SAS MegaRAID Adapters

SAS 8308-ELP Kit
PCI-Express 8-Port

The low-profile MegaRAID SAS 8308ELP addresses the growing demand for RAID in high-density rack-mount chassis environments. With support for both SAS and SATA II drives, the eight-port MegaRAID SAS 8308ELP provides greater deployment flexibility with support for up to 16 devices using SAS expanders. Offering data transfer rates of up to 3Gb/s per port, a PCI Express host interface, 128MB DDR SDRAM, a high-performance I/O processor, and remote battery backup support, the MegaRAID SAS 8308ELP delivers the performance and availability required by enterprise class applications. Additional high-availability features include support for all key RAID levels, Online Capacity Expansion (OCE), RAID Level Migration (RLM) and Patrol Read.

Features:

  • Eight internal SAS/SATA ports o Two x4 SFF 8087 connectors
  • 3 Gb/s throughput per port
  • RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 10, 50
  • Greater than 2TB array support
  • Intel® IOP333 I/O Processor
  • PCI Express 1.1 compliant o 2.5 Gb/s per lane o x4 lane width
  • 128MB DDR 333MHz SDRAM on board
  • Optional remote intelligent BBU (iBBU)
  • Advanced data integrity andrecovery
  • Enhanced error handling and reporting
  • FlexRAID®:
    - Online Capacity Expansion (OCE)
    - Online RAID Level Migration (RLM)
  • Comprehensive management and configuration utilities
  • SAS expander support
    - (16 disk support)

Benefits:

  • Low-profile form factor for rackmount servers
  • Flexibility to use SAS or SATA II drives
  • PCI Express host interface for increased bandwidth
  • 128MB cache with optional remote battery backup

SAS 8344-ELP8
PCI-Express 8-Port

The MegaRAID SAS 8344ELP, with four internal and four external 3Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) ports, is the ideal RAID solution for internal and external storage subsystems requiring the flexibility to use either SAS or 3Gb/s SATA drives, or a combination of both. Based on LSI Logic first-to-market SAS IC technology, the MegaRAID SAS 8344ELP provides a robust RAID solution complete with a high-performance Intel I/O processor, PCI Express host interface, 128MB DDRI SDRAM, and intelligent battery backup (iBBU) support. Additional fault tolerant RAID features include support for all key RAID levels, Online Capacity Expansion (OCE), RAID Level Migration (RLM) and Patrol Read for finding and resolving bad media blocks on disk drives.

Features:

  • Eight SAS/SATA ports
    - One SAS SFF8087 x4 internal connector
    - One SAS SFF8470 x4 external connector
  • 3 Gb/s throughput per port
  • Greater than 2TB array support
  • Intel© IOP333 I/O Processor
  • PCI Express, x4 lane width
  • 128MB DDR Cache
  • Optional remote battery backup
  • RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10 and 50
  • Auto-resume on array rebuild and reconstruction
  • Advanced data integrity and recovery
  • Enhanced error handling and reporting
  • Online Capacity Expansion (OCE)
  • Online RAID Level Migration (RLM)
  • Comprehensive management and configuration utilities
  • Full SAS expander support (32 disk support)

Benefits:

  • Low-profile form factor for rackmount servers
  • Flexibility to use SAS or SATA II drives
  • Internal and external device connectivity
  • PCI Express host interface for increased bandwidth
  • 128MB cache with optional remote battery backup

SAS 8408E
PCI-Express 8-Port Internal

As the first-to-market eight-port Serial Attached SCSI RAID solution, the MegaRAID SAS 8408E offers advanced fault tolerant features for SAS drives, SATA II drives, or any combination of the two. Using a high-performance Intel I/O processor for optimum RAID performance and a PCI Express host interface for increased bandwidth, the MegaRAID SAS 8408E delivers an intelligent and robust RAID solution. In addition, this adapter supports 256MB DDRII SDRAM for data caching and an intelligent transportable battery backup (iTBBU) that protects cached data for up to 72 hours in the event of a complete power failure. The transportable cache module can even be moved to a new MegaRAID adapter with complete data retention.

Features:

  • Eight internal SAS/SATA ports
  • Two x4 SFF 8484 connectors
  • 3 Gb/s throughput per port full duplex
  • RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 6*, 10, 50 and 60*
  • Greater than 2TB array support · Intel® IOP333 I/O Processor
  • PCI Express 1.0a compliant
  • 2.5 Gb/s per lane · x8 lane width
  • 256MB DDRII 400MHz SDRAM intelligent transportable battery backed DIMM module
  • Advanced data integrity and recovery enhanced error handling and reporting
  • FlexRAID®:
  • Online Capacity Expansion (OCE)
  • Online RAID Level Migration (RLM)
  • Comprehensive management and configuration utilities · Full SAS expander support (32 disk support)

Benefits:

  • Industry proven MegaRAID protection
  • Flexibility for both SAS and SATA II drives
  • PCI Express host interface for increased bandwidth
  • RAID 6 ready for greater data protection
  • New, robust MegaRAID management suite

SAS 8480E
PCI-Express 8-Port External

The MegaRAID SAS 8480E features two x4 external SAS connectors for high-performance external storage connectivity. When used with SAS expanders, the MegaRAID SAS 8480E can support up to 255 SAS or SATA II disk drives, making it an ideal solution for enterprise-class storage applications that call for maximum configuration flexibility. Using a high-performance Intel® I/O processor for optimum RAID performance and a PCI Express host interface for increased bandwidth, the MegaRAID SAS 8480E delivers an intelligent and robust RAID solution. In addition, this adapter supports 256MB DDRII SDRAM for data caching and an intelligent transportable battery backup (iTBBU) that protects cached data for up to 72 hours in the event of a complete power failure.

Features:

  • Eight external SAS/SATA ports
    -Two SAS SFF8470 x4 external connectors
  • 3 Gb/s throughput per port full duplex
  • RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 6*, 10, 50 and 60*
  • Greater than 2TB array support · Intel® IOP333 I/O Processor
  • PCI Express 1.0a compliant
    -2.5 Gb/s per lane
    -x8 lane width
  • Ships with 256MB DDRII 400MHz SDRAM DIMM module
  • iTBBU support
  • Advanced data integrity and recovery
  • Enhanced error handling and reporting
  • FlexRAID®:
    - Online Capacity Expansion (OCE)
    - Online RAID Level Migration (RLM)
  • Comprehensive management and configuration utilities
  • Full SAS expander support (32 disk support)

Benefits:

  • Maximum drive flexibility for using both SAS and SATA II drives
  • PCI Express host interface for increased bandwidth
  • SAS built on proven MegaRAID stack
  • RAID 6 ready for greater data protection
  • Advanced RAID management suite

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