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Adaptec® SmartRAID RAID adapters are the industry's most versatile, fully featured and secure full RAID-enabled server storage performance solutions. Built upon the unified Smart Storage stack, SmartRAID adapters are specifically designed for maximum security, performance and bandwidth and are optimized for efficiency and form factor.

Unique storage innovations featured on certain RAID adapters include maxCache caching software, Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection (ZCMP) and maxCrypto controller-based encryption (CBE). All adapters feature maxView storage manager, which provides an HTML5 web interface that can be used in standard desktops and mobile browsers for all storage configuration and management needs. SmartRAID adapters also feature backwards compatibility, broad operating system support and CPU platform diversity.

Adaptec® Smart Storage Platform

Microchip's unified Smart Storage stack powers the entire Smart family of Integrated Circuit (IC) and adapter products, leveraging core IP that has shipped in over 30 million servers and delivers one of the industry’s most reliable, highest-performing and lowest power storage controller software platforms.

New Product: Adaptec SmartRAID 3100E RAID Adapters

The entry-level Adaptec SmartRAID 3100E RAID adapters are a cost-effective hardware RAID solution. They have been added to our trusted Smart Storage platform to support deployments that use fewer drives and can benefit from caching capabilities but do not need the full cache backup or advanced RAID levels of our full-featured RAID adapters. Some key benefits include:

  • Accelerated storage with up to 2 GB of high-speed DRAM cache
  • Significant power savings as compared to competing solutions
  • RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 1 ADM, 10 ADM
  • Consistent drivers, firmware and management tools for seamless integration
  • Ideal for computing and graphical applications, simple storage subsystems, testing servers, point-of-sale (POS) terminals/kiosks and monitoring all types of system and manufacturing operations

Adaptec SmartRAID 3100 PCIe® Gen 3 12G SAS/SATA RAID Adapters

The SmartRAID 3100 family provides maximum read/write bandwidth and up to 1.7 million Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) when coupled with 12 Gbps SSDs. In addition, the SmartRAID 3100 series delivers acceleration and latency optimization when using HDDs through caching. The SmartRAID 3100 series also unlocks all the features and performance of the 12 Gbps HBA 1100 Series of host bus adapters when the drives are configured as raw devices.

The SmartRAID family continues its battery-free portfolio. The SmartRAID 315x series integrates flash-based cache protection to enable instant cache protection. The tethered Adaptec ASCM-35F capacitor module supports a five-year lifetime and is continuously monitored by the Smart firmware to make sure that the data can be safely backed up to the flash memory on the SmartRAID adapter in case of a power loss.

SmartRAID 3162 adapters also feature integrated cache backup circuitry, NAND Flash memory and field-replaceable super capacitors. The SmartRAID 3162-8i /e also features the market's first readily available adapter with controller based encryption (CBE.)

SmartRAID 3100 Adapter Features

  • RAID levels: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM, and 10 ADM
  • maxCache 4.0 caching software
  • Supports simultaneous use of RAID and raw devices (mixed mode)
  • Fifth-generation Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection (ZMCP)
  • Up to 24 native SAS/SATA ports in a LP/MD2 design
  • 12 Gbps and 6 Gbps compatibility with HDD or SSD SAS/SATA devices
  • Quality and reliability through the unified, hardened Smart Storage stack, which is deployed in over 30M servers

Adaptec® SmartRAID RAID Adapter Products


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Product Product Name SKU Status Port Count Interface RAID Level Physical Dimensions Form Factor MTBF at 40 C Controller Connectors Cache SSD Cache Protection Cache Protection Packages
A3100-4I SmartRAID 3101-4i 2291700-R In Production 4 internal 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM and 10 ADM 2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 12 Gbps SmartROC 3100 1 (x4) SFF-8643 1 GB DDR4/2100 MHz Please call for package information
A3100-8I SmartRAID 3102-8i 2294800-R In Production 8 internal 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM and 10 ADM 2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 12 Gbps SmartROC 3100 2 (x4) SFF-8643 2 GB DDR4/2100 MHz maxCache 4.0 Please call for package information
A3150-16I SmartRAID 3154-16i 2295000-R In Production 16 internal 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM and 10 ADM 2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 12 Gbps SmartROC 3100 4 (x4) SFF-8643 4 GB DDR4/2100 MHz maxCache 4.0 Embedded Flash backup, Tethered ASCM-35 supercap Please call for package information
A3150-24I SmartRAID 3154-24i 2294700-R In Production 24 internal 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM and 10 ADM 2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 12 Gbps SmartROC 3100 6 (x4) SFF-8643 4 GB DDR4/2100 MHz maxCache 4.0 Embedded Flash backup, Tethered ASCM-35 supercap Please call for package information
A3150-8E SmartRAID 3154-8e 2290800-R In Production 8 external 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM and 10 ADM 2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 12 Gbps SmartROC 3100 2 (x4) SFF-8644 4 GB DDR4/2100 MHz maxCache 4.0 Embedded Flash backup, Tethered ASCM-35 supercap Please call for package information
A3150-8I SmartRAID 3154-8i 2291000-R In Production 8 internal 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM and 10 ADM 2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 12 Gbps SmartROC 3100 2 (x4) SFF-8643 4 GB DDR4/2100 MHz maxCache 4.0 Embedded Flash backup, Tethered ASCM-35 supercap Please call for package information
A3150-8I16E SmartRAID 3154-8i16e 2294600-R In Production 8 internal / 16 external 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM and 10 ADM 2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 12 Gbps SmartROC 3100 2 (x4) SFF-8643, 4 (x4) SFF-8644 4 GB DDR4/2100 MHz maxCache 4.0 Embedded Flash backup, Tethered ASCM-35 supercap Please call for package information
A3150-8I8E SmartRAID 3154-8i8e 2295100-R In Production 8 internal / 8 external 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM and 10 ADM 2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 12 Gbps SmartROC 3100 2 (x4) SFF-8643, 2 (x4) SFF-8644 4 GB DDR4/2100 MHz maxCache 4.0 Embedded Flash backup, Tethered ASCM-35 supercap Please call for package information
A3152-8i SmartRAID 3152-8i 2290200-R In Production 8 internal 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM and 10 ADM 2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 12 Gbps SmartROC 3100 2 (x4) SFF-8643 2 GB DDR4/2100 MHz maxCache 4.0 Embedded Flash backup, Tethered ASCM-35 supercap Please call for package information
SmartRAID-3100 In Production Up to 24 Ports 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM and 10 ADM 2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 12 Gbps SmartROC 3100 Please call for package information

Documentation


Title Download
Optimizing SMR Drives in RAID Configurations Whitepaper Download
Universal Backplane Management (UBM) Download
Hardware RAID vs. Software RAID Whitepaper Download
Choosing the Right RAID Configuration Whitepaper Download
Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection Technical Brief Download
SmartRAID 3100E Sell Sheet Download
maxCache 4.0 SSD Read and Write Caching Solutions Download
maxCrypto Technical Brief Download
Adaptec HD Cables Download
Smart Storage Solutions Brochure Download

Adaptec® Smart Storage Platform

Microchip's unified Smart Storage stack powers the entire Smart family of Integrated Circuit (IC) and adapter products, leveraging core IP that has shipped in over 30 million servers and delivers one of the industry’s most reliable, highest-performing and lowest power storage controller software platforms.