Broadcom MegaRAID® and HBA Tri

Broadcom MegaRAID® and HBA Tri
Broadcom MegaRAID® and HBA Tri-Mode Storage
Adapters
User Guide
Version 1.0
March 24, 2017
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Broadcom MegaRAID® and HBA Tri-Mode Storage Adapters User Guide
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Broadcom MegaRAID® and HBA Tri-Mode Storage Adapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
1.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
1.2 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chapter 2: Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2.1 RAID Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2 Operating System Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3 PCIe Host Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.4 LED Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.5 Tri-Mode Storage Interface Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 3: Tri-Mode Storage Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
3.1 SAS/SATA Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
3.2 NVMe Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
3.3 Common REFCLK Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Chapter 4: Mid-Plane Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
4.1 SAS/SATA LED Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
4.2 NVMe LED Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Chapter 5: Cables and Cabling Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
5.1 x4 PCIe (NVMe) Storage Interface Cabling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
5.2 Backplanes with Mini SAS HD Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
5.3 Backplanes with OCuLink or SlimLine Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Chapter 6: Configuration Scenarios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
6.1 SAS/SATA Connect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.2 x2 NVMe Direct Attach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.3 x4 NVMe Direct Attach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6.4 x4 NVMe and x1 SAS Direct Attach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 7: CacheVault Data Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Chapter 8: Adapter Installation Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
8.1 Hardware Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Chapter 9: Broadcom MegaRAID and HBA Tri-Mode Storage Adapter Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
9.1 MegaRAID 9460-16i Tri-Mode Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and Connector Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.2 MegaRAID 9460-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and Connector Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.3 MegaRAID 9480-8i8e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and Connector Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.4 MegaRAID SAS 9440-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and Connector Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.5 HBA 9400-16i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and Connector Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.6 HBA 9400-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and Connector Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.7 HBA 9400-16e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and Connector Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.8 HBA 9400-8e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and Connector Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 10: Tri-Mode Storage Adapter Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
10.1 Thermal and Atmospheric Requirements for the MegaRAID 9440-16i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.2 Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID 9440-16i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.3 Thermal and Atmospheric Requirements for MegaRAID 9460-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.4 Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID 9460-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.5 Thermal and Atmospheric Requirements for the MegaRAID 9460-16i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.6 Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID 9460-16i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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10.7 Thermal and Atmospheric Requirements for the MegaRAID 9480-8i8e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.8 Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID 9480-8i8e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.9 Thermal and Atmospheric Requirements for the 9400-16i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.10 Power Supply Requirements for the 9400-16i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.11 Thermal and Atmospheric Requirements for the 9400-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.12 Power Supply Requirements for the 9400-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.13 Thermal and Atmospheric Requirements for the 9400-16e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.14 Power Supply Requirements for the 9400-16e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.15 Thermal and Atmospheric Requirements for the 9400-8e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10.16 Power Supply Requirements for the 9400-8e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 11: Marks, Certifications. Compliance and Safety Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
11.1 Marks, Certifications and Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
11.2 Safety Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Revision History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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Chapter 1: Broadcom MegaRAID® and HBA Tri-Mode Storage Adapters
Introduction
Chapter 1: Broadcom MegaRAID® and HBA Tri-Mode Storage
Adapters
1.1
Introduction
This document is the primary reference and user guide for the Broadcom MegaRAID® Storage Adapters, which are
based on the SAS3516 and SAS3508 Tri-Mode ROCs (RAID on Chip), and for the Broadcom HBA Tri-Mode Storage
Adapters, which are based on the SAS3416 and SAS3408 Tri-Mode IOC (IO controller) devices. This document contains
the complete installation instructions and specifications for the following Tri-Mode storage adapters:
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MegaRAID 9440-8i (model number 50008)
MegaRAID 9460-16i (model number 50011)
MegaRAID 9460-8i (model number 50011)
MegaRAID 9480-8i8e (model number 50031)
HBA 9400-16i (model number 50008)
HBA 9400-8i (model number 50008)
HBA 9400-16e (model number 50013)
HBA 9400-8e (model number 50013)
Overview
The MegaRAID and HBA adapters, based on the SAS3516, SAS3508, SAS3416 or SAS3408 Tri-mode controllers, are
high-performance PCIe-to-SATA/SAS/PCIe (Tri-Mode) adapters. Broadcom Tri-Mode SerDes Technology enables
operation of SATA, SATA or PCIe (NVMe) storage devices in a single drive bay. A single controller can operate in all three
modes concurrently: SATA, SATA or PCIe/NVMe.
The Tri-Mode adapters provide the following storage interface data transfer rates:
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SAS data transfer rates of 12, 6, and 3Gb/s per lane
SATA transfer rates at 6 and 3Gb/s data transfer rates per lane
NVMe data transfer rates of 8, 5, and 2.5 Gb/s.
The adapters negotiate between the speeds and the protocols to recognize and concurrently interface with any of
these three types of storage devices. The following table summarizes many of key features of the MegaRAID Tri-Mode
Storage Adapters.
Table 1 MegaRAID Tri-Mode Storage Adapters
Controllers
9460-16i
9460-8i
9480-8i8e
9440-8i
16 internal
8 internal
8 internal
8 external
8 internal
I/O Processor / SAS
Controller
SAS3516
SAS3508
SAS33516
SAS3408
Form Factor
LP-MD2
LP-MD2
LP-MD2
LP-MD2
Four SFF-8643 x4
Two SFF-8643 x4
Two SFF-8643 x4
Two SFF-8644 x4
Two SFF-8643 x4
x8 PCIe 3.1
x8 PCIe 3.1
x8 PCIe 3.1
x8 PCIe 3.1
Ports
Storage Interface
Connectors
Host Interface
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Table 1 MegaRAID Tri-Mode Storage Adapters (Continued)
Controllers
Storage Interface
Cache Memory
9460-16i
9460-8i
9480-8i8e
9440-8i
SAS, SATA, and
PCIe (NVMe)
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PCIe (NVMe)
SAS, SATA, and
PCIe (NVMe)a
SAS, SATA, and
PCIe (NVMe)
4GB 2133MHz DDR4
SDRAM
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SDRAM
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SDRAM
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Cache Protection
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Super Capicator
CVPM05 module
CVPM05 module
CVPM05 module
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NVMe is supported for internal connection only.
The following table summarizes many of the key features of the HBA Tri-Mode Storage Adapters.
Table 2 HBA Tri-Mode Storage Adapters
Controllers
Ports
I/O Processor
Form Factor
Storage Interface
Connectors
Host Interface
Storage Interface
9400-16i
9400-8i
9400-16e
9400-8e
16 internal
8 internal
16 external
8 external
SAS3416
SAS3408
SAS3416
SAS3408
LP-MD2
LP-MD2
LP-MD2
LP-MD2
Four SFF-8643 x4
Two SFF-8643 x4
Four SFF-8644 x4
Two SFF-8644 x4
x8 PCIe 3.1
x8 PCIe 3.1
x8 PCIe 3.1
x8 PCIe 3.1
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PCIe (NVMe)
SAS, SATA, and
PCIe (NVMe)
SAS and SATA
SAS and SATA
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RAID Features
Chapter 2: Features
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RAID Features
The following list includes some of the primary RAID features supported by the MegaRAID Tri-Mode Storage Adapters.
For a full description of the RAID features, refer to the 12Gb/s MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide, which is located at
http://www.broadcom.com/support/download-search.
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RAID levels 0, 1, 5, and 6
RAID spans 10, 50, and 60
SDS Personality with EPD and JBOD
Online Capacity Expansion (OCE) Online RAID Level Migration (RLM)
Auto resume after loss of system power during array rebuild or reconstruction (RLM)
Single controller Multipathing
Load balancing
Configurable stripe size up to 1MB
Fast initialization for quick array setup
Check Consistency for background data integrity
SSD Support with SSD Guard™ technology
Patrol read for media scanning and repairing
64 logical drive support
DDF compliant Configuration on Disk (COD)
S.M.A.R.T. support
Global and dedicated Hot Spare with Revertible Hot Spare support
Automatic rebuild
Enclosure affinity
Emergency SATA hot spare for SAS arrays
Enclosure management
SES (inband)
SGPIO (sideband)
Databolt™ bandwidth optimizer technology support for compatible expander-based enclosures
Shield state drive diagnostic technology
Operating System Support
The Tri-Mode adapters support the operating systems in the following list. For specific version information, refer to the
MegaRAID SAS Device Driver Installation User Guide, which is located at
http://www.broadcom.com/support/download-search.
