When hard drive performance isn’t enough, adding solid state drives (SSDs) as a front-end cache is a cost-effective way to increase application performance. The MegaRAID® SAS 9271-8iCC SATA and SAS RAID controller card features built-in CacheCade® Pro software for turning attached SSDs into front-end flash cache. Users see faster access times while protecting investments in existing hard disk drive (HDD) infrastructure.

  • Connect up to 128 SATA or SAS drives with eight internal 6 Gb/s SATA and SAS ports
  • Connect up to 32 SSDs as front-end flash cache to accelerate performance of hard drive arrays
  • Fit into rack-mounted servers with low-profile form factor, PCIe® 3.0 connectivity, and side-mounted SAS connectors
  • 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 9271-8iCC LSI00334 MR SAS 9271‐8iCC (RAID controller with CacheCade Pro 2.0 and Fast Path software enabled), QIG, LP bracket
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)
Physical Dimensions MD2 Low profile (6.6" x 2.536")
Host Bus Type x8 lane PCI Express® 3.0
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 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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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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