LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i

  • High drive count support for internal server and storage systems.
  • PCI Express® 2.0 provides faster signaling for high-bandwidth applications
  • PCI Express 2.0 x8 Compliant
  • Connect up to 128 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s SATA and SAS hard drives
  • Four Mini-SAS SFF8087 4i internal connectors
  • 512MB 800MHz DDR II SDRAM
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
  • 10½” length
  • Optional battery backup
  • Support for LSI Advanced Software Options

The sixteen-port MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i provides a new level of performance and data protection for businesses that are facing storage challenges driven by unprecedented data growth. Customers can connect up to 16 drives inside the server via direct connection or passive backplanes. Also, by utilizing SAS expander technology, this controller can scale to support up to 128 devices for growing storage requirements. This MegaRAID value line controller, great for inside-the-box connectivity, employs the latest in RAID-on-Chip technology, complies with the PCI Express 2.0 specification, and supports 512MB DDR2 cache and optional battery backup for maximum performance and reliability.

This card features full hardware RAID for the greatest performance. SSD products are not a problem. This card can handle 64TB LUNs for SCSI server setups.

Servers use a back plain which is why the card has the SAS connector. Low cost SFF8087 cables are available to support 4 SATA cables so this card can support 16 devices directly. Larger chassis such as the Corsair Vengance 750 have 6 hard disk and 4 SSD bays which is more than motherboards can handle.

This card can rebuild the array and expand capacity when larger disks become available. This card has options galore.

The LSISAS2108 RAID on Chip (ROC) and LSISAS2x36 Expander use the 512MB RAM so that the performance is maximized for the most demanding applications.

Using 16 of the Samsung high capacity 16TB SSD products with this card can provide a stupendous 256TB of extreme storage. A database never had it this good before.

Gamers naturally would see virtually instant loading of games. Windows would loaded just as fast.