MegaRAID SAS 8300XLP Product Brief - Computerworld

MegaRAID SAS 8300XLP Product Brief - Computerworld

MegaRAID ® SAS 8300XLP


High-Performance Zero-Channel RAID (ZCR) Storage

Adapter Offers a Cost-Effective Way to Implement

RAID in a Server

Key Advantages

• Industry proven MegaRAID data protection

• Flexibility for both SAS and SATA II drives

• Advanced MegaRAID management suite

• Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10 and 50

• Offers advanced MegaRAID functionality to onboard LSI SAS


• Low-cost RAID upgrade

• Low-profile, half-size PCI

form factor

• 400MHz Intel ® IOP321 processor

• 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X performance

• 3 Gb/s throughput per mother

board SAS port

• Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10

and 50

• 128MB integrated ECC SDRAM

• Greater than 2TB array support

• Optional battery backup unit (BBU)

• Auto-resume on array rebuild and


• Advanced data integrity and


• Enhanced error handling and


• Online Capacity Expansion (OCE)

• Online RAID Level Migration (RLM)

• Comprehensive management and

configuration software suite

Low-Cost, Powerful ZCR SAS

RAID Solution

The MegaRAID SAS 8300XLP zero-channel

RAID (ZCR) adapter converts a motherboard’s

own onboard Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)

controller into a powerful RAID solution,

allowing for an easy and low-cost upgrade

path to SAS RAID. This low profile, intelligent

PCI-X to SAS RAID adapter is ideal for 1U and 2U

server environments. With 128MB integrated

ECC SDRAM, battery backup support and the

power of the Intel ® IOP321 (400MHz) I/O

processor, the MegaRAID SAS 8300XLP provides

unmatched reliability and performance.

Motherboard Compatibility

The MegaRAID SAS 8300XLP adapter is designed

to use a motherboard’s own on-board

SAS ports using the LSI Logic LSISAS1068

SAS controller with appropriate interrupt

routing circuitry.

MegaRAID SAS Advantage

As the recognized leader in driving and

developing storage interface standards and

technologies, LSI has extended its leadership

with a complete family of SAS RAID solutions

for the next generation of DAS for enterprise

servers and high performance workstations.

MegaRAID SAS solutions enable system builders

to meet both performance and capacity

requirements using either SAS drives, 3Gb/s

SATA drives or a combination of both. SAS

drives provide speed, reliability and scalability

for enterprise-class systems, while SATA drives

allow for low-cost and efficient storage in datadense


Advanced RAID Management Utility

The MegaRAID Management Suite of software

is a complete spectrum of applications

and tools including a next generation pre-boot

as well as advanced online RAID management

utilities. This new suite of applications features

a variety of configuration options and SAS

topology views from the system host, controller

and disk enclosure down to the logical and

physical drive level. This allows administrators

to efficiently configure, monitor and manage

RAID volumes locally or over the network.

MegaRAID ® SAS 8300XLP


Optional BBU Support

The MegaRAID LSIBBU03 is a battery-backup

module that protects the integrity of the

cached data on a MegaRAID controller by

providing backup power if there is a complete

AC power failure or a brief power outage.

The LSI Logic MegaRAID battery backup units

provide an inexpensive alternative to using an

uninterruptible power supply (UPS).

Solution Provided


Internal Connectors Uses motherboard’s own SAS connectors

Device Support Up to 8 devices supported

Data Transfer Rates Up to 3Gb/s per port

Processor Intel ® IOP321 I/O processor

Cache Memory 128MB DDR1 ECC SDRAM

Front View

Physical Dimensions Low profile, half-length (6.6” X 2.536”)

LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 8300XLP

Affordable SAS/SATA RAID solution using motherboards’ onboard SAS connectors

1U and 2U servers and workstations with up to 8 SAS or SATA II drives requiring

a low cost RAID 5 SAS solution

Host Bus Type 64-bit, 133MHz PCI-X (ZCR-enabled slot only)

Battery Backup Unit Optional battery MegaRAID LSIBBU03

RAID and Fault Tolerant Features • RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 10 and 50

• Online Capacity Expansion (OCE)

• Online RAID Level Migration (RLM)

• Variable stripe size support

• Fast initialization for quick array setup

• Patrol Read

• Automatic rebuild of hot spare drives

• Enclosure management (SES)

• 64 Logical Drive support

• Auto Resume on array rebuild and reconstruction

• Configuration on Disk (COD)

• S.M.A.R.T Support

Operating Temperature 55°C (w/o BBU card) 45°C (w/ BBU card)

Operating Voltage 5.00 V, +12 V, -12V

Warranty 3 years, free advanced technical support, advanced replacement option

Regulatory Certifications CE, FCC, C-tic, ETL, VCCI, BSMI and RRL

RAID Management MegaRAID Management Suite

MegaRAID Storage Manager

• MegaCLI (command-line interface)

• WebBIOS (pre-boot utility)

• SNMP support

OS Support • Microsoft ® Windows ® Server 2003/2000/XP

• Red Hat ® AS Linux ®

• SuSE ® Linux ® /SLES

Visit the LSI Logic web site at:

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