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Adaptec RAID 5805Z PCI-E x8 SATA/SAS RAID Controller - The Adaptec 5805Z

Adaptec has a RAID controller that is heavy on features and technology advancements.

| RAID/HBA in Storage | Posted: Feb 10, 2010 4:05 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Adaptec/a>

The Adaptec 5805Z

 

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Here we get our first look at the Adaptec 5805Z. The controller has a small black heatsink, but requires a decent amount of airflow to keep the 1.2 GHz dual core cool. The dual SFF-8088 connections are located at the back of the card.

 

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On the bottom of the card we get a glimpse of some of the cache chips and see the PCIe 8x connection.

 

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The 5805Z uses a daughter board and this is where the Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection is plugged into the card.

 

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Here we see the cable installed.

 

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The only down side I was able to find with the Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection is that it does not install directly on the board. Adaptec does include a couple of zip ties so you can put the black box elsewhere and the extra long cable is also a nice touch.

 

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Adaptec includes a nice manual, driver disk and Storage Manager Software with the 5805Z.

 

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