LSI Logic 8344ELP SATA & SAS / Serial Attached SCSI RAID Controller

LSI Logic Part #/MPN: LSI00118

DiscTech Item #: LSI-8344ELP-BN-OE

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Interface Types: SAS Serial Attached SCSI, SATA, PCIe, SFF-8087, SFF-8470

Form Factor: Half-Height/Half-Length

Electrical Interface: PCIe - v1.0 - 4GBps

On-Board Cache: 128MB

Voltage: 3.3V

LSI Logic 8 Port SATA & SAS / Serial Attached SCSI RAID Controller, 128MB Cache 8344ELP PCI Express LSI00118 SFF-8470 SFF-8087 - Brand New OEM

The MegaRAID SAS 8344ELP, with four internal and four external 3Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) ports, is the ideal RAID solution for internal and external storage subsystems requiring the flexibility to use either SAS or 3Gb/s SATA drives, or a combination of both. Based on LSI Logic first-to-market SAS IC technology, the MegaRAID SAS 8344ELP provides a robust RAID solution complete with a high-performance Intel I/O processor, PCI Express host interface, 128MB DDRI SDRAM, and intelligent battery backup (iBBU) support. Additional fault tolerant RAID features include support for all key RAID levels, Online Capacity Expansion (OCE), RAID Level Migration (RLM) and Patrol Read for finding and resolving bad media blocks on disk drives.

Optional iBBU Support The MegaRAID® LSIiBBU01 is a battery-backup module that protects the integrity of the cached data on a MegaRAID controller by providing backup power if there is a complete AC power failure or a brief power outage. The LSI MegaRAID battery backup units provide an inexpensive alternative to using an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). The LSIiBBU01 does not connect directly to the MegaRAID SAS 8344ELP adapter, but instead uses a supplied 20-pin, 10-inch cable to connect to it. Since server and workstation chassis vary from vendor to vendor, there is no standard mounting option that addresses all desired applications. Therefore, the LSIiBBU01 battery kit contains only the battery and the cable, allowing VARs and chassis manufacturers to customize the location of the remote battery to provide the most flexibility within various environments.

This controller has an SFF-8470 external connector and an SFF-8087 internal connector.

Single Pack PN: LSI00118
5 Pack PN: LSI00116


Solution Provided

Eight-port (four internal and four external port) SAS/SATA solution for storage systems requiring the flexibility to use either SAS or SATA II drives, or a combination of both


Internal and/or external sub-systems with up to 32 or 122 SAS and/or SATA II drives

Physical Dimensions

Low profile, extended half length (7.71” X 2.536”)


One SAS SFF8087 x4 internal connector, one SAS SFF8470 x4 external connector

Device Support

Up to 32 or 122 devices supported based on version

Host Bus Type

x4 lane PCI Express 1.0a compliant PCI Power Management Specification 1.1 compliant

Data Transfer Rates

Up to 3Gb/s per port


Intel® IOP333 I/O processor

Cache Memory

128MB DDR SDRAM integrated

Battery Backup Unit

Optional Remote Intelligent Battery Backup Unit (iBBU)

RAID and Fault Tolerant Features

RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50
Online Capacity Expansion (OCE)
RAID Level Migration (RLM)
Auto resume on array rebuild and reconstruction
Fast initialization for quick array setup
Patrol read
Two 16-pin drive activity and default LED headers
Enclosure Management (SES and S GPIO)
64 Logical drive support
Variable stripe size support
Configuration On Disk (COD)
S.M.A.R.T. support
Automatic rebuild of hot spare drives

Operating Temperature

Maximum Ambient: 50°C (40°C w/iBBU)

Operating Voltage


Regulatory Certifications

CE, FCC, C-tick, UL, VCCI, BSMI and RRL

RAID Management

MegaRAID Management Suite

OS Support

Windows VISTA
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003/2000/XP
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
SuSE® Linux®/SLES
Solaris x86

Alternate MPNs: 8344ELP

Weight: 2 lb

Warranty: 1 Year DiscTech

Brand New

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The product is brand new.

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