Adaptec eSATA II RAID 1225SA

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.

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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

Novell NetWare

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Red Hat Linux

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

Storage Manager

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SuSE Linux

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
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 15210
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)
Command Line Interface v5.10 - User's Guide (PDF 337 KB)
Release Notes
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)

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
  • better durability
  • increased EMI protection for cables up to 2 meters
Key Differentiators

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

Customer Needs
  Ideal for PCs and workstations requiring RAID mirroring or striping
System Environment

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 Levels

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
External Connectors

2 eSATA connectors

Data Transfer Rate

Up to 3 Gb/s

System Requirements

Intel or AMD architecture with available PCI Express x1 slot

Package Contents

• 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)

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