The 6Gb/s MegaRAID SAS 9280-16i4e, with sixteen internal and four external ports, supports both internal drive storage and external JBOD expansion for up to 240 SATA or SAS drives. With a large number of internal ports, the 9280-16i4e connects up to 16 drives inside the server via direct connection or passive backplane. Using the external SAS ports, multiple JBODs can be connected to a server, providing a scalable and affordable solution for growing storage requirements. Technical InformationHost Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x8Controller Type: Serial ATA/600RAID Supported: YesRAID Levels: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, JBODInterfaces/PortsTotal Number of SAS Ports: 5Number of SAS Ports (Internal) : 4Number of SAS Ports (External) : 1SAS Connector Details: 4 SFF-8087, 1 SFF-8088Physical CharacteristicsHeight: 4.4"Width: 6.6"Form Factor: Plug-in CardCard Length: Half-lengthCard Height: Full-heightMiscellaneousPlatform Supported: PC, SPARC
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