Avago MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e
Unleash the storage potential of 1U/2U servers
Next-Generation SATA+SAS RAID
MegaRAID SATA+SAS controllers provide a new level of reliability, availability, and performance to businesses that are facing storage challenges driven by unprecedented data growth. The MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e, with four internal and four external ports, supports both internal drive storage and external JBOD expansion. Using the external SAS ports, multiple JBODs can be connected to a server, providing a scalable and affordable solution for growing storage requirements.
6Gb/s SAS Performance Advantage
With data transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s per port, the MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e bring users new features and improved performance, while continuing to support all the features of the previous 3Gb/s SATA+SAS generation. 6Gb/s SAS is designed for backward compatibility with 3Gb/s SAS as well as with 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SATA hard drives. Regardless of the drive speed, 6Gb/s MegaRAID controllers will deliver significant performance improvements in both read and write applications as compared to their 3Gb/s predecessors.
SafeStore Encryption Services
Avago is pleased to introduce SafeStore Encryption Services, which include Instant Secure Erase for self-encrypting drives (SEDs). This technology represents a significant step forward in securing a drive’s data from any unauthorized access or modification resulting from theft, loss, or repurposing of drives. Instant secure provides instant data protection via cryptographic erase. Whether the drive is 73GB or 1TB, this feature will delete the existing encryption key and regenerate a new data encryption key in less than a second, enabling drives to be returned, retired, sold or reused securely.
Intuitive RAID Management Utility
The MegaRAID Management Suite™ provides the essential software tools to efficiently manage MegaRAID products, whether deployed in an enterprise or small business. Avago offers a collection of applications and tools including a pre-boot setup utility and a full spectrum of online RAID management utilities. This suite of applications allow administrators to adjust SAS topology views from the system host, controller and disk enclosure down to the logical and physical drive level. Extending to enterprise deployments, these tools scale to easily configure, monitor and manage RAID volumes locally or over the LAN network.
Features and Benefits:
- Four internal + Four external 6Gb/s SATA+SAS ports
- One Mini-SAS internal connector (SFF-8087)
- One Mini-SAS external connector (SFF-8088)
- LSI SAS 2108 6Gb/s RAID-on-Chip
- 512MB 800MHz DDRII cache memory
- Optional battery backup module
- RAID Levels 0, 1, 5 and 6
- RAID Spans 10, 50 and 60
- Superior Performance
- Maximum Reads: 2,875MB/s
- Maximum Writes: 1,800MB/s
- PCI Express® 2.0 provides faster signaling for high bandwidth applications
- Support for 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s SATA and SAS hard drives
- SafeStore™ Encryption Services for more secure data protection
|MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e Specifications|
|Solution Provided||Four-port internal / Four-port external SATA+SAS solution for internal drive storage and external JBOD expansion using up to 240 SAS and/or SATA drives.|
|Physical Dimensions||MD2 Low profile (6.6” X 2.536”)|
|Internal Connectors||One Mini-SAS SFF8087 4i internal connector|
|External Connectors||One Mini-SAS SFF8088 x4 external connector|
|Device Support||Up to 240 SAS and/or SATA hard drives|
|Host Bus Type||x8 lane PCI Express 2.0 Compliant|
|Data Transfer Rates||Up to 6Gb/s per port|
|I/O Processor/SAS Controller||LSI SAS 2108 RAID-on-Chip (ROC)|
|Cache Memory||512MB 800MHz DDR II SDRAM|
|Battery Backup Unit||LSIiBBU08, an intelligent battery backup module option that directly connects to the adapter|
|Key RAID Data Protection Features||
|Operating Temperature||Maximum ambient: 60°C (44.5°C w/iBBU)|
|Warranty||3 years, free advanced technical support, advanced replacement option|
|Regulatory Certifications||EN55022, EN55024, EN60950, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3; FCC Class A, Class B; UL1950; UL; CSA C22.2; VCCI; RRL for MIC; BSMI; C-tick|
|RAID Management||MegaRAID Management Suite
|OS Support||Extensive support includes Microsoft® Windows® Vista/2008/Server 2003, Linux® , Solaris™ (x86), FreeBSD® , VMware® and more.|
Download the Avago MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e Product Brief (PDF).
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.