Microsemi Adaptec 81605ZQ/2281600-R 12Gb/s PCIe Gen3 SAS3 RAID Adapter with 16 Internal Native Ports LP/MD2 Single
Microsemi Adaptec 81605ZQ/2281600-R 12Gb/s PCIe Gen3 SAS3 RAID Adapter with 16 Internal Native Ports LP/MD2 Single
Product Code: CT-AT-81605ZQ
Manufacturer: Adaptec
Your Price: $1,020 / Each
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Adaptec Series 8Q with maxCache Plus

Model # 81605ZQ

Mfg. Part Number:
Adaptec 2281600-R, single controller without cables.
Low-profile bracket included



  • Ideal for 12Gb/s performance-hungry server and workstations platforms, without compromising proven Adaptec reliability

Key Differentiators

  • maxCache Plus Caching and Tiering software

  • Third generation ZMCP; AFM-700

  • LP MD2 form factor for up to 16 native SAS/SATA ports

Customer Needs

  • High I/O transaction and high bandwidth processing; solutions that reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs.

Key Software Features

  • maxCache Plus Caching and Tiering software

  • Flexible Configuration: HBA Mode & Auto Volume Mode for automatic deployment

  • Optimized Disk Utilization (Multiple Arrays per disk)

  • Supported RAID levels: 0, 1, 1E, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60

  • Supports up to 256 SAS or SATA devices using SAS expanders

  • Support for native 4K sector SAS and SATA devices in addition to 512byte sector devices

  • Hybrid RAID 1 & 10

  • Quick initialization

  • Online Capacity Expansion

  • Performance modes: Dynamic, OLTP & Big Block ByPass

  • 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

  • Dual Firmware

  • S.M.A.R.T. support

  • Multiple arrays per disk drive

  • Dynamic sector repair

  • Staggered drive spin-up

  • Bootable array support

  • Support for Tape Devices, Autoloaders

  • MSI-X support for all device driver for all supported Operating Systems

  • secure boot support for the uEFI host bios

Management Utilities


Adaptec maxView Storage Manager

  • Web based GUI Management Utility
  • OS Support: Windows, Linux, Solaris VMware

  • Remote configuration, monitoring & notification

  • Remote firmware updates

  • SMI-S Support

  • SMTP


  • Command Line Interface

  • SMI-S support for VMware

Adaptec BIOS Configuration Utility (CTRL+A)

  • BIOS level configuration utility

  • Flashable BIOS support

Adaptec uEFI BIOS Configuration Utility

  • HII based configuration utility

  • Flashable BIOS support

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows

  • Red Hat Linux

  • SUSE Linux

  • Fedora

  • Debian Linux

  • Ubuntu Linux

  • Solaris

  • FreeBSD

  • VMware ESXi

Data Transfer Rate

  • 12 Gb/s per port

Bus System Interface

  • x8 PCIe 3.0

Form Factor

  • MD2 – Low Profile

Cache Memory

  • 1024MB

Connector Configuration

  • 81605ZQ: Four internal mini SAS HD (SFF-8643)

Package Contents

  • Adaptec RAID 81605ZQ adapter

  • Additional low profile vented bracket

  • *Single does not include cables

Physical Size

  • 2.535"H x 6.6"L (64mm x 167mm)

Operating Temperature

  • 0°C to 50°C* (with 200 LFM airflow)

    Note: This Adaptec card contains a powerful RAID processor which requires adequate airflow to operate reliably. Please install this card only into server or PC chassis with recommended airflow (200 LFM).

    * Ambient temperature measured 1" away from the RAID processor

Operating Voltage

  • 81605Q:
    1.0A @ 3.3VDC
    1.1A @ 12VDC

Regulatory Certification

  • CE, FCC, UL, C-tick, VCCI, KCC, CNS

Environmental Compliance

  • RoHS

Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)

  • 700,000 hours at 40°C


  • 3 years


This product is not refundable due to manufacturer return policy. We only replace or repair defective product by RMA procedure.

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