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LSI MegaRAID 9280-24i4e SATA/SAS 6Gb/s PCIe 2.0 w/ 512MB onboard memory controller card, Single--Avago Technologies

  • RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60
  • 6 x SFF-8087 mini-SAS Internal Connectors
  • 1 x SFF-8088 mini-SAS External Connectors

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The LSI MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e provides a new level of system reliability, availability, and performance for businesses that are facing storage challenges driven by unprecedented data growth. Offering data transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s per port, this controller card ensures complete investment protection for existing SATA and SAS implementations. 6Gb/s SAS is designed for backward compatibility with 3Gb/s SAS as well as with 3Gb/s SATA hard drives. In addition to the internal ports, this controller comes equipped with external SAS ports which perfectly support external JBOD expansion, allowing you to connect multiple JBODs to server for a scalable and affordable solution to the growing storage requirements. Regardless of the drive speed, 6Gb/s LSI MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e can deliver up to twice the performance level in both read and write applications as compared to their 3Gb/s predecessors.

  • newegg Support Up to 240 SATA and/or SAS Devices The LSI 9280-24i4e SGL features hot-pluggable, SATA-compatible SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) ports to provide 6Gb/s data transfer rates for optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
  • newegg RAID Support The LSI 9280-24i4e SGL supports multi-level RAID configuration including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 and RAID spans 10, 50, 60 for better performance, enhanced data security and flexible capacity upgrades.
  • newegg 512MB On-board Memory The LSI 9280-24i4e SGL features 512MB on-board DDR2 800 SDRAM for maximum data integrity.
  • newegg PCI Express 2.0 x8 Interface The LSI 9280-24i4e SGL features the PCI Express 2.0 x8 interface which provides sufficient throughput and full-duplex operation for enhanced performance.
  • newegg SafeStore Encryption Services The advanced SafeStore Encryption Services protect your confidential data against unauthorized access.
  • newegg SSD Support with SSD Guard The support for SSD allows for higher data transfer speed, and the SSD guard delivers increased durability and reliability, prolonging the SSD’s lifespan and providing maximum data security.

Learn more about the LSI ?LSI00211 (9280-24i4e Single)

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  • Delton a.
  • 9/29/2015 4:42:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsdoes the job

Pros: Chip temp is 77 C, I thought about soldering an extended heatsink but my 7" case fan may have something to do with how flawlessly it ran over the last year. Usually boards at this temp die in 11-17 months, but those same boards produce more failures than this has, so I'm confident it will last.

The heat may be explained by an old lithography process (circa 2011 when this model was introduced) but surprisingly, major firmware, management software, as well as driver updates continue to be produced by LSI into 2015.

I have a Core i7 with a RAID stripe of five SSDs and another with four spinners.

My embedded chipset produced 1620 MB (1.62 gigabytes/second) transfer rate in this configuration. The card tops out at about 740 MB/sec, so I took a 60% hit on speed. The boot time increased by 2-4 seconds or so but I'd rather have the disk config saved on a separate, manageable, configurable controller. a RAID to RAID copy will top out at 380 MB/Sec.

Cons: The heat is just something you see in boards that don't last long, but this is an unusual exception for enterprise class environments.

This model debut'ed in 2011 so the max transfer along the bus is only like 740 MB/Sec. Software raiding two cards together has proven to double this and highlights the card's internal bandwidth limitations.

Other Thoughts: This is one of the only PCIE RAID Controllers of any capacity that isn't total garbage... in fact its HIGH quality but it is significantly slower than embedded SATA III Chipsets. if your MOBO has a ton of SATA ports, decent RAID support, and uses aluminum capacitors, you could be better off using your integrated one.

I'd REALLY Like to see a modernized, SATA 3 + PCIe 4.0 version of this card! With smaller, cooler components. That would blow the lid off of the DIY server/workstation industry and gain LSI Traction with the bigger names in rebranding storage solutions.

Go LSI !

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  • Delton a.
  • 4/23/2015 8:43:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsedit to last review

Pros: The device is better suited for large groups of high capacity spinning drives than speedy RAIDs of SSDs

none of the errors seem to have affected the integrity of the system. The 56% decrease in speed adds a few seconds to each day but they are literally seconds. 1620mb/sec onboard raid0 vs. 750mb/sec.
The payoff is the configuration is transferable to other systems.

My case has a large (quiet) fan blowing horizontally right on the puny heatsink.

