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Adaptec Unified Serial SAS-SATA Driver

PThe 5Z Z 4-Port SAS RAID Controller of high-performance Adaptec Unified Serial (SATA/SAS) RAID controllers offers both high I/O transaction and high. Adaptec is targeting pure storage connectivity with a pair of Unified both SAS (serial attached SCSI) and SATA (serial attached ATA) devices. Adaptec RAID Z The premium Series 5Z family of Unified Serial controllers offers full cache protection without battery installation, monitoring.


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Adaptec Unified Serial SAS-SATA Driver

Back at Storage Manager, I silenced the alarm and watched while the controller automatically began rebuilding the LUN over the spare drive. Iometer was still running, but at a much slower pace.

It took about 40 minutes to completely restore the LUN -- not a bad time considering the amount of data and the relentless pounding with Iometer during the recovery. My thoughts?


The new line of controllers from Adaptec has already some powerful challengers and more are coming to the market. Among its strong points, Adaptec can count on a well rounded management application that controls both internal and external devices with a single GUI. Add to that support for just Adaptec Unified Serial SAS-SATA any OS I Adaptec Unified Serial SAS-SATA think of, MB of cache that grows up to MB with the option of battery back-up on larger models, and the ability to choose the model with the number of ports that best fits the application.


Adaptec Unified Serial SAS-SATA means that the product has been opened, possibly used but is in perfect condition with no signs of cosmetic or functional defect. Product may includes warranty, and accessories found with the original product. Product may or may not be in the Adaptec Unified Serial SAS-SATA packaging. Returned items with minor packaging defects fall under this category.

Used - Very Good: This means that the product has been opened, may show slight signs of use and cosmetic blemish, and may be missing minor accessories, but remain in excellent condition.

Product does not come with warranty unless stated otherwise in product description. Used - Good: This means that the product has been used, may show clear signs of use and may be missing minor accessories, but remain in good condition.

Used - Acceptable: Linux and even Windows support full software driven raid which can be very inefficient due to the fact that multiple IO streams will be sent across the bus when true raid cards will only send one. True hardware controllers like Adaptec Unified Serial SAS-SATA have their own bios and management software. Arrays are exported to the operating system as unified devices.

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