LSI Logic MegaRAID 9280-16i4e SAS Controller Item # 2360448
Protect Business Critical Data with the Industry's Most Trusted SATA+SAS RAID Controllers
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. The MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e, with sixteen internal and four external ports, supports both internal drive storage and external JBOD expansion for up to 240 SATA or SAS drives. With a large number of internal ports, the 9280-16i4e connects up to 16 drives inside the server via direct connection or passive backplane. Using the external SAS ports, multiple JBODs can be connected to a server, providing a scalable and affordable solution for growing storage requirements.
6Gb/s SAS Performance Advantage
With data transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s per port, the MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e 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 are designed to deliver significant performance improvements in both read and write applications as compared to their 3Gb/s predecessors.
Support for Advanced Software Options
The Avago family of 6Gb/s MegaRAID high port count 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 can enable end users to address key business challenges while helping to deliver a higher return on their IT investments. MegaRAID CacheCade™ software and MegaRAID FastPath™ software boost transactional I/O performance of solid state disk configurations, while MegaRAID recovery software and MegaRAID SafeStore™ software enable enhanced data protection and security.
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. Avago 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.
|RAID Levels||0; 1; 5; 6; 10; 50; 60; JBOD|
|Number of SAS Ports (Internal)||16|
|SAS Connector Details||4 SFF-8087; 1 SFF-8088|
|Number of SAS Ports (External)||4|
|Data Backup Type||Battery Backup|
|package contents||MegaRAID 9280-16i4e SAS Controller; QIG; LP Bracket; Driver & Documentation CD|
|Product Name||MegaRAID 9280-16i4e SAS Controller|
|manufacturer||LSI Logic Corp|
|Host Interface||PCI Express 2.0 x8|
|Total Number of SAS Ports||20|
|brand name||LSI Logic|
|controller type||6Gb/s SAS|
|Cache Memory||512 MB|
|Platform Supported||Linux; PC; SPARC|
|form factor||Plug-in Card|
|warranty length||3-year limited|
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