Adaptec SCSI RAID 2100S
This 32-bit PCI single-channel Ultra160 SCSI RAID Controller is designed for entry-level SCSI servers on both conventional and rackmount platforms. Delivers data rates of up to 160 MB per second. Ships with a 32 MB cache module (expandable to 128 MB). Provides one internal 68-pin high-density connector and one external 68-pin VHDCI connector, allowing for the connection of up to fifteen SCSI devices. RAID Levels 0, 1, 0/1, 5, and 0/5 are supported.
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Microsoft DOS
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows 95
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows Millennium
Microsoft Windows NT
Microsoft Windows Server 2003

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Red Hat Linux 6

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Customer Needs
  Ideal for entry-level, rackmount servers and workstations requiring up to 15 disk drives
System Environment
  Small business servers requiring scalability and performance
Cache Memory
32 MB (expandable to 128 MB)

Bus System Interface Type

32-bit/33 MHz PCI
External Connectors
One 68-pin VHDCI
Internal Connectors
One 68-pin high-density
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 160 MB/sec per channel
System Requirements
Intel PC or equivalentAvailable 5 volt or 3.3 volt, PCI 2.2 compliant PCI slot
Package Contents
Adaptec SCSI RAID 2100SOne, 5-position, 68-pin, high-density LVD Adaptec cable with active terminatorInstallation Guide bookletBootable CD-ROM w/ RAID Management software, device drivers and documentation
3 years

Product Description

Single-channel Ultra160 SCSI RAID card with expandable cache memory

Key Differentiators

  • Online capacity expansion
  • Background initialization (for immediate RAID availability)
  • S.M.A.R.T. support and SAF-TE support
  • Hot-swap disk drive support for easy replacement
  • Hot-spare disk support with automatic rebuild
  • Supports bootable arrays

  • RAID levels

    RAID 0, 1, 0/1, 5, 0/5

    Key RAID Features

    Online capacity expansion
    Immediate RAID availability (background initialization)
    S.M.A.R.T. support
    SES/SAF-TE support

    Board Dimensions

    Half-size card: 4.2in H x 6.85in L 10.67cm H x 17.1cm L
    Battery backup module option not available

    Power Consumption

    4 amps @ +5V

    Operating Characteristics

    32 F to 131 F (0 C to 55 C)