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Adaptec SmartRAID 3162-8i/e, SAS 12Gb/s, 8-Port, PCIe 3.0 x8, Controller with 2GB Cache

SKU: 12170421

Manufacturer: Microsemi

MPN: 2299600-R

Availability: Available

Price: $999.53
or as low as $32/month

Data center, Enterprise IT, and general consumer server environments have a broad range of requirements—from basic connectivity to extreme data storage capacities. Effective data access and protection is crucial to their ultimate success. The 12 Gbps SmartRAID 3162-8i adapter is ideal for high performance enterprise servers that require maximum connectivity. The controller-based encryption option, SmartRAID 3162-8i /e, supports security enabled server platforms and provides the industry’s only data-at-rest encryption solution.

maxCache 4.0 SSD Caching
maxCache accelerates HDD-based RAID arrays and logical drives, advancing the performance capabilities for a broader set of application workloads. SmartRAID 3162 adapters support read- and write-back caching. By caching writes to a redundant SSD cache pool, maxCache 4.0 leverages the performance and latency capabilities of SSD technology for both read and write workloads. Read performance is also improved by caching frequently accessed data on the SSD tier with additional optimizations through the learned-path algorithm, which leverages the aggregate performance of all available storage devices.

Onboard Integrated Cache Protection
The SmartRAID family continues Microsemi's battery-free portfolio. The 3162- 8i includes onboard cache backup circuitry and flash memory. It integrates the ZMCP power source (capacitor module) in the adapter to enable instant cache protection without the need to find space to mount the supercap elsewhere in the system. The onboard capacitor module form factor fits into a PCIe slot and optimizes the airflow for operation with only 150 LFM. It supports a five-year lifetime and is continuously monitored by the smart firmware to ensure the data can be safely backed up to the flash memory on the SmartRAID adapter.

maxCryptoTM Controller-Based Encryption
The SmartRAID 3162-8i /e provides the industry’s only data-at-rest controller-based encryption solution. maxCrypto™ encrypts data on RAID arrays and single drive RAID 0 with AES 256 encryption. It works at line speed, accelerated by silicon engines, with all SAS and SATA devices that are supported in RAID (SSDs and HDDs). It supports local encryption key management and provides a superior solution over self-encrypting drives.

  • First SmartRAID solution with fully integrated ZMCP including onboard supercap to enable cache protection, requiring no extra space in the server
  • maxCrypto controller-based encryption with local key management
  • 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)
  • 12 Gbps and 6 Gbps compatibility with HDD or SSD SAS/SATA devices
  • 12 Gbps throughput per SAS port using mini-SAS HD connectors
  • 1.45M random read 4 KB IOPS
  • Industry's lowest-power 28 nm SmartROC SAS/SATA protocol controller
  • Quality and reliability through the unified, hardened Smart Storage stack, which is deployed in over 30M servers
3162 Adapters with SmartROC 3100
Order Number 2299600-R
Ports 8 internal
Connectors 2 x SFF-8643 
maxCrypto Encryption Yes
maxCache 4.0 Yes
Cache Protection Yes, integrated onboard
Package Contents • SmartRAID 3162-8i /e adapter with integrated flash backup
• Additional low profile vented bracket
RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 50, 60, 1 ADM, 10 ADM
Bus Interface 8-Lane PCIe Gen3
Processor 12 Gbps ROC
Key software features
  • maxCache 4.0 caching software
  • 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
  • RAID ADM through triple mirroring, move array, and split mirroring
  • 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 SGPIO 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
  • Smart PQI driver with multip queue and MSI-X support for all device drivers for all supported operating systems
  • Secure boot support for the uEFI host BIOS
  • USB image available on storage.microsemi.com/en-us/support/start 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
  • SMI-S Support
  • SMTP
  • Command-line interface
  • SMI-S support for VMware BIOS Configuration Utility (CTRL+A)
  • Legacy configuration utility
  • Flashable BIOS support
ROM based uEFI BIOS Configuration Utilities
• HII-based pre-boot GUI configuration utility
  • HII-based pre-boot GUI configuration utility
  • Arcconf CLI for uEFI shell
  • Flashable BIOS support Event Monitor
  • Lightweight event monitoring and logging tool
  • Distributes adapter events and notifies user
Cache 2 GB 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 storage.microsemi.com/en-us/support/start. Supports open-source Linux drivers and inbox drivers.

For a detailed list, visit: ASK Answer ID 17449.
CPU Architecture Intel, AMD, Cavium ThunderX2 (ARM)
Dimensions 2.535" H × 6.6" L (64 mm × 167 mm)
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 55 °C with 150 LFM airflow, with onboard supercap installed.
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 150 LFM airflow. Temperature measured 1 inch from RAID adapter.
Regulatory Certification CE, FCC, UL, C-tick, VCCI, KCC, CNS
Environmental Compliance RoHS
MTBF 1.88 million hours, measured at 40 °C
Warranty 3 years