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VMware vSphere/ESXi
Red Hat Linus
SuSe Linux
Ubuntu Linux
Oracle Linux
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PCIe Host Interface
CentOS Linux
Debian Linux
Fedora
FreeBSD
Oracle support
NOTE
Contact Oracle for Oracle Solaris driver software or support.
The firmware and drivers are routinely updated and made available on the Support and Download center. Visit
http://www.broadcom.com/support/download-search and download the latest firmware and driver for the controller.
2.3
PCIe Host Interface
The Tri-Mode adapters have eight PCIe PHYs, which provide host-side maximum transmission and reception rates of
64 Gb/s (8 Gb/s per PHY). The Tri-Mode controller uses a packet-based communication protocol to communicate over
the serial interconnect. Other PCIe host interface features include:
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2.4
Eight PCIe Host Lane Interface
PCIe Hot Plug
Power management
— Supports the PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification Revision 1.2
— Supports Active State Power Management, including the L0 states, by placing links in a power-saving mode
during times of no link activity
Error handling
High bandwidth per pin with low overhead and low latency
Lane reversal and polarity inversion
Single-phy (one-lane) link transfer rate of 8GT/s, 5GT/s, and 2.5GT/s in each direction
Eight-lane aggregate bandwidth of up to 8 GB/s (8000 MB/s)
Support of x8, x4, x2, and x1 link widths
LED Management
The internal Tri-Mode adapters offers LED management support for both SAS/SATA and NVMe backplanes. External
connect adapters offer enclosure LED management support for enclosure implementations through SCSI Enclosure
Services (SES). Refer to Chapter 4, Mid-Plane Management for more information.
2.5
Tri-Mode Storage Interface Features
The Tri-Mode Adapter’s storage interface supports concurrent operation with SAS, SATA and PCIe (NVMe) devices to
provide a fully functional solution for any storage environment.
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PCIe (NVMe) Interface Features
— Up to eight x2 or four x4 NVMe direct attach drive support
— 2.5 Gb/s, 5 Gb/s, and 8 Gb/s
SAS Interface Features
— SAS data transfers at 12Gb/s, 6Gb/s, and 3Gb/s
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Tri-Mode Storage Interface Features
DataBolt technology on all SAS phys
— Serial, point-to-point, enterprise-level storage interface
— Wide ports that contain multiple phys
— Narrow ports that contain a single phy
— SAS phy power management
SATA Interface Features
— SATA and STP data transfers at 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s
— Addressing of multiple SATA targets through an expander
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SAS/SATA Support
Chapter 3: Tri-Mode Storage Interface
The Tri-Mode Storage Adapters can direct attach to SAS, SATA or NVMe drives either using SFF-8680 or SFF-8639(U.2)
bays. The following direct attach options are supported by the Tri-Mode Storage Adapters:
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SFF-8680 Bay: One Phy
— x1 SAS
— x1 SATA
SFF-8680 Bay: Two Phys
— x2 SAS (Multi Link)
— Two x1 SAS (Dual port using MPIO)
SFF-8639 (U.2) Bay: One, Two, or Four Phys
— x4 NVMe
— x2 NVMe
The Tri-Mode Storage Adapters also support enclosure connectivity through SAS expanders and PCIe Switches. See the
“Configuration Scenario” section for more information on storage connectivity options.
NOTE
3.1
Carefully assess any decision to mix SAS, SATA, and NVMe drives within
the same virtual drive. Although you can mix drives, the practice is
discouraged.
SAS/SATA Support
The Tri-Mode Storage Adapters support internal and external storage devices, which allows you to use a system that
supports enterprise-class SAS drives and desktop-class SATA III drives.
The SAS3516 and SAS3416 Tri-Mode controllers have 16 tri-mode PHYs and the SAS3516 and SAS3508 Tri-Mode
controllers have eight tri-mode PHYs. The PHYs are managed in groups of eight by dedicated hardware in ascending
PHY order. PHYs 0 to 7 are managed by one dedicated instance of the SAS PHY management hardware, and PHYs 8 to
15 are managed by a separate instance of the SAS PHY management hardware. These SAS PHY management hardware
instances, or SAS cores, cannot communicate with each other.
When you configure a wide port, the connections must be attached exclusively to PHYs that are all managed by the
same SAS core. If they are not managed by the same SAS core, then unexpected controller and host behavior will occur.
By default, the connectors are mapped as shown in the figures in the following list:
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MegaRAID 9460-16i – Figure 9.1, MegaRAID 9460-16i Tri-Mode Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and
Connector Information
MegaRAID 9460-8i – Figure 9.1, MegaRAID 9460-16i Tri-Mode Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and Connector
Information
MegaRAID 9480-8i8e – Figure 9.3, MegaRAID 9480-8i8e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper
and Connector Information
MegaRAID 9440-8i – Figure 9.4, MegaRAID SAS 9440-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and
Connector Information
HBA 9400-16i – Figure 9.5, HBA 9400-16i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and Connector
Information
HBA 9400-8i – Figure 9.5, HBA 9400-16i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and Connector
Information
HBA 9400-16e – Figure 14, Card Layout of the HBA 9400-16e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
HBA 9400-8e – Figure 14, Card Layout of the HBA 9400-16e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
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NVMe Support
The following table indicates the connector to SAS core mapping for each board.
Table 3 Board Port to SAS Port Associations
Board
Connector 0
SAS Ports 0-3
Connector 1
SAS Ports 4-7
Connector 2
SAS Ports 8-11
Connector 3
SAS Ports 12-15
9460-16i
SAS Core 1
SAS Core 1
SAS Core 0
SAS Core 0
9460-8i
SAS Core 0
SAS Core 0
N/A
N/A
9480-8i8e
SAS Core 0
SAS Core 0
SAS Core 1
SAS Core 1
9440-8i
SAS Core 0
SAS Core 0
N/A
N/A
9400-16i
SAS Core 1
SAS Core 1
SAS Core 0
SAS Core 0
9400-8i
SAS Core 0
SAS Core 0
N/A
N/A
9400-16e
SAS Core 1
SAS Core 1
SAS Core 0
SAS Core 0
9400-8e
SAS Core 0
SAS Core 0
N/A
N/A
Ports 0-7 can be configured as eight separate ports or combined into one or more groups called wide ports (one x4,
two x4s, one x8, and so on). Similarly, ports 8-15 can be configured as eight separate ports or combined into one or
more wide-ports. A single wide port cannot combine individual ports or PHYs sourced by different SAS cores.
When you configure a boot-device in a multi-path environment, the target must be connected to one or more ports
on the same SAS core with AutoPortConfig enabled. The boot device appears to the host system as a single device on
the active path. A different controller is managed by the multi-path environment as the passive path.
When you configure data-storage devices in a multi-path environment, the rule for creating wide ports applies, but
multiple ports from different SAS cores can be connected to the data-storage devices. The multi-path environment
manages data-storage devices that are presented by the controller more than once.
3.2
NVMe Support
This section applies to NVMe drive connections only. Users of SAS or SATA will see no difference in behavior compared
to previous generation devices.
The following table shows how many of each type of NVMe drive or each PCIe switch can be connected to each
Tri-Mode adapter.
Table 4 Number of NVMe Devices Supported for Each Adapter
Adapter
x4 PCIe (NVMe)
9460-16i
4
8
9460-8i
2
4
9480-8i8e
2a
4
9440-8i
2
4
9400-16i
4
8
9400-8i
2
4
9400-16e
N/A
N/A
9400-8ea
N/A
N/A
a
a.
x2 PCIe (NVMe)
NVMe supported for internal connection only
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NVMe Support
The tri-mode device interface contains a SAS core and a PCIe Device Bridge (PDB). The PDB enables the NVMe drive
interface connections and each PDB can support direct connect to NVMe devices or to x4 PCIe switches. The SAS3516
device has 16 Tri-Mode SerDes or PHYs and the SAS3508 device has 8 Tri-Mode SerDes or PHYs. PHYs 0-7 are managed
by one PDB and PHYs 8-15 are managed by a second PDB. The PDBs cannot communicate with each other. This means
that a PCIe port of greater than one lane must be attached exclusively to PHYs that are all managed by the same PDB
and must be comprised of adjacent lanes.
