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LSI MegaRAID SATA/SAS 9260-4i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 w/ 512MB onboard memory RAID Controller Card, Single--Avago Technologies

  • RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60
  • 1 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS Internal Connectors
  • Up to 6Gb/s
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LSI MegaRAID SATA+SAS controllers provide a new level of reliability, availability, and performance to businesses that are facing storage challenges driven by unprecedented data growth. With data transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s per port, the MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i brings users new features and improved performance, while continuing to support all the features of the previous 3Gb/s SATA+SAS generation. This value line controller, ideal for cost-sensitive 1U and 2U server applications, employs the latest in RAID-on-Chip technology, complies with the PCI Express 2.0 specification, and provides additional data security using LSI SafeStore encryption services.

  • newegg 6Gb/s SAS Performance Advantage 6Gb/s SAS is designed for backward compatibility with 3Gb/s SAS as well as with 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SATA hard drives. Regardless of the drive speed, 6Gb/s MegaRAID controllers will deliver significant performance improvements in both read and write applications as compared to their 3Gb/s predecessors. Other new features of the 6Gb/s MegaRAID SATA+SAS controllers include greater signal integrity using Decision Feedback Equalization, support for more sophisticated SAS topologies using Expander Self-discovery/ Self-configuration, and additional safeguards to enhance data protection.
  • newegg Superior Performance LSI SAS2108 ROC (RAID-on-chip) technology, PCI Express Generation 2x8 host interface and on-board 512MB 800MHz DDR2 cache memory enhance the performance of mainstream applications. Low-profile design makes it ideal for 1U and 2U servers hosting cloud, medical imaging or business critical applications and space-limited storage environments.
  • newegg RAID Support The MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i supports data redundancy using SAS or SATA hard disk drives through RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, plus striping capability for spans (RAID levels 10, 50, and 60).
  • newegg LSI SafeStore Encryption Services LSI is pleased to introduce SafeStore encryption services, which include instant secure erase for self-encrypting drives (SEDs). This techno-logy represents a significant step forward in securing a drive’s data from any unauthorized access or modification resulting from theft, loss, or repurposing of drives. Instant secure erase cryptographically erases an SED, whether it is 73GB or 1TB, in less than a second. This allows for secure drive returns or reuse.
  • newegg Intuitive RAID Management Utility The MegaRAID Management Suite provides the essential software tools to efficiently manage MegaRAID products, whether deployed in an enterprise or small business. LSI offers a collection of applications and tools including a pre-boot setup utility and a full spectrum of online RAID management utilities. This suite of applications allow administrators to adjust SAS topology views from the system host, controller and disk enclosure down to the logical and physical drive level. Extending to enterprise deployments, these tools scale to easily configure, monitor and manage RAID volumes locally or over the LAN network.

Learn more about the LSI LSI00197


Form Factor
Low Profile Ready


Internal Connectors
1 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS
x8 lane PCI Express 2.0 Compliant
Transfer Rate
Up to 6Gb/s
Cache Memory
RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60
Operating Systems Supported
Extensive support includes Microsoft Windows Vista/Server 2003/2000/XP, Linux and more.
*Please visit the LSI download Center for the most complete list of supported operating systems.
6.6" x 2.536"


I/O Processor/SAS Controller: LSISAS2108 RAID-on-Chip (ROC)
S.M.A.R.T support
64 logical drive support
Up to 64TB LUN support
Single controller Multipathing
SSD Support with SSD Guard
Online Capacity Expansion (OCE)
Online RAID Level Migration (RLM)
Configurable stripe size up to 1MB
Fast initialization for quick array setup
DDF compliant Configuration on Disk (COD)
Patrol read for media scanning and repairing
Check Consistency for background data integrity
Enclosure management: SES (inband), SGPIO (sideband)
Global and dedicated Hot Spare with Revertible Hot Spare support
Auto resume after loss of system power during array rebuild or reconstruction (RLM)

Manufacturer Warranty

3 years limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day

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  • Dean S.
  • 9/28/2013 6:10:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRight now, it's a zero

Pros: none

Cons: The Win 8 drivers provided by LSI fail after 3 seconds of booting. How can I install this without drivers? While people have spoken positively about their purchase with LSI, right now I have $1100 of scrap. Maybe this experience is different for users of other OSs, but avoid this like the plague if you're running Win 8. Oh, and btw: they keep banker's hours, so good luck if you're trying to upgrade in the evening or on the weekend, They just aren't there.

