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  • Broadcom MegaRAID-SAS-9266-8i, internal connectivity, bandwidth requirements, storage adapters, applications, RAID technology
  • Broadcom MegaRAID-SAS-9266-8i, internal connectivity, bandwidth requirements, storage adapters, applications, RAID technology


Broadcom MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i supports internal connectivity and bandwidth requirements for applications
Key Features
main features
6 internal Gb/s SATA+SAS ports
Two mini SAS internal connectors (SFF8087)
LSI SAS 2208 Dual Core 6Gb/s ROC
- x2 800MHz PowerPC processor
1GB DDRIII cache
RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60
Support NAND flash or BBU cache protection solutions
Main advantages
Unmatched RAID performance
Up to 128 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s SATA and SAS hard disks or Solid-state drive
Helping users achieve the potential for solid-state storage deployment
Cache library technology options for more environmentally friendly and lower total cache cost protection (LSICVM01)
Heat resistant backup battery option (LSIiBBU09)


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Provide the highest server RAID performance for databases and multimedia applications
As storage requirements expand and processing loads grow, it becomes increasingly difficult for administrators to achieve maximum performance from their applications. The latest production line's Super Disk Array® The 2208Gb/s SATA+SAS controller card built on LSI SAS 6 dual core ROC provides unparalleled I/O performance for database applications and streaming digital media environments. The MegaRAID SAS 9266-4i controller has four internal ports and can provide two 800MHz PowerPC processor cores and a 1-bit DDRIII interface that drives a 72GB cache. Users can deploy MegaRAID SAS 9266-8 i controllers with significant performance improvements in existing HDD based server environments. Alternatively, for implementing user storage based on solid-state server platforms, these next-generation MegaRAID controllers leverage the potential of SSDs to achieve unparalleled performance and enterprise level reliability.
Using MegaRAID CacheVault™ Technology or BBU protection locked data
RAID caching is a cost-effective method that improves I/O performance by writing data to the controller before caching before writing to the disk. In write back mode, data written to the cache is vulnerable to attacks until it is permanently stored on disk. To avoid the possibility of data loss or damage during power on or power on, Botong provides a CacheVault flash protection module or backup unit for the LSIiBBU09 battery MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i controller. The cache safe flash protection uses NAND flash memory powered by supercapacitors to help protect the data controller cache stored in MegaRAID. The RAID controller automatically writes data from the cache to flash memory when powered on, and the supercapacitor maintains current during this process. When the power is restored, DRAM is restored from flash memory, and the system continues to operate without losing data. Customers can flexibly choose traditional LiON battery solutions or cache protection solutions using MegaRAID CacheVault technology for more environmentally friendly and lower total cost of ownership.
Support for advanced software options
The LSI series 6Gb/s MegaRAID controllers are designed to support advanced software options to provide enhanced performance and data protection capabilities for white box channel partners. These new software options help end users solve critical business challenges while helping to achieve higher IT investment returns. MegaRAID CacheCache® The software and MegaRAID Fast path software can improve the transaction I/O performance of the solid-state disk configuration, while the MegaRAID Recovery software and MegaRAID SafeStore™ Software can achieve enhanced data protection and security.
Intuitive RAID management utility
MegaRAID Management Software Suite™ Provides basic tool products for managing super RAID, whether deployed in enterprises or small businesses. Botong provides a range of applications and tools, including pre boot setup utilities and a comprehensive online RAID management utility. This application allows administrators to adjust the view level of SAS or SATA topology from system hosts, controllers, and disk enclosures to logical and physical drives. These tools can be extended to enterprise deployments to make it easier to configure, monitor, and manage RAID and JBOD volumes locally or through LAN networks.
Specification Description
Model SAS 9266-8i MegaRAID Controller
Provided Solution Internal SAS solution with 128 ports suitable for high-performance applications using up to 128 SAS, SATA, and solid-state drives (SSDs).
Physical Size MD2 Low-profile (6.6" x 2.536")
Connectors Two Mini SAS SFF8087 internal connectors (side-mounted)
Device Support Supports up to 128 SAS and/or SATA hard drives and solid-state drives (SSDs)
Host Bus Type x8 channel PCI Express 2.0 compatible
Data Transfer Rate Up to 6Gb/s per port
I/O Processor/SAS Controller LSI SAS 2208 dual-core onboard RAID (ROC)
Cache 1 GB 1333MHz DDR3 memory
Cache Protection MegaRAID CacheVault Flash Cache Protection (optional - LSICVM01 / LSI00297) MegaRAID LSIiBBU09 (optional - LSIiBBU09 / LSI00279)
Key RAID Data Protection RAID levels 0, 1, 5, and 6; RAID spans 10, 50, and 60; Online Capacity Expansion (OCE); Online RAID Level Migration (RLM); Automatic rebuild and recovery after power loss or system restart (RLM); Single controller multipath (failover); Load balancing; Configurable stripe size up to 1MB; Fast initialization for quick array setup; Consistency check for background data integrity; Patrol read for media scanning and repairing; Supports up to 64 logical drives; Disk drive configuration in compliance with DDF standards (COD); S.M.A.R.T support; Global and dedicated hot spare with revertible hot spare support; Automatic rebuild; Enclosure affinity; Emergency SATA hot spare for SAS arrays; Enclosure management with SES (in-band) and SGPIO (sideband)
Operating Temperature Maximum ambient: Controller card: 55°C, with optional LSICVM01: 55°C, with optional LSIiBBU09: 55°C
Operating Voltage +3.3V, +12V
Mean Time Between Failures 1,031,514 hours (calculated)
Warranty 3 years with free advanced technical support and advanced replacement options
Regulatory Certifications EN55022, EN55024, EN60950, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3; FCC Class A, Class B; UL1950; CSA C22.2; VCCI; RRL for moderate income criteria; BSMI; C-tick
Disk Array Management MegaRAID Storage Manager, MegaCLI (command-line interface)
Networking Options Optional SSD optimization with MegaRAID CacheCade software, which utilizes solid-state drives (SSDs) in front of hard drive volumes to create high-capacity, high-performance controller cache pools; MegaRAID Fast Path software provides high-performance I/O acceleration for SSD arrays connected to 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS controllers
Supported Operating Systems Wide range of support including Microsoft® Windows® Vista/2008/Server 2003, Linux®, Solaris™ (x86), FreeBSD®, VMware®, and more.