Adaptec 2820SA SATA II 8 port RAID Controller

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ADAPTEC Part #/MPN: 2820SA

DiscTech Item #: ADP-2820SA-NP-OE

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On-Board Cache: 128MB

Supported Operating Systems
Windows 2000, SP4 (Professional, Advanced Server, Server, Enterprise) - 32bit only

Windows XP, SP1 and SP2 (Home Edition and Professional) - 32bit and 64bit

Windows Server 2003, OOB and SP1 (Web, Standard, Enterprise) - 32bit and 64bit

Netware 6.5

FreeBSD 5.3 and 5.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 - 32bit and 64bit

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 - 32bit and 64bit

SuSE Enterprise Linux 8 - 32bit and 64bit

SuSE Enterprise Linux 9 - 32bit and 64bit

 High-performance storage connectivity and data protection for servers and workstations
Customer Needs
 Ideal for supporting server and workgroup applications where high levels of sustained read and write operations are required, such as video streaming, web content, video-on-demand, security and surveillance, fixed content, and reference data storage.
System Environment
 Departmental and workgroup servers and workstations
Key RAID Features
Hot spares, RAID Level Migration, Online Capacity Expansion, Optimized Disk Utilization, S.M.A.R.T and SNMP support as well as the features from the Adaptec Advanced Data Protection Suite including:
  • Striped Mirror (RAID 1E)
  • Hot Space (RAID 5EE)
  • Dual Drive Failure Protection (RAID 6, 60)
  • Copyback Hot Spare

Bus System Interface Type

PCI-X 64-bit/133 MHz host interface (3.3v only)
Internal Connectors
8 locking SATA connectors
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 3 Gb/s per port
System Requirements
Intel or AMD architecture with available 64-bit 3.3v PCI-X slot

Supports EM64T and AMD64 architectures

Standard RAID levels

RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50

Optional RAID Features

Snapshot Backup

Board Dimensions

3.1in H x 6.6in L

7.87cm H x 16.76cm L

Operating Temperature

0 to 55 degrees C

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Alternate MPNs: 2169900-R

Weight: 2 lb

Warranty: 1 Year DiscTech

New Pull

Condition Levels Explained

The product has been mounted in a brand new system (e.g. server), then removed from the system, before entering service. These products may have a few hours of usage due to system build time etc. Ostensibly however, New Pulls are electronically new items, which may show signs of being physically mounted and unmounted. All handling is performed by trained technicians, taking full ESD precautions.

1 Year DiscTech Warranty

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