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.
New Levels of Performance 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.
Advanced Data Protection 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).
Benefits Ideal for 12Gb/s performance-hungry server and workstations platforms, without compromising proven Adaptec reliability
Key Differentiators Third generation ZMCP AFM-700 LP MD2 form factor for up to 16 native SAS/SATA ports
Management Utilities Software Adaptec maxView Storage Manager Web based GUI Management Utility OS Support: Windows, Linux, Solaris VMware Remote configuration, monitoring and notification Remote firmware updates SMI-S Support SMTP ARCCONF Command Line Interface SMI-S support for VMware Adaptec BIOS Configuration Utility (CTRL+A) BIOS level configuration utility Flashable BIOS support Adaptec uEFI BIOS Configuration Utility HII based configuration utility Flashable BIOS support
Operating System Microsoft Windows Red Hat Linux SUSE Linux Fedora Debian Linux Ubuntu Linux Solaris FreeBSD VMware ESXi
Data Transfer Rate 12 Gb/s per port
Bus System Interface x8 PCIe 3.0
Form Factor MD2-Low Profile
Cache Memory 8805: 1024MB
Connector Configuration 8805: Two internal mini SAS HD (SFF-8643)
Package Contents Model 8805 Adaptec RAID 8805 adapter Additional low profile vented bracket Single does not include cables