MegaRAID® SAS 8200 Series
SAS 8204ELP/8204XLP and SAS 8208ELP/8208XLP
Powers High-Density and Low-Cost Servers with
Proven MegaRAID Technology
Key Advantages
•Support for SAS and SATA II drives
•Built on proven MegaRAID stack
•Migration path to full-featured MegaRAID SAS solutions
•RAID 0, 1, 10 and 5 support
•Cost effective RAID implementation
•Advanced RAID management suite
• 4 and 8-port low-profile configurations
• Connect up to 4 or 8 intermixed SAS and SATA II devices within the same array
• Bootable RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
• Hot spare
• Hot device insertion/removal support
• Auto configuration
• Auto resume during array rebuild
• RAID support before operating system loaded
• >2TB logical drive support
• Enhanced fault tolerance capabilities
• Fast initialization for array setup
• Enhanced read performance for mirroring (RAID 1)
• Comprehensive management and configuration utilities
Low-Cost RAID 5 SAS / SATA Solution
The MegaRAID SAS 8200 series is the newest
addition to the LSI Logic family of SAS/SATA
RAID solutions based on first-to-market SAS IC
technology and proven MegaRAID technology.
These adapters provide a low-cost RAID 5
solution for mid- to low-end server and workstation environments where high performance
and reliable data protection are required.
With support for both SAS and SATA II drives,
customers can now configure custom systems
employing a SAS/SATA adapter with lowcost SATA drives and/or high-performance
SAS drives.
Seamless Migration to MegaRAID
Feature Products
A unique feature of the MegaRAID SAS 8200
product family is the ability to seamlessly migrate from these low-cost RAID 5 adapters to
the more full-featured MegaRAID product line.
Users can simply plug in the new adapter and
easily import and recognize the existing array
without having to do any reconfiguration. Plus,
the ability to manage all MegaRAID SAS/
SATA arrays from one single management client provides a consistent look and feel across
all product lines.
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, SATA II
drives or a combination of both within a single
platform. SAS drives provide speed, reliability
and scalability for enterprise-class systems,
while high capacity SATA drives allow for
low-cost and efficient storage in data-dense
Advanced RAID Management
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
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 8200 Series
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SAS 8204ELP/8204XLP and SAS 8208ELP/8208XLP
MegaRAID SAS 8200 Series
Solution Provided
Low-cost, low-profile RAID 5 solution for use with both SATA II and/or SAS drives.
Mid- to low-end server and workstation environments where low cost, high performance and
reliable data protection are required.
Physical Dimensions
Internal Connectors
Device Support
Up to 4 SAS or SATA II devices, supports different
disk interfaces in the same array
Host Bus Type
Data Transfer Rates
Standard Low Profile (6.6” X 2.536”)
One SAS SFF 8087 x4
PCI Express x4
Two SAS SFF 8087 x4
PCI-X 64-bit/133MHz
Up to 8 SAS or SATA II devices, supports different
disk interfaces in the same array
PCI Express x4
PCI-X 64-bit/133MHz
Up to 3Gb/s per port
RAID and Fault Tolerant Features • RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, and 10
• 8 logical drives support
• Selectable logical drive as boot drive
• Checks consistency
• Fast initialization for quick array setup
• Native Command Queuing
• Stagger spin up for SATA drives
• Hot plug
• Supports global hot spare
• Automatic rebuild of hot spare drives
• Auto resume during array rebuild
• Fault LED support through SGPIO*
• >2TB logical drive support
• Random deletion of logical drives
• Soft bad block management
• Support error recovery
• Disk Data Format compliant (DDF)
• S.M.A.R.T support
Operating Temperature
Up to 50°C
Operating Voltage
3 years, free advanced technical support, advanced replacement option
Regulatory Certifications
CE, FCC, C-tick, UL, VCCI, BSMI and RRL
RAID Management
OS Support
• Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003/2000/XP
• Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 3 and 4
• SuSE® Linux®/SLES
System Support
• IA32 (or x86)
• Intel® EM64T
MegaRAID Management Suite
• MegaRAID Storage Manager
• MegaCLI for Windows/Linux (Command-Line Interface Configuration utility)
• MegaDCLI for DOS (Command-Line Interface Configuration utility)
• CTRL-M (Pre-boot)
*Requires SGPIO support on storage subsystem
For more than 15 years, LSI Logic host adapters have been providing high-performance SCSI solutions to leading server, disk array and computer
systems worldwide. Each host adapter carries a powerful chip built in LSI Logic’s ISO 9001-certified fabrication facilities. Using only the highest quality
components, LSI Logic host adapters are assembled and tested in world-class facilities to assure superior product reliability and performance. Because
of stringent quality management programs, our host adapters carry a three-year limited warranty.
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