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Adaptec RAID 2405 2260200-R SATA/SAS 4 internal ports w/ 128MB cache memory Controller Card, Single

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  • RAID 0/1/10 JBOD
  • 1 x SFF-8087 MiniSAS Internal Connectors

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 11/28/2012 8:10:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsA+ for VMware ESXi

Pros: Reliable. Works with ESXi 5.0 and 5.1 right out of the box. The wiring kit supports four SATA drives. Firmware is easy to flash. The ROM-based array configuration is long-familiar to Adaptec SCSI users.

Cons: ESXi 5.x monitoring and config is only available through a Windows or Linux machine running the "remote arcconf" command line utility. Caveat: you *must* use the Adaptec aacraid drivers, and not those in ESXi builds or patch groups. Windows monitoring requires writing your own scripts to monitor output from the arcconf commands.

This card does indeed run hot. Airflow is required. I have a pair of 80mm dbl-ball bearing fans mounted on a Scythe Slot Rafter (out of production) that blows on the heat sink. With air flow, it runs a comfortable 40C. The card will fry if the fans quit.

The Adaptec aacraid drivers are not Acceptance level = VMWareCertified, but are instead CommunitySupported. You have to reduce the entire Acceptance level of the ESXi host to this lowest common denominator. So far, Adaptec tech support is clueless. This is annoying, but not a show stopper.

AFAIK, LSI is the only RAID controller that offers native monitoring inside vCenter. Don't know about viClient.

Other Thoughts: I own two of these 2405 cards, each running on ESXi 5.1/U01 with Adaptec aacraid drivers.
Each controller supports multiple Western Digital RE4 drives.

Make sure you buy the Kit version, and not the cheaper package without the cables.

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  • Ted C.
  • 10/13/2011 1:57:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsESXi 4.1 U1

Pros: Works with ESXi 4 out of the box*

Cons: Chip is a bit hot (well documented), but its very localized and ANY reasonable amount of airflow can cool it.

Other Thoughts: * integrated health monitoring doesn't work. Really, only LSI cards have ever had this working. You can however, roll your own monitoring using the aacraid command line. Expect some elbow grease.

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  • Brant R.
  • 10/11/2011 12:01:21 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCard works great,

Pros: We install these cards in many of our entry level servers for use in barebones VMware environments. Never had a problem with any of the cards in setup, performance, or reliability.

Cons: Needs proper airflow, but that's not usually a problem in a proper server chassis.

Other Thoughts: The majority of the "bad" reviews above are due to the user not reading the description of this item, and that this item does not come with a cable. Call it RTFDescription error.

The version that comes with the cable is also available on NewEgg for not much more money, the bad reviewers just happened to not take a look and READ. Adaptec offers both SKU's because many servers with backplanes already have the necessary cables.

So instead of Adaptec getting praise for offering a lower cost alternative packaging without a cable, these people give negative reviews. I only wish I could give a negative review of the people.

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  • Nick W.
  • 5/30/2011 1:35:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointment in a box

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Compared to other brands this card is unreliable at best due to failure in manufacturing. The processor on this card runs extremely hot and the card becomes glitchy when reaching certain thresholds. Once I installed a 30mm fan on the heat sink all of problems went away and it was if the card woke up from a deep sleep it actually started to perform as promised. I read the reviews on this card before purchase and was fully aware that the card didn't come with the four split cable. How much does it cost to install a fan header on the card? Too much apparently. 156 f was hit with no drives or configurations before fan was installed. The case has plenty of air flow and is by itself on the board.

Other Thoughts: Liked the small form factor bracket.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/18/2011 8:55:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat controller card, no cables.

Pros: *RAID 1E is very fast at writes. Reads are fast too, but write speed should never be a bottleneck with this card and RAID 1E.
*Typical easy Adaptec setup (BIOS) interface.
*Works flawlessly in ESXi 4.1
*Comes with low-profile bracket.

Cons: *No included cable.
*Card runs pretty hot. Had to customize airflow in 1U chassis to get it cooled down. It wasn't failing, but for peace of mind and longevity.
*As mentioned by others, slow to initialize on each boot. Typical for a hardware RAID controller though.

