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Continuing to Fuel Data Center Transformation


Performance, power, security, and reliability are essential when you are looking for solutions to help you keep up with the massive growth of the data center industry. Performance requirements are driven by both the increased adoption of Flash-based Solid State Drives (SSDs) and the increasing sizes of Hard Disk Drive (HDD) arrays. Owners of data centers want to take advantage of the performance that these Flash-based drives promise, and they require storage solutions that can deliver manageability and data availability without compromising on performance.

Power is a significant component of a data center’s operating expenses. Optimizing power for cold storage tiers in the data center, for example, delivers substantial benefits to the bottom line. Data security has become one of the highest priorities for data centers and cloud computing environments as enterprises seek to safeguard customer information, classified company documentation and communications, financial records, employee payroll records and other confidential data. 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.

Adaptec® Smart Storage Platform

Our unified Smart Storage platform, consisting of our SmartROC (RAID-on-Chip) and SmartIOC (IO Controller) controllers and SmartRAIDSmartHBA and HBA SAS/SATA adapters, offers the industry’s most reliable, secure, low-power and high-performance storage solutions. They deliver substantial reductions in operating costs and significant power savings when compared to alternative solutions at equivalent port densities. Unique features such as maxCache, which allows for solid state storage drives (SSDs) to be configured as cache, and Zero Performance Cache Maintenance (ZMCP), which enables instant cache protection, also maximize performance. Our entire portfolio leverages core IP with consistent tools and broad compatibility across the product platform to make our solutions easy to deploy and manage.

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

Technology Leadership with Data Encryption

Solutions for data-at-rest encryption are now a security requirement in many market segments such as healthcare, finance, e-commerce, federal government branches and insurance. These markets constitute a significant overall percentage of the deployed storage. Data center managers face the challenge of safeguarding data while still meeting continually increasing performance demands for large-scale applications, such as web serving, file serving, databases, Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), machine learning and High-Performance Computing (HPC).

The SmartRAID 3162-8i /e, with our maxCrypto™ controller-based encryption, delivers data protection with little to no impact on latency or I/O performance. The 3162-8i /e offers superior advantages over Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs) and integrates seamlessly into existing storage infrastructures, allowing data center managers to deploy a uniform, scalable encryption strategy across the enterprise.

Unified Smart Storage Platform Advantages at a Glance:

  • Power: Up to 35% power savings vs. competing solutions and over 40% lower power than prior generation products
  • Performance: Over 1.7M 4K random read IOPS, a 70% increase over prior-generation products
  • Quality and reliability: Smart Storage stack IP has been deployed on over 30 million servers
  • Familiar tool chains: GUI, CLI and pre-boot tools consistent with prior-generation products
  • Consistency: Unified stack ensures consistent performance and user experience across all products
  • Rich portfolio: Broadest portfolio of SKUs provides optimal solution mix for varied storage needs
  • Compatibility: Broad operating system support, including inbox drivers
  • CPU platform diversity: Support for Intel®, AMD® and Marvell® ThunderX2® (Arm®-based processor)
  • Embedded BMC Management Firmware: AMI MegaRAC® SP-X firmware integration enables seamless remote management capabilities including platform status, diagnosis and recovery

