LSI MegaRAID SATA and SAS 9260-8i RAID Card Review

The LSI MegaRAID SATA+SAS 9260-8i RAID controller card is designed for to support up to eight-port 6Gb/s PCI Express SATA and SAS RAID for consumers looking for a way to secure data and to have speed. With data transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s per port, the MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i should be fast, but the question is how fast? Read on to see our results in RAID 0 and RAID 5.

LSI MegaRAID SATA and SAS 9260-8i RAID Card Review

LSI MegaRAID SATA+SAS controllers provide a new level of reliability, availability, and performance to businesses that are facing storage challenges driven by unprecedented data growth. With data transfer rates of up to 6Gb/s per port, the MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i KIT brings users features and improved performance, while continuing to support all the features of the previous 3Gb/s SATA+SAS generation. The MegaRAID value line controller, ideal for inside-the-box connectivity, employs the latest in RAID-on-Chip technology, complies with the PCI Express 2.0 specification, and provides additional data security using LSI SafeStore encryption services.6Gb/s SAS is designed for backward compatibility with 3Gb/s SAS as well as with 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SATA hard drives. Regardless of the drive speed, 6Gb/s MegaRAID controllers will deliver significant performance improvements in both read and write applications as compared to their 3Gb/s predecessors.

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