Other Thoughts: At first I bought a 1m cable to make sure I could reach the 4 hot-swap bays spread across the front of my 1U server. That was a mistake on my part. There was so much excess cable I couldn't stuff it into the 1U chassis. Half-meter is plenty.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/10/2011 7:02:29 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAdaptec 2405 + SSD

Pros: No problems with 4x40GB OCZ Vertex2 SSD(Latest Firmware). Bench ATTO runs at just under 800 MB/sec. Updated to latest Firmware and Driver from Adaptec website. Running on Intel DP55WG with 8GB of RAM and Core i5-750.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Firmware initialize time take a long time 15-20 seconds, I haven't timed it. Rare that I reboot, so not that big of a deal.

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  • Michael W.
  • 6/17/2010 9:59:39 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent card supports Linux

Pros: Works great, is already supported at the driver level in Redhat/Centos linux, comes with excellent linux user software, supports all kinds of things I dont need
now but could use in the future, does not take up much space in the chassis.

Cons: Yes it would be nice if it supported RAID 5, but I would rather it didnt than support RAID 5 badly, as so many other cards do.

Other Thoughts: I think people are being a little overcritical here in these reviews, which is why I am posting my thoughts here. This is a very reasonable product.

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5 out of 5 eggstech specs

Pros: Excellent card, one of the very few at this price capable of handling decent bandwidth and a *huge* number of cards with the expanders. True, you need to buy them separately but, if you do your homework, you see Adaptec sells either standalone cards or "kits" that include the card plus expanders. Newegg sells the standalone card and the cables but not the kit. It's got almost 100 years MTBF.

Cons: It gets hot (over 100F, by design) and there doesn't appear to be a battery backup module for it. However, these are minor gripes that I'm only including for completeness. I reference the cooling in my "Other thoughts" and battery modules are really more of a high-end feature ... but I'd still like the option. I could also just be overlooking it. However, it could also have something to do with the fact that this card doesn't support RAID5 (because RAID5 is terrible and you shouldn't use it, ever. No joke, look up the "Battle Against Any RAID Five." Raid10 has better reliability (can potentially survive multiple disk failure,) better performance (no parity calculations,) and practically none of the risk (no parity errors or corruption.)

Other Thoughts: I do want to point out that Newegg doesn't list the real specs on the interface, it's PCI-E x8. That gives it a max throughput of 4GB/s. Provided you can max out the bandwidth on your SATAII/SAS3 drive (and you probably can't,) you're going to run into the possibility of saturating the link at 13-14 drives. Also, Adaptec says the card needs 200LFM of airflow to keep the card cool, this *is not* the same as CFM. Seeing as how this thing has such a long MTBF when kept cool, go ahead and rig up a little fan for it in your chassis. A 2"x12" channel only needs 33 1/3CFM to hit 200LFM and a 1-2U chassis will have a smaller channel, meaning you'll need even lower CFM to reach the required LFM. If you're dealing with 16 square inches of air vent, you need slightly less than 23CFM, if that helps you gauge.

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  • Lance A.
  • 11/19/2009 10:47:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Product - No Cables

Pros: Card is great. Works with all of the idifferent OSs you could want. It even works with VMWare (ESX4.0). Installs easy and is very stable.

Cons: Well like everyone else, it doesn't have the breakout cable. Order the part from newegg - its inexpensive. I also would like this to allow RAID5 instead of just RAID 0, 1, 1+0, and JBOD. Other than that is is a great solution.

Other Thoughts: This is a great option for upgrading to a RAID set up for a power workstation or server without the capability built in. I'll keep using it - just remember to buy the cable!

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/17/2009 5:31:54 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRetail box with no accessories

Pros: Adaptec is a good company have bought many of their products in the past for my other server builds.

Cons: Retail box with no accessories, have been working as a server/pc system builder for 5 years now and retail box parts come with everything you need to get it running. First time I purchased adaptec products from newegg and last. I usually buy adaptec parts from a different vendor, but newegg had a good price, I see why now. If I knew this would not come with the cables I would have got the cheaper OEM version. Newegg should had listed this as a version that did not come with all cables. What is crazy is they don't sell the cables. Now I have go to my other vendor I should have gone with in the first place and buy the cables. Seems strange that newegg sells a product with no cables, and not sell the cables also. So you have to buy the card from newegg and then when you find out that it don't come with the cable you have to go somewhere else to buy it. I have purchased many times from newegg, usually had no problems with them.

Other Thoughts: This won't stop me from continuing to buy from newegg. I will just stop buying adaptec products from them and buy them from my usual vendor who gives me all the stuff i need. Newegg had a good price on the card now I am behind on my server build. I guess going the cheaper route did not save me much money after all. Now I have to go buy cables which adds cost to the build and I am behind on the server build for my customer.

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