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Microsemi Adaptec HBA 1000-8i
8 internal ports, low-profile/MD2 form factor, PCI-Express (PCIe Gen 3 8x) Host Bus Adapter (HBA) running the latest unified Smart storage stack, provides economical non-RAID I/O SAS and SATA connectivity with hard disk, tape, solid state drives, expanders and backplanes at up to 12Gb/s SAS data rates using mini-SAS HD connectors
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Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 7 x64
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8 x64
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 10 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 x64

Red Hat Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

SuSE Linux

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12


Ubuntu 12
Ubuntu 14
Ubuntu 16


VMware ESXi 5
VMware ESXi 6

Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux 6
Oracle Linux 7

User and Install Guides
Microsemi Adaptec HBA-1000 - Installation And User's Guide 6/2017 (PDF 2.8MB)
Command Line Interface v2.02.22404 - User's Guide (PDF 1.2MB)
maxView Storage Manager v2.02.22404 - User's Guide (PDF 4.8MB)
PMC Adaptec HBA - Cooling & Airflow Guide (PDF 33KB)
Event Monitor v2.02.22404 - User's Guide (PDF 1.3MB)
maxView Storage Manager & ARCCONF Command Line Utility v2.04.22665 - ReadMe (PDF 904KB)
Release Notes
Microsemi Adaptec HBA-1000 - Release Notes 6/2017 (PDF 788KB)
Infocenter (online html based documentation)
Documentation Infocenter - May 2016 (Online HTML)

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Operating System
Microsoft Windows
Red Hat Linux
SUSE Linux
Ubuntu Linux
VMware ESXi

For a detailed list see ASK Answer ID 17431.
Ideal for high performing I/O solutions supporting SAS/SATA HDDs and SSDs requiring maximum connectivity.
Key Differentiators
• Low-profile, MD2, form factor for up to 16 native SAS/SATA ports
• Lowest power, highest density solution
• Unified management tools with Adaptec RAID adapter family
Customer Needs
I/O connectivity offers the highest bandwidth, lowest latency and highest I/O performance paired with broad operating system support
Key Software Features
• Support for up to 256* SAS/SATA target devices
• Multi-LUN support
• SAS expander support
• Hot Plug Drive
• S.M.A.R.T.
• Enclosure Management
• SES-2, SES-3
• SFF-8485, SGPIO
• SFF-8489, IBPI
• BMC Support

*238 SSD/HDDs maximum support and remainder are reserved for expanders and enclosure management.

Management Utilities
Adaptec maxView Storage Manager
• Web based GUI Management Utility
• OS Support: Windows, Linux, VMware
• Remote configuration, monitoring & notification
• Remote firmware updates
• SMI-S Support

Adaptec BIOS Configuration Utility (CTRL+A)
• Legacy configuration utility
• Flashable BIOS support

Adaptec uEFI BIOS Configuration Utility
• Flashable BIOS support
• HII GUI support

• Command Line Interface
Data Transfer Rate
12 Gb/s per port
Bus System Interface
8-lane PCIe Gen3
Form Factor
MD2 – Low Profile
Connector Configuration
Two internal mini SAS HD (SFF-8643)
Package Contents
• Adaptec 1000-8i adapter
• Additional low profile vented bracket
Physical Size
2.535"H x 6.6"L (64mm x 167mm)
Operating Temperature
0°C to 55°C* with 200 LFM airflow. Note: This adapter contains a powerful IO processor which requires adequate airflow to operate reliably. Please install this card only into server or PC chassis with at least 200 LFM airflow. *Temperature measured 1 inch from adapter.
Operating Voltage
0.3A @ 3.3V; 0.7A @ 12V
Regulatory Certification
Environmental Compliance
Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)
2 million hours
3 years
Typical Power
11.8 W