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MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e 8 Port PCIe to 6 Gbps SAS RAID controller

MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e
MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e

Today’s newest external enclosure designs are based on architectures that support both SATA and SAS drives. The MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e with eight external SATA+SAS ports, are ideal for configuring these external enclosures with your choice of highperformance SAS hard drives, high-capacity SATA hard drives or power-saving solid state drives (SSDs).

With data transfer rates of up to 6 Gbps per port, the MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e brings users new features and improved performance, while continuing to support all the features of the previous 3 Gbps SATA+SAS generation. These feature line controllers employ the latest in RAID-on- Chip technology, comply with the PCI Express 2.0 specification.

Features and Benefits

  • Connect up to 240 SATA and/or SAS devices
  • 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • 512 MB Cache
  • SAS2108 RAID-on-Chip
  • Online capacity expansion, RAID level migration
  • Battery backup module optional (BBM)
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60
  • Low-Profile MD2 Form Factor
  • Comprehensive RAID management suite
  • Superior performance: Maximum reads: 2,875 MB/s - Maximum writes: 1,850 MB/s

Technical Specifications

Model MegaRAID SAS 9280-8e
Adapter Architecture
Host Bus Type PCIe 2.0 x8
Processor SAS2108 RAID-on-Chip (ROC) 800 MHz PowerPC
Battery backup unit optional
Cache 512 MB DDRII 800MHz
HDDs 240x SAS/SATA (6 Gbps)
HDD Ports 2x SFF-8088
Operating Systems
Supported OS Windows Server 2000, 2003, XP, Vista
and more
RAID Level 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
RAID Features online expansion, online RAID level migration, instant availability initialization
Environment Specification
Operating Temperature up to 60 °C (44.5 °C with BBU)
Physical Dimensions/mm (Width x Height) 168 x 65
Form Factor Low Profile MD2