Category: System and Controllers
Manufacturer: Adaptec Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 128 MB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows, Red-Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, SCO OpenServer, UNIX ware, Sun Solaris, FreeBSD and VMware ESX
Latest Version / Release Date: 2260200-R / 01 Jul 2009
The Adaptec Raid 2405 is a storage device fitted into one's computer in order to provide added storage solutions. The device is a serial attached controller, which contains an 800 MHz processor, 128 MB DDR2 memory and an 8x electrical bus interface. The device is an entry-level controller that has different features that ensures that the storage capacity of the device is free of bottlenecks. This reduces the workload that would otherwise be handled by the main CPU thus significantly increasing the capacity of the CPU to process information. The device is part of the Adaptec unified-serial series 2 family, whose RAID controllers leverage dual-core hardware. The RAID 2405 offers support to multiple operating systems, and supports up to 128 devices. In addition, the device is compatible with a wide range of third-party devices. The device is also fully integrated with the storage manager by the same manufacturing company, thus centralizing the management if device controllers.
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Some highlights of the device include the intelligent power-management capacity, four internal ports, a MD2 low-profile factors, 800 MHz processor, an eight lane PCI express bus boundary, 10, 1 and 0 raid levels, a DDR2 cache with a 128 MB capacity and a minimum of 128 SAS or SATA drives, which use SAS expanders. The device also has SFF-8087 connectors and an Adaptec storage- manager. The power management capacity in the device reduces power use by about 70 percent by spinning down power usage in idle disks. This effectively means that no power is used to cool the idle disks and those only active disks receive power. The four internal ports also enable the user to connect to SATA or SAS devices. Most users have no problems installing this device on their computers especially because it is compatible to wide range of operating systems. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Adaptec RAID 2405 errors before installing any driver updates.