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Microsemi Adaptec SmartRAID 3101-4i
12 Gbps PCIe Gen3 SAS/SATA SmartRAID adapter with 4 internal native ports and LP/MD2 form factor
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For a detailed list see ASK Answer ID 17449.
• Ideal for enabling 12 Gbps storage capabilities in performance-hungry server and workstation platforms, without compromising proven Microsemi reliability
• Provides high I/O transaction and high bandwidth processing solutions that reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs
• Accelerates storage with up to 4 GB of highspeed DRAM cache with integrated cache protection (SmartRAID 315x SKUs only)
Key RAID Features
• maxCache 4.0 caching software (all SmartRAID 315x products with cache protection)
• Mixed mode allows devices connected to the same adapter to be used in RAID and HBA modes simultaneously
• Adapter dynamic power management to save up to 30% power
• Supports up to 256 SAS or SATA devices using SAS expanders
•  Support for native 4K sector SAS and SATA devices in addition to 512-byte sector devices
• RAID ADM through triple mirroring, move array, and split mirroring
• Quick initialization
• Online capacity expansion
• Copyback hot spare
• Dynamic caching algorithm
• Native command queuing (NCQ)
• Background initialization
• Hot-plug drive support
• RAID level migration
• Hot spares—global, dedicated, and pooled
• Automatic/manual rebuild of hot spares
• SES and SGPIO enclosure management
• Configurable stripe size
• S.M.A.R.T. support
• BMC support
• Dynamic sector repair
• Staggered drive spin-up
• Bootable array support
• Support for tape devices, autoloaders
• Smart PQI driver with multip queue and MSI-X support for all device drivers for all supported operating systems
• Secure boot support for the uEFI host BIOS
• USB image available on to boot maxView GUI from any USB device for enhanced GUI-based setup and offline maintenance
Management Utilities
maxView Storage Manager
• Web-based GUI management utility
• OS support: Windows, Linux, Solaris VMware
• Remote configuration, monitoring, and notification
• Remote firmware updates
• SMI-S support

• Command Line Interface
• SMI-S support for VMware

BIOS Configuration Utility (CTRL+A)
• Legacy configuration utility
• Flashable BIOS support

uEFI BIOS Configuration Utility
• HII-based configuration utility
• Flashable BIOS support

Event Monitor
• Lightweight event monitoring and logging tool
• Distributes adapter events and notifies user
Data Transfer Rate
12 Gbps per port
Bus System Interface
8-lane PCIe Gen3
Form Factor
MD2 – Low Profile
1 GB DDR4/2100 MHz
Connector Configuration
One internal mini SAS HD (SFF-8643)
Package Contents
• SmartRAID 3101-4i adapter
• Additional low profile vented bracket
Physical Size
2.535"H x 6.6"L (64mm x 167mm)
Operating Temperature
0 °C to 55 °C with 200 LFM airflow.
Note: This adapter contains a powerful RAID processor that requires adequate airflow to operate reliably. Only install this card into server or PC chassis with at least 200 LFM airflow. Temperature measured 1 inch from RAID adapter.
Regulatory Certification
Environmental Compliance
Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)
1.37 million hours at 40°C
3 years