Adaptec 2405 4-Port SAS/SATA RAID Controller - 2260200-R

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Ease of Use
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Performance

Easy Setup-Fast-Reliable

by TonyC on 3/14/2009

Bought two of these both as alternatives to the on board Gigabyte RAID controllers which were troublesome to install. Tried a Highpoint controller that I never could get to work. These Adaptecs both setup perfectly first time in Win XP Pro, are extremely fast in PCIe 8x slots running two 500G striped Hitachi drives RAID 0. No muss no fuss just performance. Only gripe is first one came with cables and the second did not have them, but was at a lower price. Only other quibble is no RAID 5. Why this is missing is odd as comparable controllers almost all have this feature. But these are great fast controllers and take the hassle out of setup. Just work,-what a concept!

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Works in VMware ESXi. But no CIM support :(

by Andy on 4/2/2009

I bought this card for a couple reasons: 1. It is one of the lesser expensive true hardware RAID cards 2. It is supported natively in VMware ESXi 3. Has a low profile faceplate mount I also got a good deal with a first time buying coupon with Buy.com AND free shipping which made this a steal. HOWEVER, I can only give this 4 stars as it does NOT support the current CIM monitoring in ESXi. I have learned this is because Adaptec has not been proactive in getting their driver working with CIM in VMWare ESX. This is quite sad as the health monitoring of the RAID is just as important as the RAID itself. Without the monitoring how would I ever know a drive has failed short of looking at the server front? I will keep this card though and put it to other use (Linux / Windows) which has a driver and can use the Adaptec software to monitor the RAID status. I did some pretty plain speed tests using Linux dd and was getting around 220 - 260 MB/s write using 4 x Velociraptors in RAID 10.

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Product Overview

This Adaptec Unified Serial RAID family operates under Adaptec Storage Manager, a one-view tool that centralizes management of all Adaptec RAID products. The software enables remote configuration and monitoring of RAID arrays through secure, encrypted communications.

Specifications

Manufacturer Adaptec Inc
Mfg Part# 2260200-R
SKU 208032406
UPC 760884155721
UPC 14 00760884155721
Features
Total Number of SAS Ports 1
Number of SAS Ports (Internal) 1
SAS Connector Details 1 SFF-8087
Product Type SAS Controller
Manufacturer Part Number 2260200-R
Manufacturer Microsemi Corporation
Product Name 2405 4-Port SAS/SATA RAID Controller
Package Type Retail
Brand Name Microsemi
Platform Supported PC
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
Form Factor Plug-in Card
Height 2.5"
Depth 6.6"
Host Interface PCI Express x8
RAID Levels 0 / 1 / 10 / JBOD
RAID Supported Yes
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Tech Specs
Ports 1 x 36-pin SFF-8087 SAS 300 - Serial Attached SCSI Internal
Product Type SAS RAID Controller
Manufacturer Part Number 2260200-R
Manufacturer Website Address www.adaptec.com
Manufacturer Adaptec, Inc
Product Model 2405
Product Name 2405 4-Port SAS/SATA RAID Controller
Package Type Retail
Brand Name Adaptec
Green Compliance Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
Dimensions 2.50" Height x 6.60" Depth
Form Factor Low-profile Plug-in Card
Host Interface PCI Express x8
Data Transfer Rate 300 MBps
Platform Support PC / Linux
Interfaces Serial Attached SCSI
RAID Levels 0 / 1 / 10 / JBOD
Standard Warranty 3 Year Limited
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