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Adaptec RAID 2805
8 internal port, low profile Unified Serial PCI Express controller with Intelligent Power Management and hardware RAID for cost-effective reliability and performance for entry-level applications
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DownloadsDocumentationTechnical Specifications
User and Install Guides
Adaptec Storage Manager v7.31.18856 - User's Guide (PDF 2.7MB)
Adaptec Raid Controller - Installation And User's Guide 5/2012 (PDF 3.4MB)
Command Line Interface v7.31.18856 - User's Guide (PDF 469KB)
Adaptec RAID Controller - Quick Install Guide 5/2012 (Multi Language) (PDF 3.4MB)
ReadMe
Adaptec Raid Controller - ReadMe May 2012 (PDF 48KB)
Adaptec Storage Manager v7.31.18856 - ReadMe (PDF 48KB)
Release Notes
Release Notes: Firmware b18948, Driver b19076, Storage Manager 7.31.18856 (PDF 17KB)

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Archived User and Install Guides
Adaptec Storage Manager v7.30.18837 - User's Guide (PDF 2.7MB)
Adaptec Raid Controller - Installation And User's Guide 12/2011 (PDF 3.4MB)
Command Line Interface v7.30.18837 - User's Guide (PDF 469KB)
Adaptec RAID Controller - Quick Install Guide 12/2011 (Multi Language) (PDF 3.4MB)
Adaptec Storage Manager V6.50.18579 - User's Guide (PDF 3 MB)
Adaptec Storage Manager v6.50.18570 - User's Guide (PDF 3 MB)
Adaptec Storage Manager v6.40.18530 - User's Guide (PDF 2 MB)
Adaptec Storage Manager v6.30.18507 - User's Guide (PDF 2 MB)
Adaptec Storage Manager v6.10.18451 - User's Guide (PDF 2 MB)
Adaptec Storage Manager v6.10 - User's Guide (PDF 2 MB)
Adaptec Storage Manager v6.00 - User's Guide (PDF 2 MB)
Adaptec Storage Manager v5.40 - User's Guide (PDF 3 MB)
Adaptec RAID Controller - Installation And User's Guide 08/2010 (PDF 4 MB)
Adaptec RAID Controller - Installation and User's Guide 04/2010 (PDF 3 MB)
Adaptec RAID Controller - Installation and User's Guide 11/2009 (PDF 4 MB)
Adaptec RAID Controller - Installation and User's Guide 09/2009 (PDF 3 MB)
Adaptec RAID Controller - Installation and User's Guide 06/2009 (PDF 3 MB)
Adaptec RAID Controller - Quick Install Guide 06/2009 (Multi Language) (PDF 3 MB)
Adaptec RAID Controller - Installation and User's Guide 12/2008 (PDF 1 MB)
Adaptec RAID Controller - Installation and User's Guide 08/2008 (PDF 2 MB)
Adaptec RAID Controller - Installation and User's Guide 04/2008 (PDF 2 MB)
Command Line Interface V6.50.18579 - User's Guide (PDF 347 KB)
Command Line Interface v6.50.18570 - User's Guide (PDF 358 KB)
Command Line Interface v6.40.18530 - User's Guide (PDF 316 KB)
Command Line Interface v6.30.18507 - User's Guide (PDF 316 KB)
Command Line Interface v6.10.18451 - User's Guide (PDF 310 KB)
Command Line Interface v6.10 - User's Guide (PDF 310 KB)
Command Line Interface v5.40 - User's Guide (PDF 338 KB)
Archived ReadMe
Adaptec Raid Controller - ReadMe Feb 2012 (PDF 48KB)
Adaptec Storage Manager v7.30.18837 - ReadMe (PDF 48KB)
Adaptec RAID Controller - ReadMe August 2010 (PDF 24 KB)
Adaptec RAID Controller - Readme April 2010 (PDF 22 KB)
Adaptec RAID Controller - Readme Nov. 2009 (PDF 23 KB)
Adaptec RAID Controller - Readme Sept. 2009 (PDF 22 KB)
Adaptec RAID Controller - Readme June 2009 (PDF 30 KB)
Adaptec RAID Controller - Readme Dec. 2008 (PDF 29 KB)
Adaptec RAID Controller - Readme April 2008 (PDF 25 KB)
Adaptec Storage Manager V6.50.18579 - ReadMe (PDF 27 KB)
Adaptec Storage Manager v6.50.18570 - Readme (PDF 25 KB)
Adaptec Storage Manager v6.40.18530 - Readme (PDF 26 KB)
Adaptec Storage Manager v6.30.18507 - Readme (PDF 25 KB)
Adaptec Storage Manager v6.10.18451 - Readme (PDF 34 KB)
Adaptec Storage Manager v5.40 - Readme (PDF 42 KB)
Archived Release Notes
Release Notes: Firmware b18937, Driver b18670, Storage Manager 7.30.18837 (PDF 17KB)
Release Notes: Firmware b17911, Driver b17911, Storage Manager 6.50.18579 (PDF 12 KB)
Release Notes: Firmware b17899, Driver b17899, Storage Manager 6.50.18570 (PDF 14 KB)
Release Notes: Firmware b17544, Driver b17544, Storage Manager 6.40.18530 (PDF 12 KB)
Release Notes: Firmware b17517, Driver b17517, Storage Manager 6.30.18507 (PDF 13 KB)
Release Notes: Firmware b17380, Driver b17380, Storage Manager 6.10.18451 (PDF 21 KB)
Supported Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows
Red Hat Linux
SUSE Linux
SCO OpenServer
UnixWare
Sun Solaris
FreeBSD
VMware ESX

