The SmartRAID 3101E-4i 12 Gbps PCIe Gen 3 SAS/SATA RAID adapter delivers an entry-level solution with the robustness and performance of hardware RAID and the industry leading power of the SmartRAID 3100 series. This solution provides significant performance acceleration over other entry-level adapter card solutions through built-in 1 GB DRAM cache , thus delivering a performant hardware RAID solution for cost-sensitive platforms that don’t require cache protection or the full capabilities of our full featured SmartRAID adapters. The SmartRAID 3101E-4i supports RAID levels: RAID 0, 1, 1 ADM, 10, and 10 ADM.
With broad operating system support and ecosystem compatibility, SmartRAID adapters are easy to implement and scale, and the unified maxView management tools and drivers across the Adaptec HBA, RAID, and expander solutions enable easy manageability across the entire product line.
SmartRAID 3101E-4i RAID adapters are ideal solutions for of industrial PC workstations or entry-level servers that require connectivity to 6G SATA or SAS-3 drives for redundant boot support and I/O intensive applications such as databases or video editing.
Quality and reliability through the unified, hardened Smart Storage stack, which is deployed in over 30M servers
Key Software Features
Mixed mode allows devices connected to the same adapter to be used in RAID and HBA modes simultaneously
Adapter dynamic power management to save up to 30% power
Support for SAS and SATA direct attached target devices
Support for native 4K sector SAS/SATA devices in addition to 512-byte sector devices
RAID ADM through triple mirroring, move array, and split mirroring
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
SES and SGPIO enclosure management
Configurable stripe size
Dynamic sector repair
Staggered drive spin-up
Bootable array support
Support for tape devices, autoloaders
Smart PQI driver with multip queue and MSI-X support for all device drivers for all supported OSes
Secure boot support for the uEFI host BIOS
USB image available on www.adaptec.com/en-us/support/start to boot maxView GUI from any USB device for enhanced GUI-based setup and offline maintenance
maxView Storage Manager
BIOS Configuration Utility (CTRL+A)
ROM-Based uEFI BIOS Configuration Utilities
Microsoft Windows Server, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, Ubuntu Linux, Debian Linux, Oracle Linux, Citrix XenServer, Solaris, FreeBSD, VMware ESXi, and open-source Linux drivers. The latest drivers are available at www.adaptec.com/en-us/support/start. Supports open-source Linux drivers and inbox drivers.