12Gbps SAS Host Bus Adapter
Support High-performance External Storage with 12Gbps SAS Connectivity
The LSI 9300-8E 12Gbps SAS Host Bus Adapter is specially designed for applications needing external storage connectivity. It allows servers of any size to attach to over 1000 SAS or SATA end devices in external enclosures. The low-profile form factor, along with the included full-height bracket, allows for easy installation.
The LSI 9300-8e is based on the SAS 3008 IO controller, integrating the latest enhancements in SAS and PCI Express technology. It supports eight PCI Express lanes that comply with the latest PCI Express 3.0 specifications. The support for both SAS and SATA drives gives flexibility in designing storage architectures and helps protect existing infrastructure investments. Now, you can easily connect to up to 1024 SAS and SATA devices with its built-in eight external 12Gbps SAS and SATA ports.
The LSI 9300-8e provides up to 12Gbps SAS and up to 6Gbps SATA performance across eight lanes of PCIe 3.0 connectivity. In addition, it’s also backwards compatible with previous SAS and PCIe generations through automatic negotiation, and provides SAS data transfer rates of 6Gbps and 3Gbps per lane, and SATA data transfer rates of 3Gbps per lane.
The LSI 9300-8e fits into 1U/2U rack-mounted servers and workstations with a low-profile form factor (full-height bracket included).