Adaptec 730i

Dedicated SATA-based iSCSI storage appliance provides cost-effective, high-performance, highly reliable RAID storage for mission-critical application servers or back-up servers

The Adaptec 730i is compatible with Windows, Linux and VMware, delivering easy-to-manage storage that can be flexibly allocated via an IP SAN to application servers such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server and Oracle while they are up and running. The 730i supports SATA drives in capacities from 3TB to 36TB. Boot diskless servers from the 730i over the IP SAN. For Windows servers, HA mirror between two 700i series storage appliances, and benefit from top-class VSS hardware snapshots.

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Bios Updates and Other Downloadable Files

Bios Updates and Other Downloads

Storage Manager

Storage Manager Downloads

Product Documentation
Adaptec 700i Series Quick Start Guide (PDF 3 MB)
Adaptec 700i Command Line Interface User Guide (PDF 1 MB)
Adaptec 700i Series User Guide (PDF 12 KB)
Hardware Installation
Adaptec 700i FRU Guide (PDF 2 MB)

Now SMBs/SMEs can get the benefits of using a SAN, but do not want to have to deal with the complications, compatibility problems, cost and specialised knowledge required to implement a Fibre Channel-based SAN.

Key Differentiators
  • Handles demanding IP SAN workloads
  • Advanced storage functionality at industry-leading value
  • Flexible and Scalable
  • Choice of SAS or SATA expansion
  • Maximum data protection
  • For Windows, high availability features ensure that users never lose access to critical data
  • SAN-wide management
  • Simple, automatic provisioning (for Microsoft Windows environments)
Customer Needs

The iSCSI specification allows SMBs/SMEs to get the benefits of a SAN using highly compatible, low cost and widely understood Ethernet networking to create an IP SAN

  • All major operating systems support IP SANs including Windows, Linux and VMware

iSCSI Storage applications include:

  • Storage for Exchange, SQL, Oracle, SharePoint or other transactional systems
  • Storage for backup and restore
  • Storage for data mining
  • A component of a high availability architecture for mission-critical applications

Base configuration of 3TB. Add up to 8 SANbloc S50 JBODs for a maximum of 96 SAS drives (28.8TB) or 44 SATA drives (33TB) for a maximum system capacity of 36TB.


4 x 750GB 7200 RPM hot-swappable SATA drives (3TB raw capacity)

Hot Swap and Redundant Components

Hot-swappable SATA disk drives; hot-swappable redundant fans and power supplies

Network or Host Interface

4 Autosensing 10/100/1000Base-T, RJ-45 network connections


Three-year limited hardware warranty, return to depot; 90-day software support

Cross-Platform Support

Ideal for Use with Windows, Linux and VMware

  • Thoroughly tested with primary operating systems
  • Boot Diskless servers from the IP SAN
  • Microsoft-specific functionality
    • VDS provider for easy management
      • Simple SAN Component
    • VSS hardware transportable snapshots
    • Supports Microsoft Clusters
    • MPIO for path resiliency
    • HA mirroring with failover/failback


AMD Opteron processor, with 1MB L2 cache and 1000MHz HyperTransport™

ECC Memory

2GB DDR 1 400 ECC RAM standard

Standard LCD Display

Backlit, 2-line, 16-character with system ID, IP address


Custom 19" rackmount slide rails included

Network Transport Protocols


Network Block Protocols

iSCSI software initiator support
Compatible with Linux iSCSI initiator, 32- and 64-bit
Compatible with VMware ESX iSCSI initiator
Compatible with Microsoft's iSCSI initiator, 32- and 64-bit
iSCSI hardware initiator support
Q-Logic QLA-4050C
Q-Logic QLA-4052C

Network Security

CHAP Authentication (iSCSI target level)
SRP (Provides Secure Remote Password)

Data Protection

Hardware RAID 0, 1, 1E, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Integrated snapshot technology with Microsoft VSS support
UPS Support for graceful shutdown

Power Rating

400W 100-240 VAC (autosensing) 50-60Hz

Input Current

3.4A peak for 115VAC, 1.7A peak for 230VAC

Power Consumption

390W peak

Heat Dissipation

1057 BTUs/hr


44.5mm (1.75 in) 1U


444.5mm (17.5 in)


742mm (29.25 in)


18.2kg (40 lbs)