Hot on the table in our labs today is the LSI 9260-8i MegaRAID SATA 3 internal RAID card and it happens to be sitting beside 8 Crucial C300 SATA 3 SSDs and 8 OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSDs. We are going to put this card through its paces and brace yourself because we have been pulling off amazing speeds as high as 2.5GB/s and 1.7GB/s for high sequential read and write access.
The LSI 9260-8i MegaRAID card is a SATA 3 internal RAID card that allows us to connect up to 8 hard drives (or in our case SSDs) in a variety of multi-level RAID configurations to include RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60. It installs through a quick clip into your motherboard PCIe 2.0 x8 slot and, as we saw with this card, is recognized immediately.
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips