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Broadcom MegaRAID SAS-9361-24i
Unlock storage performance with high-port count 12Gb/s SATA+SAS-PCIe RAID controller.

Broadcom MegaRAID SAS-9361-24i

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Unlock Storage Performance with Broadcom 12 Gb/s SAS Solutions

The explosive growth of data in cloud and enterprise data centers is driving the need for a higher performance storage interface to speed the ability of critical applications to access data. Broadcom 12 Gb/s SAS solutions are designed to deliver the performance and data protection capabilities required for the most demanding next-generation server and storage platforms. Offering up to double the data transfer rate of 6 Gb/s SAS solutions, 12 Gb/s SAS allows the SAS infrastructure to deliver bandwidth that can fully utilize that of PCI Express 3.0 with a single controller card.

Next-Generation High Port Count SAS RAID

The MegaRAID® SAS 9361-24i, with twenty-four internal ports in a lowprofile* form factor, delivers two 1.2 GHz PowerPC processor cores and a 72-bit DDR3 interface that drives 4 GB cache memory. Powered by the SAS3324 dual-core ROC, with 24 native SAS/SATA ports, the 9361-24i controller can take full advantage of the latest PCI Express 3.0 interface to provide higher performance and increased throughput. The 12 Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9361-24i is designed for configuring high-density storage servers with up to 24 drives via direct connection inside the box or up to 240 drives by leveraging SAS expander technology.

Enterprise Data Protection

The MegaRAID SAS 9361-24i RAID controller supports data retention by using NAND flash memory down on the controller, backed up by a CacheVault Power Module 02 (CVPM02). The CVPM02 module is a supercapacitor pack that provides power for the backup of your data in case of host power loss or server failure. The CVPM02 module is connected to the controller remotely by cable. The data is backed up to the NAND flash memory on the MegaRAID controller board.

Standard support for the most popular RAID levels, including RAID 5 and RAID 6, further strengthens the data protection capabilities of the MegaRAID SAS 9361-24i. A new enterprise feature employed by the 12 Gb/s MegaRAID SAS controllers is advanced drive diagnostic technology. In the event of a physical drive failure, the drive is placed in shield state and the MegaRAID controller starts drive diagnostics to determine if the drive is indeed failed or can be restored. This saves customers time, money and lost compute time associated with transient drive failures and unnecessary drive returns.


Key Features:

  • High-performance 12 Gb/s data transfer rates
  • Twenty-four internal 12 Gb/s SATA+SAS ports
  • Six mini-SAS SFF8643 internal connectors
  • SAS3324 RAID-on-Chip
    • Dual-core 1.2 GHz PowerPC 476
    • 24 Native 12 Gb/s SAS/SATA ports
  • PCI Express 3.0 host interface
  • 4 GB DDR3 cache memory
  • RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60
  • Support for CacheVault flash cache protection

Key Advantages

  • 12 Gb/s solutions accelerate performance for next-generation data centers, web and cloud
  • Delivers enterprise-class data protection and security
  • Preserves investment in 6 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s drives
  • Support for Broadcom Advanced Software options
  • Connect up to 240 3 Gb/s, 6 Gb/s, or 12 Gb/s SATA and SAS devices


MegaRAID SAS 9361-24i Specifications
Solution Provided Twenty-four-port internal SAS/SATA RAID solution for high-density and mainstream servers and storage systems requiring high drive count support inside the box.
Physical Dimensions MD2 low profile (6.600” x 2.712”)/( 167.65 mm x 68.90 mm) *Top edge connector cable exit extends into full height card area.
Connectors Six SFF8643 x4
Device Support Up to 240 SAS and/or SATA devices
Host Bus Type x8 lane PCI Express 3.0 compliant
Data Transfer Rates Up to 12 Gb/s per port
I/O Processor/SAS Controller SAS3324 dual core RAID on Chip (ROC))
Operating Temperature Maximum ambient: Controller Card: 55°C, with optional CacheVault accessory (CVPM02): 55°C
Operating Voltage +3.3V, +12V
MTBF (Calculated) >3,000,000 hours at 40°C
Hardware Warranty 3 years; with advanced replacement option
MegaRAID Management Suite
  • LSA (LSI Storage Authority)
  • MegaRAID Storage Manager
  • StorCLI (command-line interface)
  • CTRL-R (BIOS configuration utility)
  • HII (UEFI Human Interface Infrastructure)
SSD Optimization MegaRAID CacheCade Pro 2.0 Software leverages SSDs in front of HDD volumes to create high-capacity, high-performance controller cache pools (Optional Upgrade)
Regulatory Certifications USA (FCC 47 CFR part 15 Subpart B, class B); Canada (ICES -003, Class B); Taiwan (CNS 13438); Japan (VCCI V-3); Australia/New Zealand (AS/NZS CISPR 22);Korea (RRA no 2013-24 & 25); Europe (EN55022/EN55024); Safety: EN/IEC/UL 60950; RoHS; WEEE
OS Support Microsoft Windows, Linux (Oracle, SuSE , Red Hat), Solaris, VMware, FreeBSD, CentOS, Canonical, Citrix, FreeBSD, Fedora, Debian See for details on versions. Contact Oracle support for Oracle driver or software support.


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