We're really just scratching the surface here today with the LSI MegaRAID 9280-24i4e. With all of the advanced features, configuration options and total control offered by the MegaRAID Management Software, we could tune performance for each and every benchmark and real world application if we had the time. Network administrators setting up SAN storage systems and datacenters will find that not only has LSI given them the tools to make their systems perform at peak levels, but also made it easy with some of the best software we've ever worked with.
When it comes to performance, the LSI MegaRAID 9280-24i4e is able to deliver every drop available from the PCIe 2.0 x8 lane and it even outperforms the HighPoint RocketRAID 2760 that uses a full x16 lane. With up to 24 internal and an additional 4 external drives attached to the controller without additional expanders, you are going to hit the PCIe 2.0 x8 limits fairly quickly, but it is nice to know that the LSI MegaRAID 9280-24i4e is able to give everything you have available.
The cost of the LSI MegaRAID 9280-24i4e might be a bit high for the guy looking to build a home media sever; it is quite a bit lower than what we expected to find for an enterprise class, flagship RAID controller. We managed to find the LSI MegaRAID 9280-24i4e at Provantage for 1192.37 at the time of writing. Just a few days prior, we found the flagship 9280-24i4e at Buy.com for 1080 USD, but while writing this article the deal disappeared. Be sure to take a look there before making your purchase.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 2 [The Packaging]
- Page 3 [The LSI MegaRAID SAS 9280-24i4e]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Everest Random Access Time]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Crystal Disk Mark]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - AS SSD]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Passmark]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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