by Lyle Smith

Avago 9300-16i and 9300-16e 12Gb/s SAS HBAs Released

Avago Technologies has announced its newest addition to their family of 12Gb/s SAS HBAs with the 9300-16i and 9300-16e. With 16 ports using internal or external storage connectivity, 12Gb/s SAS bandwidth, and nearly 2 million IOPS of performance, the Avago SAS 9300 HBA family (4-, 8- and 16-port options) allows OEMs and system builders to deliver maximum connectivity for high-end servers and storage systems and are designed exceed the most demanding requirements for data centers, web, and cloud. 

Avago states their new SAS 9300 16-port HBA family is an ideal solution for large scale-out storage requirements, and with them, IT departments now have the ability to deploy fewer servers with more available storage ports. This results in cost savings, reduced data center footprint, and lower power consumption. 

The new Avago SAS HBAs are based on the Fusion-MPT architected SAS controllers, which uses the Fusion-MPT (Message Passing Technology) architecture. Each controller is equipped with PowerPC processors to help deliver maximum host CPU offload. In addition, the built-in intelligence gives Avago the ability to publish a single binary OS driver to operate any Fusion-MPT controller or adapter, which enables high performance, reduced software development, and faster time to market.

Avago 9300-16i and 9300-16e Specifications

  • IO Controller: Two, SAS 3008/ Fusion MPT 2.5; Two, SAS 3008/ Fusion MPT 2.5
  • Port Count 16-port, internal; 16-port, external
  • Connectors: Mini-SAS HD, SFF8643 Four (x4); Mini-SAS HD, SFF8644 Four (x4)
  • Storage Connectivity Data Transfer Rates: 12Gb/s SAS 3.0 Compliant
  • SAS Bandwidth: 
    • Half Duplex (x16 wide bus)
    • 19200 MB/s
  • Port Configurations: 
    • 16 ea, x1 ports (individual drives)
    • 4ea, x4 wide ports
    • 2 ea, x8 wide ports
  • Host Bus: x8 lane, PCIe 3.0 
  • PCI Data Burst Transfer Rates:
    • Half Duplex
    • x8, PCIe 3.0, 8,000MB/s
  • Form Factor: Full Height 
  • Physical Dimensions: 4.4” x 6.1”; 4.4” x 6.6”
  • Brackets: Full Height
  • Cable Support: Passive Copper, Active Optical; Passive Copper, Active Copper
  • LED Management: Reference SFF-8485 (SGPIO) compliant
  • Operating Voltage: +12V +/-8%; 3.3V +/-9% 
  • PCI Power (Nominal): 27W; 28.6W *no active cable support
  • Device Support 1024 Non-RAID devices 1024 Non-RAID devices
  • Environmental
    • Operating: 0°C to 55°C
    • Storage: -45°C to 105°C
    • 5 to 90% non-condensing
    • Airflow: 200 LFM
  • MTBF: >2,500,000 hours 
  • Regulatory Certifications: 
    • USA (FCC 47 CFR part 15 Subpart B, class B); Canada (ICES -003, Class B); Taiwan (CNS 13438) ;Japan (VCCI V-3) ;
    • Australia/New Zealand (AS/NZS CISPR 22);Korea (RRA no 2013-24 & 25); Europe (EN55022/EN55024); Safety: EN/IEC/UL 60950; RoHS; WEEE
  • OS Support: Microsoft Windows, Linux (SuSE , Red Hat), Solaris, VMware, FreeBSD
  • Warranty: 3 years; with advanced replacement option; Free technical support at
  • Ordering Part Number: 9300-16i Single LSI00447; 9300-16e Single LSI00342


The Avago 9300-16i and 9300-16e are now shipping.

Avago 9300-16i Product page | Avago 9300-16e Product page

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