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Adaptec Series 8 SAS/SATA RAID Controller

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The Adaptec Series 8 RAID adapter family features PMC's PM8063 RAID-on-Chip (ROC), which combines a x8 PCIe Gen3 interface with 12Gb/s SAS ports to enable a new generation of high- performance RAID adapters for the 12Gb/s storage ecosystem.

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Compatible with

  • XenServer 6.2

Compatibility

  • Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

Product Details

The Adaptec Series 8 12Gb/s RAID Adapter product family directly addresses the connectivity, performance, and data protection needs.

The Adaptec Series 8 RAID adapter family features PMCs PM8063 RAID-on-Chip (ROC), which combines a x8 PCIe Gen3 interface with 12Gb/s SAS ports to enable a new generation of high- performance RAID adapters for the 12Gb/s storage ecosystem. Adaptec Series 8 RAID adapters are available with 8, or 16 native SAS/SATA ports in an LP/MD2 form factor. The mini SAS HD connectors combined with SAS HD cables allow for greater flexibility in configuration options by supporting up to 16 native SAS/SATA ports in a Low-Profile MD2 form factor.

Series 8 adapters perform at up to 6.6 GB/s on sequential reads and up to 5.2 GB/s on sequential writes on parity RAID 5. With 16 direct-connected solid-state drives (SSDs), Series 8 adapters deliver more than 700K IOPS.

Adaptec RAID Code (ARC) delivers maximum reliability with RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60. ARC also offers RAID Level Migration (the ability to easily migrate RAID levels), Online Capacity Expansion (expand capacity without powering down the server), and Copyback Hot Spare (when a failed drive has been replaced, data is automatically copied from the hot spare back to the restored drive).

Additionally, the auto configuration capability allows users to operate in HBA mode (expose drives to the host directly) or Simple Volume mode (use fast DRAM cache to reduce latency and improve performance), without the need to use setup tools. In RAID mode, they can mix and match all devices and handle them at the same time.

The Adaptec Series 8 RAID adapter family features PMCs PM8063 RAID-on-Chip (ROC), which combines a x8 PCIe Gen3 interface with 12Gb/s SAS ports to enable a new generation of high- performance RAID adapters for the 12Gb/s storage ecosystem.

Features

  • 12 Gb/s throughput at each port
  • Up to 16 native SAS/SATA ports in an LP/MD2 form factor
  • PMC PM8063 ROC
  • SAS 3.0 interface and PCIe Gen 3 Host Connection
  • Maximum performance for up to 16 SSDs (No expander needed)
  • Optional Adaptec Flash Module (AFM-700) for maintenance free cache protection
  • Auto configuration of Simple Volume and HBA modes - "set it and forget it"
  • Mini SAS HD connectors and SAS HD cables - for fit and function in dense server configurations
  • Support for up to 256 SAS and SATA devices
  • Support for SSD, HDD, Autoloader, RBOD, Tape