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Broadcom LSI MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e 8-Port External 6Gb/s Duo Core SAS RAID Controller

  • $89.00

Benefits Specifications


The MegaRAID? SAS 9285-8e, with eight external ports, delivers two 800MHz PowerPC processor cores and a 72-bit DDRIII interface that drives 1GB cache memory. This controller is ideal for configuring external storage enclosures with high-performance SAS hard drives, high-capacity SATA hard drives or application-accelerating solid state drives (SSDs) or for building more sophisticated configurations using LSI 6Gb/s SAS switch products. Users can deploy the MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e in existing HDD-based server environments to help achieve significant performance gains. Alternatively, for users implementing server platforms based on solid state storage, these next-generation MegaRAID controllers can help exploit the potential of SSDs for unsurpassed performance and enterprise-class reliability.



  • Eight external SATA+SAS ports
  • Two mini-SAS SFF-8088 x4 connectors
  • 6Gb/s throughput per port
  • LSISAS2208 Dual Core ROC
    -   800MHz PowerPC?
  • MD2 Low profile (6.6" X 2.536")
  • x8 PCI Express 2.0 host interface
  • 1GB DDRIII cache (1333MHz)
  • Optional battery backup unit (LSIiBBU09 remote mount)
  • Connect up to 240 SATA and/or SAS devices
  • RAID levels 0, 1, 5 and 6
  • RAID spans 10, 50 and 60
  • Auto-resume on rebuild
  • Auto-resume on reconstruction
  • Online Capacity Expansion (OCE)
  • Online RAID Level Migration (RLM)
  • SSD support with SSD Guard?
  • Global and dedicated hot spare with revertible hot spare support 
    - Automatic rebuild 
    - Enclosure affinity
    - Emergency SATA hot spare for SAS arrays 
  • Single controller multipathing (failover)
  • I/O load balancing
  • Comprehensive RAID management suite



  • Second generation 6Gb/s SATA+SAS with unprecedented levels of performance 
  • Ideal for external storage environments using up to 240 SAS, SATA and solid state drives (SSDs)
  • Unsurpassed IOPs performance and advanced software options help users realize full benefits of SSD deployments
  • Meets high I/O transaction demands of database and datacenter applications 
  • Provides the sustained data transfer rates and high sequential bandwidth to meet processing requirements of digital media, video and imaging environments



Solution Provided Eight-port external SATA+SAS solution for performance-hungry external storage environments using up to 240 SAS, SATA and solid state drives (SSDs)
Physical Dimensions MD2 Low profile (6.6" X 2.536")
 Internal Connectors Two Mini-SAS SFF8088 external connectors
 Device Support  Up to 240 SAS and/or SATA hard drives and SSDs
 Host Bus Type  x8 lane PCI Express 2.0 compliant
Data Transfer Rates Up to 6Gb/s per port
 I/O Processor/SAS Controller LSISAS2208 Dual-Core RAID on Chip (ROC)
 Cache Memory 1 GB 1333MHz DDRIII SDRAM
 Battery Backup Unit LSIiBBU09, a heat-tolerant intelligent battery back-up module; remote mount
 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 arrays array rebuild or reconstruction (RLM)
  • Single controller Multipathing (failover)
  • Load Balancing
  • Configurable stripe size up to 1MB
  • Fast initialization for quick array setup
  • Check Consistency for background data integrity
  • SafeStore? Encryption Services
    ? Instant Secure Erase
    ? (Full SafeStore Encryption key sold separately)

       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 (55?C w/LSIiBBU09)
Operating Voltage  +3.3V
MTBF (Calculated)  808,712 hours
  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


Optional SSD Optimization ​ MegaRAID CacheCade Software provides 50x boost in READs from SSD Cache
MegaRAID FastPath Software delivers up to 300,000 IOPS performance on SSD arrays
Ordering Information MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e
  • Single Pack: LSI00284


  • Kit: LSI00279


OS Support Extensive support includes Microsoft? Windows? Vista/2008/Server 2003/2000/XP, Linux?, Solaris? (x86), Netware?, FreeBSD?, VMware? and more.
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