by Josh Shaman

PMC Announces Adaptec 78165 RAID Adapter

PMC is announcing the Adaptec 78165, the industry's first low-profile, 24-port PCIe Gen3 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID adapter which makes for even denser architectures for scale-out and space-constrained environments. The Adaptec 78165 is PMC's latest addition to their Adaptec Series 7 RAID adapter family. Naturally, with 24-port connectivity, the new PMC offering more than triples existing 8-port RAID adapters. On top of that, it doubles the performance of competing products with performance at up to 6.6GB/s on sequential reads and up to 5.2GB/s on sequential writes (RAID 0). The combination of these features and speeds reduces power and costs.

Adaptec 78165 Features

  • Third-generation Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection (ZMCP), which uses flash memory to protect cached data, eliminating the installation, monitoring, maintenance, disposal and replacement costs associated with lithium-ion battery backup units (BBUs)
  • First to market with standard HD Mini SAS connectors and cables for ease of use, fit, and function in dense server environments
  • Adaptec management tools suite simplifies monitoring and configuring RAID adapters
  • FlexConfig capability enables RAID, simple volume and physical drive configurations

The Adaptec 78165 enables organizations to deploy internal and external SAS & SATA connectivity, and as with other products in the Adaptec Series 7 family, the 78165 implements PMC's 24-port RAID on Chip and High Density (HD) Mini-SAS connectors.


The Adaptec 78165 is production released to OEM partners and will be available through Adaptec’s distributors and channel partners in Q3 2013.


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