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 LSI download Center for the most complete list ofsupported 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
About The Device (1)
Case Study (1)
Compatibility Document (2)
Compliance Docs and Certifications (1)
Evaluation Board Resources (1)
Miscellaneous (1)
Product Brief (2)
Product Guide (2)
Quick Installation Guide (4)
Solution Brief (3)
Technical Brief (1)
User Guide (3)
White Paper (1)

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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.

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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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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