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LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 8480E 3Gb/s 8-Port External (2x SFF-8470) PCI-Express SAS RAID Controller

  • $129.00


3Gb/s Eight-Port External SAS RAID Adapter

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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.


  • 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)


  • 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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Products and Ordering Part Numbers

    • Bulk pack LSI 8480E card only.
  • LSI MegaRAID SAS 8480E Retail Box
    • Individually packaged box with LSI 8480E HBA, CD containing drivers,  and quick installation guide
    • Part Number: LSI00049