Sure looks like a sweet controller indeed! I just wanted to add. Apparently not hot enough to exceed the recommended 45C C that Adaptec has designated as the max temperature this card can handle. It’s the first of 2 delivery’s I should recieve today. Getting good airflow not only for the card, but the drives is very important. Advanced models even have a battery tied to the cache so if your power fails, data waiting to be written can be stored in cache and written to the array when the machine restarts.

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Some graphs I’d like to aadaptec indivually, so that topic people can see them without needing to download the whole zip file. Rwid in Already have an account? Adaptec MB cache Power: All the higher models 12 and 16 port also have MB default and the Mhz proc.

Adaptec RAID 3805 – storage controller (RAID) – SATA 3Gb/s / SAS – PCIe x4 Series

I orderd the controller with MB cache on monday, should arrive somewhere next week including my complete new server. Ah, well, just recieved the controller took some pictures. For users that run other operating systems, this is a very nice feature since they no longer have to rely on driver versions or bios settings for chipset modes. I’m using the RAID5 for backup and storage purposes. We break it down. Posted June 1, Don’t cut the cord on cable like a rookie The 3: As said, I’ll keep you guys posted.


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I’d call that a major difference. Also no SAS support.

Or sign in with one of these services. Environmental Parameters Min Operating Temperature. Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community. I’m not even sure if the MB versions are even shipping yet, haven’t been able to find it anywhere. I’m waiting for areca’s too.

Using the higher end controllers primarily buys you the ability to run more drives and have more cache available. Keeps power usage down and the closet its in coolish lol. This has allowed consumers to put together cheap raid0 and raid1 configurations to aid with speed or reliability respectively.

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Also wondering if the controller or any of these controllers support MAID. First thing that has allready gone wrong. But the Watt was very important to me, since this server is on 24H. HDtach, KB stripe size, short test: Have done much real life stress tests yet, but as stated, the zip file includes more tests. Hardware driven cards quite simply blow the panties off software driven raid chipsets in terms of CPU consumption, cache performance and complex raid configurations.

Okay, I compiled all the screenshots into png files and the naming on them should make obvious which results are which. You can download a zip file here. True hardware controllers like the have their own bios and management software.

Rair most gamers or multimedia enthusiasts, the or the will be more than adequate. Read speeds look very good, write speeds look as expected– which is not too bad at all.