The following table shows how the controller lanes are mapped to the miniSAS-HD connectors on the adapter. By
default, the connectors are mapped as shown in the following figures:
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9460-16i – Figure 8, Card Layout for the MegaRAID 9460-16i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
9460-8i – Figure 8, Card Layout for the MegaRAID 9460-16i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
9480-8i8e – Figure 10, Card Layout for the MegaRAID 9480-8i8e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
9440-8i – Figure 11, Card Layout for the MegaRAID 9440-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
9400-16i – Figure 12, Card Layout of the HBA SAS 9400-16i Storage Adapter
9400-8i – Figure 12, Card Layout of the HBA SAS 9400-16i Storage Adapter
9400-16e – Figure 14, Card Layout of the HBA 9400-16e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
9400-8e – Figure 14, Card Layout of the HBA 9400-16e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
The following table indicates how the connectors map to the PDB for each board.
Table 5 Board Lanes-to-PDB Core Associations
a.
Board
Connector 0
Lanes 7, 5, 3, 1
Connector 1
Lanes 6, 4, 2, 0
Connector 2
Lanes 7, 5, 3, 1
Connector 3
Lanes 6, 4, 2, 0
9460-16i
PDB 1
PDB 1
PDB 0
PDB 0
9460-8i
PDB 0
PDB 0
N/A
N/A
9480-8i8ea
PDB 0
PDB 0
N/A
N/A
9440-8i
PDB 0
PDB 0
N/A
N/A
9400-16i
PDB 1
PDB 1
PDB 0
PDB 0
9400-8i
PDB 0
PDB 0
N/A
N/A
9400-16ea
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
9400-8ea
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
NVMe Connect not supported for external connections
The following tables indicate options to connect NVMe drives to the Tri-Mode storage adapters. The connectors are
labeled on the board as C0, C1, C2, and C3. The even PCIe lanes are routed to the odd connectors and the odd PCIe
lanes are routed to the even connectors. For more information about connecting to NVMe or PCIe devices, see
Chapter 5, Cables and Cabling Configurations.
The following tables demonstrate NVMe/PCIe storage connectivity options for the Tri-Mode adapters. For mixed-mode
topologies of both NVMe/PCIe and SAS/SATA, source PCIe off one group of eight PHYs (single PDB) and SAS/SATA off
of the other set of eight PHYs (single SAS core).
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Common REFCLK Support
Table 6 PDB1 NVMe Connection Options for 16-Port Internal Adapters
PDB1/SAS Core 1
C1
L0
C0
L1
C1
L2
C0
L3
C1
L0
x4 NVMe DA or PCIe Switch
C0
L1
C1
L2
C0
L3
x4 NVMe DA or PCIe Switch
x4 NVMe DA
x2 NVMe DA
x2 NVMe DA
x2 NVMe DA
x2 NVMe DA
Table 7 PDB0 NVMe Connection Options for 16-Port Internal Adapters
PDB0/SAS Core 0
C3
L0
C2
L1
C3
L2
C2
L3
C3
L0
x4 NVMe DA or PCIe Switch
x2 NVMe DA
C2
L1
C3
L2
C2
L3
x4 NVMe DA or PCIe Switch
x2 NVMe DA
x2 NVMe DA
x2 NVMe DA
For 8-port internal adapters, Connector 0 and Connector 1 are associated with PDB0 instead of PDB1, as in the case of
the 16-port adapters. The following table shows the connections options for 8-port adapters.
Table 8 PDB0 NVMe Connection Options for 8-Port Internal Adapters
PDB0/SAS Core 0
C1
L0
C0
L1
C1
L2
C0
L3
x4 NVMe DA or PCIe Switch
x2 NVMe DA
3.3
C1
L0
C0
L1
C1
L2
C0
L3
x4 NVMe DA or PCIe Switch
x2 NVMe DA
x2 NVMe DA
x2 NVMe DA
Common REFCLK Support
For connections requiring a common REFCLK, one REFCLK is supplied per connector. For x4 NVMe or PCIe switch
connections, the REFCLK sourced by each connector directly clocks each attached x4 PCIe connection. To directly
attach x2 NVMe drives that require a common REFCLK, where more than one drive is sourced from a single connector,
take care to properly fan-out the shared REFCLK on the backplane.
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Chapter 4: Mid-Plane Management
SAS/SATA LED Operation
Chapter 4: Mid-Plane Management
The SFF-8448 standard defines how to detect whether the mid-plane supports SGPIO or 2Wire (I2C) for SAS/SATA
usage. SFF-9402 is a superset of SFF-8448, adding PCIe-defined side-band signal, which means that SAS/SATA users see
no change in mid-plane management detection when using Tri-Mode storage adapters.
The following table describes the behavior of these signals in each mode of operation.
Name
Setting
Description
BP_TYPE
0 = SGPIO
1 = 2Wire
BP_TYPE follows SFF-8448 defined behavior. Additionally, SGPIO is
not available when using drives that require shared REFCLK.
Therefore mid-planes must be set to 2Wire when using shared
REFCLK.
CNTRLR_TYPE/CPRSNT#
If BP_TYPE = 0:
CNTRLR_TYPE =
BP_TYPE
If BP_TYPE = 1:
0 = x4 NVMe drive
1 = x4 NVME drive not
in place or using in
SAS mode
CONTRLR_TYPE is an open drain driven signal when operating in
SAS/SATA mode. When operating in PCIe (NVMe) mode and
BP_TYPE indicates 2Wire, the signal indicates the connected
component is an x4-capable PCIe interface.
For PCIe or NVMe connections requiring shared REFCLK, it is not possible to use SGPIO for mid-plane management. As
shown in the connector tables in Chapter 3, Tri-Mode Storage Interface, REFCLK shares the same signal as SGPIO on the
Mini SAS HD connector. Because they share the same signals, mid-plane management, specifically LED management,
needs to be done over the I2C or 2Wire signals.
4.1
SAS/SATA LED Operation
SAS/SATA LED management is supported by SGPIO. The functionality is described in SFF-8485 specification. A
SAS/SATA backplane pulls BP_TYPE low, indicating to the controller that SGPIO is in use.
4.2
NVMe LED Operation
The adapter provides LED operation for NVMe devices based on the Virtual Pin Port (VPP) over I2C definition. Standard
VPP implementation calls for one PCA9555 targets per two devices. For each drive pair, the adapter expects to see one
PCA9555 target responding to address 0x40 on each pair of NVMe drives. Each leg of the U.2 Enabler cable needs to
connect to adjacent drives, otherwise the LEDs might not work properly. It does not matter which leg of the cable is
plugged into which connector pair as long as adjacent pairs are used. The following figure shows expected
connections to NVMe drives using VPP over I2C for LED management.
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NVMe LED Operation
Figure 1 NVMe LED Operation
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x4 PCIe (NVMe) Storage Interface Cabling
Chapter 5: Cables and Cabling Configurations
5.1
x4 PCIe (NVMe) Storage Interface Cabling
Direct attach connections to backplanes that support x4 NVMe U.2 drives or to a x4 PCIe switch attach require use of
the U.2 Enabler Cable. The U.2 Enabler Cable provides proper REFCLK pairing and shielding and enables the adapter to
support VPP over I2C for LED management. The U.2 Enabler Cable has a 1x8 Mini SAS HD connector on the PCIe adapter
side and provides connections to either OCuLink, SlimLine or Mini SAS HD for the backplane NVMe connection. The
following figure hows an example of a U.2 Enabler Cable.
Figure 2 U.2 Enabler Cable 1 x8 Mini SAS HD (Adapter Side) to 2 x4 SlimLine
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You must pick the proper cable for the given backplane type and connectors. The correct choice is especially important
for backplanes that use Mini SAS HD for the NVMe connectors. Many of these backplanes use an older
legacy-recommended pinout for the NVMe connector instead of a connector pinout based on the SFF-9402
specification. Most backplanes that use either OCuLink or SlimLine follow the SFF-9402 specification. The pinout
recommended in the PCIe OCuLink Specification is equivalent to that recommended for SFF-9402. Verify the connector
pinout for the backplane targeted to make sure the proper cable is used when connecting to NVMe drives.
