Product information: MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i KIT Controller Card - (Retail) RAID8-Port Int, 6Gb/s SATA+SAS, PCIe 2.0,
MegaRAID SATA+SAS Entry Product Line
LSI MegaRAID® SATA+SAS entry controller cards allow small to medium business owners and gaming enthusiasts to enjoy the latest RAID technology at affordable prices with low power consumption. This product line delivers trusted MegaRAID reliability with minimal maintenance effort. MegaRAID entry controller cards offer users a straight-forward solution that includes essential RAID levels and uncomplicated configuration options. In addition, they are able to connect to SATA and SAS hard disk drives and solid state drives, allowing for tiered storage that optimizes cost and performance. SAS drives are optimal when speed and reliability are of the utmost concern while SATA drives are appropriate when capacity and cost are more important. MegaRAID entry controllers cover the spectrum of tiered storage requirements for cost-sensitive applications that require robust data protection
Seamless Migration to MegaRAID Value and Feature Products
A unique feature of the MegaRAID SATA+SAS entry line is the ability to seamlessly migrate from these low-cost RAID 5 controllers to the more full-featured MegaRAID product lines. Users can simply plug in a new controller to recognize and import the existing array without requiring any reconfiguration. Plus, a single management client provides a consistent user interface to manage any MegaRAID SATA and/or SAS arrays.
6Gb/s SAS Performance Advantage
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. Other new features of 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS controllers include greater signal integrity using Decision Feedback Equalization, support for more sophisticated SAS topologies using Expander Self-discovery/Self-configuration, and additional safeguards to enhance data protection.
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. LSI 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. And now intuitive configuration wizards make creating storage arrays even faster and simpler. MSM allows administrators to efficiently configure, monitor and manage RAID volumes locally or over the network. Extending to enterprise deployments, these tools scale to easily configure, monitor and manage RAID volumes locally or over the LAN network.
- 6Gb/s data transfer rate
- Eight internal 6GB/s SATA+SAS ports
- Two x4 Mini-SAS internal connectors (SFF8087)
- LSISAS2008 controller
- PowerPC 440 @ 533MHz
- RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50 and JBOD mode
- Hardware RAID solution
- x8 PCI Express 2.0 host interface
- Low-profile form factor
- Supports up to 64 physical devices
- Up to 16 physical devices in a RAID configuration
- Patrol read
- Consistency Check
- S.M.A.R.T. error detection
- Power management support
- MegaRAID Storage Manager
- Environmentally friendly with a low-power controller and cardboard packaging
- 8-Port Int, 6Gb/s
- SATA+SAS, PCIe 2.0,
- MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i,
- Quick Installation Guide, LP bracket, Driver & Documentation CD.