controllers. Will back up cache memory for up to 72 hrs in case of disk failure or power outage. (SC-6120T121)

Areca ARC-8340-4GB 4GB memory for 1883IX series

$79.99
4GB upgrade memory module for Areca 1883IX series SAS RAID controllers. (ARC-8340-4GB)

Areca ARC-8340-8GB 8GB memory for 1883IX series

$125.99
8GB upgrade memory module for Areca 1883IX series SAS RAID controllers. (ARC-8340-8GB)
LSI

Broadcom LSI 9380-8I8E 12Gb/s PCIe SAS RAID Controller - 05-25716-00

$857.99
Supports up to 240 SAS / SATA devices with its 2 SFF-8644 external ports and 2 SFF-8643 internal ports. (SC-9380-8I8E)

Broadcom LSI MEGARAID SAS 9365-28I SAS RAID Controller - 05-50028-00

$1,229.00
Configure high-density storage servers with up to 28 drives via direct connection inside the box. x8 lane PCI Express 3.0. Provides 6 x SFF-8643 and 1 x SFF-8654 internal connectors and up to 12Gb/s per port. 3 year warranty. (SC-9365-28I)

LSI / Broadcom 9440-8I Tri-Mode RAID Controller - 05-50008-02

$333.99
Supports up to 63 SAS/SATA devices or 24 NVMe devices. Features 2 x SFF-8643 internal connectors. 3 year warranty. (SC-9440-8I)

LSI / Broadcom CVPM02 Cachevault Super Capacitor Cache Backup Module - 05-50038-00

$165.00
LSI / Broadcom CacheVault CVPM02 super capacitor & flash cache backup module for 9380-8i8e cards. (SC-LSICVPM02)

LSI / Broadcom CVPM05 Cachevault Super Capacitor Cache Backup Module - 05-50039-00

$165.00
LSI / Broadcom CacheVault CVPM05 super capacitor & flash cache backup module for 9480 and 9460 series. (SC-LSICVPM05)

LSI 8 port PCI-X SAS Controller - SAS3442X-R

$59.99
The SAS3442X-R, PCI-X, 8-port 3Gb/s SAS controller supports RAID 0, RAID 1/1E and has 4 internal and 4 external ports and can be connected directly to 8 SAS and/or SATA hard disk drives or as many as 122 when used in systems employing SAS expanders. Requires a PCI-X slot. (SC-SAS3442X)

LSI 9341-4I PCIe SAS RAID Controller - LSI00419

$209.99
Connect up to 64 SAS or SATA drives in non-RAID mode or up to 32 drives in RAID mode with one internal 12Gb/s SFF-8643 connector (using expanders). Low profile bracket included. (SC-9341-4I)

LSI 9341-8I PCIe SAS RAID Controller - LSI00407

$294.99
Connect up to 64 SAS or SATA drives in non-RAID mode or up to 32 drives in RAID mode with two internal 12Gb/s SFF-8643 connectors (using expanders). Low profile bracket included. (SC-9341-8I)

LSI 9361-16i 16-port 12G SAS RAID Controller - 05-25708-00

$917.99
Supports up to 16 SAS or SATA drives (240 drives with SAS expanders). New low profile form factor for high density applications. Also includes standard height bracket. (SC-9361-16I)

LSI 9361-4I MegaRAID 12G SAS PCIe Card - LSI00415

$459.99
Support for up to 128 SAS and/or SATA hard drives and SSDs via 1xSFF-8643 internal HD Mini SAS connector. 1GB DDR3 onboard cache, optional CacheVault BBU, No cables included. (SC-9361-4I)

LSI 9361-8I MegaRAID 12G SAS PCIe Card - LSI00417

$579.99
Support for up to 128 SAS and/or SATA hard drives and SSDs via 2xSFF-8643 internal HD Mini SAS connectors. 1GB DDR3 onboard cache, optional CacheVault BBU, No cables included. (SC-9361-8I)

LSI Broadcom 9361-24I 12Gb/s SAS RAID Controller Card - 05-50022-00

$1,029.00
Supports up to 24 SAS or SATA drives (240 drives with SAS expanders). New low profile form factor for high density applications. (SC-9361-24I)

LSI Broadcom 9460-16I Tri-Mode SAS RAID Controller - 05-50011-00

$923.99
Supports up to 255 SAS/SATA devices or 24 NVMe devices. Features 4 x SFF-8643 internal connectors. 3 year warranty. (SC-9460-16I)

LSI Broadcom 9460-8I Tri-Mode SAS RAID Controller - 05-50011-02

$765.00
Supports up to 255 SAS/SATA devices or 24 NVMe devices. Features 2 x SFF-8643 internal connectors. 3 year warranty. (SC-9460-8I)

LSI Broadcom 9480-8I8E Tri-Mode RAID Controller - 05-50031-00

$925.00
Supports up to 255 SAS/SATA devices or 24 NVMe devices. Features 2 x SFF-8644 external connectors and 2 x SFF-8643 internal connectors. 3 year warranty. (SC-9480-8I8E)

