Broadcom 9500-8I Host Bus Adapter
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9500-8I Broadcom 8-Ports Int 12GBPS SAS-SATA PCI-E Tri-Mode New

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9500-8I 8-Ports Int 12 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS)-Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI-E) Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) Tri-Mode Host Bus Adapter (HBA) | Made by Broadcom | Brand New 3 Years Warranty

Interface Types of This Product: SAS-SATA Host Bus Adapter

Brand Warranty:
3 Years from the Manufacturer
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We are providing specifications below to explain why you should consider purchasing the Broadcom Host Bus Adapter SAS-SATA Controller, including a general overview, performance specifications, relevant images, media files, and technical information about the 9500-8I compatibility.

Key Features of the 9500-8I HBA

The Broadcom 9500-8I 8-Ports Int 12GB/s SAS-SATA PCI-E Tri-Mode HBA is a high-performance storage controller that provides several key features, including:

  • Tri-Mode Support: The 9500-8I supports SAS, SATA, and NVMe storage devices, providing flexibility and compatibility with a wide range of storage devices.
  • High-Speed Data Transfer: The 9500-8I supports data transfer rates of up to 12 Gbps, allowing for fast and efficient data transfer.
  • Low Latency and High IOPs: The 9500-8I provides low latency and high I/O operations per second (IOPs), ensuring quick and responsive storage performance.
  • RAID Support: The 9500-8I supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10, allowing you to use multiple storage devices to create a redundant, high-performance storage array.
  • Advanced Error Correction: The 9500-8I includes advanced error correction technology, providing increased reliability and data protection.
  • Easy Management and Configuration: The 9500-8I provides an easy-to-use BIOS configuration utility, as well as support for the Broadcom Avago Storage Manager (BSM), allowing you to manage and configure the HBA and its storage devices.
  • Cross-Platform Support: The 9500-8I supports a wide range of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, VMware, and more, allowing you to use the HBA in a variety of environments.

In conclusion, the Broadcom 9500-8I 8-Ports Int 12GB/s SAS-SATA PCI-E Tri-Mode HBA provides a high-performance, flexible, and easy-to-manage storage controller that is suitable for a variety of storage applications.

High-Performance Connectivity

The Broadcom 9500-8I 8-Ports Int 12GB/s SAS-SATA PCI-E Tri-Mode HBA provides high-performance connectivity for your storage devices, including hard disk drives (HDD), solid-state drives (SSD), and other storage devices. The key features and benefits of this HBA include:

  • Tri-Mode Connectivity: The 9500-8I supports SAS, SATA, and NVMe storage devices, providing flexible and scalable connectivity options for your storage needs.
  • High-Performance Data Transfer: The 9500-8I supports data transfer speeds of up to 12GB/s, allowing you to achieve fast and efficient data transfer and storage performance.
  • Advanced RAID Support: The 9500-8I supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60, providing advanced data protection and performance optimization options.
  • Scalable Connectivity: With 8 internal ports, the 9500-8I provides scalable connectivity options for your growing storage needs.
  • Robust Data Protection: The 9500-8I includes support for advanced data protection features, including battery-backed write cache (BBWC), CacheVault flash cache protection, and NVRAM protection.
  • Compatibility with a Wide Range of Operating Systems: The 9500-8I is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, VMware, and more, allowing you to use the HBA in a variety of environments.

In conclusion, the Broadcom 9500-8I 8-Ports Int 12GB/s SAS-SATA PCI-E Tri-Mode HBA provides high-performance connectivity for your storage devices, with flexible and scalable connectivity options, advanced RAID support, and robust data protection features. This makes it a great choice for demanding data storage and management applications.

Operating System Compatibility

The Broadcom 9500-8I 8-Ports Int 12GB/s SAS-SATA PCI-E Tri-Mode HBA is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including:

  • Windows: Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, and Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10.
  • Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, CentOS 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, Oracle Linux 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11, 12, 15, and Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04, 20.04.
  • VMware: VMware vSphere 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 6.7, 7.0.
  • Citrix XenServer 7.1, 7.2.
  • FreeNAS 11, 11.2, 11.3, 11.3-U3, 11.3-U4, 11.3-U5.

It's important to note that for some operating systems, specific version and driver support may vary, and compatibility may depend on the specific hardware and configuration of your system. It is recommended to consult the manufacturer's documentation or website for specific compatibility information.