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Chapter 5: Cables and Cabling Configurations
Backplanes with Mini SAS HD Connectors
Backplanes with Mini SAS HD Connectors
Many Grantley and Purley generation backplanes that support NVMe use white Mini SAS HD connectors to indicate
which connectors are for NVMe and which are for SAS/SATA. The backplanes have the protocol screen printed on the
backplane near the connectors. The following table provides the legacy PCIe Mini SAS HD connector pinout that you
may use on Mini SAS HD based NVMe backplanes.
Table 9 Legacy PCIe Over Mini SAS HD Backplane Connector pinout
Pin
5.3
Description
Pin
Description
D1
BMC_SMB_CLK
B1
GND
D2
BMC_SMB_DAT
B2
PE_RST_N
D3
GND
B3
GND
D4
TX0_P
B4
RX0_P
D5
TX0_N
B5
RX0_N
D6
GND
B6
GND
D7
TX2_P
B7
RX2_P
D8
TX2_N
B8
RX2_N
D9
GND
B9
GND
C1
CPU_SMB_CLK
A1
PCIE_CLK_100M_N
C2
CPU_SMB_DAT
A2
PCIE_CLK_100M_P
C3
GND
A3
GND
C4
TX1_P
A4
RX1_P
C5
TX1_N
A5
RX1_N
C6
GND
A6
GND
C7
TX3_P
A7
RX3_P
C8
TX3_N
A8
RX3_N
C9
GND
A9
GND
NOTE
TX signals indicate outputs from backplane connector; RX signals
indicate inputs to backplane connector.
NOTE
The pinout in this table is not the pinout used on the Broadcom
Tri-Mode adapter. For Tri-Mode versatility (support for SAS and NVMe),
the adapters follow the SFF-9402 pinout.
Backplanes with OCuLink or SlimLine Connectors
The preferred connector to use for NVMe backplane connectors is either OCuLink or SlimLine. This approach enables a
straightforward keying mechanism to prevent connecting NVMe drives with standard 12 Gb/s SAS cables.
Backplanes using OCuLink connectors should follow the PCI Express OCuLink Specification. This pinout is also
equivalent to the SFF-9402 specification recommendations. Verify the backplane connector pinout to make sure you
use proper cabling to the NVMe drive. See the PCI Express OCuLink Specification and the SFF-9402 specification for
backplane NVMe connector pinout information.
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SAS/SATA Connect
Chapter 6: Configuration Scenarios
The following section describes various configuration scenarios for the internal port count boards. This list of scenarios
is not exhaustive, but it shows some of the different options available. Each scenario includes a view of the cabling
between the adapter and the mid-plane.
6.1
SAS/SATA Connect
The Tri-Mode adapters support connections to SAS/SATA drives or SAS expanders using standard 12Gb/s SAS cables.
The adapter supports connections to both single-ported and dual-ported SAS drives. See Section 3.1, SAS/SATA
Support for more information on using wide port SAS connections on 16-port adapters.
The following figure shows a typical direct attach SAS/SATA configuration. Using expanders, the number of drives
attached to a single adapter can be increased.
Figure 3 Standard 12 Gb/s SAS Cable Attach
SAS/SATA
SAS/SATA
SAS/SATA
SAS/SATA
SAS/SATA
SAS/SATA
SAS/SATA
SAS/SATA
SAS/SATA
SAS/SATA
SAS/SATA
SAS/SATA
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SAS/SATA
SAS/SATA
SAS/SATA
SAS/SATA
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Chapter 6: Configuration Scenarios
x2 NVMe Direct Attach
x2 NVMe Direct Attach
The following figure shows eight x2 NVMe drives attaching directly to the adapter. Each drive must be connected using
adjacent lanes and stay within the same PCIe Device Bridge (PDB). Refer to Section 3.2, NVMe Support, for more
information on PDB and connector arrangement. Avoid improper connection scenarios by designing the backplane
NVMe connectors based on the SFF-9402 pin-out standard and using the available U.2 Enabler Cables described in
Chapter 5, Cables and Cabling Configurations.
One REFCLK is supplied per connector. To directly attach x2 NVMe where more than one drive is sourced from a single
connector, take care to properly fan-out the shared REFCLK on the backplane.
Figure 4 Connecting x2 NVMe Drives with U.2 Enabler Cables
NVMe x2
NVMe x2
NVMe x2
NVMe x2
NVMe x2
NVMe x2
NVMe x2
NVMe x2
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6.3
x4 NVMe Direct Attach
The following figure shows attaching four x4 NVMe drives directly to the adapter. Each drive must be connected using
adjacent lanes and stay within the same PCIe Device Bridge (PDB). Connectors 0 and 1 can connect to two x4 NVMe
drives and connectors 2 and 3 can connector to two x4 NVMe drives. See Table 5, Board Lanes-to-PDB Core
Associations for more information on PDB and connector arrangement. Avoid improper connection scenarios by
designing the backplane NVMe connectors based on the SFF-9402 pin-out standard and using the available U.2
Enabler Cables described in Chapter 5, Cables and Cabling Configurations.
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x4 NVMe and x1 SAS Direct Attach
Figure 5 x4 NVMe Direct Attach with U.2 Enabler Cables
NVMe x4
NVMe x4
NVMe x4
NVMe x4
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6.4
x4 NVMe and x1 SAS Direct Attach
The following figure shows two x4 NVMe drives and eight x1 SAS attaching directly to the adapter. The x4 NVMe drives
require use of the U.2 Enabler Cable described in Chapter 5, Cables and Cabling Configurations, and the SAS drives use
standard 12Gb/s SAS cables. Each x4 NVMe drive must be connected using adjacent lanes within a single PDB. The
figure shows using connectors 0 and 1 for the NVMe connections and connectors 2 and 3 for the SAS connections. This
arrangement can be reversed, so that connectors 2 and 3 are used for the NVMe connections and connectors 0 and 1
are used for the SAS connections.
Figure 6 x4 NVMe and x1 SAS Direct Attach
NVMe x4
NVMe x4
SAS x1
SAS x1
SAS x1
SAS x1
SAS x1
SAS x1
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SAS x1
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Chapter 7: CacheVault Data Protection
Chapter 7: CacheVault Data Protection
The MegaRAID Tri-Mode Adapters support data retention by using NAND flash memory down on the adapter, backed
up by a Cache-Vault Power Module 05 (CVPM05).
NOTE
The 9440-8i Tri-Mode iMR Adapter and the HBAs do not support
CacheVault Data Protection.
The CVPM05 module is a super-capacitor pack that provides power for the backup of your data in case of host power
loss or server failure. The CVPM05 module is connected to the controller remotely by cable. The data is backed up to
the NAND flash memory available on the MegaRAID storage adapter.
In the event of host power loss or server failure, any data available in the cache is offloaded to the on-board NAND
memory. During this process, the necessary components needed for offload are powered by the CVPM03 power
module.
NOTE
You cannot hot-plug CVPM05 modules. Removing or inserting a
CVPM05 module with the adapter powered on might damage the
board and the super-capacitor functionality. To attach or remove a
CVPM05 module from an adapter, you must fully power down the
adapter before you attach the module to or remove the module from
its mating connector.
For more information on installation of the CVPM05 module, refer to the CacheVault Power Module 05 (CVPM05) Getting
Started Guide available at http://www.broadcom.com/support/download-search.
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Chapter 8: Adapter Installation Instructions
Hardware Installation
Chapter 8: Adapter Installation Instructions
8.1
Hardware Installation
This section provides detailed instructions on how to install your Tri-Mode Storage Adapter.
NOTE
The figure in this section shows the installation of the MegaRAID
9480-8i8e Tri-Mode storage adapter in a PCIe slot. You can install other
Tri-Mode storage adapters in the same way.
To install the adapter, follow these steps:
1.
Unpack your Tri-Mode storage adapter.
Unpack and remove the adapter. Inspect it for damage. If it appears damaged, contact your Avago Customer and
Technical Support representative.