Smart Storage Platform Products


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Product Status Port Count Interface RAID Level Physical Dimensions Form Factor MTBF at 40°C Controller Connectors Packages
A1100-16E In Production 16 external 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 2.73M hours 12 Gbps SmartIOC 2100 6 (x4) SFF-8643 Please call for package information
A1100-16I In Production 16 internal 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 2.73M hours 12 Gbps SmartIOC 2100 6 (x4) SFF-8643 Please call for package information
A1100-24I In Production 24 internal 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 2.73M hours 12 Gbps SmartIOC 2100 6 (x4) SFF-8643 Please call for package information
A1100-4I In Production 4 internal 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 2.535 in H x 5.2 in L(64 mm x 132.08 mm) Low-profile, MD2 >1.4M hours 12 Gbps SmartIOC 2100 6 (x4) SFF-8643 Please call for package information
A1100-8E In Production 8 external 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 1.38M hours 12 Gbps SmartIOC 2100 6 (x4) SFF-8643 Please call for package information
A1100-8I In Production 8 internal 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 1.36M hours 12 Gbps SmartIOC 2100 6 (x4) SFF-8643 Please call for package information
A1100-8I8E In Production 8 internal 8 external 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 2.73M hours 12 Gbps SmartIOC 2100 6 (x4) SFF-8643 Please call for package information
A2100-16I In Production 16 internal 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0, 1, 10, 5 2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 2.73M hours 12 Gbps SmartIOC 2100 6 (x4) SFF-8643 Please call for package information
A2100-24I In Production 24 internal 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0, 1, 10, 5 2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 2.73M hours 12 Gbps SmartIOC 2100 6 (x4) SFF-8643 Please call for package information
A2100-4I4E In Production 4 internal 4 external 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0, 1, 10, 5 2.535 in H x 5.2 in L(64 mm x 132.08 mm) Low-profile, MD2 >1.4 M hours 12 Gbps SmartIOC 2100 2 (x4) SFF-8643/2 (x4) SFF-8644 Please call for package information
A2100-8I In Production 8 internal 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0, 1, 10, 5 2.535 in H x 6.6 in L(64 mm x 167 mm) Low-profile, MD2 1.76M hours 12 Gbps SmartIOC 2100 6 (x4) SFF-8643 Please call for package information
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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
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Product Status Port Count Generation Interface RAID Level Physical Dimensions Controller Based Encryption (CBE) Flexible Configuration Packages
PM8068 In Production 8 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen3 0 1 5 10 27 mm x 27 mm No Yes 1022/BFBGA
PM8069 In Production 16 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen3 0 1 5 10 27 mm x 27 mm No Yes 1022/BFBGA
PM8222 In Production 8 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0 1 5 10 23 mm x 23 mm No Yes 773/BFBGA
PM8225 In Production 8 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0 1 5 10 23 mm x 23 mm 128/196/256 bit AES Yes 773/BFBGA
PM8238 In Production 16 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0 1 5 10 27 mm x 27 mm No Yes 1069/BFBGA
PM8239 In Production 16 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0 1 5 10 27 mm x 27 mm 128/196/256 bit AES Yes 1069/BFBGA
PM8242 In Production 24 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0 1 5 10 27 mm x 27 mm No Yes 1069/BFBGA
PM8243 In Production 24 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0 1 5 10 27 mm x 27 mm 128/196/256 bit AES Yes 1069/BFBGA
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Product Status Port Count Generation Interface RAID Level Physical Dimensions Controller Based Encryption (CBE) Flexible Configuration Packages
PM8204 In Production 8 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0 1 5 6 50 60 23 mm x 23 mm No Yes 773/FBGA
PM8205 In Production 8 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0 1 5 6 50 60 23 mm x 23 mm 128/196/256 bit AES Yes 773/FBGA
PM8236 In Production 16 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0 1 5 6 50 60 27 mm x 27 mm No Yes Please call for package information
PM8237 In Production 16 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0 1 5 6 50 60 27 mm x 27 mm 128/196/256 bit AES Yes Please call for package information
PM8240 In Production 24 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0 1 5 6 50 60 27 mm x 27 mm No Yes Please call for package information
PM8241 In Production 24 12 Gbps 8-Lane PCIe Gen 3 0 1 5 6 50 60 27 mm x 27 mm 128/196/256 bit AES Yes Please call for package information

Documentation


Title
SmartIOC 2100 Sell sheet 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
SmartROC 3100 Sell Sheet Download
SmartRAID 3100E Sell Sheet Download
maxCrypto Technical Brief Download
Adaptec HD Cables Download
Adaptec SmartHBA 2100 Download
Smart Storage Solutions Brochure Download
Adaptec 1100 Sell sheet Download

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