Adaptec 2820SA SATA II 8 port RAID Controller

ADAPTEC Part #/MPN: 2820SA

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

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On-Board Cache: 128MB

Adaptec 2820SA SATA Serial ATA II 8 port RAID Controller PCI-X - New Pull

Serial ATA II (SATA II), the successor to SATA technology for data storage, is a point-to-point connection that delivers full throughput to each storage device by allowing multiple ports to be managed by a single controller. Adaptec SATA II technology delivers data transfer rates with 3 Gb/s while also supporting 1.5 Gb/s (SATA I).

The Adaptec Serial ATA II RAID 2820SA card is an eight-port controller that supports SATA or SATA II direct attached disk drives. It features the Adaptec AIC-8210 SATA RAID-on-Chip (ROC) ASIC and Adaptec RAID Code (ARC) with standard RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 50 as well as the Adaptec Advanced Data Protection Suite with RAID 1E, 5EE, 6, 60, Copyback Hot Spare and optional Snapshot Backup. With the industry's most advanced feature set, the Adaptec 2820SA provides the highest level of data protection.

The Adaptec Advanced Data Protection Suite includes advanced RAID levels and features:

  • Hot Space (RAID 5EE)
  • Striped Mirror (RAID 1E)
  • Dual Drive Failure Protection (RAID 6, 60)
  • Copyback Hot Spare
  • Snapshot Backup (optional)

Alt PN: 2169900-R

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 some hours of usage due to system build time / burn-in / testing etc. New Pulls are guaranteed to have at least 95% (often 99%) of their service life remaining , they may show signs of being physically mounted and dismounted. All handling is performed by trained technicians, taking full ESD precautions.

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