ATTENTION
2.
To avoid the risk of data loss, back up your data before you change
your system configuration.
Turn off the power to the system.
Turn off the power to the computer, and disconnect the AC power cord. Remove the computer cover. Refer to the
system documentation for instructions. Before you install the controller, make sure that the computer is
disconnected from the power and from any networks.
CAUTION
3.
Disconnect the computer from the power supply and from any
networks to which you will install the adapter, or you risk damaging
the system or experiencing electrical shock.
Review the adapter jumpers and connectors.
The jumpers are set at the factory, and you usually do not need to change them. See Chapter 9, Broadcom
MegaRAID and HBA Tri-Mode Storage Adapter Characteristics, for diagrams of the Tri-Mode Adapters that show
their jumpers and connectors.
4.
Check the mounting bracket on the adapter. If required for your system, replace the full-height mounting
bracket that ships on the adapter with the low-profile bracket supplied. Complete the following steps to attach the
short bracket.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Using a #1 Phillips screwdriver that is ESD safe, remove the two Phillips screws that connect the full-profile
bracket to the board. Unscrew the two screws located at the top and bottom edges of the board. Avoid
touching any board components with the screwdriver or the bracket.
Remove the full-profile bracket. Do not damage the adapter.
Place the adapter on top of the low-profile bracket. Position the bracket so that the screw holes in the tabs
align with the openings in the board.
Using a #1 Phillips torque screwdriver that is ESD safe, set to a maximum torque of 4.8 ± 0.5 inch-pounds.
Replace the two Phillips screws removed in step a.
ATTENTION
Exceeding this torque specification can damage the board,
connectors, or screws, and can void the warranty on the board.
ATTENTION
Damage caused to the board as a result of changing the bracket can
void the warranty on the board. Adapters returned without a bracket
mounted on the board will be returned without return merchandise
authorization (RMA) processing.
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Hardware Installation
Insert the Tri-Mode adapter into an available PCIe slot. Select a PCIe slot, and align the controller’s PCIe bus
connector to the slot, as shown in the following figure. Press down gently, but firmly, to make sure that the card is
seated correctly in the slot. Secure the bracket to the computer chassis with the bracket screw.
NOTE
Adapters with an x8 host interface can operate in x8 or x16 slots.
However, some x16 PCIe slots support only PCIe graphics cards; an
adapter installed in one of these slots will not function. Refer to the
guide for your motherboard for information about the PCIe slot.
Figure 7 Installing the MegaRAID 9480-8i8e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter in a PCIe Slot
Bracket Screw
Press Here
Press Here
3_03254
PCIe Slot
Edge of Motherboard
6.
Configure and install the SAS, SATA, and NVMe devices in the host computer case.
Refer to the documentation for the devices for any pre-installation configuration requirements.
7.
Connect the Tri-Mode adapter to the devices.
For SAS/SATA connections, connect standard 12Gb/s SAS cables with an internal Mini SAS HD connector on one
end to connect to the controller and the appropriate connector on the other end to attach to the backplane or
SAS/SATA devices.
For NVMe connections, special cables are needed depending on the type of NVMe drive in use. The adapter
connector's pin definitions follow the SFF-9402 specification and cables must support this connector pin
definition. For more information on types of cables needed for NVMe connectivity, see Chapter 5, Cables and
Cabling Configurations.
CAUTION
For NVMe connections to a SFF-8639 (U.2) bay or connections to a PCIe
switch, use only approved cables with REFCLK forwarded on the
proper pins. Improperly connecting a standard 12G SAS cable to a
SFF-8639 bay could damage the PCIe storage adapter and the drive.
The maximum cable length is 1 meter (39.37 in.). A single wide port SAS or multi-lane NVMe device cannot connect
to PHYs controlled by different SAS cores or PDBs. See Chapter 3, Tri-Mode Storage Interface for more information.
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Chapter 8: Adapter Installation Instructions
Hardware Installation
Turn on the power to the system.
Reinstall the computer cover, and reconnect the AC power cords. Turn on power to the host computer. Make sure
that the power is turned on to the storage devices before or at the same time that the power is turned on to the
host computer. If the computer is powered on before these devices, the devices might not be recognized
During boot, a BIOS message appears. The firmware takes several seconds to initialize. The configuration utility
prompt times out after several seconds. The second portion of the BIOS message shows the adapter controller
number, firmware version, and cache SDRAM size. The numbering of the controllers follows the PCI slot scanning
order used by the host motherboard.
9.
Run the WebBIOS Configuration Utility.
Run the WebBIOS Configuration Utility to configure the drive groups and the virtual drives. When the message
Press CTRL+H for WebBIOS appears on the screen, immediately press Ctrl+H to run the utility.
10. Install the operating system driver.
The Tri-Mode adapters can operate under various operating systems. To operate under these operating systems,
you must install the software drivers. The firmware and drivers are routinely updated and made available on the
Support and Download center. Please visit http://www.broadcom.com/support/download-search and download
the latest firmware and driver for the controller.
The hardware installation of your Tri-Mode storage adapter is complete.
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MegaRAID 9460-16i Tri-Mode Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and Connector
Information
Chapter 9: Broadcom MegaRAID and HBA Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
Characteristics
9.1
MegaRAID 9460-16i Tri-Mode Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and
Connector Information
The MegaRAID 9460-16i Tri-Mode storage adapter is a 6.127” x 2.712” (155.65 mm x 68.90 mm) board. The component
height on the top and bottom of the adapter complies with the PCIe specification. This subsection provides the board
layout, and the connector and jumper information for the MegaRAID 9460-16i Tri-Mode storage adapter.
The following figure shows the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID 9460-16i storage adapter.
NOTE
Pin 1 on the headers and connectors is highlighted in red in this figure.
Figure 8 Card Layout for the MegaRAID 9460-16i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
J4 J10 J11
J7
J14
J15
J
Ports 0-3
Ports 4-7
Ports 8-11
Ports 12-15
J7
J8
3_03294
J2
The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID 9460-16i storage adapter.
Table 10 Jumpers and Connectors
Jumper/Con
nector
Type
Description
J2
Standard edge card connector
The interface between the storage adapter and the host system.
Along with the PCIe interface, this connector provides power to the
board and an I2C interface connected to the I2C bus for the Intelligent
Platform Management Interface (IPMI).
J4
Default Serial boot ROM (SBR) header
2-pin connector
Reserved for Broadcom use.
J7
RAID Premium Key Feature header
3-pin connector
Reserved for Broadcom use.
J8
On-board Serial Universal Asynchronous
Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector
4-pin connector
Reserved for Broadcom use.
J10
Global hard disk drive (HDD) activity LED
header
2-pin connector
Connects to an LED that indicates activity on the drives connected to
the controller.
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Information
Table 10 Jumpers and Connectors (Continued)
Jumper/Con
nector
9.2
Type
Description
J11
Global drive fault LED header
2-pin connector
Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition
J14
CacheVault Power Module interface
9-pin connector
Connects the storage adapter to a CacheVault power module.
J15
Quad x4 SAS Port 0 through Port 15
internal connector
Four SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i internal connectors
Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA drives.
MegaRAID 9460-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and
Connector Information
The MegaRAID 9460-8i Tri-Mode storage adapter is a 6.127” x 2.712” (155.65 mm x 68.90 mm) board. The component
height on the top and bottom of the adapter complies with the PCIe specification. This subsection provides the board
layout, and the connector and jumper information for the MegaRAID 9460-8i Tri-Mode storage adapter.
The following figure shows the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID 9460-8i storage adapter.
NOTE
Pin 1 on the headers and connectors is highlighted in red in this figure.
Figure 9 Card Layout for the MegaRAID 9460-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
J4 J10 J11
J7
J14
J
J7
J8
3_03562
J2
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Connector Information
The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID 9460-8i storage adapter.
Table 11 Jumpers and Connectors
Jumper/Con
nector
9.3
Type
Description
J2
Standard edge card connector
The interface between the storage adapter and the host system.
Along with the PCIe interface, this connector provides power to the
board and an I2C interface connected to the I2C bus for the Intelligent
Platform Management Interface (IPMI).
J4
Default Serial boot ROM (SBR) header
2-pin connector
Reserved for Broadcom use.
