The MegaRAID® SAS 9285CV-8e SAS and SATA RAID controller provides connectivity for external JBOD expansion and RAID data protection for attached storage arrays. Included CacheVault™ flash cache technology stores write-back cache data in NAND flash memory, eliminating the risks and waste involved in battery backups.

  • Connect up to 240 SATA or SAS drives with eight external 6Gb/s SATA and SAS ports
  • Bandwidth to support performance-sensitive applications with PCIe® 2.0 connectivity
  • Balance protection and performance for critical applications with RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60
  • Protect critical data and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) with included CacheVault write-back flash cache
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MegaRAID SAS 9285CV-8e LSI00298 MR SAS 9285CV‐8e (includes RAID controller, CacheVault flash module, CacheVault power module, CacheVault clip and remote cable), QIG, LP bracket, Documentation CD
RAID-on-Chip Controller LSISAS2208 Dual-Core RAID on Chip (ROC)
Cache Protection MegaRAID CacheVault flash cache protection (included)
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 1GB 1333MHz DDRIII 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 445,584 hours
Operating Temperature Maximum ambient: Controller Card: 60°C, with included CacheVault Module: 55°C
Operating Voltage +3.3V
Operating Systems Extensive support includes Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Windows 7®, Windows Server® 2003/2008, Red Hat Linux®, SuSE Linux®, Fedora Core Linux®, FreeBSD®, and more. Visit the LSI download center 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.

1.0m 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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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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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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