Adaptec Serial ATA RAID 2810SA
The Adaptec Serial ATA RAID 2810SA is an affordable 8-port I/O processor-based SATA RAID controller ideal for midrange workgroup, video, backup, and web servers using Serial ATA drives. Advanced features include Optimized Disk Utilization, Online Capacity Expansion, and RAID Level Migration. Adaptec Storage Manager provides centralized management for Adaptec host-based RAID controllers. Enclosure management support. RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, 50 and JBOD. Full OS support.
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Microsoft Windows
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Red Hat Linux
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For a detailed list see ASK Answer ID 10908
  High capacity 8-port RAID card brings advanced Serial ATA features and data protection to midrange and high-end servers using low-cost SATA drives
Key Differentiators
  • Optimized Disk Utilization
  • RAID Level Migration
  • Online capacity expansion
  • Background initialization (for immediate RAID availability)
  • Enclosure Management ready
  • Hot-swap disk drive support for easy replacement
  • Hot-spare disk support with automatic rebuild
  • Supports bootable arrays
  • Customer Needs
      Ideal for supporting server and workgroup applications where high levels of sustained read and write operations are required, such as video streaming, web content, video-on-demand, security and surveillance, fixed content, and reference data storage
    System Environment

    Max. array size: 2TB
    Max. physical disk drive size: 1TB

    Cache Memory
    64 Mbyte
    Key RAID Features
  • Optimized Disk Utilization
  • Online RAID Level Migration
  • Online Capacity Expansion
  • Background Initialization
  • SNMP support
  • Enclosure Management Ready
  • Number of devices
    Up to 8 Serial ATA drives

    Bus System Interface Type

    64-bit/66 MHz PCI
    Internal Connectors
    Eight Serial ATA ports
    Data Transfer Rate
    Up to 1.5 Gbits/sec
    System Requirements
    Available PCI slot meeting PCI 2.2 specification
    Package Contents
    • Adaptec Serial ATA RAID 2810SA controller
    • Adaptec Storage Manager, BIOS configuration utility, Command Line Interface (CLI)
    • Eight 1-meter Serial ATA cables
    3 years

    Physical dimensions

    9.25 x 5 inches

    Operating temperature

    0 to 55 degrees C

    Power requirements

    1.6 amps @ +5V