This Zero Channel SCSI RAID adapter adds RAID functionality to Adaptec SCSI chips on the motherboard when inserted into a RAIDport III compliant slot. Targeted for entry-level servers, it provides up to 80 MB per second for each channel. Up to 15 SCSI devices may be connected. RAID levels 0, 1, 0/1, 5 are supported, and the standard 2 MB cache memory module is upgradable to 64 MB
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Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows 95
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SCO UnixWare

Hardware Installation
ultra2 scsi termination (html 68 kb)
aic-7890 features (html 72 kb)
Installing Drivers or Software
ci/o 4.01 readme (html 84 kb)
ci/o 4.01 unixware 7 installation (html 68 kb)
dimm compatibility list (html 68 kb)
aro compatibility list (html 75 kb)
Product Documentation
User Guide for Adaptec CI/O Management Software v4.0 (PDF 1 MB)
Install Guide for ARO-1130U2 (PDF 719 KB)
Customer Needs
  Ideal for users who need an inexpensive hardware RAID solution
System Environment
  Entry-level servers
Cache Memory
Up to 64 MBytes EDO DIMM

Bus System Interface Type

32-bit PCI
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 80 MBytes/sec per channel
System Requirements
PC Workstation featuring a PCI-RAIDport III slot One or more SCSI disk drives attached to the motherboard (AIC-7896)
Package Contents
ARO-1130U2 Zero Channel SCSI RAID card Adaptec CI/O Management Software Array1000 Family Manager Set software ARO-1130U2 user documenation set
5-year warranty (materials and manufacturing)


Zero-channel Ultra2 SCSI RAID card leverages Adaptec SCSI on motherboard

Device Protocol

SCSI Ultra2, Ultra, Fast and Wide

RAID Support

RAID 0, 1, 5, and 0/1

Advanced Storage Management Features

RAID co-processor
Hot spare (pool and dedicated)
Hot swap of drives
Array configuration on disk
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

SCSI Channels

Ultra2 SCSI chip connected to RAIDport III

Board Dimensions

Half-size PCI card
(6.875 x 4.2 inches, 17.463 x 10.668 cm)

Power Consumption

5V +/- 5%

Operating Characteristics

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

Storage Characteristics

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