LSI00205 LSI MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e SGL Low-profile MD2 eight-Port external 6Gb/s PCIe SATA and SAS RAID controller.
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Benefits Specifications

  • Low-profile 8 external port 6Gb/s SATA+SAS RAID card with x8 PCIe 2.0 host interface and support for LSI?s FastPath and CacheCade advanced software features
  • Highly scalable, with excellent IOPS and bandwidth performance when connected to approved external JBOD enclosures
  • Ideal for configuring external enclosures to drive high capacity cloud, security and HPC applications



  • Eight external SATA+SAS ports
  • Two mini-SAS SFF-8088 x4 connectors
  • Low-profile MD2 form factor (6.6? X 2.536?)
  • 512MB DDRII cache (800MHz)



  • Superior performance
  • PCI Express 2.0 provides faster signaling for high-bandwidth applications
  • Support for 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s SATA and SAS devices
  • Ideal for external subsystems using large numbers of SATA or SAS drives
  • Support for LSI Advanced Software Options including MegaRAID FastPath, CacheCade?, SafeStore?, and Recovery software
  • Low-profile MD2 form factor for space-limited 1U and 2U environments.



Solution Provided Eight-port external SATA+SAS RAID solution for servers requiring the scalability and flexibility to use up to 240 SATA or SAS devices in external storage environments.
Physical Dimensions MD2 Low profile (6.6" X 2.536")
Connectors Two Mini-SAS SFF-8088 external connectors
Device Support Up to 240 SATA and/or SAS devices
Host Bus Type x8 lane PCI Express 2.0 Compliant
Data Transfer Rates Up to 6Gb/s per port
I/O Processor/SAS Controller LSISAS2108 RAID-on-Chip (ROC)
Cache Memory 512MB 800MHz DDR II SDRAM
Battery Backup Unit LSIiBBU07 or LSIiBBU08, an intelligent battery backup module option that directly or remotely connects to the adapter
Key RAID Data Protection Features
  • RAID levels 0, 1, 5 and 6
  • RAID spans 10, 50 and 60
  • Online Capacity Expansion (OCE)
  • Online RAID Level Migration (RLM)
  • Auto resume after loss of system power during array
    rebuild or reconstruction (RLM)
  • Single controller Multipathing
  • I/O Load Balancing
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1MB
  • Fast initialization for quick array setup
  • Check Consistency for background data integrity
  • SSD Support with SSD Guard?
  • Patrol read for media scanning and repairing
  • 64 logical drive support
  • Up to 64TB LUN support
  • DDF compliant Configuration on Disk (COD)
  • S.M.A.R.T support
  • Global and dedicated Hot Spare with Revertible Hot Spare support
     ? Automatic rebuild
     ? Enclosure affinity
     ? Emergency SATA hot spare for SAS arrays
  • Enclosure management
     ? SES (inband)
     ? SGPIO (sideband)
Operating Temperature Maximum ambient: 60?C (44.5?C w/iBBU)
Operating Voltage +3.3V
Warranty 3 years, free advanced technical support, advanced replacement option
Regulatory Certifications EN55022, EN55024, EN60950, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3; FCC Class A, Class B; UL1950; UL; CSA C22.2; VCCI; RRL for MIC; BSMI; C-tick
RAID Management MegaRAID Management Suite
  • MegaRAID Storage Manager?
  • MegaCLI (command-line interface)
  • WebBIOS
OS Support Extensive support includes Microsoft? Windows? Vista/Server 2003/2000/XP,
Linux? and more. Visit the LSI download Center for the most complete list of
supported operating systems:
MTBF 1,324,292 Hours
Ordering Information LSI00205 (Single-pack)
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