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Adaptec SmartRAID 3154-24i, SAS 12Gb/s, 24-Port, PCIe 3.0 x8, Controller with 4GB Cache

  • SKU: 11591977
  • Manufacturer: Microsemi
  • MPN: 2294700-R
  • Availability: USUALLY SHIPS WITHIN 1-3 WEEKS
Starting At
  • >1.7M 4K random read IOPs, a >60% boost over prior generations
  • maxCache 4.0 caching software
  • RAID levels: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, 1 ADM, and 10 ADM
  • Supports simultaneous running of RAID and raw devices (mixed mode)
  • Fourth-generation Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection (ZMCP), integrated with all SmartRAID 315x products
  • Up to 24 native SAS/SATA ports in a LP/MD2 design
  • 12 Gbps and 6 Gbps compatibility with HDD or SSD SAS/SATA devices
  • 12 Gbps throughput per SAS port using mini-SAS HD connectors
  • Microsemi's  12 Gbps SmartROC x8 PCIe Gen3 interface with 12 Gbps SAS ports to enable a new generation of performance
SmartRAID 3100 with SmartROC 3100
Model SmartRAID 3154-24i
Order Number 2294700-R
Ports 24 internal
Connectors 6 x SFF-8643
maxCache 4.0 Yes
Cache Protection Yes, integrated
Package Contents • SmartRAID 3154-24i adapter with integrated flash backup
• Additional low profile vented bracket
RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 50, 60, 1 ADM, 10 ADM
Form Factor MD2-Low Profile
Bus Interface 8-Lane PCIe Gen3
Processor 12 Gbps ROC
Key software features
• maxCache 4.0 caching software (all SmartRAID 315x products with cache protection)
• Mixed mode allows to use RAID and HBA devices simultaneously 
• Adapter dynamic power management to save up to 30% power 
• Supports up to 256 SAS or SATA devices using SAS expanders
• Support for native 4K sector SAS and SATA devices in addition to 512-byte sector devices 
• Triple mirroring, move array, split mirroring 
• RAID advanced data management
• Quick initialization
• Online capacity expansion 
• Copyback hot spare 
• Dynamic caching algorithm 
• Native command queuing (NCQ) 
• Background initialization
• Hot-plug drive support
• RAID level migration
• Hot spares—global, dedicated, and pooled 
• Automatic/manual rebuild of hot spares
• SES and SAF-TE enclosure management 
• Configurable stripe size
• S.M.A.R.T. support
• BMC support
• Dynamic sector repair
• Staggered drive spin-up
• Bootable array support
• Support for tape devices, autoloaders
• MSI-X support for all device drivers for all supported operating systems
• Secure boot support for the uEFI host BIOS
• USB image available on to boot maxView GUI from any USB device for enhanced GUI-based setup and offline maintenance
Management utilities
maxView Storage Manager
• Web-based GUI management utility
• OS support: Windows, Linux, Solaris, VMware
• Remote configuration, monitoring, and notification
• Remote firmware updates
• Command-line interface
• SMI-S support for VMware

BIOS Configuration Utility (CTRL+A)
• Legacy configuration utility
• Flashable BIOS support
uEFI BIOS Configuration Utility
• HII-based configuration utility
• Flashable BIOS support

Event Monitor
• Lightweight event monitoring and logging tool
• Distributes adapter events and notifies user
Cache 4GB DDR4/2100 MH
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, Fedora, Debian Linux, Ubuntu Linux, Sun Solaris, FreeBSD, VMware ESXi. The latest drivers are available at Supports open-source Linux drivers and inbox drivers.

For a detailed list, visit: ASK Answer ID 17449.
Dimensions 2.535" H × 6.6" L (64 mm × 167 mm)
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 55 °C with 200 LFM airflow, without flash (SmartRAID 3154-24i requires 250 LFM); 0 °C to 50 °C with 200 LFM airflow, with flash (SmartRAID 3154-24i requires 250 LFM)
Note: This Microsemi Adaptec card contains a powerful RAID processor which requires adequate airflow to operate reliably.
Only install this card into server or PC chassis with at least 200 LFM airflow (250 LFM airflow for (SmartRAID 3154-24i). Temperature measured 1 inch from RAID adapter.
Regulatory Certification CE, FCC, UL, C-tick, VCCI, KCC, CNS
Environmental Compliance RoHS
MTBF 1.7 million hours, measured at 40 °C
Warranty 3 years