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Adaptec Serial Attached SCSI RAID 4805SAS
The Adaptec Serial Attached SCSI RAID 4805SAS PCI-Express card is an eight-port controller that supports SAS, SATA or SATA II disk drives. It features the Adaptec RAID Code (ARC) with standard RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50, as well as optional Advanced Data Protection Suite. The card has 128 MB of ECC-protected DDR DRAM and a battery unit is optional.
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Fedora Core

Fedora Core 5
Fedora Core 6

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Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Vista x64
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows XP x64

Novell NetWare

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Red Hat Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Red Hat Linux 9

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SuSE Linux

SuSE Linux 9
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9


UnitedLinux 1


SCO Unix
SCO UnixWare
Sun Solaris


VMware ESX Server

Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows
Red Hat Linux
SUSE Linux
Novell NetWare
SCO Unix

For a detailed list see ASK Answer ID 14219

  High-performance storage connectivity and data protection for servers and workstations
Customer Needs
  Ideal for supporting server and workgroup applications where high levels of sustained read and write operations are required, such as video streaming, web content, video-on-demand, security and surveillance, fixed content, and reference data storage.
System Environment
  Departmental and workgroup servers and workstations
Key RAID Features
Hot Spare Support, RAID Level Migration, Online Capacity Expansion, Optimized Disk Utilization, and the following Adaptec Advanced Data Protection Suite features:
  • Striped Mirror (RAID 1E)
  • Hot Space (RAID 5EE)
  • Dual Drive Failure Protection (RAID 6, 60)
  • Copyback Hot Spare

Bus System Interface Type

8-lane PCIe host interface
External Connectors
One x4 SAS connector SFF-8470
Internal Connectors
Two x4 SAS connectors SFF-8484
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 3Gb/s per port.
System Requirements
Intel or AMD architecture with available 8-lane PCIe slot. Supports EM64T and AMD64 architectures
Package Contents
  • Adaptec Serial Attached SCSI RAID 4805SAS card
  • One 1-meter Serial Attached SCSI fanout cable (2214700-R)
  • Standard full-size bracket
  • Quick Install Guide
  • RAID Installation CD (bootable) including drivers and documentation
  • Adaptec Storage Manager™ Installation CD including management software and documentation
3 years

Standard RAID Levels

RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50

Optional RAID Features

Snapshot Backup (2228200)

Board Dimensions

9.44in x 4.53in
24cm x 11.5cm

Operating Temperature

0 to 55 degrees C


Adaptec Battery Module ABM-600 (2218300-R)

Regulatory Certification

FCC, UL, C-tick, CE, VCC

Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)

816,342 hours at 40 degrees C