Syncro CS 9271-8i

Transform storage servers into a compact cluster-in-a-box for high availability, fault-tolerance and uptime

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Businesses of all sizes rely on their IT infrastructure to run critical applications and store and safeguard valuable data. The Syncro™ CS 9271-8i solution, based on shared DAS (direct-attached storage), enables customers to build cluster-in-a-box (CiB) systems and delivers enterprise-grade high availability and business continuity at a fraction of the cost of traditional SAN solutions.
Designed for small and medium businesses (SMBs) and remote/branch office (ROBO) environments, the Syncro CS CiB solution provides failover and shared DAS storage, delivering application uptime and business continuity.
  • Improve storage total cost of ownership (TCO) through lower costs, easier management, and increased resource availability
  • Provide high availability and reduce downtime risk for mission-critical workloads with storage controller failover and RAID data protection
  • Pool two storage servers into a single, compact shared DAS (sDAS) solution
  • Based on SAS storage for simplified scaling and broad compatibility
  • Complete Windows Server® 2012 high availability solution
  • Enables high availability DAS for Linux® ecosystem

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Product Manufacturer Part # Ordering Part # What's in the Box
Syncro CS 9271-8i L5-25413-13 LSI00392
  • Two (2) Syncro CS 9271-8i HA controllers with CacheVault (each includes CV power module, CV clip and remote cable).
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Two (2) LP Brackets
  • Installation and support CD


Specification Value
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Samples Available No
Distrib. Inventory No
Cache Protection MegaRAID CacheVault flash cache protection (included)
Drive Support Per Controller 64 virtual drives (64 total in HA domain)
Host Bus Type x8 lane PCI Express® 3.0
MTBF 1,251,284 hours
RAID & HA Management MegaRAID Management Suite™, MegaRAID Storage Manager™, MegaCLI (command-line interface), WebBIOS, SMI-S
Devices Supported Up to 96 6G SAS and/or NL-SAS dual-ported HDDs and SSDs (w/SCSI-3 PR)
Internal Connectors 2 Mini-SAS SFF8087
Operating Temperature Maximum ambient: Controller Card with included CacheVault module: 55°C
OS Support Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 and Server 2008 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 & 6.4, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 & SP3
Physical Dimensions MD2 Low profile (6.6" x 2.536")
SSD Optimization Up to 32 SSDs (6G SAS) in a CacheCade® Read SSD pool, Up to 64 CacheCade virtual drives (The total # of HDD VD + CacheCade VDs in the HA domain must not exceed 64), Up to 512GB CacheCade Read volume capacity in the HA domain
RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Regulatory Certifications [BSMI, C-tick, EN55022, EN55024, EN60950, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, FCC Class A, Class B, RRL for MIC, RoHS, UL, UL1950, VCCI, WEEE]
Warranty 3 years, free technical support, advanced replacement option


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