For high-capacity applications such as cloud, security and high performance computing (HPC), expand server storage with external JBOD enclosures without sacrificing RAID data protection. The MegaRAID® SAS 9280-8e SATA and SAS RAID controller is an affordable, highly reliable approach to adding large-capacity LUNs (up to 64TB) to support data-hungry applications.

  • Connect up to 240 SATA or SAS drives with eight external 6Gb/s SATA and SAS ports
  • Fit into workstations, compact and rack-mounted servers
  • Bandwidth to support critical applications and solid state drive (SSD) arrays 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 modules

Product Ordering Part # What's in the box
MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e LSI00205 MegaRAID SAS 9280‐8e, QIG, LP bracket, Driver & Documentation CD. NO CABLES INCLUDED.
RAID-on-Chip Controller LSISAS2108 RAID-on-Chip (ROC)
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 MD2 Low profile (6.6" x 2.536")
Host Bus Type x8 lane PCI Express® 2.0
Cache Memory 512MB 800MHz DDR II SDRAM
External Ports 8
Data Transfer Rates Up to 6Gb/s per port
Devices Supported Up to 240 SATA and/or SAS devices
External Connectors 2 Mini-SAS SFF8088
MTBF 1,324,292 hours
Operating Temperature Maximum ambient: 60°C (44.5°C with optional LSIiBBU07 or LSIiBBU08)
Operating Voltage +3.3V
Operating Systems Extensive support includes Microsoft® Windows® Vista/Server 2003/2000/XP, Linux® 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
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