Adaptec Series 6E adapters - Affordable, Hardware RAID (SATA/SAS) adapters with On-Board DRAM Outperform Software-based HBAs and SATA adapters
Adaptec Series 6E Unified Serial SATA/SAS RAID adapters deliver the robustness of hardware RAID and the Adaptec RAID Code, enterprise class management features, and full OS support– including open source drivers for Linux and FreeBSD – into the entry-level RAID space. Delivering the same 6Gb/s performance of our Series 6 adapters, the Series 6E are optimized for platforms where a Series 6 adapter would not fit in from a price, form factor or host connectivity standpoint.
I/O Connectivity and Data Protection
With its entry-level price point, Adaptec Series 6E can be used as a connectivity product, with support for up to 4 (Adaptec RAID 6405E) or up to 8 (Adaptec RAID 6805E) SATA & SAS devices, and 128MB of DDR2-800 MHz DRAM cache for device acceleration. At the same time, the Adaptec RAID Code (ARC) delivers maximum reliability with RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 10 and JBOD. ARC also offers RAID Level Migration (the ability to easily migrate RAID levels), Online Capacity Expansion (expand capacity without powering down the server), and Copyback Hot Spare (when a failed drive has been replaced, data is automatically copied from the hot spare back to the restored drive).
Adaptec Intelligent Power Management
Intelligent Power Management (IPM) slashes power and cooling costs by up to 70% using intelligent I/O caching combined with disk drive power savings via standby and power-off modes.
With Hybrid RAID 1 & 10 the Series 6E adapters offer maximum performance and reliability by combining Solid State Drives (SSDs) and Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) in a single array. By performing read operations from the faster SSD and write operations on both the SSDs and HDDs it offers tremendous performance gains over standard HDD RAID arrays. By combining SSDs and HDDs it offers the benefits of both technologies and allows a better cost per GB ratio than comparable SSD only RAID arrays.
Series 6E Adapter Options to Meet Your Needs
Like all Unified Serial products, all Adaptec Series 6E raid adapters offer full compatibility with over 300 SATA/SAS components, extensive scalability, and one-view management through the Adaptec Storage Manager™ software. Series 6E adapters have also been thoroughly tested with entry-level storage devices for desktop use and the entry-level server platforms, workstations and motherboards most typically used for basic servers, performance workstations or industrial PCs.