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LSI SAS 3801E External 8-Port (2x SFF-8088) PCI-E 3GB/s Mini SAS Host Bus Adapter. Card Only

  • $139.00

Note: This have 1-week leadtime.


PCI Express, 3GB/s, 8-port SAS (mini-SAS connectors)

OS Support Package Contents

The LSI SAS3801E card enables large-scale direct attach storage (DAS) arrays through eight external 3 Gb/s mini-SAS ports, driving up to 122 SAS and SATA devices. The host bus adapter drives external server storage RAID and non-RAID enclosures with unprecedented throughput by connecting an eight-lane 2.5 Gb/s PCI Express bus with two external x4 SFF-8088 mini-SAS connectors. Utilizing the SFF-8088 connectors allows the SAS3801E to fit into a low-profile adapter, perfect for 2U servers driving 4800 MB/s full-duplex externally.


  • 3 Gb/s per port
  • (2) x4 external SFF-8088 mini-SAS connectors
  • 8-lane, 2.5 Gb/s PCI Express
  • MD-2 small form-factor design
  • Connects to SAS and SATA HDDs and tape drives
  • Allows more than 122 total end-point devices
  • Fusion-MPT architecture provides more than 140,000 I/Os per second
  • Supports all major operating systems


  • Flexible SAS/SATA array architecture optimizes cost
  • (8) external high-speed SAS ports for maximum mass-storage connectivity
  • 3 Gb/s per port delivers 2400 MB/s to external enclosures
  • SAS/SATA interconnect proven through the LSI robust serial technology

OS Supported:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000, Server 2003 32bit (x86 and AMD64), XP
  • Red Hat Linux RHEL 3
  • Novell NetWare
  • SuSE Linux / SLES
  • Sun SPARC Solaris 2.6 thru 2.10
  • Check LSI website for latest OS support.

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Products and Ordering Part Numbers

  • LSI SAS3801E Retail ? PCI Express, 3 Gb/s, 8-port, SAS
    • Individually packaged box with LSI SAS3801E HBA, Low-profile bracket, Driver CD, and Quick Installation Guide
    • Part Number: LSI00138

  • LSI SAS3801E Bulk Pack ? PCI Express, 3 Gb/s, 8-port
    • Bulk pack containing LSI SAS3801E HBA.

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