LSI Mega RAID SAS3 9361-8i Review 12Gb/s SATA + SAS RAID
LSI MegaRAID 9361-8i SAS RAID Specifications:
Order Part Number: LSI00416
RAID Levels: 0,1,5,6,10, 50, and 60
Form Factor: Low Profile
2.535”H x 6.6”L (64mm x 167mm)
Ports: 8 Internal
Connectors: 2 x mini-SAS SFF8643 internal connectors (horizontal mount)
Bus Interface: x8 lane PCI Express 3.0 compliant
Processor: LSISAS3108 dual core RAID on Chip (ROC)
Cache: 1GB 1866MHz DDRIII SDRAM
Cache Protection: Optional CacheVault Flash Module (LSICVM02)
Operating Temperature: Maximum ambient: Controller Card: 55°C, with optional CacheVault accessory (LSICVM02): 55°C
Operating Voltage: +3.3V, +12V
Regulatory Certifications: EN55022, EN55024, EN60950, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3; FCC Class A, Class B; UL1950; UL; CSA C22.2; VCCI; RRL for MIC; BSMI; C-tick
OS Support: Microsoft Windows Server 2012/8 & 7/2008/Vista/2003/XP, Linux, SolarisTM (x86), Netware, FreeBSD, and VMware
Warranty: 3 years
The LSI MegaRAID 9361-8i SAS3 RAID controller is a 12Gb/s storage adapter featuring PCIe 3.0 host interface, 1GB DDRIII cache memory, 1.2GHz PowerPC 476 dual-core 12Gb/s ROC, and 8 12Gb/s SATA+SAS ports. With twice the maximum data transfer rate of 6Gb/s SAS solutions, the 9361-8i delivers enough bandwidth to fully saturate the PCI Express Gen3 bus. Along with superior data transfer rates, the 9361-8i offers enterprise-class data protection and security and supports CacheVault flash cache protection. LSI first-to-market 12Gb/s SAS solutions, such as the 9361-8i, are geared for the performance and security demands of next generation of enterprise data storage.
LSI and Adaptec are fiercely competing with one another in the emerging SAS3 space, each pushing the bar higher with every release. With the 9361-8i, LSI is delivering a SAS RAID controller that has a high data transfer rate of 12Gb/s, along with backward compatibility for 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s (allow for up to 128 3Gb/s, 6Gb/s, or 12Gb/s SATA and SAS devices), supports RAID levels 0,1,5,6,10, 50, and 60, and enterprise data protection though CacheVault which allows a drive to be placed in shield state if there is a physical drive failure, to determine if the drive actually failed and can be restored.
The 9361-81 is part of the larger LSI 12Gb/s SAS RAID card family. The 9361 also comes with a four-port internal configuration, 9361-4i. LSI also offers the 9341-4i and 9341-8i which are 4 and 8 port internal cards that support fewer drives and do not have onboard cache.
The LSI MegaRAID 9361-8i SAS RAID is shipping now, comes with a 3-year warranty and has a good price.If you really have interest, please don’t hesitate to contact us.