MegaRAID SAS 9361-16i

Configure high-density servers requiring inside-the-box design flexibility and scalability

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Data center, cloud and high-performance computing environments not only require large amounts of storage capacity, they also must provide the data protection and performance today’s applications and end users demand. The MegaRAID SAS 9361-16i 12Gb/s RAID controller card addresses these needs by delivering proven performance and RAID data protection for a range of server storage applications.

  • Connect up to 16 SATA or SAS drives via direct connection inside the box or up to 240 drives leveraging SAS expander technology
  • Fit into rack-mounted servers with low-profile form factor and side-mounted SAS connectors
  • Support critical, high-bandwidth applications with PCIe® 3.0 connectivity
  • Balance protection and performance for critical applications with RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60
  • Add more protection and peace of mind with optional CacheVault® flash cache protection.

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Product Manufacturer Part #   What's in the Box
MegaRAID SAS 9361-16i



MegaRAID SAS 9361-16i, QIG, LP bracket

CacheVault CVPM02 05-50038-00   CacheVault Power Module (CVPM02) with 3" cable, 10" and 24" remote extender


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RAID-on-Chip Controller SAS3316 dual core RAID on Chip (ROC)
What's in the box MegaRAID SAS 9361-16i, QIG, LP bracket
Generation 12 Gb/s
RAID Management Software LSA (LSI Storage Authority), MegaRAID Storage Manager, StorCLI (command-line interface), CTRL-R (BIOS configuration utility), HII (UEFI Human Interface Infrastructure)
Cache Protection Optional CacheVault Module (CVPM02)
Physical Dimensions Low profile 6.127” x 2.712”
Host Bus Type x8 lane PCI Express® 3.0
Cache Memory 2GB 1866MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Internal Ports 16
Data Transfer Rates Up to 12Gb/s per port
Devices Supported Up to 240 SATA and/or SAS devices
Internal Connectors 4 Mini-SAS HD SFF8643
MTBF > 2,500,000 hours
Operating Temperature Maximum ambient: Controller Card: 55°C, with optional CacheVault accessory (LSICVM02) 55°CMaximum ambient: Controller Card: 60°C (44.5°C with LSIiBBU07)
Operating Voltage (V) +12V, +3.3V
OS Extensive support includes Microsoft® Windows® Vista/2008/Server 2003/2000/XP, Linux®, Solaris™ (x86), Netware®, FreeBSD®, VMware® and more. *Visit the downloads page for the most complete list of supported operating systems
Warranty 3 years, free technical support, advanced replacement option at
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Cache Protection for RAID Controller Cards

Protect against data loss during power failure

MegaRAID Fast Path Software (now a standard feature)

Turbocharge solid state drive arrays attached to MegaRAID SAS RAID controllers with Fast Path software, now a standard feature to all cards

MegaRAID SafeStore Software

Manage self-encrypting drives attached to MegaRAID controller cards for higher levels of security

MegaRAID CacheCade Pro 2.0 Software

Unleash the performance of existing hard drive arrays with SSD-based flash cache

MegaRAID Advanced Software Licensing

Quickly unlock protection and performance benefits with Advanced Software Options

Cables for RAID Controller Cards and HBAs

Ensure smooth RAID controller card and HBA installations with vendor-tested cabling