Microsemi Adaptec SmartRAID 3154-24i
12 Gbps PCIe Gen3 SAS/SATA SmartRAID adapter with 24 internal native ports and LP/MD2 form factor
Small Image of Microsemi Adaptec SmartRAID 3154-24i
DownloadsDocumentationTechnical Specifications

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

Select your operating system or software below

Bios Updates and Other Downloadable Files

Bios Updates and Other Downloads

Storage Manager

Storage Manager Downloads

Citrix XenServer

Citrix XenServer

Linux Driver Source

Linux Driver Source Code


Debian 8
Debian 9


Microsoft Windows 7 x64
Microsoft Windows 8 x64
Microsoft Windows 10 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 x64

Red Hat Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

SuSE Linux

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 15


Ubuntu 14
Ubuntu 16
Ubuntu 18


Sun Solaris


VMware ESXi 6

Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux 7

Open Source

OpenStack Horizon

User and Install Guides
Microsemi Adaptec ASCM-35F - Installation Guide 10/2017 (PDF 402MB)
Microsemi Adaptec Smart HBA & RAID - Installation And User's Guide 8/2019 (PDF 2.8 MB)
ARCCONF Command Line User's Guide v3.00.23484 (PDF 775MB)
maxView Storage Manager v3.02.23600 - User's Guide (PDF 6.8KB)
Microsemi Adaptec Cooling & Airflow Guide (PDF 169KB)
Event Monitor v3.02.23600 - User's Guide (PDF 1.3KB)
Adaptec OpenStack Horizon Plugin - Installation And User's Guide 2/2019 (PDF 908KB)
Adaptec MAAS Script and Remote ARCCONF JUJU Charm v1.00-09 - User's Guide (PDF 1.1MB)
Adaptec SmartRAID Multilingual Quick Start Guide 11/2018 (PDF 5.9 MB)
maxView Storage Manager & ARCCONF Command Line Utility v3.02.23600 - ReadMe (PDF 1MB)
Release Notes
Microsemi Adaptec Smart HBA & RAID - Release Notes 8/2019 (PDF 1.2MB)
Adaptec Software Defined Data Center - Release Notes 2/2019

Show Archived Documentation (+);
Operating System
Microsoft Windows
Red Hat Linux
SUSE Linux
Debian Linux
Ubuntu Linux
VMware ESXi
Citrix XenServer

For a detailed list see ASK Answer ID 17449.
CPU Architecture
Intel, AMD, Cavium ThunderX2 (ARM)
• 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, VMware
• Remote configuration, monitoring & notification
• Remote firmware updates
• SMI-S Support

• Command-line interface

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

uEFI BIOS Configuration Utility
• Flashable BIOS support
• HII GUI support

ROM-based uEFI BIOS Configuration Utilities
• HII-based pre-boot GUI configuration utility
• Arcconf CLI for uEFI shell
• Flashable BIOS support
Data Transfer Rate
12 Gbps per port
Bus System Interface
8-lane PCIe Gen3
Form Factor
MD2 – Low Profile
4 GB DDR4/2100 MHz
Connector Configuration
Six internal mini SAS HD (SFF-8643)
Package Contents
• SmartRAID 3154-24i 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 250 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 250 LFM airflow. Temperature measured 1 inch from RAID adapter.
Regulatory Certification
Environmental Compliance
Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)
1.7 million hours at 40°C
3 years