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Avago SAS 9217-8i
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Avago SAS 9217-8i

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SAS 9217-8i
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Overview:

LSI SAS 9217-8i host bus adapter provides high performance for internal drive connectivity in 1U/2U servers and workstations. The LSI SAS9217-8i provides 8 lanes of 6Gb/s SAS and is matched with 8 lanes of PCI Express 3.0, 8Gb/s performance to eliminate any performance bottlenecks. Performance is based on the LSISAS2308 6Gb/s SAS IO Controller that highly integrates the latest enhancements in PCI Express and SAS technology.

The LSI SAS 9217-8i has two (x4) internal mini-SAS connectors (SFF8087) and provides SAS and SATA data transfer rates of 1.5, 3, and 6Gb/s per lane. The LSI SAS 9217-8i offers Integrated RAID (R0,1,10,1E) support. Due to simplifying the configuration options and offering a IR firmware support for its 6Gb/s SAS host adapters, the LSI Integrated RAID solution provides a low cost solution for the server or workstation market that requires the extra performance, storage capacity, and/or redundancy of a RAID configuration.

The LSI Integrated RAID solution includes the following RAID features:

  • The Integrated Mirroring solution, which provides features of RAID 1
  • The Integrated Mirroring + Striping solution, which provides features of RAID 10
  • The Integrated Mirroring Enhanced solution, which provides features of RAID 1
  • Enhanced (RAID 1E)
  • The Integrated Striping solution, which provides features of RAID 0

SAS Leadership

LSI offers the broadest SAS product portfolio in the industry with true end-to-end solutions including controllers, expanders, active-active multiplexers, ROCs, host bus adapters, RAID solutions, and external storage. LSI’s proven SAS core has completed extensive stress and interoperability testing resulting in the industry’s most robust, interoperable solution.

LSI has supplied leading edge serial technology to systems throughout the world for over seven generations, making LSI the most experienced enabler of serial interconnect for storage in the world. Integrators can be assured that their LSI adapter is providing the most advanced and robust serial technology available.

Fusion-MPT™ Architecture

The LSI SAS host bus adapters are based on the Fusion MPT™ architected SAS controllers, which implements LSI’s Fusion-MPT (Message Passing Technology) architecture. Each controller features embedded PowerPC™ processors that deliver maximum host CPU offload. The built-in intelligence enables LSI to publish a single binary OS driver to operate any Fusion MPT controller or adapter. The architecture enables high performance, reduced software development, and faster time to market.

Features and Benefits:

  • 8 external 6Gb/s SAS+SATA ports
  • 8 lanes, PCI Express 3.0
  • Low profile form factor design
  • Two x4 internal mini-SAS connectors (SFF8087)
  • LSISAS2308 6Gb/s SAS+SATA Controller
  • Supports up to 256 SAS or SATA end devices
  • Supports SSDs, HDDs and tape drives
  • Offers Integrated RAID (0, 1, 1E and 10)

Key Advantages

  • Provides internal connectivity in a low profile form factor
  • 8 lanes of PCI Express 3.0 provides fast signaling for high-bandwidth applications
  • High performance with 6Gb/s data transfer rates

Specifications:


SAS 9217-8i Host Bus Adapter
I/O Controller LSI SAS2308/ Fusion MPT 2.0
Storage Connectivity ; Data Transfer Rates 8 ports, 6Gb/s SAS 2.1 Compliant
SAS Bandwidth Half Duplex
600 MB/s per lane
Port Configurations 8 ea, x1 ports (individual drives)
2 ea, x4 wide port
Host Bus x8 lane, PCI Express 3.0 compliant
PCI Data Burst Transfer Rates Half Duplex
x8, PCIe, 8000 MB/s
Physical Dimensions Low Profile (2.6” x 6.6”)
Connectors Two mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF8087)
Brackets Full height and low profile
Cable Support Passive Copper
PCI Card Type 3.3 V Add-in Card
Operating Voltage +12V +/-8%; 3.3V +/-9%
PCI Power (Nominal) 9.8W
Device Support 256 Non-RAID devices
Environmental Operating Storage
0°C to 55°C
5 to 90% Non-condensing
-45°C to 105°C
5 to 90% Non-condensing
MTBF >2,000,000 hours
Regulatory Certifications EMC: Class B-US (CFR 47, P15B); Canada (ICES-003); Japan (V-3/02.04); Europe (EN55022/EN55024);
Australia/ New Zealand (AS/NZS 3548); Safety: EN60950; RoHS; WEEE
OS Support Microsoft Windows, Linux (SuSE , Red Hat), Solaris, VMware
See http://www.lsi.com/channel/ChannelDownloads for details on versions
Warranty 3 years; with advanced replacement option
Free technical support at http://www.lsi.com/channel/support

Documentation:

Download the Avago SAS 9217-8i Product Brief (PDF).

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