Broadcom MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i
Support business critical applications with robust data protection in mid-sized to large internal storage arrays
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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. With data transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s per port, the MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i and 9260DE-8i bring users new features and improved performance, while continuing to support all the features of the previous 3Gb/s SATA+SAS generation. These two MegaRAID value line controllers, ideal for inside-the-box connectivity, employ the latest in RAID-on-Chip technology, comply with the PCI Express 2.0 specification, and provide additional data security using SafeStore encryption services.
6Gb/s SAS Performance Advantage
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. Other new features of the 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS controllers include greater signal integrity using Decision Feedback Equalization, support for more sophisticated SAS topologies using Expander Self-discovery/ Self-configuration, and additional safeguards to enhance data protection.
SafeStore Encryption Services
Broadcom is pleased to introduce SafeStore encryption services, which offer instant secure erase and local key management* 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 erase permanently removes data when repurposing or decommissioning SEDs. SafeStore local key management provides the necessary management and protection of SEDs using a simple pass phrase, security key identifier, and security key file, which can be set and applied to all SEDs assigned to a MegaRAID controller. This removes the complexity of managing each SED’s unique encryption key, and essentially relieves the administrator from most of the daily tasks of securing data.
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:
- Eight internal 6Gb/s SATA+SAS ports
- Two Mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF-8087)
- 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
- 6Gb/s SAS for superior levels of
- RAID performance
- PCI Express® 2.0 provides faster signaling for highbandwidth applications
- Support for 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s SATA and SAS hard drives
- SafeStore™ Encryption Services for more secure data protection
- Video Creation + Editing
- Medical Imaging
- High-Performance Computing
- Digital Content Archive and VTL
- Storage Appliance
- File, Web, Database, and Email Servers
|MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i Specifications|
|Solution Provided||Eight-port internal SATA+SAS solution for high-density servers and workstations using up to128 drives with the flexibility to use both SATA and SAS hard drives and solid state drives (SSDs)|
|Physical Dimensions||MD2 Low profile (6.6” X 2.536”)|
|Connectors||Two Mini-SAS SFF-8087 internal connectors|
|Device Support||Up to 128 SATA and/or SAS hard drives and SSDs|
|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||LSIiBBU07, an intelligent battery backup module option that directly connects to the controller|
|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;|
|RAID Management||MegaRAID Management Suite
|OS Support||Extensive support includes Microsoft® Windows® Vista/Server 2003, Linux® and more|
Download the Broadcom MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i Product Brief (PDF).