The Adaptec eSATA II RAID 1225SA card is an eSATA, two-port, PCI Express x1 controller featuring Adaptec HostRAID™ - an integrated RAID technology that maximizes system performance and uptime. The Adaptec 1225SA supports up to two direct-attached 3Gb/s eSATA devices (or one direct-attached device plus one Port Mulitplier Sil3726), Native Command Queuing, and offers RAID levels 0, 1, and JBOD (individual drive). The 48-bit logical block addressing (LBA) support enables use of disk drives exceeding 137 GB in capacity.
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
Low-cost eSATA card for data protection and increased performance. External Serial ATA (eSATA) provides the same performance and features for disk and tape drives outside the PC, that 3 Gb/s SATA provides for storage inside the PC – all with 5X faster performance than USB 2.0 or 1394 connectivity.
eSATA benefits include:
5X faster than USB 2.0 or 1394
more secure connections
increased EMI protection for cables up to 2 meters
RAID 0, 1, and JBOD Port Multiplier Sil3726 Support (see latest BIOS update for details) Native Command Queuing (NCQ) eSATA Tape Support PCI Express x1 48-bit LBA supports large capacity drives Low-profile form factor RoHS compliant
Ideal for PCs and workstations requiring RAID mirroring or striping
Small office and home office as a device for print, file, and storage servers. Enhanced performance for video editing, video/audio streaming, and gaming applications.
RAID 0, 1, and JBOD (individual drive)
Number of devices
Up to 2 eSATA disk and tape drives
Bus System Interface Type
PCI Express x1
2 eSATA connectors
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 3 Gb/s
Intel or AMD architecture with available PCI Express x1 slot
• Adaptec 1225SA controller with full-size bracket • Two 1m eSATA 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)