Category: System and Controllers
Manufacturer: Adaptec Inc.
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 0.12 MiB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Red Hat Linux, Solaris, VMware, FreeBSD
Latest Version / Release Date: PCI-X / 28 Jun 2009
Adaptec SAS RAID 4800SAS Controller may be described as an interface for enterprise storage. The biggest advantage it has over other controllers is the fact that helps to improve the performance, scalability and also the flexibility of SCSI. The controller features the Adaptec RAID Code (ARC), the Adaptec Advanced Data Protection Suite, the Copy back Hot Spare and optional Snapshot Backup. It can support 8 SAS or SATA drives. The benefit of the connector to a user is that it provides not only high performance storage connectivity but also data protection to workstations and servers. These are applications that require high levels of sustained read and write operations. The controller comes with two x4 internal SAS connectors but only one external connector. This means flexibility when it comes to configuration. Accordingly, depending on their applications, users may then opt either for external or internal scalability.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The Adaptec SAS RAID 4800SAS Controller is a card that houses 8 ports. The advantage of this is that the user can then configure the ports in two distinct ways. The 8 ports may either be configured to be internal or they may be configured such that 4 of the ports are internal while the remaining 4 are external. It is possible to use Adaptec SAS RAID 4800SAS Controller on such hard disk drives as Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and the Serial ATA (SATA). This SAS RAID controller is considered as the best controller in the market today. The controller is a full boxed PCI-X version that is inclusive of an integrated 128mb DDR2 cache. The controller comes with such original accessories as the Adaptec 4800SAS card, a CD-Rom plus a 2 x Adaptec Fan-out cables. Users should check that the controller comes with warranty with a unique Technical Support ID (TSID). It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Adaptec SAS RAID 4800SAS Controller errors before installing any driver updates.