Adaptec RAID 4000
Affordable, low-profile RAID controller with a PCI-X interface supports SATA and SAS drives for easily scaling workstations and departmental servers. This zero-channel RAID design takes advantage of the system motherboard's existing SAS I/O ports by using complementary logic designed on the motherboard. It delivers high-speed throughput and the Adaptec Advanced Data Protection Suite, the industry’s most advanced data protection.
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Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Vista x64
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows XP x64

Red Hat Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Storage Manager

Storage Manager Downloads

SuSE Linux

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9


SCO Unix
SCO UnixWare


VMware ESX Server

Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows
Red Hat Linux
SUSE Linux
SCO OpenServer
Novell NetWare
Sun Solaris
VMware ESX Server

For a detailed list see ASK Answer ID 15209


Affordable, low-profile RAID design easily upgrades onboard Serial Attached SCSI to RAID

Offloads host system RAID functionality and provides higher security and data availability

Customer Needs
  Ideal for PCI-based Intel architecture based servers and workstations implementing Adaptec Serial Attached SCSI on motherboard solution.
System Environment
  Ideal for Intel-based servers and workstations implementing Adaptec Unified Serial RAID with SAS technology
Cache Memory
128MB onboard ECC DDR Memory
RAID Levels
  • Standard RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, JBOD
  • Adaptec Advanced Data Protection Suite: RAID 1E, 5EE, 6, 60, Copyback Hot Spare, optional Snapshot Backup
Key RAID Features
Online Capacity Expansion
RAID Level Migration
Optimized Disk Utilization
Background initialization (for immediate RAID availability)
S.M.A.R.T. support
Hot-swap disk drive support for easy replacement
Hot-spare disk support with automatic rebuild
Supports bootable arrays
Number of devices

1 SATA or SAS hard disk drive per port (point-to-point)

Up to 24 devices using SAS Expander technology

Bus System Interface Type

64-bit/66 MHz PCI-X 3.3V
External Connectors
Internal Connectors
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 300 MB/s per port for SATA II and SAS disk drives
System Requirements
Intel PC or equivalent with PCI slot supporting Adaptec Embedded RAID Logic (EMRL) or Intel RAIDIOS logic and Adaptec AIC9410W SAS I/O controller
Package Contents

Adaptec RAID 4000 card with full-height bracket installed
Low-profile bracket and screws

Software in package:

Adaptec Storage Manager™ 
BIOS configuration utility
Command Line Interface
Device drivers

3 Years

Board Dimensions

 Low-profile: 2.5in H x 6.6in L
 6.25cm H x 16.5cm L

Power Requirements

1 amp @ 3.3V

Operating Temperature

 0° to 55° C

Regulatory Certification

FCC, UL, C-tick, CE, VCC

Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)

629,523 hours at 40 degrees C