Adaptec series 6E unified serial SATA/SAS RAID controller delivers the robustness of hardware RAID and the Adaptec RAID code, enterprise class management features, and full OS support. Delivering the same 6 Gb/s performance of the series 6 controller, the series 6E is optimized for platform where a series 6 controller would not fit in from a price, form factor or host connectivity standpoint.
Series 6E controller supports SATA and SAS devices, and has been qualified with the same systems, motherboards, backplanes and drives as series 6 controller. It includes the same drivers, BIOS and storage management tools as series 6 controller and do not require additional training or qualification. Series 6E controller has also been thoroughly tested with entry-level storage devices for desktop use and the entry-level server platforms, workstations and motherboards most typically used for basic servers, performance workstations or industrial PCs.
I/O connectivity and data protection
With its entry-level price point, Adaptec series 6E can be used as a connectivity product. At the same time, the Adaptec RAID Code (ARC) delivers maximum reliability with RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 10 and JBOD. ARC also offers RAID level migration, online capacity expansion, and copyback hot spare.
The case for cache
The fastest way for a RAID controller to fulfill a read or write request is to serve data out of its cache. Savvy network administrators know that enabling the RAID controller cache offers significant performance benefits, such as reduced latency in I/O requests, bandwidth and queue depths that surpass software application limits, and on-the-fly parity calculations on sequential writes.
Intelligent Power ManagementProduct Highlights
Intelligent Power Management (IPM) slashes power and cooling costs by up to 70% using intelligent I/O caching combined with disk drive power savings via standby and power-off modes.
- PMC-sierra PM8013 dual core RAID on Chip (ROC)
- SAS 2.0 interfaces and PCIe host connection
- PCIe x1 interface
- Low-profile form factor smaller than MD2 allows installation in condensed system designs
- Enclosure management support via LED header and SES2/SGPIO
- Intelligent Power Management - reduces power and cooling costs by as much as 70%
- Hybrid RAID 1 and 10: SSD + HDD for maximum performance and reliability