Cons: still hot 'n slow.

Other Thoughts: this product was first reviewed on other sites in January of 2011. it is 4.25 years old already.

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  • Delton a.
  • 3/14/2015 2:12:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggspoor everything

Pros: Mini sas connections are excellent for cabling.
28 possible drive connections
excellent management software
looks beefy

Cons: - overheats to about 80 C (176 F) even when idling.
I suspect this is why new surprising fatal errors show up daily in reference to your data, such as those at the bottom. I'm not going to waste your time proving how my pc is not the problem here.
I removed the RAID -0 of 5x SSDs @ sata 3 speeds achieving 1.650 GiB/sec !! read and 800 MiB/sec write from the native controller on my motherboard. After moving it to this card, both speeds fell to about 750 Mib/Sec. :( read and write are now about the same! Windows 8.1. these errors: fresh out of the box. enjoy. and I paid $550 instead of 1200, still disappointed. the product debut'd January of 2011, so its not surprising.

LOCALIZED MESSAGE = Controller ID: 0 Uncorrectable medium error logged: ( VD 2 Location 0x195efbedf, PD -:-:21 Location 0xcaf7df5f)

LOCALIZED MESSAGE = Controller ID: 0 Unexpected sense: PD = -:-:21Unrecovered read error, CDB = 0x2f 0x00 0xca 0xf7 0xdf 0x5f 0x00 0x10 0x00 0x00 , Sense = 0xf0 0x00 0x03 0xca 0xf7 0xdf 0x5f 0x0a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x11 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00

LOCALIZED MESSAGE = Controller ID: 0 Unexpected sense: PD = -:-:21Unrecovered read error, CDB = 0x2f 0x00 0xca 0xf7 0xdf 0x5e 0x00 0x10 0x00 0x00 , Sense = 0xf0 0x00 0x03 0xca 0xf7 0xdf 0x5e 0x0a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x11 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00

Other Thoughts: Adaptec alternatives aren't good either. im struggling to find ANY decent controllers PERIOD. looks like we have an integrated future folks, or suffer your alternatives.

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  • 2 I.
  • 11/30/2014 8:01:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

Pros: lots of feaures

Cons: none so far

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  • Andreas I.
  • 2/18/2013 9:25:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Card

Pros: It works really well with ESXi 5.1
Fine performance with 3 arrays of different config
Runs stable so far

Cons: Awkward positioning of the miniSAS connectors on top of the card which makes it virtually impossible to get the cables installed in the server we put it in
Gets rather hot

Other Thoughts: We replaced an Adaptec card with this because it always dropped out of the system on ESXI 5.1 on high I/O load (every two days or so). Also, with the Adaptec card we had PSOD's on reboots until they provided us with a "fixed" aacraid driver for 5.1

Maybe my review is biased because we are uberhappy not to have this card cr*p out like the Adaptec :]

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  • Matthew H.
  • 3/14/2012 1:25:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent controller, bad support, worse compatiblity

Pros: - Item arrived quickly, in good condition, and with proper documentation

- Installed easily into HP Proliant DL165 G7 1U Server via riser card

- Was able to connect to all drives and create various virtual disks (RAIDs)

- Fast! A RAID 0 of 5 Kingston mid-level SSDs achieved 700+ MB/s read and 650+ MB/s write!

Cons: OK, here's the deal. I purchased this specifically because it was listed on the HCL for the LSI SAS6160 SAS Switch, which became very important to check after my HP P812 controller took a dump upon connecting to the switch. After connecting it, I quickly found that while it worked in principle (that is, it didn't catch on fire or anything), it wasn't actually compatible.

Without getting too into the weeds, a SAS Switch exists so a person can 'zone' disks from a JBOD enclosure to a controller. This card does NOT support zoning at the time of this writing, and I believe they are now working to update the firmware and/or remove it from their SAS Switch's HCL.

It took me a little over two weeks of fighting with LSI's tier 1 support before I got put in contact with an engineer who was able to clear this up. The engineer did a very good job of doing so, though.

Other Thoughts: I also started having a problem shortly after installation of this card that my ProLiant server now freezes during POST. I cannot confirm this is related to the card, as it occasionally freezes in POST even with the card removed, but the problem on started happening after installing the MegaRAID card. I've also found that if I pull the cord from the back and give it 5 seconds to drain, it will boot without freezing. Again, not sure if the two are related or not.

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