System Requirements

  • PC-compatible computer with Intel Pentium, or equivalent, processor
  • Motherboard with these features:
    • Support for multi-function devices where one of the devices is a PCI bridge
    • Large memory-mapped address ranges

    Refer to the Readme for additional motherboard compatibility information. (The Readme is available for download in the Documentation section of the Adaptec Web site at

  • One of these operating systems:

    Note: Refer to the Readme for up-to-date operating system version support. To download Linux driver sources, visit the Support area of the Adaptec Web site at
    • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 (64-bit), Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit), Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit), Windows SBS 2011, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 6.4, 5.9 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • FreeBSD 9.1, 8.4 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Debian Linux 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Ubuntu Linux 12, 11, 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Fedora Linux 19, 18 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • CentOS 6.4, 5.9 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Solaris 10, Solaris 11 Express (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • VMware ESXi 5.5, VMware ESX 4.1 Classic
    • Citrix XenServer 6.2
  • 4 GB of RAM minimum
  • Available compatible PCIe slot (depending on your controller model—see the descriptions in About Your RAID Controller)
  • 350 MB of free disk drive space
  • 16-bit SVGA color monitor with a resolution of at least 800 x 600
  • USB flash drive or CD burner, for creating driver disks and bootable media

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