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Faced with the choice between either the slow performance of RAID-like software that is embedded within the network operating system or the prohibitive cost of high-end array solutions, users deploying entry-level servers for small businesses and departmental workgroups often settle for the weak data protection provided by the network operating system. Now they no longer have to compromise. The ARO-1130SA RAID option card optimizes performance and cost while providing robust fault-tolerant storage for entry-level servers. The ARO-1130SA RAID option card is ideal for improving data availability without sacrificing performance in systems with a PCI-RAIDport II connector on the system motherboard.
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Note: Only drivers that are not included or embedded within a supported operating system are listed below. To see a complete list of supported operating systems see the Product Specifications

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Bios Updates and Other Downloadable Files

Bios Updates and Other Downloads


Microsoft Windows 95
Microsoft Windows NT

Novell NetWare

Novell NetWare Downloads

Hardware Installation
aic-7890 features (html 72 kb)
dimm specification list (html 68 kb)
aro compatibility list (html 75 kb)
Product Documentation
Install Guide for the ARO-1130SA (PDF 868 KB)
User Guide for Adaptec CI/O Management Software (PDF 1 MB)
ARO-1130SA PCI RAID Option Card (PDF 113 KB)
Number of devices
Up to 15 HDD/non-HDD SCSI devices per motherboard channel

Bus System Interface Type

32-bit PCI Local Bus plus RAIDport II socket connector
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 133-MByte/sec burst rate

Supported Protocols

SCSI Ultra,
and Wide (8- and 16-bit) 20 MHz

Advanced RAID Features

RAID co-processor
Array configuration on disk
Hot Swap
Hot Spare
SAF-TE support
User-defined rebuild priority
User-defined verify priority
Bootable array support
Hot-spare testing
Scheduler for rebuild, verify, and hot-spare testing
Array status monitoring and event notification
User-selectable broadcast and monitoring
Adjustable stripe width

Advanced Hardware Features

60 NS EDO DIMM memory
Flash upgradable firmware and BIOS

Board Dimensions

4.200" x 6.875" (10.668 cm x 17.463 cm)

Power Consumption

5V +/- 5%

Operating Characteristics

41 F to 131 F(5 C to 55 C)
20% to 90%, non-condensing Relative Humidity

Storage Characteristics

-67 f to 203 F(-55 C to 95 C)