Deliver the internal connectivity and RAID data protection mid-sized rack-mount servers need to support bandwidth-intensive applications like databases, video and image editing. The MegaRAID® SAS 9266-8i 6Gb/s SATA and SAS RAID controller card is a great fit for I/O-heavy environments needing performance and the security of RAID.  Options include the CacheVault® flash cache protection hardware module and CacheCade® software for turning attached solid state drives (SSDs) into front-end flash cache.

Highlights

  • Connect up to 128 SATA or SAS drives with eight internal 6 Gb/s SATA and SAS ports
  • Fit into rack-mounted servers with low-profile form factor and side-mount connectors
  • Bandwidth to support critical applications with 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 options including heat-tolerant battery backup and advanced software
Product Ordering Part # What's in the box
MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i LSI00296 MR SAS 9266‐8i, QIG, Documentation CD, LP bracket, (2) 1‐meter Mini‐SAS SFF‐8087 to SATA fanout cables
RAID-on-Chip Controller LSISAS2208 Dual-Core RAID on Chip (ROC)
Cache Protection optional MegaRAID CacheVault flash cache protection module (LSICVM01)
optional MegaRAID LSIiBBU09 intelligent battery backup module (LSIiBBU09)
RAID Management Software MegaRAID Management Suite™
MegaRAID Storage Manager™
MegaCLI (command-line interface)
WebBIOS
Physical Dimensions MD2 Low profile (6.6" x 2.536")
Host Bus Type x8 lane PCI Express® 2.0
Cache Memory 1GB 1333MHz DDRIII SDRAM
Internal Ports 8
Data Transfer Rates Up to 6Gb/s per port
Devices Supported Up to 128 SAS and/or SATA devices
Internal Connectors 2 Mini-SAS SFF8087 (side mount)
MTBF 1,031,514 hours
Operating Temperature Maximum ambient: Controller Card: 60°C (55°C with optional CVM01, 45°C with optional LSIiBBU09)
Operating Systems Extensive support includes Microsoft® Windows® Vista/2008/Server 2003/2000/XP, Linux®, Solaris™ (x86), Netware®, FreeBSD®, VMware® and more.
Operating Voltage +3.3V, +12V
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
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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.

0.6m cable. Links controller SFF-8087 multi-lane connector to backplane SFF-8087 multi-lane connector.
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0.5m cable. Links controller SFF-8087 multi-lane connector to backplane SFF-8470 multi-lane connector.
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0.6m cable. Links controller SFF-8087 multi-lane connector to backplane SFF-8470 multi-lane connector.
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0.6m 1-to-4 fanout cable. Links controller M8 multi-lane connector to backplane or hard drive SATA connector(s).
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Battery backup unit for MegaRAID 9265/9285/9266/9286/9270/9271 controller cards. Protects cache data during server power failure.
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Uses snapshots to enable rapid file and volume-level data recovery. Compatible with MegaRAID 9265, 9266, 9270, 9271, 9285 and 9286 series controller cards.
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Provides up to 3x I/O acceleration for SSDs connected to a MegaRAID 9265, 9266, 9285, 9270, 9271 and 9286 series controller card.
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Turns SSDs in front of HDD arrays into high-performance cache pools. Compatible with MegaRAID SAS 9265/9266/9285/9270/9271/9286 series controller cards.
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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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CacheVault accessory kit for 9266-4i, 9266-8i, 9271-4i, 9271-8i. Includes CacheVault Flash Module (CVFM02), CacheVault Power Module (CVPM02) with 3" cable, 24" remote cable extender, CVMP clip.
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0.5m cable. Links controller SFF-8087 multi-lane connector to backplane SFF-8087 multi-lane connector.
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0.5m 1-to-4 fanout cable. Links controller SFF-8087 multi-lane connector to backplane or hard drive SATA connector(s).
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1.0m 1-to-4 fanout cable. Links controller SFF-8087 multi-lane connector to backplane or hard drive SATA connector(s).
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