Adaptec SATA II RAID 1220SA

The Adaptec SATA II RAID 1220SA card is a two-port, PCI Express x1 controller featuring Adaptec HostRAID™ - an integrated RAID technology that maximizes system performance and uptime. The Adaptec 1220SA supports up to two 3Gb/s Serial ATA drives, Native Command Queuing, and offers RAID levels 0, 1, and JBOD (individual drive). The Adaptec 48-bit logical block addressing (LBA) support enables use of disk drives exceeding 137 GB in capacity.

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Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 7 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Vista x64
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows XP x64

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
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SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9

Supported Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows
Red Hat Linux
SUSE Linux
Novell Netware

For a detailed list see ASK Answer ID 14856
Product Documentation
SATA II and SAS HostRAID - Installation and User's Guide (Dec. 2007) (PDF 1 MB)
SATA II and SAS HostRAID - Installation and User's Guide (Aug. 2007) (PDF 1 MB)
Adaptec Storage Manager v5.10 - User's Guide (PDF 3 MB)
Adaptec Storage Manager v5.00 - User's Guide (PDF 4 MB)
Adaptec Storage Manager v4.30 - User's Guide (PDF 3 MB)
Command Line Interface v5.10 - User's Guide (PDF 337 KB)
Command Line Interface v5.00 - User's Guide (PDF 337 KB)
Command Line Utility v4.30 - User's Guide (PDF 327 KB)
Adaptec Storage Manager v4.30 - Readme (PDF 52 KB)
Release Notes
Release Notes: BIOS 6.0-0 build 2507, Driver 1.6.12090 (PDF 29 KB)
Release Notes: BIOS 6.0-0 Build 2328, Driver 1.6.12082 (PDF 30 KB)
Release Notes: BIOS 6.0-0 Build 2322, Driver 1.5.12073 (PDF 28 KB)
Release Notes: BIOS 5.0-0 Build 2227, Driver 1.4-0 Build 12047 (PDF 26 KB)
  Low-cost SATA II RAID card for data protection and increased performance
Key Differentiators
  • RAID 0, 1, and JBOD
  • Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • SATA tape support
  • PCI Express x1
  • Supports bootable arrays
  • 48-bit LBA supports large capacity drives
  • Low-profile form factor
  • RoHS compliant
Customer Needs
  Ideal for desktop and workstations as well as entry-level servers requiring RAID mirroring or striping
System Environment
  Small office and home office as a boot device for print, file, and storage servers. Enhanced performance for video editing, video/audio streaming, and gaming applications.
Number of devices
Up to 2 Serial ATA drives

Bus System Interface Type

PCI Express x1
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 3 Gb/s
System Requirements

Intel or AMD architecture with available PCI Express x1 slot

Package Contents
  • Adaptec 1220SA controller with full-size bracket
  • Two 1-meter Serial ATA cables
  • Low-profile replacement bracket
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Bootable Installation CD containing:
        -- Operating system drivers
        -- Complete user documentation (pdf)
  • Adaptec Storage Manager CD containing:
        -- Adaptec Storage Manager GUI software
        -- Complete user documentation (pdf)
3 years

Board Dimensions

2.5 inch H x 3.5 inch L
6.4 cm H x 8.5 cm L

Operating Temperature

0° to 55° C

Power consumption

0.9 amps@ 3.3V

Regulatory Certification

FCC, UL, C-tick, CE, VCC

Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)

629,523 hours at 40 degrees C