LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i SAS RAID Controller - LSI00198

Support for 6Gb/s SAS and SATA hard drives. 8 port, 2 internal 8087 connectors, PCIe 2.0 x8 interface, 800MHz PowerPC, 512MB Cache, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60. No cables included.
Manufacturer: LSI
SKU: SC-9260-8i
Manufacturer part number: LSI00198
$265.00

The eight-port MegaRAID® SAS 9260-8i provides a new level or performance and data protection for internal storage systems using up to 32 SATA or SAS hard drives or solid state drives. With data transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s per port, the MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i brings users new features and improved performance while continuing to support all the features of the previous 3Gb/s SATA and SAS generation. This value line controller, ideal for inside-the-box connectivity, employs the latest in RAID-on-Chip technology and complies with the PCI Express® 2.0 specification for high-bandwidth applications.

Highlights

  • Superior performance
    o Maximum reads: 2,875MB/s
    o Maximum writes: 1,850MB/s
  • PCI Express 2.0 provides faster signaling for high-bandwidth applications
  • Support for 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s SATA and SAS hard drives for maximum inside-the-box flexibility
  • SafeStore Encryption Services for more secure data protection
  • Low-profile MD2 form factor for space-limited 1U and 2U environments

Specifications

  • Eight internal SATA+SAS ports
  • Two mini-SAS SFF-8087 x4 connectors
  • 6Gb/s throughput per port
  • LSISAS2108 RAID-on-Chip (ROC)
    o 800MHz PowerPC®
  • Low-profile MD2 form factor (6.6” X 2.536”)
  • x8 PCI Express 2.0 host interface
  • 512MB DDRII cache (800MHz)
  • Optional battery backup unit (direct attach)
  • Connect up to 32 SATA and/or SAS devices
  • RAID levels 0, 1, 5 and 6
  • RAID spans 10, 50 and 60
  • Auto-resume on rebuild
  • Auto-resume on reconstruction
  • Online Capacity Expansion (OCE)
  • Online RAID Level Migration (RLM)
  • SafeStore™ Encryption Services
    o Instant secure erase
  • SSD support with SSD Guard™
  • Global and dedicated hot spare with revertible hot spare support
    o Automatic rebuild
    o Enclosure affinity
    o Emergency SATA hot spare for SAS arrays
  • Single controller multipathing (failover)
  • I/O load balancing
  • Comprehensive RAID management suite

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