MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i
Four-Port 6Gb/s PCI Express SATA and SAS RAID Controller
Add more storage flexibility and data protection to rack and tower servers with internal connectivity
With the LSI MegaRAID 9260-4i 6Gb/s SATA+SAS RAID controller card, small enterprises can cost-effectively realize the data protection benefits of hardware RAID. The MegaRAID 9260-4i is able to connect up to 128 SATA or SAS drives with four internal 6Gb/s SATA+SAS ports. It employs the latest in RAID-on-Chip technology, complies with the PCI Express 2.0 specification, and provides additional data security using SafeStore encryption services. Plus, its low profile form factor allows for easy installation.
Key Features and Advantages
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 controller 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.
SafeStore Encryption Services
Avago is pleased to introduce SafeStore encryption services, which include instant secure erase for self-encrypting drives (SEDs). This technology 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.
The LSI MegaRAID SATA / SAS 9260-4i perfectly balances protection and performance for critical applications, with RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60.
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. Avago 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.
With its low-profile form factor, the controller card seamlessly fits into rack-mounted servers. It’s ideal for cost-sensitive 1U and 2U server applications.