J7
RAID Premium Key Feature header
3-pin connector
Reserved for Broadcom use.
J8
On-board Serial Universal Asynchronous
Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector
4-pin connector
Reserved for Broadcom use.
J10
Global hard disk drive (HDD) activity LED
header
2-pin connector
Connects to an LED that indicates activity on the drives connected to
the controller.
J11
Global drive fault LED header
2-pin connector
Connects to an LED that indicates whether a drive is in a fault condition
J14
CacheVault Power Module interface
9-pin connector
Connects the storage adapter to a CacheVault power module.
J15
Dual x4 SAS Port 0 through Port 7 internal Two SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i internal connectors
connector
Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA drives.
MegaRAID 9480-8i8e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper
and Connector Information
The MegaRAID 9480-8i8e Tri-Mode storage adapter is a 6.600” x 2.712” (167.65 mm x 68.90 mm) board. The component
height on the top and bottom of the adapter complies with the PCIe specification. This subsection provides the board
layout, and the connector and jumper information for the MegaRAID 9480-8i8e Tri-Mode storage adapter.
The following figure shows the jumpers and the connectors on the controller.
NOTE
Pin 1 on the headers and connectors is highlighted in red in this figure.
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Connector Information
Figure 10 Card Layout for the MegaRAID 9480-8i8e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
J5 J14 J7
J4 J10 J11
J15
J
J15
C0
Ports 0-3
C1
Ports 4-7
C3
Ports 12-15
J15
J7
Ports 8-11
C2
3_03295
J8
J2
The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID 9480-8i8e storage adapter.
Table 12 Jumpers and Connectors
Jumper/Con
nector
Type
Description
J2
Standard edge card connector
The interface between the adapter and the host system.
Along with the PCIe interface, this connector provides power to the
board and an I2C interface connected to the I2C bus for the Intelligent
Platform Management Interface (IPMI).
J4
Mode Select header
2-pin connector
Reserved for Broadcom use.
J5
LED Child Card header
6-pin header
Connects to an I2C-based I/O expander that is used to control up to 16
individual LEDs (one per drive), indicating either drive activity or drive
status. Additionally, in this I/O expander mode, the buzzer enable signal
is routed to the connector, which allows for off-card audible alarms to
be created.
J7
Advanced software options hardware key 2-pin header (middle pin not populated)
header
Enables support for selected advanced features, such as Recovery,
CacheCade, FastPath, and SafeStore disk encryption.
Refer to the MegaRAID Advanced Services Hardware Key Quick
Installation Guide for more information.
J8
On-board Serial Universal Asynchronous
Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector
4-pin connector
Reserved for Broadcom use.
J10
Global drive fault LED header
2-pin connector
Connects to an LED that indicates activity on the drives connected to
the controller.
J11
Global hard disk drive (HDD) activity LED
header
2-pin connector
Connects to an LED that indicates activity on the drives connected to
the controller.
J14
CacheVault Power Module interface
9-pin connector
Connects the storage adapter to a super-capacitor to provide power to
back up your data in case of host power loss or server failure.
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Connector Information
Table 12 Jumpers and Connectors (Continued)
Jumper/Con
nector
J15
9.4
Type
Description
SAS Port 0 through Port 7 internal
connector
SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-x2 4i internal connector
Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA drives.
SAS Port 8 through Port 11 external
connector
One SFF-8644 mini-SAS HD-4e external connector
Connects the controller by cable to an enclosure containing SAS drives
or SATA drives.
SAS Port 12 through Port 15 external
connector
One SFF-8644 mini-SAS HD-4e external connector
Connects the adapter by cable to an enclosure containing SAS drives or
SATA drives.
MegaRAID SAS 9440-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper
and Connector Information
The MegaRAID 9440-8i Tri-Mode storage adapter is a 6.127” x 2.712” (155.65 mm x 68.90 mm) board. The component
height on the top and bottom of the adapter complies with the PCIe specification. This subsection provides the board
layout, and the connector and jumper information for the MegaRAID 9440-8i Tri-Mode storage adapter.
The following figure shows the jumpers and the connectors on the controller.
NOTE
Pin 1 is highlighted in red in this figure.
Figure 11 Card Layout for the MegaRAID 9440-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
J7
J4
J6
J3
J8
3_03293
J2
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Ports 5-8
C1
Ports 9-12
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The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the MegaRAID 9440-8i Tri-Mode storage adapter.
Table 13 Jumpers and Connectors
Jumper/Con
nector
Type
Description
J2
Standard edge card connector
The interface between the adapter and the host system
Along with the PCIe interface, this connector provides power to the
board and an I2C interface connected to the I2C bus for the Intelligent
Platform Management Interface (IPMI).
J3
Global drive fault LED header
2-pin connector
Connects to an LED that indicates activity on the drives connected to
the controller.
J4
Default Serial boot ROM (SBR) header
2-pin connector
Reserved for Broadcom use.
J5
Dual x4 SAS Port 0 through Port 7 internal Two SFF-8643 mini-SAS HD-4i internal connectors
connector
Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA drives.
J6
Global hard disk drive (HDD) activity LED
header
2-pin connector
Connects to an LED that indicates activity on the drives connected to
the controller.
J7
RAID Premium Key Feature header
3-pin header
Enables support for selected advanced features, such as Recovery,
CacheCade®, FastPath, and SafeStore™ disk encryption.
Refer to the MegaRAID Advanced Services Hardware Key Quick
Installation Guide for more information.
J8
On-board Serial Universal Asynchronous
Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector
4-pin port
Reserved for Broadcom use.
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HBA 9400-16i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and Connector
Information
HBA 9400-16i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and
Connector Information
The HBA 9400-16i Tri-Mode storage adapter is a 6.127 in. × 2.712 in. (155.65 mm × 68.90 mm) board. The component
height on the top and bottom of the HBA Tri-Mode storage adapter complies with the PCIe specification. This
subsection provides the board layout, and the connector and jumper information for the HBA 9400-16i Tri-Mode
storage adapter.
The following figure shows the HBA board layout for the HBA 9400-16i storage adapter.
Figure 12 Card Layout of the HBA SAS 9400-16i Storage Adapter
J4
C0
C1
C2
J5
C3
3_03292
J2
J8
The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the HBA 9400-16i Tri-Mode storage adapter.
Table 14 Jumpers and Connectors
Jumper/Con
nector
Type
Description
J2
Standard board edge connector
PCIe x8 board edge connector
Along with the PCIe interface, this connector provides power to the
board and an I2C interface connected to the I2C bus for the Intelligent
Platform Management Interface (IPMI).
J4
Mode select header
2-pin connector
Reserved for Broadcom use.
J5
Quad x4 SAS Port 0 through Port 15
internal connector
Four SFF-8643 Mini-SAS HD internal connectors
Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA drives.
J8
On-board Serial Universal Asynchronous
Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector
4-pin connector
Reserved for Broadcom use.
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Information
HBA 9400-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and
Connector Information
The HBA 9400-8i Tri-Mode storage adapter is a 6.127 in. × 2.712 in. (155.65 mm × 68.90 mm) board. The component
height on the top and bottom of the HBA Tri-Mode storage adapter complies with the PCIe specification. This
subsection provides the board layout, and the connector and jumper information for the HBA 9400-8i Tri-Mode storage
adapter.
The following figure shows the HBA board layout for the HBA 9400-16i storage adapter.
Figure 13 Card Layout of the HBA SAS 9400-8i Storage Adapter
J4
C0
C1
3_03563
J2
J5
J8
The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the HBA 9400-8i Tri-Mode storage adapter.
Table 15 Jumpers and Connectors
Jumper/Con
nector
Type
Description
J2
Standard board edge connector
PCIe x8 board edge connector
Along with the PCIe interface, this connector provides power to the
board and an I2C interface connected to the I2C bus for the Intelligent
Platform Management Interface (IPMI).
J4
Mode select
2-pin connector
Reserved for Broadcom use.
J5
Dual x4 SAS Port 0 through Port 7 internal Two SFF-8643 Mini-SAS HD internal connectors
connector
Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA drives.
J8
On-board Serial Universal Asynchronous
Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector
4-pin connector
Reserved for Broadcom use.