Other Thoughts: Newegg has been my great provider, and I know RAID is a challenge, but did anyone check this out? This is a pretty fundamental failure. But I still love you, Newegg.

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  • Daniel M.
  • 9/14/2013 6:34:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Raid Card

Pros: Great RAID card for the money
I have 12 Seagate 2tb drives in RAID 6 for over a year now
Does work with p67 boards, i am using a Sapphire Pure Black P67 Hydra board with mine.
Also using an Intel RES2SV240

Cons: Firmware flashing is an adventure, i had to flash mine with a slightly nerwer firmware then flash it with the most current firmware

Other Thoughts: Great card works great with my expander, i would tell anyone i know who wants a REAL RAID solution to buy one.

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  • Richard S.
  • 8/23/2013 4:21:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsHuge step up from Intel onboard RAID

Pros: Easy installation. Very small card, so it fits pretty much where ever you need it. Very simple web bios, not pretty, but very straight forward.

Cons: None that are relevant... long boot time I guess.

Other Thoughts: This combined with 4 Samsung 840 Pro series 256MB drives in RAID 0 actually give me throughput of 2.5GB/sec on optimal block sizes and just under 2GB/sec on normal operations. The card is a trifle slow initializing, so you might not want to watch your boot screen. I have this running in my "dream" game machine with Intel 4770, 2x GTX Titan, Gigabyte G1 Sniper 5, 16GB 2660 memory and two water cooling loops. Needless to say this cost an arm and a leg, but after the initial pain, I am extremely happy with my game machine. I don't see having to replace anything for a long time.

Don't forget that it doesn't include cables and if you're worried about data loss, and why would you in RAID 0 you are going to lose data at some point in time, you can buy a battery backup that attaches directly to the card.
As with any server tech, it's a really good idea to know what you're doing before you take the leap and buy a RAID card like this. It works without any problems with Win 7 Pro and I imagine it would work with any OS that has drivers for it.

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  • George O.
  • 6/20/2013 12:19:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood RAID cartd

Pros: Easy to install and set up and it doubled transfer rates over my Intel ICH10R RAID chip that is built in to my Gigabyte mother board. I also have an Intel RT3WB080 RAID card that uses the same LSI 2108 chip and the LSI board posts much faster than the Intel board.

Cons: Pricey at $320.

Other Thoughts: Works on my Gigabyte EP45 even though the MB is not on the 'approved' list. I saved $25 by getting the LSI card and a 3ware cable instead of the LSI card and cable kit. This card is the same card as the Intel RS2BL040. Apparently LSI makes some of Intel's RAID cards. I also noticed Intel uses the LSI2108 or LSI2208 chip.

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  • Christopher A.
  • 3/26/2013 1:48:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent card

Pros: Card was easy to install and with 4 SSDs in a RAID-10 I get 800 MB/s in sequential read and write for several seconds before exhausting the cache and dropping down to 150 MB/s.

I am using this array for booting and storing Windows 8 virtual machines on my VDI server and I have yet to hear any performance complaints even while running 20 machines from the array.

Cons: None.

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  • William F.
  • 2/2/2013 7:15:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThe FIX

Pros: To all of You that are having Problems getting this Card Work, You MUST use a LGA 1156 Board for this Card and the Intel Card also for NO Problems it will work Fine.
PS. it will not work on any LGA 1155 Board

Cons: NONE.

