Businesses of all sizes rely on their IT infrastructure to run critical applications and store and safeguard valuable data. The Syncro™ CS 9286-8e solution, based on shared DAS (direct-attached storage), allows IT administrators to build high-availability (HA) systems from volume servers and JBOD storage.

Based on SAS, Syncro CS uses MegaRAID data protection to deliver business continuity to small and medium businesses (SMB) and remote and branch offices(ROBO) environments at a fraction of the cost of traditional HA solutions.

  • Deploy a HA architecture for critical data and applications using off-the-shelf components
  • Provide low-latency failover and cache-based data protection for peace of mind
  • Realize lower total cost of ownership (TCO) through increased uptime, easier management, and greater data asset utilization
  • Increase application performance with resource load balancing that moves applications to underused servers
  • Protect critical data with MegaRAID® data protection
  • Enables high availability DAS for Linux® ecosystem
Product Ordering Part # What's in the box
Syncro CS 9286-8e LSI00356
  • 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
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.
External Connectors 2 Mini-SAS SFF8087
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
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
Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt.

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 SFF-8088 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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