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HBA 9400-16e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and Connector
Information
HBA 9400-16e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and
Connector Information
The HBA 9400-16e Tri-Mode storage adapter is a 6.600 in. × 2.712 in. (167.65 mm × 68.90 mm) board. The component
height on the top and bottom of the HBA complies with the PCIe specification. The following figure shows the HBA
9400-16e board layout. This subsection provides the board layout, and the connector and jumper information for the
HBA 9400-16e Tri-Mode storage adapter.
The following figure shows the HBA board layout for the HBA 9400-16e storage adapter.
Figure 14 Card Layout of the HBA 9400-16e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
C3
J3
J4
C2
C1
C0
3_03291
J2
J8
The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the HBA 9400-16e Tri-Mode storage adapter.
Table 16 Jumpers and Connectors
Jumper/Con
nector
Type
Description
J2
Standard board edge connector
PCIe x8 board edge connector
Along with the PCIe interface, this connector provides power to the
board and an I2C interface connected to the I2C bus for the Intelligent
Platform Management Interface (IPMI).
J3
Quad x4 SAS Port 0 through Port 15
external connectors
Four SFF-8644 Mini SAS HD external connectors
Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA drives.
J4
Mode select
2-pin connector
Reserved for Broadcom use.
J8
On-board Serial Universal Asynchronous
Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector
4-pin connector
Reserved for Broadcom use.
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HBA 9400-8e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and Connector
Information
HBA 9400-8e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter – Board Layout, and Jumper and
Connector Information
The HBA 9400-8e Tri-Mode storage adapter is a 6.600 in. × 2.712 in. (167.65 mm × 68.90 mm) board. The component
height on the top and bottom of the HBA complies with the PCIe specification. The following figure shows the HBA
9400-8e board layout. This subsection provides the board layout, and the connector and jumper information for the
HBA 9400-8e Tri-Mode storage adapter.
The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the HBA 9400-8e Tri-Mode storage adapter.
Figure 15 Card Layout of the HBA 9400-8e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
J3
C1
J4
C0
3_03564
J8
J2
The following table describes the jumpers and the connectors on the HBA 9400-8e Tri-Mode storage adapter.
Table 17 Jumpers and Connectors
Jumper/Con
nector
Type
Description
J2
Standard board edge connector
PCIe x8 board edge connector
Along with the PCIe interface, this connector provides power to the
board and an I2C interface connected to the I2C bus for the Intelligent
Platform Management Interface (IPMI).
J3
Quad x4 SAS Port 0 through Port 7
external connectors
Two SFF-8644 Mini SAS HD external connectors
Connects the controller by cable to SAS drives or SATA drives.
J4
Mode select
2-pin connector
Reserved for Broadcom use.
J8
On-board Serial Universal Asynchronous
Receiver/Transmitter (UART) connector
4-pin connector
Reserved for Broadcom use.
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Thermal and Atmospheric Requirements for the MegaRAID 9440-16i Tri-Mode Storage
Adapter
Chapter 10: Tri-Mode Storage Adapter Technical Specifications
10.1
Thermal and Atmospheric Requirements for the MegaRAID 9440-16i Tri-Mode
Storage Adapter
For the MegaRAID 9440-16i Tri-Mode storage adapter, the operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions are as
follows:



Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent non-condensing
Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the board components above their
maximum rated junction temperatures
Temperature range: 10°C to +55°C
The parameters for the non-operating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:


10.2
Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 95 percent non-condensing.
Temperature range: –40°C to +70°C
Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID 9440-16i Tri-Mode Storage
Adapter
All power is supplied to the MegaRAID 9440-16i Tri-Mode storage adapter through the PCIe 3.3V rails and the 12V rail.
Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3V rails and the 12V rail provides the necessary voltages.
The following states describe the typical and worst case current consumption of the controller.
Typical power is measured with maximum I/O traffic, typical silicon process material, and nominal voltages operating
the card at an ambient temperature of 45°C degrees with required airflow.
The supply voltages supplied by the PCIe edge connector are 12V ± 8 percent and 3.3V ± 9 percent.
The following table describes the typical power consumption of the adapter.
Table 18 Typical Power Consumption for the MegaRAID 9440-16i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
10.3
Power Mode
Typical Power
3.3V Supply
1.6W
+ 12 Supply
8.42W
3.3V Auxillary Supply
0.03W
Total Power
10.05W
Thermal and Atmospheric Requirements for MegaRAID 9460-8i Tri-Mode
Storage Adapters
For the MegaRAID 9460-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter, the operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions are as
follows:

Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent non-condensing
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Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID 9460-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
Airflow must be at least 250 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the board components above their
maximum rated junction temperatures
Temperature range: 10 °C to +55 °C (with or without the CVFM05 module attached)
NOTE
To maximize the lifespan of the CVPM module, keep the ambient
temperature as low as possible.
The parameters for the non-operating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:


10.4
Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 95 percent non-condensing.
Temperature range: –40 °C to +70 °C
Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID 9460-8i Tri-Mode Storage
Adapter
All power is supplied to the MegaRAID 9460-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter through the PCIe 3.3V rails and the 12V rail.
Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3V rails and the 12V rail provides the necessary voltages.
The following states describe the typical power consumption of the controller.
Typical power is measured with maximum I/O traffic, typical silicon process material, and nominal voltages operating
the card at an ambient temperature of 45°C degrees with required airflow.
The supply voltages supplied by the PCIe edge connector are 12V ± 8 percent and 3.3V ± 9 percent.
The following table describes the typical power consumption of the adapter.
Table 19 Typical Power Consumption for the MegaRAID 9460-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
Power Mode
Typical Power
3.3V Supply
0.28W
+ 12 Supply
13.80W
3.3V Auxillary Supply
0.08W
Total Power
14.16W
During the transparent learn cycle, the CacheVault power module consumes up to an additional 6W. The power for the
learn cycle is supplied from the PCIe 3.3V rail.
10.5
Thermal and Atmospheric Requirements for the MegaRAID 9460-16i Tri-Mode
Storage Adapter
For the MegaRAID 9460-16i Tri-Mode storage adapter, the operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions are as
follows:
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Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent non-condensing
Airflow must be at least 250 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the board components above their
maximum rated junction temperatures
Temperature range: 10°C to +55°C (with or without the CVFM05 module attached)
NOTE
To maximize the lifespan of the CVPM module, keep the ambient
temperature as low as possible.
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Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID 9460-16i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
The parameters for the non-operating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:
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10.6
Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 95 percent non-condensing.
Temperature range: –40°C to +70°C
Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID 9460-16i Tri-Mode Storage
Adapter
All power is supplied to the MegaRAID 9460-16i Tri-Mode storage Adapter through the PCIe 3.3V rails and the 12V rail.
Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3V rails and the 12V rail provides the necessary voltages.
The following states describe the typical power consumption of the controller.
Typical power is measured with maximum I/O traffic, typical silicon process material, and nominal voltages operating
the card at an ambient temperature of 45°C degrees with required airflow.
The supply voltages supplied by the PCIe edge connector are 12V ± 8 percent and 3.3V ± 9 percent.
The following table describes the typical power consumption of the adapter.
Table 20 Typical Power Consumption for the MegaRAID 9460-16i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
Power Mode
Typical Power
3.3V Supply
0.28W
+ 12 Supply
16.7W
3.3V Auxillary Supply
0.08W
Total Power
17.02W
During the transparent learn cycle, the CacheVault Power Module consumes up to an additional 6W. The power for the
learn cycle is supplied from the PCIe 3.3V rail.
10.7
Thermal and Atmospheric Requirements for the MegaRAID 9480-8i8e Tri-Mode
Storage Adapter
For the MegaRAID 9480-8i8e Tri-Mode storage adapter, the operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions are as
follows:
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
Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent non-condensing
Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the board components above their
maximum rated junction temperatures
Temperature range: 10°C to +55°C (with or without the CVFM05 module attached)
NOTE
To maximize the lifespan of the CVPM module, keep the ambient
temperature as low as possible.
The parameters for the non-operating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:


Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 95 percent non-condensing.
