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
Product Ordering Part # What's in the box
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)
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 downloads page for the most complete list of supported operating systems:
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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