For 1U/2U rackmount servers, the MegaRAID® SAS 9280-16i4e 6Gb/s SATA and SAS RAID controller has data protection and connectivity features. With 4 internal SAS and SATA ports and 4 external ports for JBOD expansion, this low-profile RAID controller is excellent for small and medium businesses (SMBs) anticipating application and capacity growth.

  • Connect up to 240 SATA or SAS drives with 4 internal and 4 external 6Gb/s SAS and SATA ports
  • Add storage connectivity options to compact servers with low-profile form factor
  • 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 performance and peace of mind with advanced software options including CacheCade® front-end solid state drive (SSD) caching and SafeStore™ encryption services
Product Ordering Part # What's in the box
MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e LSI00209 MegaRAID SAS 9280‐4i4e, QIG, LP bracket, Driver & Documentation CD. NO CABLES INCLUDED.
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
RAID-on-Chip Controller LSISAS2108 RAID-on-Chip (ROC)
Cache Memory 512MB 800MHz DDR II SDRAM
Host Bus Type x8 lane PCI Express® 2.0
Physical Dimensions MD2 Low profile (6.6" x 2.536")
Internal Ports 4
External Ports 4
Data Transfer Rates Up to 6Gb/s per port
Devices Supported Up to 240 SATA and/or SAS devices
External Connectors 1 Mini-SAS SFF8088
Internal Connectors 4 Mini-SAS SFF8087
MTBF 1,191,495 hours
Operating Temperature Maximum ambient: 60°C (44.5°C with optional LSIiBBU07 or LSIiBBU08)
Operating Systems Extensive support includes Microsoft® Windows® Vista/2008/Server 2003/2000/XP, Linux®, Solaris™ (x86), Netware®, FreeBSD®, VMware® and more. Visit the LSI download center for the most complete list of supported operating systems: lsi.com/support.
Operating Voltage +3.3V
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 1-to-4 fanout cable. Links controller SFF-8087 multi-lane connector to up to four SAS/SATA drives via SFF-8482 connectors. Includes four 4-wire drive power connectors.
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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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1.0m cable. Links controller SFF-8088 multi-lane connector to enclosure InfiniBand SFF-8470 connector. Single lock connections.
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2.0m cable. Links controller SFF-8088 multi-lane connector to enclosure InfiniBand SFF-8470 connector. Single lock connections.
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1.0m cable. Links controller SFF-8088 multi-lane connector to enclosure SFF-8088 connector. Single lock connections.
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2.0m cable. Links controller SFF-8088 multi-lane connector to enclosure SFF-8088 connector. Single lock connections.
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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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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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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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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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