General Information about this Boardcom 9500-8I

  • Manufacturer: Boardcom
  • Part Number or SKU# 9500-8I
  • Product Type: SAS-SATA

Technical Information of SAS-SATA Adapter

  • Interface : Host Bus Adapter (HBA)
  • Port Count 8 Internal
  • Connectors One X8 Sff-8654
  • Host Interface X8 PCI-E Gen 4.0
  • Storage Interface 12GBPS SAS, 6GBPS SATA, Gen 4.0 PCI-E (NVMe)

Management Utilities Information for PCI-E Adapter

  • Lsi Storage Authority (lsa)
  • Storcli (command-line Interface)
  • Hii (uefi Human Interface Infrastructure)
  • Os Support Microsoft Windows, Vmware Vsphere/esxi, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Suse Linux, Ubuntu Linux, Citrix Xenserver, Centos Linux, Debian Linux, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Fedora, Freebsd.
  • Dimensions 6.127 In. × 2.712 In. (155.65 Mm × 68.90 Mm)

Operating Conditions

  • Operating: 0°c To 55°c, 5% To 90% Non-condensing
  • Storage: -45°c To +105°c, 5% To 95% Non-condensing.
  • Typical Power 5.96w
  • Operating Voltage 12v ±8%, 3.3v ±9%
  • Mtbf (calculated) > 5,000,000 Hours At 40°c

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SAS controllers facilitate the use of SATA drives to increase the storage capacity with extreme ease. You can get the best SAS SATA controllers here on Our SAS SATA controllers are some of the best you can find around at the best prices.

SATA is the acronym for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment while the SCSI, nicknamed Scuzzy, is short for Serial Attached Small Computer System Interface.

SATA and SAS connectors help link up your computer components, including media and hard drives to the system's motherboard. SATA drives are more affordable and used for personal computing while fast and reliable SAS drives are the best fit for servers.

On the other hand, SAS controllers work flawlessly on SATA hard drives because both share identical infrastructure and possess related characteristics.

If you'd prefer speed over space, then a SAS-based hard drive is your best bet. However, SATA drives on the other hand, while lagging in terms of speed have a much larger storage capacity.

Data Transfer Speed

Throughput is the volume of data that a drive can move, process, or read and write in a specific amount of time. The drive's throughput is usually tested to measure its speed.

The Input/output operations per second (IOPS) may also be measured. However, the IOPS and throughput outcomes usually imply the same things about the drive.

While the SAS drives boast higher throughput than SATA drives; there are fewer general delays. But there is some overlap between the more high-speed SATA drives and slower SAS drives. On, you can shop some of the best SAS SATA controllers from well-known brands across the world.

While a handful of factors affect the drive's performance, the major factor affecting throughput is the revolution per minute (rpm). Consequently, the higher the rpm, the higher the drive's throughput.

The speed variation is most notable when dealing with large files. A SAS drive boasting 15000 rpm will most likely read and write a 1TB file faster than a SATA drive with 7200 rpm.

Most SATA-based drives' usual speed ranges from 5400 rpm to 7200 rpm, and most SAS-based drives run between 7200 rpm and 15000 rpm.

SAS-SATA Controllers on

While you can count on both quality and affordability, we also bring you a wide range of SAS SATA controllers to cater to your storage needs. SAS and SATA's notable difference is that SAS is developed to endure 24/7 performance in firms, including data centers. Choose from our collection of top-quality SAS SATA controllers including 24 Port, PERC H830, Expander Card, PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC 5, Host Bus Adapter, Equallogic, PERC H710, 4 Port, 1-Port, 8 Port, PERC H700, PERC H800, Smart Array, Serveraid, PERC H740, Raid Controller, PCI-E, 12 Port, Controller Card, and16 Port.

You can use a SATA drive for servers just as you would use a SAS drive. However, the SATA drive would deliver a slower performance and a higher probability of failing or hinting at a failure. This laxity could prove expensive to firms that depend on such drives.

A SAS drive has a mean time between failures (MTBF) that ranges from (1.2-1.6 million) hours of use at 113°F (45°C), while that of a SATA drive is about (700,000-1.2 million) hours of use at 77°F (25°C).

SATA disk drives offer many benefits, including the fact that they boast an unbeatable combination of low cost, high capacity, and performance. Taking advantage of this with SAS SATA controllers could bring a significant return on investment. You can count on a 24/7 customer care center for all issues regarding sales and delivery. delivers all items free of charge within the 48 U. S. states. Please choose from our collection of top-quality SAS SATA controllers today for optimum performance.


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