Businesses of all sizes rely on their IT infrastructure to run critical applications and store and safeguard valuable data. The Syncro™ CS 9286-8e solution, based on shared DAS (direct-attached storage), allows IT administrators to build high-availability (HA) systems from volume servers and JBOD storage.

Based on SAS, Syncro CS uses MegaRAID data protection to deliver business continuity to small and medium businesses (SMB) and remote and branch offices(ROBO) environments at a fraction of the cost of traditional HA solutions.


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 number 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.
External Connectors 2x Mini-SAS SFF8088
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