Broadcom MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i
For dense server storage environments requiring maximum internal connectivity
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Next-Generation High Port 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 9260-16i, with sixteen internal ports, connects up to 16 drives inside the server via direct connection or passive backplanes. Also, by leveraging SAS expander technology, this controller can scale to support up to 128 devices for growing storage requirements. This MegaRAID value line controller, ideal for inside-the-box connectivity, employs the latest in RAID-on-Chip technology, complies with the PCI Express 2.0 specification, and supports 512MB DDR2 cache and optional battery backup for maximum performance and reliability.
6Gb/s SAS Performance Advantage
With data transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s per port, the MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i 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 are designed to deliver significant performance improvements in both read and write applications as compared to their 3Gb/s predecessors.
Support for Advanced Software Options
The family of 6Gb/s MegaRAID high port count controllers are designed to support advanced software options that provide white box channel partners with enhanced performance and data protection capabilities. These new software options can enable end users to address key business challenges while helping to deliver a higher return on their IT investments. MegaRAID CacheCade™ software and MegaRAID FastPath™ software boost transactional I/O performance of solid state disk configurations, while MegaRAID Recovery software and MegaRAID SafeStore™ software enable enhanced data protection and security.
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. Broadcom 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:
- Sixteen 6Gb/s SATA+SAS ports
- Four Mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
- 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
- High drive count support for internal server and storage systems
- PCI Express® 2.0 provides faster signaling for high-bandwidth applications
- Connect up to 128 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s SATA and SAS hard drives
- Support for Advanced Software Options
|MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i Specifications|
|Solution Provided||Sixteen-port internal SATA+SAS solution for internal servers and storage systems requiring high drive count support|
|Physical Dimensions||Half-Length, Full Height (6.6” x 4.376”)|
|Connectors||Four Mini-SAS SFF8087 4i internal connectors|
|Device Support||Up to 128 SAS and/or SATA 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) and LSI SAS 2x36 Expander|
|Cache Memory||512MB 800MHz DDR II SDRAM|
|Battery Backup Unit||LSIiBBU07, an intelligent battery backup module option that connects remotely to the RAID controller|
|Key RAID Data Protection Features||
|Operating Temperature||Maximum ambient: 60°C (45°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/Server 2003, Linux® and more|
Download the Broadcom MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i Product Brief (PDF).