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Adaptec Series 6E SAS/SATA RAID adapters deliver the robustness of hardware RAID and the Adaptec RAID Code, enterprise class management features, and full OS support, including open source drivers – into the entry-level RAID space. The Series 6E are optimized for platforms where a Series 6 adapter would not fit in from a price, form factor or host connectivity standpoint.
Series 6E adapters support SAS and SATA devices, and have been qualified with the same systems, motherboards, backplanes and drives as Series 6 adapters. They include the same drivers, BIOS and storage management tools as Series 6 adapters and do not require additional training or qualification. Series 6E adapters have also been thoroughly tested with entry-level storage devices for desktop use and the entry-level server platforms, workstations and motherboards most typically used for basic servers, performance workstations or industrial PCs.
I/O Connectivity and Data Protection With its attractive price point, Adaptec Series 6E can be used as a connectivity product, with support for up to 8 (6805E) or 4 (6405E) SATA & SAS devices, and 128MB of DDR2-800 MHz DRAM cache for device acceleration. At the same time, the Adaptec RAID Code (ARC) delivers maximum reliability with RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 10 and JBOD. 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).
The Case for Cache The fastest way for a RAID adapter to fulfill a read or write request is to serve data out of its cache. Savvy network administrators know that enabling the RAID adapter cache offers significant performance benefits, such as reduced latency in I/O requests, bandwidth and queue depths that surpass software application limits, and on-the-fly parity calculations on sequential writes.
Hybrid RAID With Hybrid RAID 1 & 10 Series 6E adapters offer maximum performance and reliability by combining Solid State Drives (SSDs) and Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) in a single array. Performing read operations from the faster SSD and write operations on both the SSDs and HDD results in tremendous performance gains over standard HDD RAID arrays. Hybrid RAID offers the benefits of both technologies and allows a better cost-per-operation.
6 Gb/s throughput at each port
PMC-Sierra PM8013 Dual Core RAID on Chip (ROC)
SAS 2.0 interfaces and PCIe Gen 2 Host Connection
Hybrid RAID 1 & 10: SSD + HDD for Maximum Performance and Reliability
Enclosure management support via LED header and SES2/SGPIO
Intelligent Power Management – Reduces power and cooling costs by as much as 70%
Ideal for entry-level server platforms, workstations, desktops or industrial PCs without compromising robust 6Gb/s performance and proven Adaptec reliability.
Hardware RAID functionality
True hardware RAID capability and high bandwidth processing while reducing CPU processing cycles required to run a software RAID functionality
Key RAID Features
Supports up to 4 (6405E) or 8 (6805E) SATA or SAS devices
SES and SAF-TE enclosure management
RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 1E, and JBOD
Optimized Disk Utilization
Hybrid RAID 1 & 10
Online Capacity Expansion
Copyback Hot Spare
Dynamic caching algorithm
Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
Hot-plug drive support
RAID Level Migration
Hot spares – global, dedicated, and pooled
Automatic/manual rebuild of hot spares
Configurable stripe size
Multiple arrays per disk drive
Dynamic sector repair
Staggered drive spin-up
Bootable array support
Adaptec maxView Storage Manager
Web based GUI Management Utility
OS Support: Windows, Linux, Solaris VMware
Remote configuration, monitoring & notification
Remote firmware updates
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 confi guration utility
Flashable BIOS support
Red Hat Linux
Data Transfer Rate
6 Gb/s per port
Bus System Interface
6805E:4-Lane PCIe Gen2
6405E:1-lane PCIe Gen2
6805E:Low-profile form factor (2.535"H x 6.095"L) smaller than MD2 allows installation in condensed system designs
6405E:Low-profile form factor (2.535"H x 5.115"L) smaller than MD2 allows installation in condensed system designs
6805E:2 internal (SFF-8087) Mini SAS
6405E:1 internal (SFF-8087) Mini SAS
Adaptec RAID 6805E adapter
Cables: two Mini SAS x4 to (4x) SATA fanout cables w/ sideband, 0.7 meter*
Adaptec RAID 6405E adapter
Cables: one Mini SAS x4 to (4x) SATA fanout cables w/ sideband, 0.7 meter*
Adaptec RAID Installation DVD (bootable, incl. documentation, drivers & software)
*Single does not include cables or Quick Installation Guide
6805E: 2.535"H x 6.095"L (64mm x 155mm)
6405E: 2.535"H x 5.115" L (64mm x 130mm)
0°C to 55°C* (with 200 LFM airflow)
Note: This Adaptec card contains a powerful RAID processor which requires adequate airflow to operate reliably. Please install this card only into server or PC chassis with recommended airflow (200 LFM).
* Ambient temperature measured 1" away from the RAID processor
0.125A @ 3.3VDC 0.80A @ 12VDC measured on PCIe Gen 2 systems with 6G drives
CE, FCC, UL, C-tick, VCCI, KCC
Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)
860,953 hours at 40 degree C.
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