Broadcom MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e
Scale out IOPS-intensive database and datacenter apps
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Unmatched RAID Performance for Next-Generation Servers and Storage
Today’s data center, cloud and high-performance computing environments not only require increased storage capacity to handle massive volumes of data, but are also challenged to protect and deliver data as quickly as possible to meet the needs of applications and end users. To address these performance demands as capacity scales, the newest 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers from LSI off er a powerful combination of intelligent performance, enterprise RAID data protection and proven interoperability with the latest server platforms based on the PCI Express 3.0 specifi cation. The MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e, with eight external ports, delivers two 800MHz PowerPC® processor cores and a 72-bit DDRIII interface that drives 1GB cache memory. Powered by the LSI SAS 2208 dual-core ROC, the 9286-8e controller includes the latest PCI Express 3.0 and 6Gb/s SAS technology and is designed for confi guring external storage enclosures with high-performance SAS hard drives, high-capacity SATA hard drives or application-accelerating SSDs or for building more sophisticated confi gurations using Broadcom 6Gb/s SAS Switch products.
Enterprise Data Protection
Standard support for the most popular RAID levels and accessories, including RAID 5, RAID 6 and battery backup, further strengthen the data protection capabilities of the MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e. The intelligent LSIiBBU09 battery backup unit uses heat-tolerant cell technology to withstand ambient temperatures up to 55 degrees Celsius while protecting the integrity of cache in the event of a power or server failure. This resistance to a high temperature environment along with remote mounting options gives system builders the fl exibility to place the LSIiBBU09 away from thermal hot spots in multiple locations throughout the chassis.
Support for Advanced Software Options
The family of 6Gb/s MegaRAID 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 help enable end users to address key business challenges while helping to deliver a higher return on their IT investments. MegaRAID CacheCade™ Pro 2.0 software and MegaRAID Fast Path software boost transactional I/O performance of solid state disk confi gurations, while MegaRAID Recovery software and MegaRAID SafeStore™ software enable enhanced data protection and security.
Intuitive RAID Management Utility
The MegaRAID Management Suite™ of software provides essential tools to manage MegaRAID products, whether deployed in an enterprise or small business. Broadcom off ers 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 allows administrators to adjust SAS or SATA 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 more easily confi gure, monitor and manage RAID and JBOD volumes locally or over the LAN network.
Features and Benefits:
- Eight external 6Gb/s SATA+SAS ports
- Two Mini-SAS external connectors (SFF8088)
- LSI SAS 2208 Dual- core 6Gb/s ROC
–x2 800MHz PowerPC Processors
- PCI Express 3.0 Host Interface
- 1GB DDRIII cache memory
- RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60
- Support for optional heat-tolerant battery backup
- Unmatched RAID performance
- External JBOD expansion for up to 240 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s SATA and SAS hard drives or SSDs
- Compatible with LSI 6Gb/s SAS Switch
- Heat-tolerant battery backup option (LSIiBBU09)
- Support for Advanced Software Options
|MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e Specifications|
|Solution Provided||Eight-port external SAS solution for performance-hungry applications using up to 240 SAS, SATA and solid state drives (SSDs)|
|Physical Dimensions||MD2 Low profile (6.6” X 2.536”)|
|External Connectors||Two Mini-SAS SFF8088 external connectors|
|Device Support||Up to 240 SATA and/or SAS hard drives and SSDs|
|Host Bus Type||x8 lane PCI Express 3.0 Compliant|
|Data Transfer Rates||Up to 6Gb/s per port|
|I/O Processor/SAS Controller||LSI SAS 2208 Dual-Core RAID on Chip (ROC)|
|Cache Memory||1 GB 1333MHz DDRIII SDRAM|
|Cache Protection||MegaRAID LSIiBBU09 (optional – LSIiBBU09 / LSI00279)|
|Key RAID Data Protection Features||
|Operating Temperature||Maximum ambient: Controller Card: 60°C, with optional LSIiBBU09: 55°C|
|Operating Voltage||+3.3V, +12V|
|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
|Optional SSD Optimization||
|OS Support||Extensive support includes Microsoft® Windows® Vista/2008/Server 2003, Linux® , Solaris™ (x86), FreeBSD® , VMware® and more.|
Download the Broadcom MegaRAID SAS 9286-8e Product Brief (PDF).