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

  • RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60
  • 1 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS Internal Connectors
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The LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i RAID controller offers a new level of flexibility and performance to servers and workstations by supporting both high-performance SAS hard drives and cost-effective, high-capacity SATA drives, as well as energy-efficient SSDs. Supporting RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60, it not only backs up data but can also extend the storage capacity of a system significantly.

It supports the industry’s fastest bus speeds at PCI-Express 2.0 X8 and offers complete connectivity with 1 internal mini-SAS connector. Using an industry-leading RAID on Chip (ROC) processor and 512MB of DDR2 write cache, this high-performance PCIe-to-SAS RAID host adapter delivers enterprise-class performance for mission critical server applications.

 

  • newegg SAS 6Gb/s Compliant The LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i supports both 6Gb/s SAS and previous-generation SAS/SATA hard drives, enabling new levels of server storage scalability, performance and reliability.
  • newegg RAID Support The LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i supports multi-level RAID configuration including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60 for better performance, enhanced data security and flexible capacity upgrades.
  • newegg PCI Express 2.0 x8 Interface The LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i features a PCI Express 2.0 x8 interface to provide fast signaling for high-bandwidth applications.


Learn more about the LSI LSI00201

Model

Brand
LSI
Model
LSI00201
Form Factor
Low Profile Ready

Specifications

Type
SATA / SAS
Internal Connectors
1 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS
Interface
PCI-Express 2.0
Transfer Rate
Up to 6Gb/s
Cache Memory
512MB DDRII cache (800MHz)
RAID
RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60

Features

Features
SafeStore Encryption Services for more secure data protection
Cost-effective RAID protection for 1U and 2U servers and space-limited storage environments

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • RICHARD S.
  • 8/8/2013 4:27:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsLSI = Fast

Pros: The card works wonderfully. Anyone that is having problems installing, probably doesn't have the knowledge to do the job. I have this on an Intel Lynx Point chipset (Z87) and it runs better than I thought it would. I have four Samsung 256GB 840 Pros in RAID 0. On optimum transfer sizes it actually gets a throughput of 2GB! 2GB, simmering rats parts Batman! This is only slightly less than four times the speed of a single drive.

Cons: Boot up time is quite a bit slower as the RAID array has to initialize. Not really a con, but something to be aware of.

Other Thoughts: This is a wonderful "basic" RAID card for up to 4 drives. It just works and the setup is easy, if you know what you're doing. Restoring my backup was extremely quick. I also ordered the battery backup, because I'm not willing to lose everything to a quirk.

I back up once a day minimum and I recommend that any of you speed freaks out there do the same. RAID0 0 is a wonderful way to lose your data, so... back up!

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  • Daniel D.
  • 6/20/2013 5:47:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Bought two for use in a two Dell SC24 Servers. Very easy to install and setup Raid 1&0. Very quick processing speed.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/31/2012 10:58:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFantastic, exactly as expected

Pros: Reliable, good software, great quality, easy setup and use, just a great card in general. I stepped up from an adaptec hardware raid that i had minor issues with but I wasnt happy about forking over the extra money for this one, its pretty pricey but great quality and tech support

Cons: really the only con I have is that it is sooooo expensive. My last "hardware raid" card was an adaptec and it was over $100 less. However to qualify that, I had issues with the less expensive card which is why I replaced it and I have not had a single issue with the card once I finally got everything setup and running.

Other Thoughts: if you know you want hardware raid, this is full legitimate on board raid! It is not some controller that just piggybacks your MB raid, it has ram and a core and does all the raid calcs on the card. If you have the money this card is totally and completely worth it, I havent had any issues so far and my raid 0 with RE4 drives is stupid fast....only about 50mb slower than my SSD!!!

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  • Franz N.
  • 8/25/2012 12:32:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsworks well

Pros: Excellent controller - works well and is fast

Cons: I have had several degrade and the alarm would sound. Good so far. I rebuilt the array and the alarm never goes silent. I have contacted LSI support with no remedy in sight. I think they are just ignoring this fact. It is sad, otherwise this is a very good controller.

Other Thoughts: LSI needs to get this fixed times.- I have witnessed this problem now 3

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/16/2012 7:59:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking Great

Pros: 1 hour setup (including OS transfer). So I didn't mean to get into trying to RAID 0 four OCZ 120 GB Agility 3's for a price to performance test on my own dime but I found so many recent price breaks I had to try it out. Ran right into major controller issues (see the Highpoint RocketRaid 640 thread - just returned the 640L) and did some research and many people just said buy this card, it works. Got it last night, plugged it into my ASUS P6X58D Mobo's extra PCI-E slot, set up the four SSDs with a Vantec 5.25 EZ Swap F4 removable hot pluggable bay slot and had it running in Win7 64 bit within 15 minutes. Downloaded the drivers, did the firmware update and with the Windows GUI, had a RAID 0 set up quickly. My benchmarks with ATTO Disk Benchmark utility put it at roughly 1.6 Gpbs without tuning. I did the OS transfer with the freeware AOMEI Partition Assistant (awesome!) and the biggest problem I ran into was making sure the mobo bios had the right boot drive.