LSI CacheCade Acceleration Kit w/ SSDs

$884.91
Want to get even faster performance out of your SAS expander enclosure? If you have an LSI 9280/9286/9286CV controller, you can use an SSD Cache. We bundle 4 SSDs (with necessary 2.5"/3.5" converters) and LSI CacheCade SSD caching upgrade for significant speed increases in random-access (small fequent-access files, databases, exchange, web servers, virtual disks) operations. This kit will use up 4 bays of your enclosure. (SC-CACHECADESSD)

LSI CacheCade Complete Acceleration Kit w/Enclosure and SSDs

$1,219.94
Want to get even faster performance out of your SAS expander enclosure? If you have an LSI 9280/9286/9286CV controller, you can use an SSD cache. This complete set consisting of a 1U enclosure (cable included), 4 SSDs and LSI CacheCade caching upgrade will provide a significant speed increase for your random-access (small files, database access, exchange and web servers, virtual disks) operations. (SC-CACHECADEKIT)

LSI LSICVM01 CacheVault Flash Cache Protection - LSI00297

$198.99
CacheVault Flash Cache Protection for 9271 and 9266 seriesi. Non-volatile cache backup means maintenance-free service for years. (SC-LSICVM01)

LSI LSICVM02 CacheVault Flash Cache Protection - LSI00418

$199.99
CacheVault Flash Cache Protection Module for 9361 and 9380 Series. This is a highly recommended addition which will protect the contents of your controller cache against power supply failures and driver crashes similar to a BBU, but without the time limitation or replacement requirements. Non-volatile cache backup means maintenance-free service for years. (SC-LSICVM02)

LSI MegaRAID 9266-4i SAS RAID Controller - LSI00305

$179.99
Support for 6Gb/s SAS and SATA hard drives. 4 port, 1 internal 8087 connector, PCIe 2.0 x8 interface, 1GB Cache, RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60. Supports up to 128 SAS and/or SATA devices (SC-9266-4i)

LSI MegaRAID 9280-16i4e SAS RAID Controller - LSI00210

$839.00
Support for 6Gb/s SAS and SATA hard drives. 4 internal 8087 connectors, 1 external 8088 connector, PCIe 2.0 x8 interface, 800MHz PowerPC, 512MB Cache, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60. (SC-9280-16i4e)

LSI MegaRAID 9280-24i4e SAS RAID Controller - LSI00211

$1,265.00
Support for 6Gb/s SAS and SATA hard drives. 6 internal 8087 connectors, 1 external 8088 connector, PCIe 2.0 x8 interface, 800MHz PowerPC, 512MB Cache, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60. (SC-9280-24i4e)

LSI MegaRAID 9286-8e SAS RAID Controller - LSI00332

$295.00
Support for 6Gb/s SAS and SATA hard drives. 8 port, 2 external 8088 connectors, PCIe 3.0 x8 interface, Dual 800MHz PowerPC cores, 1GB Cache, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60. (SC-9286-8E)

LSI MegaRAID 9286CV-8e SAS RAID Controller - LSI00333

$395.00
Support for 6Gb/s SAS and SATA hard drives. 8 port, 2 external 8088 connectors, PCIe 3.0 x8 interface, Dual 800MHz PowerPC cores, 1GB Cache, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60. MegaRAID CacheVault flash cache protection (included).
Save over $300 off regular price! (SC-9286CV-8E)

LSI MegaRAID 9380-8E 12G SAS RAID Controller Card - LSI00438

$819.99
Provides blazing fast 12G speeds via 2xSFF-8644 external HD mini-SAS connectors. Supports up to 240 SAS or SATA devices with SAS expanders. PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. All major RAID levels supported. 3 year warranty. (SC-9380-8E)

LSIiBBU09 - LSI MegaRAID BBU for 9265 and 9285 cards

$177.99
Battery Backup Unit for LSI MegaRAID 9265 and 9285 cards. Also for 9286-8E. (SC-LSIiBBU09)
3ware

3ware 9750-4I4E PCIe 2.0 SAS RAID Controller

$65.00
PCIe 2.0 x8, SAS 2.0 with 6Gb/s throughput per port, 800MHz PowerPC, 512mb cache, Supports up to 127 devices using SAS expanders, 1xSFF-8087 external connector, 1xSFF-8088 external connector. Used with 90 day warranty. SPECIAL PRICING! (SC-9750-4I4E)
Adaptec

Adaptec RAID 6405E SAS Adapter - ASR-6405E

$179.99
4 internal port, low-profile MD2 - Low Profile (2.535"H x 5.115"L) with PCIe x1, SAS 2.0 and Gen 2 PCI-Express (PCIe) Unified Serial RAID adapter with On-Board DRAM and Intelligent Power Management delivers the ideal price/performance and connectivity solution for entry-level server platforms, workstations and desktop systems. (SC-ADP6405E)
HighPoint

HighPoint RocketRAID 2684 PCIe SAS RAID Controller Card - compare to 2644X4

$79.99
SALE!! 4 External, 4 Internal SAS/SATA Ports, PCIe 2.0 x4 interface, RAID level 0, 1, 5, 10, 50 and JBOD. Low profile with small form factor. Both low profile and standard height brackets included. (SC-RR2684)

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