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Broadcom SAS 9206-16e
Support external storage configurations across multiple JBOD and RBOD enclosures

Broadcom SAS 9206-16e

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The LSI SAS 9206-16e, quad port, host bus adapter provides high performance acheiving over 1 million IOPs for high-end servers and storage applications. The LSI SAS 9206-16e provides 16 lanes of 6Gb/s SAS data transfer rates. The adapter complies with the latest PCI Express 3.0 specification with 8Gb/s per lane. The adapter is backward compatible with previous PCIe generations and provides SAS and SATA data transfer rates of 6 and 3Gb/s per lane through automatic speed negotiation. LSI provides a complete suite of industry standard operating system drivers. The LSI SAS 9206-16e has four (x4) external mini SAS HD connectors (SFF8644) enabling a low profile solution.

SAS Leadership

LSI is the storage market leader in SAS, Enterprise RAID, and Application Acceleration, enabling the entire storage ecosystem. LSI offers the broadest product portfolio in the industry including SAS ROCs, IO Controllers, Expanders, Host Bus Adapters, RAID controller cards, switches, advanced software options, and application acceleration solutions. LSI solutions provide the performance, connectivity, scalability, and manageability required for today’s enterprise storage environments.

LSI has supplied leading edge serial technology to systems throughout the world for over seven generations, making LSI the most experienced enabler of serial interconnect for storage in the world. Integrators can be assured that their LSI adapter is providing the most advanced and robust serial technology available.

Fusion-MPT™ Architecture

The LSI SAS host bus adapters are based on the Fusion MPT™ architected SAS controllers, which implements LSI Fusion-MPT (Message Passing Technology) architecture. Each controller features embedded-processors that deliver maximum host CPU offload. The built-in intelligence enables LSI to publish a single binary OS driver to operate any Fusion MPT controller or adapter. The architecture enables high performance, reduced software development, and faster time to market.

Features and Benefits:

  • 16 external 6 Gb/s SAS+SATA ports
  • 8 lanes, PCI Express 3.0
  • Low profile form factor design
  • Four x4 external - mini-SAS HD connectors (SFF8644)
  • Two LSI SAS 2308 6Gb/s SAS+SATA Controllers
  • Supports up to 1024 SAS or SATA end devices
  • Supports SSDs, HDDs and tape drives

Key Advantages

  • Maximum connectivity and performance in a low profile form factor
  • 8 lanes of PCI Express 3.0 provides faster signaling for high-bandwidth applications
  • High performance with 6Gb/s data transfer rates


SAS 9206-16e Host Bus Adapter
I/O Controller Two, LSISAS2308/ Fusion MPT 2.0
Storage Connectivity ; Data Transfer Rates 16 ports; 6Gb/s SAS 2.1 compliant
SAS Bandwidth Half Duplex
2400MB/s, x4, 6Gb/s SAS lanes
Port Configurations 16 ea, x1 ports (individual drives)
4 ea, x4 wide ports
2ea , x8 wide ports
Host Bus x8 lane, PCI Express 3.0 compliant
PCI Data Burst Transfer Rates Half Duplex
8000MB/s, x8, PCIe 3.0
Physical Dimensions 68.90 x 167.65 mm
Connectors Four (x4) mini-SAS HD external connector (SFF8644)
Brackets Full height and low profile
Cable Support Passive Copper, Active Copper, Active Optical
PCI Card Type 3.3 V Add-in Card
Operating Voltage +12V +/-8%; 3.3V +/-9%
PCI Power (Nominal) 25.8W
Device Support 1024-SAS/SATA devices
Environmental Operating Storage
0°C to 55°C
5 to 90% Non-condensing
-45°C to 105°C
5 to 90% Non-condensing
MTBF >1,300,000 hours
Regulatory Certifications EMC: Class B-US (CFR 47, P15B); Canada (ICES-003); Japan (V-3/02.04); Europe (EN55022/EN55024);
Australia/New Zealand (AS/NZS 3548); Korea (N-B 2-0001-404); Safety: EN60950; RoHS; WEEE
OS Support Microsoft Windows, Linux (SuSE , Red Hat), Solaris, VMware , FreeBSD
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Warranty 3 years; with advanced replacement option
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Download the Broadcom SAS 9206-16e Product Brief (PDF).