Direct-attached storage (DAS) environments have traditionally been unable to share storage between servers and storage enclosures, resulting in lower utilization and creating “islands” of storage. The LSI® SAS 6160 6Gb/s SAS Switch enables shared DAS, letting multiple servers connect to one or more storage systems with up to 1,000 devices. Also compatible with SATA devices, the LSI SAS 6160 Switch is designed for small and medium business (SMB) and other environments seeking a unified storage strategy without the high costs of traditional SAN infrastructure.

  • Share DAS between multiple servers for greater availability and utilization
  • Easily manage storage arrays with SAS in-band and Ethernet out-of-band management
  • Performance to support bandwidth-intensive applications with 16 SAS ports with aggregate bandwidth of 384Gb/s
  • Easier management with T-10 compliant zoning and support for up to 192 zone groups and 16 zone sets
  • Install a dual switch configuration with no additional rack space needed
SAS Compliance SAS 2.1
SAS Protocols SSP, STP and SMP
SAS Ports Configuration 16 ea wide ports, x4 lanes wide
SAS Bandwidth 24Gb/s, each wide port
384Gb/s Total (Non-blocking)
Storage Devices Supported 3 or 6 Gb/s SAS and/or SATA end devices
Management Embedded SAS Domain Manager (SDM)
T10 Compliant Zoning
Up to 192 zone groups
Up to 16 zone sets (collection of groups)
Management Interface 10/100 Ethernet out-of-band to standard HTML browser or network
Firmware Field upgradeable
Connectors SAS
16 ea. x4 Mini-SAS SFF8088
2 with SAS 2.1
Active copper cable support cable support
14 with standard SAS 2.0 passive cable support

Ethernet
1 RJ-45
LED Indicators Activity – 1 per port
Link/Fault – 1 per port
Power Consumption 25W nominal; 50W maximum
Power Supply 100-240 VAC @ 50/60Hz external power supply
Cooling Dual fans
Physical Dimensions Switch 1.65" x 8" x 10" (Two will fit within a standard 1U rack space)
Power Supply 1.65” x 3” x 7”
Environment Operating Temperature: 5°C to 50°C
Relative Humidity: 5% to 90% Non-condensing
MTBF 640,000 hours (including power supply)
Regulatory Certifications FCC Class B; Canada ICES-003 Class B, CE Europe (EN55022/EN55024); Japan VCCI
Warranty 3 years
Product Ordering Part # What's in the box
6160 SAS Switch LSI00269 LSI SAS6160, Power Supply, Power Cord, QIG & Documentation CD
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Product Brief (1)
Product Guide (2)
Quick Installation Guide (1)
Release Notes (7)
Solution Brief (2)
User Guide (1)
White Paper (1)

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LSI offers various internal cable options to make integration into your current system infrastructure as easy as possible. LSI also offers cache protection options for RAID controllers that protect against data loss in the event of a server or power failure by providing emergency power to the cache memory.

Rackmount accessory tray for LSI SAS6160 switch. Mounts up to two switches in a 1U space.
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Replacement power supply for LSI SAS6160 switch. One power supply per switch required.
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