Capitalizes on multi-threaded processor and RAID stack improvements, delivering more than 700K IOPs to performance hungry transactional and database applications
Ultra-dense solution supports 8 ports of simultaneous internal and external 12Gb SAS connectivity, or 16 ports of internal connectivity with integrated Flash Backup
Integrated on Adaptec RAID 81605ZQ and 81605Z, and available for the rest of the Series 8 family (as option) and 8885Q (included), Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection provides maximum performance and protection for cached data, eliminating the costs and environmental impact of Lithium Ion batteries.
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||What The Industry Says
"The Adaptec Series 8 line is a perfect fit for enterprises looking to vastly improve the performance of their resource-intensive applications or dense server environments at a top-in-class level. The 81605ZQ in particular offers great data protection with its integrated flash module, which eliminates the need for an add-on daughterboard and the 16 ports offer tremendous in-system flexiblity."
"PMC Adaptec's introduction of the 12Gb/s ASR-8885 heralds the beginning of the 12Gb/s SAS RAID controller era, which provides numerous advantages over the previous 6Gb/s architecture. PMC Adaptec is making significant inroads into the SAS space. With their RAID controllers, HBA's, expanders and a forthcoming SAS SSD controller, they provide an end-to-end SAS solution for their customers."
"The needs of the datacenter are changing, and as PMC Adaptec continues to evolve, they have developed new RAID controllers and HBA's that provide density, flexibility, and performance in a small package."
"Their ASR-8885 is a great RAID adapter. It offers 16 ports of 12Gbps SAS with amazing throughput. We had no issues hitting 700K IOPS and 6GB/s.
Those are amazing maximums, but we were more impressed with the incredible consistency that we observed. With sub-microsecond variance, the Series 8 destroyed our latency tests."
The SSD Review
"Enterprise datacenters and
cloud environments have a need
to accelerate application
performance while coping with
massive data growth cost
12Gb/s SAS architectures and
tiering technologies are poised
to overcome these challenges
and help unlock the full potential
of SSDs, which is one of the key
reasons IDC expects shipments
of SAS SSDs to grow at a 75
percent compound annual
growth rate from 2012 to 2017."
Solid State Storage at IDC
"Our new 12Gb/s SAS SSDs dramatically improve response times to dynamic and mission critical data in cloud and datacenter environments, but an end-to-end 12Gb/s SAS architecture is a critical part of the foundation of the build out.
Products like PMC's Series 8 adapters are key elements that will allow data center architects to realize the full benefits of our industry-leading SSD performance."
Senior Vice President and
Seagate's Solid State Drive Business
Adaptec 12Gb/s SAS HD Cables for
Series 8 Adapters allow for greater flexibility in configuration options by supporting up to 16 native SAS/SATA
ports in a Low-Profile MD2 form factor.
The new connectors can be combined with a wide range of Adaptec SAS HD cables, including straight connectors or Adaptec's first to market right angle connectors.
The optional Adaptec Flash Module 700 (AFM-700) provides Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection (ZMCP) for Adaptec Series 8 (as option), 8885Q (included), and integrated into 81605ZQ/81605Z, providing maximum protection for cached data, and eliminating the costs and environmental impact of Lithium Ion batteries.
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PMC Adaptec Series 8 RAID adapters support all major operating
systems, including Windows, Linux, VMware
Series 8 adapters have also been extensively tested with
third-party components to deliver the utmost in
They are backed by a three year warranty and the company's superior technical support.
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12G Ecosystem Compatibility.