Adaptec Serial ATA II RAID 1420SA
The Adaptec Serial ATA II RAID 1420SA card is a four-port controller featuring Adaptec HostRAID™ - an integrated RAID technology that maximizes system performance and uptime. The Adaptec 1420SA supports up to four Serial ATA drives and offers RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 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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Supported Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows
Red Hat Linux
SUSE Linux
United Linux
Novell Netware

For a detailed list see ASK Answer ID 13288


Low-cost Serial ATA 3Gb/s, PCI-X RAID card with HostRAID™ RAID 0, 1 and 10 for data protection and increased performance

Key Differentiators
  • RAID 0, 1, 10, and JBOD
  • Native Command Queuing
  • SATA II disk hot plug
  • Flash BIOS allows easy upgrades
  • Background initialization
  • Supports bootable arrays
  • 48-bit LBA supports large capacity drives
  • S.M.A.R.T. and SNMP support
Customer Needs
  Ideal for desktop and workstations as well as entry-level servers requiring low cost SATA RAID 0, 1, and 10.
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 4 Serial ATA drives

Bus System Interface Type

PCI-X /133 MHz (compatible to PCI 32/64 bit)
Data Transfer Rate
3 Gb/s , 1.5 Gb/s
System Requirements
Intel IA-32, AMD32, EM64T or AMD64 type servers
PCI 2.2 compliant systems
PCI-X 64-bit/66-133MHz
PCI 64-bit/66MHz
Support for both 3.3 and 5 volt PCI signaling
Package Contents
  • Adaptec 1420SA controller with full-size bracket
  • Four 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

PCI MD2 form factor (low profile)
2.5 inch H x 6.6 inch L
6.4 cm H x 16.8 cm L

Operating Temperature

0° to 55° C

Power consumption

0.3 amps@+5V

Regulatory Certification

FCC, UL, C-tick, CE, VCC

Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)

2,764,975 hours at 40 degrees C