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.


Model Syncro CS 9271-8i
RAID-on-Chip Controller 10Gigabit
Cache Protection MegaRAID® CacheVault flash cache protection (included)
RAID Management Software MegaRAID Management Suite
MegaRAID Storage Manager
MegaCLI (command-line interface)
Physical Dimensions MD2 Low profile (6.6″ x 2.536″)
RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Drive Support Per Controller 64 virtual drives (64 total in HA domain)
LUN Support Up to 64TB
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
Host Bus Type x8 lane PCI Express® 3.0
Devices Supported Up to 96 6G SAS and/or NL-SAS dual-ported HDDs and SSDs (w/SCSI-3 PR)
Up to 31 6G SAS enclosure/expander devices
Maximum of 120 dual-ported SAS devices in the HA storage domain.
Internal Connectors 2x Mini-SAS SFF8087
MTBF 1,251,284 hours
Operating Temperature Maximum ambient: Controller Card with included CacheVault module: 55°C
Operating Voltage +3.3V, +12V
Operating Systems Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 and Server 2008 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 & 6.4, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 & SP3
Regulatory Certifications EN55022, EN55024, EN60950, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3; FCC Class A, Class B; UL1950; UL; CSA C22.2; VCCI; RRL for MIC; BSMI;C-tick; RoHS; WEEE