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Adaptec® RAID adapters are the industry's most versatile, fully featured and secure full RAID-enabled server storage performance solutions. Our adapters are specifically designed for maximum security, performance and reliablity and are optimized for efficiency and scalability.

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

As more mission-critical data finds its way to data centers, end customers insist on reduced downtime, improved response times to issues, and a more positive end-user experience overall. Deployed in over 30 million servers, our SmartRAID adapters are built upon the quality and reliability of our unified, hardened Smart Storage stack and provide the performance, power and security that you require. 

Our high-performance adapters are driven by both the increased adoption of Flash-based SSDs and the increasing sizes of HDD arrays. These storage solutions deliver manageability and data availability without ever compromising on performance. With significant power savings over previous generations, our adapters provide a significant reduction of a data center’s operating expenses. Since security has become a high priority for data centers and cloud computing environments, our SmartRAID 3162-8i /e adapter with maxCrypto™ Controller-Based Encryption (CBE) delivers data protection with little to no impact on latency or I/O performance.

SmartRAID 3100 RAID Adapters

SmartRAID 3100 adapters provide 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.

Key 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

SmartRAID 3162 RAID Adapters Featuring maxCrypto Encryption

As part of the SmartRAID family, SmartRAID 3162-8i and SmartRAID 3162-8i /e adapters include those features, plus feature integrated cache backup circuitry, NAND Flash memory and an on-board, field-replaceable supercapacitor. 

The SmartRAID 3162-8i /e also supports security-enabled server platforms and provides the industry’s only data-at-rest encryption solution.

Key Features

  • Same features at the SmartRAID 3100 family
  • Eight native SAS/SATA ports in an LP/MD2 design
  • Only SmartRAID solution with fully integrated ZMCP including on-board supercapacitor to enable cache protection without requiring extra space in the server 
  • maxCrypto CBE with local key management

SmartRAID 3100E Entry-Level RAID Adapters

Entry-level Adaptec SmartRAID 3100E RAID adapters are cost-effective hardware RAID solutions. 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. 

Key Features

  • 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® 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.

Adaptec® Series 8 PCIe® Gen 3 12G SAS/SATA RAID Adapters

Series 8Q RAID Adapters

Advancing the performance capabilities of SSD caching to a broader set of application workloads, Series 8Q RAID Adapters with maxCache 3.0 support read and write back caching, leveraging the performance and latency capabilities of SSD technology for both read and write workloads

Key Features

  • Series 8 family features + maxCache 3.0 caching software 

Series 8 RAID Adapters

Series 8 and 8Q RAID adapters adapters can be combined with the AFM-700 Flash-based cache protection module (sold separately) to enable instant cache protection. The Adaptec 81605Z and 81605ZQ models have Flash backup embedded on the board, eliminating the need for a daughterboard and further enabling you to do more with less.

Key Features:

  • Optional cache protection via third-generation ZMCP; AFM-700 (integrated on 81605Z and 81605ZQ)
  • Up to 16 native SAS/SATA ports in a LP/MD2 design
  • 12 Gbps and 6 Gbps compatibility with HDD or SSD SAS/SATA devices
  • > 700K IOPS; 6.6 Gbps sequential reads, 6.2 Gbps sequential writes

Series 8E Entry-Level RAID Adapters

Series 8E RAID adapters deliver the robustness of hardware RAID in an entry-level solution. They offer significant performance accel­eration over other 6 Gbps adapter card solutions through basic RAID 0, 1, 10, and built-in cache for cost-effective platforms that don’t require the full performance and capabilities of our standard Series 8 RAID adapters.

Key Features:

  • 4- and 8-port low-profile MD2 with support for a maximum of 4 and 8 devices respectively
  • Mixed-mode RAID adapter and caching HBA functionality
  • 512 MB DDR3 (1600 MHz) cache
  • Up to 500K IOPS
View All Parametrics
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" H x 5.2" L(64 mm x 132.08 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" H x 6.6" 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" H x 6.6" 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" H x 6.6" 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" H x 6.6" 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" H x 6.6" 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" H x 6.6" L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 12 Gbps SmartROC 3100 2 (x4) SFF-8643/ 4 (4x) 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" H x 6.6" L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 12 Gbps SmartROC 3100 2 (x4) SFF-8643/ 2 (4x) 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" H x 6.6" 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" H x 6.6" L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 12 Gbps SmartROC 3100 Please call for package information

Documentation


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SmartRAID 3100E Sell Sheet Download
Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection Technical Brief Download
maxCrypto Technical Brief Download
Universal Backplane Management (UBM) Download
Optimizing SMR Drives in RAID Configurations Whitepaper Download
Hardware RAID vs. Software RAID Whitepaper Download
maxCache 4.0 SSD Read and Write Caching Solutions Download
Choosing the Right RAID Configuration Whitepaper Download
Adaptec SmartRAID 3162 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.