Larger, high storage density application servers need internal connectivity and robust RAID data protection. The MegaRAID® SAS 9260-16i 6Gb/s SATA SAS RAID controller card allows for large internal server storage applications such as image ingest and video surveillance. Optional software support including CacheCade® flash cache and MegaRAID Recovery provide greater performance and peace of mind.

  • Connect up to 128 SATA or SAS drives with 16 internal 6Gb/s SAS ports
  • Build dense storage servers with low-profile form factor and PCIe® 2.0 connectivity
  • Balance protection and performance for critical applications with RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60
  • Add more protection and peace of mind with optional advanced software
Product Ordering Part # What's in the box
MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i LSI00208 MegaRAID SAS 9260‐16i, QIG, Documentation CD. NO CABLES INCLUDED.
RAID-on-Chip Controller LSISAS2108 RAID-on-Chip (ROC) and LSISAS2x36 Expander
Cache Protection LSIiBBU07 or LSIiBBU08, optional intelligent battery backup modules that directly or remotely connect to the adapter
RAID Management Software MegaRAID Management Suite™
MegaRAID Storage Manager™
MegaCLI (command-line interface)
WebBIOS
Physical Dimensions Half-Length, Full Height (6.6" x 4.376")
Host Bus Type x8 lane PCI Express® 2.0
Cache Memory 512MB 800MHz DDR II SDRAM
Internal Ports 16
Data Transfer Rates Up to 6Gb/s per port
Devices Supported Up to 128 SAS and/or SATA devices
Internal Connectors 4 Mini-SAS SFF8087 (vertical)
MTBF 927,561 hours
Operating Temperature Maximum ambient: 60°C (44.5°C with optional LSIiBBU07 or LSIiBBU08)
Operating Voltage +3.3V, +12V
Operating Systems Extensive support includes Microsoft® Windows® Vista/Server 2003/2000/XP, Linux® and more. Visit the LSI download Center for the most complete list of supported operating systems: lsi.com/support.
Regulatory Certifications EN55022, EN55024, EN60950, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3; FCC Class A, Class B; UL1950; UL; CSA C22.2; VCCI; RRL for MIC; BSMI; C-tick
Warranty 3 years, free advanced technical support, advanced replacement option
About The Device (1)
Case Study (1)
Compatibility Document (2)
Compliance Docs and Certifications (2)
Miscellaneous (1)
Product Brief (3)
Product Guide (2)
Quick Installation Guide (3)
Solution Brief (3)
Technical Brief (2)
User Guide (3)
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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.

Battery backup unit for 8880EM2/9750/9260/9280 series RAID controllers. Protects cache data during server power failure.
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Works with self-encrypting drives (SEDs) to enable Auto-Lock and Instand Secure erase features. For MegaRAID 9260/9280 series controller cards.
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Uses snapshots to enable rapid file and volume-level data recovery. For MegaRAID 9260/9280 series controller cards.
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Provides up to 3X I/O acceleration for SSDs connected to a MegaRAID 9260 or 9280 series controller.
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Turns SSDs in front of HDD arrays into high-performance cache pools. For MegaRAID 9260/9280 series controller cards.
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0.8m cable. Connects SFF-8087 mini-SAS to 8087 mini-SAS. Includes sideband support. Ideal for linking SAS/SATA controller to a backplane.
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0.5m cable. Connects SFF-8087 mini-SAS to 8087 mini-SAS. Includes sideband support. Ideal for linking SAS/SATA controller to a backplane.
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0.6m cable. Connects SFF-8087 mini-SAS to 8087 mini-SAS. Includes sideband support. Ideal for linking SAS/SATA controller to a backplane.
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Enables remote battery (LSIiBBU06/7) mounting away from the RAID controller, including in an available PCI slot. Required by the BBU with 9750 and 9280 controller cards.
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Battery backup unit for MegaRAID 9260/9280-series controller cards. Protects cache data during server power failure.
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1.0m 1-to-4 fanout cable with sideband. Links controller SFF-8087 right-angle, multi-lane connector to up to four backplane or hard drive SATA connector(s).
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1.0m cable with sideband. Links controller SFF-8087 right-angle, multi-lane connector to up to four backplane or hard drive SATA connector(s).
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A remote mounting board for battery backup units or a CacheVault Power Module (LSICVM01) in an adjacent server PCI slot. Requires Remote Mount Kit (LSI00260) when used with BBU06, BBU07, or BBU08 (9260-4i/8i only) modules.
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Use SSDs as flash cache in front of HDD arrays. Compatible with MegaRAID SAS 9260/9280 series controller cards.
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