The LSI Logic 9260-8I is a low profile RAID controller card that provides 8 ports for connecting SAS and SATA hard drives to a computer. It supports 6 Gbps SAS and 6 Gbps SATA data transfer speeds and is based on the PCI Express interface. The card is designed to provide scalability by allowing the user to add more hard drives to the system as storage needs grow.
Scalability in this context refers to the ability of the RAID controller card to handle an increasing number of hard drives without a significant decrease in performance. This part supports RAID levels 0,1,5,6,10,50 and 60, which allows the user to configure the hard drives in a way that fits the needs of their application, whether it be performance, capacity, or data protection.
Additionally, the card's low profile form factor makes it a great option for use in compact, space-constrained systems, and its support for SAS and SATA hard drives ensures that it can be used with a wide range of hard drive types and capacities.
However, it's important to note that the scalability also depends on the number of ports available on the controller card and the amount of storage that can be handled by a single RAID controller, which on this specific card is 8 ports. If the user needs to add more hard drives than the ports available, they will need to purchase additional RAID controller cards.
Performance and Reliability of Megaraid PCI-E
The LSI Logic 9260-8I MegaRAID controller card is designed to provide high performance and reliability for storage applications.
MegaRAID PCI-E refers to a type of RAID controller card that connects to a computer via the PCI Express interface. RAID, or Redundant Array of Independent Disks, is a technology that allows multiple hard drives to work together as a single logical unit, providing increased performance and redundancy. MegaRAID PCI-E controller cards are specifically designed to provide advanced RAID functionality and high-performance data transfer using the PCI Express interface.
Performance-wise, it supports data transfer speeds of up to 6 Gbps for both SAS and SATA hard drives, which allows for fast data transfer and access. Additionally, the card supports RAID levels 0,1,5,6,10,50 and 60, which allows the user to configure the hard drives in a way that fits the needs of their application, whether it be performance, capacity, or data protection. RAID 0 and RAID 1 provides the best performance while RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID 50 and RAID 60 provides better data protection.
In terms of reliability, the card utilizes advanced features such as hardware RAID and error correction to ensure data is transmitted and stored reliably even in the event of a hard drive failure. Hardware RAID allows multiple hard drives to work together as a single logical unit, providing increased performance and redundancy. Error correction is a feature that automatically detects and corrects errors in the data transmission, this helps to prevent data loss and ensure the integrity of the data.
The LSI Logic 9260-8I MegaRAID controller card is generally compatible with a wide range of systems and devices. It is based on the PCI Express interface, which is a widely used standard for connecting expansion cards to a computer's motherboard. This means that the card should be compatible with most systems that have an available PCI Express slot.
In terms of storage compatibility, the card supports both SAS and SATA hard drives, so it can be used with a wide range of hard drive types and capacities. It also supports data transfer speeds of up to 6 Gbps for both SAS and SATA drives, so it is compatible with both traditional hard drives and newer solid-state drives (SSDs).
The card also supports multiple RAID levels, which allows for flexibility in configuring the hard drives to fit the needs of the specific application. The RAID levels supported are 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60.
It is important to check the compatibility of the card with the specific hardware and software being used, as there may be some limitations or requirements that need to be met. It's recommended to check the specifications of the card and compare it with the system's specifications, and consult the manufacturer's documentation for any specific compatibility information. Additionally, it is recommended to check the operating system and server vendor's compatibility matrix to ensure that the card is supported in your specific setup.
General Information 9260-8I LSI Logic Megaraid
Brand: LSI Logic
Megaraid 8-Port PCI-E X8 512MB SAS Raid Controller Card
Device Type: SAS Raid Controller
Form Factor: Low Profile Plug-In Card
Interface Type: PCI Express X8
Data Transfer Rate: 6GB/S Throughput Per Por
Standard Memory: 512 Mb DDR2 SDRAM
Raid Level: Raid 0, Raid 1, Raid 5, Raid 6, Raid 10, Raid 50, Raid 60
Port: 2 X Sff-8087 - Mini-SAS
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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 allhdd.com. 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 allhdd.com, 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 Allhdd.com
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. Allhdd.com 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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