For a detailed list see ASK Answer ID 17030
Benefits
  Delivers a new price/performance level and enhanced reliability for entry-level applications
Key Differentiators
 

Intelligent Power Management

Customer Needs
  The better reliability offered by hardware RAID, and a feature set designed for the latest applications, including Linux open source drivers and external connectivity, without needing to step up to the cost of a more sophisticated controller for their entry-level applications.
Form Factor
  MD2 Low-Profile
Cache Memory
128MB of DDR2 memory
RAID Levels
RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 10, JBOD
Key RAID Features
• Supports 8 direct-attached or up to 128 SATA or SAS disk drives using SAS expanders
• 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
• SAF-TE enclosure management
• Configurable stripe size
• S.M.A.R.T. support
• Multiple arrays per disk drive
• Bad stripe table
• Dynamic sector repair
• Staggered drive spin-up
• Bootable array support
• Optimized Disk Utilization
Bus System Interface Type
8-lane PCIe
Internal Connectors
2 internal (SFF-8087) MiniSAS
Data Transfer Rate
3 Gb/s per port
Package Contents

• Adaptec RAID 2805 Controller
• Quick Installation Guide
(English/French/German/Japanese/Italian/Spanish)
• Low profile vented bracket
• Adaptec RAID Installation DVD
(bootable, incl. documentation, drivers & software)
• Cables: Two Mini SAS x4 to (4x) SATA fanout cable w/ sideband, 0.5 meter

Warranty
3 years

Management Utilities

Adaptec Storage Manager™ (ASM)
• Java-based GUI Management Utility
• Remote configuration, monitoring & notification
• ASM OS Support: Windows, Linux, SCO, Solaris, FreeBSD
• Microsoft VDS Support
• SNMP, SMTP
• Remote firmware updates

ARCCONF
• Command Line Interface
• SMI-S support for VMware

Adaptec BIOS Utility (ACU)
• BIOS level configuration utility
• Flashable BIOS support

Physical Size

2.5" H x 6.6" L (64mm x 167mm)

Operating Temperature

0°C to 55°C* (with 200 LFM airflow)
 
Note: This Adaptec card contains a powerful RAID processor which requires adequate airflow to operate reliably. Please install this card only into server or PC chassis with recommended airflow (200 LFM).

* Ambient temperature measured 1" away from the RAID processor

Operating Voltage

0.5A @ 3.3VDC
0.95A @ 12.0 VDC

Regulatory Certification

CE, FCC, UL,  C-tick, VCCI

Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)

1,134,890 hours at 40 degree C.

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