Other Thoughts: I use this card a lot NP.
I hope this will help you guys out.
I am also working with other types of MB to see what works with the LSI and Intel Raid Cards.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/15/2013 11:27:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot if you want everything out of your SSDs

Pros: Gives an upgrade path from a chipset that doesn't support SATA3 6Gbps.

Cons: If you just want to run 2 SSD's in RAID 0, any intel onboard SATA3 RAID controller can outperform this card.

Other Thoughts: If you need to run more than 2 SSD's in RAID 0, get a higher performance card like the 9266 or better and buy the external battery.

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  • Ed B.
  • 2/14/2012 11:13:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggshard to debug

Pros: 6 GBb/s SATA + SAAS

Cons: Unforgivable to ship without cable. Read why....

Other Thoughts: Device arrived. No Fan-out cable, had hunt down a store that carries them.
Installed cable. Only 3 of 4 drives seen. So now is it the cable or the controller? Drives already tested good.
So back to the store again to by another cable so I can debug the problem.

Same failure with new cable, OK, its the controller. I have to RMA it and wait on top of the two store trips.

LSI, include a cable. Thats an insane way to cut BOM.

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  • William M.
  • 2/10/2012 3:46:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks, but...

Pros: works

Cons: gui looks like something out of the 80's, moving the mouse causes gui to crash, navigation is difficult, can be done with usb keyboard however.

doesn't come with a cable? - but there isn't one listed - another version of this same card comes with a cable - but you can get a forward 3 ware cable from newegg for less than that package.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you get a cable, this version doesn't come with one - much to my surprise when i opened the box, thought i was getting the other one, but obviously i didn't realize it till afterwards, still saved ten bucks and just had to wait a bit longer.

using this with 4 ssd's in raid 0 with an
i7 2700k
Cooler Master Hyper 212+
G Skill Ripjaws X 16GB DDR3 1600 CAS 8

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  • Mark J.
  • 11/27/2011 8:43:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Adapter/Great Tech Support

Pros: Supports Virtual Drives(Very, very important if you want to present a large disk to and install Windows). Very fast, the Cache is a-plenty(512 MB, double the cache that my hard drives have). It also supports SSD and has optimization features for those, for future expansion. It also supports SAS extenders fr expanding out your array. The optional BBU I bought separably is great, and offers additional performance bonuses due to write back. This card is actually sitting in a spare slot in my Nvidia 780i triple SLI motherboard. Bought that way back in the day when I saw that PCIe 2.0 would be an excepted and common standard for add-on cards; I was right. It now serves as the platform for my WHS11 file server. The LSI Megaraid monitoring tool is usefull as well for checking up on the cntroller/BBU healthOh and when I called LSI for help on setting it up, I got a person instantly, none of that stupid call routing stuff, just an honest, nice and knowledgeable staff member. Glad I bought LSI!

Cons: The card does take a while to initialize the disk array, but part of that is that it is spinning the drives up gently, and checking the health of the array. This is normal for all servers equipped with RAID adapters and is not dependent on the host machine hardware, nor component disk specifications.

Other Thoughts: Originally I tried software raid, I wanted to RAID 10. Didn't work. I bought four Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 2 TB hard drives back in the days before the flooding in Taiwan, which left a 4 GB partition after RAID 10. Only one problem Linux, and Windows does not play well with non EFI/UEFI motherboard when doing software RAID on large disks. What I did was get this card set up a 4 TB raid and then broke that down into a 200 GB Virtual drive for Windows Home Server 2011, so it could install(meet the 160 GB minimum and still be NTFS) and the rest was a seperate partition formatted with a GPT file system. NTFS only supports one 2 TB maximum partition per disk, the rest goes to waste as unpartitionable space. A NTFS partition which Windows has to be installed on cannot reside on the same "disk" that has a partition for GPT(which can be partitioned to zettabytes). The Virtual disk feature allowed me to cut the singular RAID 10 array into two usable pieces, while not wasting space on the array

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