MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i

Support the internal connectivity and bandwidth needs of applications like databases and digital media

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Deliver the internal connectivity and RAID data protection mid-sized rack-mount servers need to support bandwidth-intensive applications like databases, video and image editing. The MegaRAID® SAS 9266-8i 6Gb/s SATA and SAS RAID controller card is a great fit for I/O-heavy environments needing performance and the security of RAID.  Options include the CacheVault® flash cache protection hardware module and CacheCade® software for turning attached solid state drives (SSDs) into front-end flash cache.
  • Connect up to 128 SATA or SAS drives with eight internal 6 Gb/s SATA and SAS ports
  • Fit into rack-mounted servers with low-profile form factor and side-mount connectors
  • Bandwidth to support critical applications with PCIe® 2.0 connectivity
  • Balance protection and performance for critical applications with RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60
  • Add more protection and peace of mind with options including heat-tolerant battery backup and advanced software


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Product Manufacturer Part # Ordering Part # What's in the Box
MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i L5-25413-16 LSI00295 MR SAS 9266‐8i, QIG, Documentation CD, LP bracket


Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory No
RAID-on-Chip Controller LSISAS2208 Dual-Core RAID on Chip (ROC)
RAID Management Software MegaRAID Management Suite™, MegaRAID Storage Manager™, MegaCLI (command-line interface), WebBIOS
Cache Protection Optional MegaRAID CacheVault Flash cache protection module (LSICVM01) Optional MegaRAID LSIiBBU09 intelligent battery backup module (LSIiBBU09)
Physical Dimensions MD2 Low profile (6.6" x 2.536")
Host Bus Type x8 lane PCI Express® 2.0
Cache Memory 1GB 1333MHz DDRIII SDRAM
Internal Ports 8
Data Transfer Rates Up to 6Gb/s per port
Devices Supported Up to 128 SAS and/or SATA devices
Internal Connectors 2 Mini-SAS SFF8087 (side mount)
MTBF 1,031,514 hours
Operating Temperature Maximum ambient: Controller Card: 60°C (55°C with optional LSIiBBU09)
Operating Voltage (V) [+3.3V, +12V]
OS Extensive support includes Microsoft® Windows® Vista/2008/Server 2003/2000/XP, Linux®, Solaris™ (x86), Netware®, FreeBSD®, VMware® and more. *Visit the downloads page for the most complete list of supported operating systems
Regulatory Certifications [BSMI, C-tick, CSA C22.2, EN55022, EN55024, EN60950, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, FCC Class A, Class B, RRL for MIC, UL, UL1950, VCCI]
Warranty 3 years, free technical support, advanced replacement option


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Compliance Docs and Certifications (15) i
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Product Brief (2) i
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Quick Installation Guide (6) i
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