Datacenter, cloud and high-performance computing environments need storage capacity to handle massive volumes of data, and must provide data protection and performance to meet the needs of applications and end users. The MegaRAID® SAS 9271-8i 6Gb/s SAS and SATA RAID Controller Card delivers performance and RAID data protection for a wide range of server storage applications.

  • 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-mounted SAS connectors
  • Bandwidth to support critical applications with PCIe® 3.0 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 CacheVault® flash cache protection and heat-tolerant battery backup cache protection modules
Product Ordering Part # What's in the box
MegaRAID SAS 9271-8i LSI00331 MR SAS 9271‐8i, QIG, 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
Physical Dimensions MD2 Low profile (6.6" x 2.536")
Cache Memory 1GB 1333MHz DDRIII SDRAM
Host Bus Type x8 lane PCI Express® 3.0
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 LSIiBBU09)
Operating Voltage +3.3V, +12V
Operating Systems Extensive support includes Microsoft® Windows® Vista/2008/Server 2003/2000/XP, Linux®, Solaris™ (x86), Netware®, FreeBSD®, VMware® and more. *Visit the downloads page 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
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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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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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