Businesses of all sizes rely on their IT infrastructure to run critical applications and store and safeguard valuable data. The Syncro™ CS 9271-8i solution, based on shared DAS (direct-attached storage), enables customers to build cluster-in-a-box (CiB) systems and delivers enterprise-grade high availability and business continuity at a fraction of the cost of traditional SAN solutions.

Designed for small and medium businesses (SMBs) and remote/branch office (ROBO) environments, the Syncro CS CiB solution provides failover and shared DAS storage, delivering application uptime and business continuity.

  • Improve storage total cost of ownership (TCO) through lower costs, easier management, and increased resource availability
  • Provide high availability and reduce downtime risk for mission-critical workloads with storage controller failover and RAID data protection
  • Pool two storage servers into a single, compact shared DAS (sDAS) solution
  • Based on SAS storage for simplified scaling and broad compatibility
  • Complete Windows Server® 2012 high availability solution
  • Enables high availability DAS for Linux® ecosystem
Product Ordering Part # What's in the box
Syncro CS 9271-8i LSI00392
  • Two (2) Syncro CS 9271-8i HA controllers with CacheVault (each includes CV power module, CV clip and remote cable).
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Two (2) LP Brackets
  • Installation and support CD
RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Drive Support Per Controller 64 virtual drives (64 total in HA domain)
LUN Support Up to 64TB
Cache Protection MegaRAID® CacheVault flash cache protection (included)
Controller Operating Voltage +3.3V, +12V
RAID & HA Management MegaRAID Management Suite™: MegaRAID Storage Manager™, MegaCLI (command-line interface), WebBIOS, SMI-S
SSD Optimization
  • Up to 32 SSDs (6G SAS) in a CacheCade® Read SSD pool
  • Up to 64 CacheCade virtual drives (The total # of HDD VD + CacheCade VDs in the HA domain must not exceed 64)
  • Up to 512GB CacheCade Read volume capacity in the HA domain
Physical Dimensions MD2 Low profile (6.6" x 2.536")
Host Bus Type x8 lane PCI Express® 3.0
Devices Supported
  • Up to 96 6G SAS and/or NL-SAS dual-ported HDDs and SSDs (w/SCSI-3 PR)
  • Up to 31 6G SAS enclosure/expander devices
  • Maximum of 120 dual-ported SAS devices in the HA storage domain. Please see on-line compatibility matrix on lsi.com.
OS Support Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 and Server 2008 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 & 6.4, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 & SP3
Internal Connectors 2 Mini-SAS SFF8087
MTBF 1,251,284 hours
Operating Temperature Maximum ambient: Controller Card with included CacheVault module: 55°C
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; RoHS; WEEE
Warranty 3 years, free 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.

0.5m cable. Links controller SFF-8087 multi-lane connector to backplane SFF-8087 multi-lane connector.
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0.6m cable. Links controller SFF-8087 multi-lane connector to backplane SFF-8087 multi-lane connector.
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0.5m cable. Links controller SFF-8087 multi-lane connector to backplane SFF-8087 multi-lane connector.
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