Temperature range: –40°C to +70°C
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Chapter 10: Tri-Mode Storage Adapter Technical Specifications
Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID 9480-8i8e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
Power Supply Requirements for the MegaRAID 9480-8i8e Tri-Mode Storage
Adapter
All power is supplied to the MegaRAID 9480-8i8e Tri-Mode storage adapter through the PCIe 3.3V rails and the 12V rail.
Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3V rails and the 12V rail provides the necessary voltages.
The following states describe the typical power consumption of the controller.
Typical power is measured with maximum I/O traffic, typical silicon process material, and nominal voltages operating
the card at an ambient temperature of 45°C degrees with required airflow.
The supply voltages supplied by the PCIe edge connector are 12V ± 8 percent and 3.3V ± 9 percent.
The following table describes the typical power consumption of the adapter.
Table 21 Typical Power Consumption for the MegaRAID 9480-8i8e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
Power Mode
Typical Power
3.3V Supply
0,20W
+ 12 Supply
17.48W
3.3V Auxillary Supply
0.03W
Total Power
17.71W
During the transparent learn cycle, the CacheVault power module consumes up to an additional 6W. The power for the
learn cycle is supplied from the PCIe 3.3V rail.
10.9
Thermal and Atmospheric Requirements for the 9400-16i Tri-Mode Storage
Adapter
For the 9400-16i Tri-Mode storage adapter, the operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions are as follows:



Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent non-condensing
Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the board components above their
maximum rated junction temperatures
Temperature range: 10°C to +55°C
The parameters for the non-operating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:

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10.10
Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 95 percent non-condensing.
Temperature range: –40°C to +70°C
Power Supply Requirements for the 9400-16i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
All power is supplied to the 9400-16i Tri-Mode storage adapter through the PCIe 3.3V rails and the 12V rail. Onboard
switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3V rails and the 12V rail provides the necessary voltages. The
following states describe the typical power consumption of the controller.
Typical power is measured with maximum I/O traffic, typical silicon process material, and nominal voltages operating
the card at an ambient temperature of 45°C degrees with required airflow.
The supply voltages supplied by the PCIe edge connector are 12V ± 8 percent and 3.3V ± 9 percent.
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Thermal and Atmospheric Requirements for the 9400-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
The following table describes the typical power consumption of the adapter.
Table 22 Typical Power Consumption for the 9400-16i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
10.11
Power Mode
Typical Power
3.3V Supply
1.6W
+ 12 Supply
10.32W
3.3V Auxillary Supply
0.03W
Total Power
11.95W
Thermal and Atmospheric Requirements for the 9400-8i Tri-Mode Storage
Adapter
For the 9400-8i Tri-Mode storage adapter, the operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions are as follows:



Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent non-condensing
Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the board components above their
maximum rated junction temperatures
Temperature range: 10°C to +55°C
The parameters for the non-operating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:


10.12
Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 95 percent non-condensing.
Temperature range: –40°C to +70°C
Power Supply Requirements for the 9400-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
All power is supplied to the 9400-8i Tri-Mode storage adapter through the PCIe 3.3V rails and the 12V rail. Onboard
switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3V rails and the 12V rail provides the necessary voltages. The
following states describe the typical power consumption of the controller.
Typical power is measured with maximum I/O traffic, typical silicon process material, and nominal voltages operating
the card at an ambient temperature of 45°C degrees with required airflow.
The supply voltages supplied by the PCIe edge connector are 12V ± 8 percent and 3.3V ± 9 percent.
The following table describes the typical power consumption of the adapter.
Table 23 Typical Power Consumption for the 9400-8i Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
Power Mode
Typical Power
3.3V Supply
1.6W
+ 12 Supply
8.42W
3.3V Auxillary Supply
0.03W
Total Power
10.05W
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Chapter 10: Tri-Mode Storage Adapter Technical Specifications
Thermal and Atmospheric Requirements for the 9400-16e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
Thermal and Atmospheric Requirements for the 9400-16e Tri-Mode Storage
Adapter
For the 9400-16e Tri-Mode storage adapter, the operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions are as follows:



Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent non-condensing
Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the board components above their
maximum rated junction temperatures
Temperature range: 10°C to +55°C
The parameters for the non-operating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:


10.14
Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 95 percent non-condensing
Temperature range: –40°C to +70°C
Power Supply Requirements for the 9400-16e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
All power is supplied to the 9400-16e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter through the PCIe 3.3V rails and the 12V rail. Onboard
switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3V rails and the 12V rail provides the necessary voltages. The
following states describe the typical power consumption of the controller.
Typical power is measured with maximum I/O traffic, typical silicon process material, and nominal voltages operating
the card at an ambient temperature of 45°C degrees with required airflow.
The supply voltages supplied by the PCIe edge connector are 12V ± 8 percent and 3.3V ± 9 percent.
The following table describes the typical power consumption of the adapter.
Table 24 Typical Power Consumption for the 9400-16e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
10.15
Power Mode
Typical Power
3.3V Supply
1.33W
+ 12 Supply
9.82W
3.3V Auxillary Supply
0.03W
Total Power
11.18W
Thermal and Atmospheric Requirements for the 9400-8e Tri-Mode Storage
Adapter
For the 9400-8ei Tri-Mode storage adapter, the operating (thermal and atmospheric) conditions are as follows:



Relative humidity range is 20 percent to 80 percent non-condensing
Airflow must be at least 200 linear feet per minute (LFPM) to avoid operating the board components above their
maximum rated junction temperatures
Temperature range: 10°C to +55°C
The parameters for the non-operating (such as storage and transit) environment for these controllers are as follows:


Relative humidity range is 5 percent to 95 percent non-condensing.
Temperature range: –40°C to +70°C
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10.16
Chapter 10: Tri-Mode Storage Adapter Technical Specifications
Power Supply Requirements for the 9400-8e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
Power Supply Requirements for the 9400-8e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
All power is supplied to the 9400-8e Tri-Mode storage adapter through the PCIe 3.3V rails and the 12V rail. Onboard
switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3V rails and the 12V rail provides the necessary voltages. The
following states describe the typical power consumption of the controller.
Typical power is measured with maximum I/O traffic, typical silicon process material, and nominal voltages operating
the card at an ambient temperature of 45°C degrees with required airflow.
The supply voltages supplied by the PCIe edge connector are 12V ± 8 percent and 3.3V ± 9 percent.
The following table describes the typical power consumption of the adapter.
Table 25 Typical Power Consumption for the 9400-8e Tri-Mode Storage Adapter
Power Mode
Typical Power
3.3V Supply
1.33W
+ 12 Supply
8.12W
3.3V Auxillary Supply
0.03W
Total Power
9.48W
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Chapter 11: Marks, Certifications. Compliance and Safety Characteristics
Marks, Certifications and Compliance
Chapter 11: Marks, Certifications. Compliance and Safety
Characteristics
11.1
Marks, Certifications and Compliance
The design and implementation of the Tri-Mode storage adapters minimize electromagnetic emissions, susceptibility
to radio frequency energy, and the effects of electrostatic discharge. The Tri-Mode storage adapters show the following
marks and certifications:
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CE mark
RCM mark
FCC Self-Certification logo
Canadian Compliance Statement
KCC
Taiwan BSMI
Japan VCCI
CISPR Class B
The following hardware is compliant with CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07 2nd Edition 2014-10, UL 60950-1 2nd Edition
2014-10-14, UL file number E257743:
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11.2
MegaRAID 9440-16i (model number 50008)
MegaRAID 9460-16i (model number 50011)
MegaRAID 9460-8i (model number 50011)
MegaRAID 9480-8i8e (model number 50031)
HBA 9400-16i (model number 50008)
HBA 9400-8i (model number 50008)
HBA 9400-16e (model number 50013)
HBA 9400-8e (model number 50013)
Safety Characteristics
All Tri-Mode storage adapters meet or exceed the requirements of UL flammability rating 94 V0. Each bare board is also
marked with the supplier name or trademark, type, and UL flammability rating. For the boards installed in a PCI Express
bus slot, all voltages are lower than the SELV 42.4V limit.
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Revision History
pub-005851, Version 1.0, March 24, 2017
Revision History
pub-005851, Version 1.0, March 24, 2017
Initial document release.
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