Large datacenters with thousands of servers face significant manageability challenges. The MegaRAID® SAS 9286CV-8e SAS and SATA RAID controller couples data protection with flash-based cache protection for lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and simpler manageability. CacheVault® flash cache technology stores write data in onboard NAND flash instead of using battery backup units for a greener, lower TCO approach to protecting highly scalable external storage.

  • Connect up to 240 SATA or SAS drives with eight external 6 Gb/s SATA and SAS ports
  • Fit into compact and rack-mounted servers with low-profile form factor
  • Bandwidth to support critical applications and solid state drive (SSD) arrays with PCIe® 3.0 connectivity
  • Balance protection and performance for critical applications with RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60
  • Protect critical data and lower TCO with CacheVault® write-back flash cache protection
Product Ordering Part # What's in the box
MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e LSI00333 MR SAS 9286CV‐8e (includes RAID controller, CacheVault flash module, CacheVault power module, CacheVault clip and remote cable), QIG, LP bracket
RAID-on-Chip Controller LSISAS2208 Dual-Core RAID on Chip (ROC)
Battery Backup Unit
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® 3.0
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 1,251,284 hours
Operating Temperature Maximum ambient: Controller Card: 60°C, with included CacheVault Module: 55°C
Operating Voltage +3.3V, +12V
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/channel/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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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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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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