Cons: None yet. I have a stable system (so far) with mature drivers and management GUI.

Other Thoughts: You get what you pay for. I thought the Highpoint might cut it by the packaging/price point but it was a major mistake. My tech buddies say that new gen mobos might (or probably will) have this built in but I'm not ready for a full rebuild since my equipment is fairly recent. I also agree with the portability comments another poster relayed. NOTE: I have a two RAID 1 larger, spinning disk arrays for data storage, this is 445G of OS/Gaming speed.

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  • Daryl C.
  • 7/14/2012 11:54:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome performance.

Pros: Extreme performance when using the latest generation of SSD's in RAID 0. Ability to easily move an array between computers when you upgrade to a new mobo without having to destroy and rebuild it.

If you have been running RAID using your onboard controller, this is a huge step up - no CPU usage, maximum performance, and the array doesn't need to be re-created if you ever replace your motherboard.

Cons: Web bios is buggy - my mouse Y axis is reversed in the bios. I don't care enough about this to doc an egg, tho.
These cards will get incredibly hot if you run 4 ssd's on them under heavy load. If you have bad case airflow, you may need to add a fan blowing across the card's heatsink to accomodate it. When i say 'very hot' I mean VERY FREAKIN HOT, not 'oh that's kinda warm.' :) I don't view this as enough of a con to dock an egg because i realise that 4 of the latest ssd gen drives can completely saturate this controller's onboard CPU - and that is going to generate heat, unavoidable. Just be aware that adding this card to your case will add as much heat as an extra video card IMO.

Other Thoughts: We use these cards in all of our servers (well, 8i and 16i cards too), so I have been working with these for several years. They are very reliable (now that the newest batteries are out that resist high temperatures better) and incredibly fast.

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  • Travis G.
  • 7/10/2012 9:54:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNOT compatible with z77 ivy bridge

Pros: Worked great in an older Core 2 Duo SLI system.

Cons: Upgraded system to i5-3570 + Z77 (SLI and Crossfire capable) motherboard running UEFI bios. It will not recognize this card. After contacting LSI, who confirms the incompatability, I conducted an exhaustive search through forums trying to find ANY Z77 based boards this card will work with and can find NONE.

This is NOT a raid controller to get for gaming enthusiasts since LSI refuses to support non-server motherboards.

Other Thoughts: Encountered this issue upgrading a friend's system for her. She really wants to be able to keep using this card so will have to return the motherboard and buy a new motherboard + CPU that is Sandy Bridge where there are a few motherboards that are compatible.

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  • Ralph P.
  • 4/8/2012 3:38:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI know what you're thinking...

Pros: So you've spent a ton of time trying to get the cheap controllers to work. I've tried them all I'm pretty sure. Throw them all out in the trash, swallow hard and buy this card. Works great and performance is excellent.

Cons: Comes with old crusty firmware and windows drivers are out of date.

Other Thoughts: First thing you must do is flash the firmware and update the drivers - web site for support can be a little overwhelming at first. Strongly recommend the BBU if you want to keep your data!!!

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  • Anthony B.
  • 2/3/2012 9:51:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Absolute performance paired with the Corsair Force GT 120 GB SSD. Easy to install as well as updating your firmware, tricky at first but learning curve is moderate. Compatible with my EVGA E762-A1 bios 83. Less work for the cpu to do!

Cons: My only con is how long it takes for the MegaRaid card to be located other than that I boot into Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate in 7-8 seconds.

Other Thoughts: I am running my one SSD on a raid0 and reaching advertised speeds, 560 read/522 write on ATTO. Plan to get a few more and really see some work get done. Wish I had enough for the 9260-8i.

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  • Ryan B.
  • 1/8/2012 8:52:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsImpressive and Feature-Rich

Pros: - easy to install hardware, software and configure
- feature-rich
- fool proof

Cons: - none

Other Thoughts: This is my first LSI RAID card and I couldn't be happier. I've read about people running into issues with my chipset but (EVGA X58 SLI) but installation and setup was flawless.

It's an expensive RAID card but that's the price you pay for quality, reliability and performance. Highly recommended brand!!

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