Broadcom MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i
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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. With data transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s per port, the MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i brings users new features and improved performance, while continuing to support all the features of the previous 3Gb/s SATA+SAS generation. 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 provides additional data security using SafeStore™ Encryption Services.
6Gb/s SAS Performance Advantage
With data transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s per port, the MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i 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
Broadcom 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. 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
- 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 high bandwidth 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 9261-8i Specifications|
|Solution Provided||Eight-port internal SATA+SAS solution for high-density servers and workstations using up to 128 SATA and/or SAS drives|
|Physical Dimensions||MD2 Low profile (6.6” X 2.536”)|
|Connectors||Two Mini-SAS SFF8087 4i internal connectors (horizontal)|
|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 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/Server 2003, Linux® and more|
Download the Broadcom MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i Product Brief (PDF).