Adaptec Series 7H
Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)
8- and 16- port PCIe Gen3 HBAs offer high-performance I/O and low latency with broad device compatibility, scalability and flexibility
The Series 7H family of Adaptec by PMC SAS/SATA host bus adapters (HBA) offers the ideal high performance solution for data centers requiring maximum I/O connectivity and low latency.
Flexible, Scalable, Customizable
Utilizing PMC's PM8018 16x6G SAS protocol controller, Series 7H HBAs support both Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) interfaces to provide the flexibility to use cost effective, high-capacity SATA drives and/or high-performance SAS drives.
The Series 7H HBAs feature a low-profile MD2 form factor and mini SAS HD connectors that facilitate easy installation and cable connections in dense server environments.
Series 7H HBAs can directly connect up to 16 high-performance SSD/HDD devices without expanders to offer the highest performance and lowest latency I/O connection.
Up to 16 SAS/SATA ports allow for maximum I/O throughput, and the OS drivers use MSI-X to leverage all available host CPU cores to achieve maximum performance and utilize full PCI Gen3 bandwidth.
New mini SAS HD Connectors and SAS HD Cables
These connectors allow for greater flexibility in configuration options by supporting up to 16 native SAS/SATA ports in a Low-profile MD2 form factor. The new connectors can be combined with a wide range of Adaptec SAS HD cables, including straight connectors or Adaptec's first to market right angle connectors.
Compatibility, Reliability, and Support
Series 7H HBAs have been extensively tested with third-party systems and devices to deliver the utmost in compatibility. These HBAs are equipped with both uEFI and legacy BIOS options as well as a CTRL-A configuration utility and HII-based BIOS tools.
71605H: 16 internal ports
70165H: 16 external ports
7805H: 8 internal ports
7085H: 8 external ports
All Series 7H:
Designed to deliver maximum performance and low latency
6 Gb/s throughput at each port
PCIe Gen3 x8 host interface
Low Profile MD2
Up to 800,000 IOPS @ 4KB block size and up to 1 million IOPS @512 Byte block size
Up to 6600 MB/s sequential throughput (sustained)
Supports SAS and SATA HDDs, SSDs and SAS tape drives
New mini SAS HD connectors and SAS HD cables — for fit and function in dense server configurations
Support for SAS expanders supporting up to 128 devices
Enclosure management support via LED header and SES2 / SGPIO
Highest performing I/O solution supporting SAS and SATA HDDs, SSDs, removable media, SAS tape drives.
I/O connectivity offering highest bandwidth, lowest latency and highest I/O performance paired with broad compatibility, support for SAS expanders, and enclosure management; flexibility to install SAS and SATA drives.
Sixteen (71605H, 70165H) and eight (7085H, 7805H) 6Gb/s ports
PMC PM8018 SAS protocol controller supports SAS and SATA HDDs, SSDs and SAS tape drives
PCIe Gen 3 x8 host interface
Low-profile MD2 form factor
Support for SAS expanders
Enclosure management support via LED header and SES2/SGPIO
Up to 800,000 IOPS at 4 KB block size, UP to 1 million IOPS at 512 Byte block size
Up to 6600 MB/s sequential throughput (64KB blocks)
Adaptec BIOS Configuration Utility (ACU)
Legacy configuration utility
Flashable BIOS support
Adaptec uEFI BIOS Configuration Utility
HII based configuration utility
Flashable BIOS support
Red Hat Linux
For a detailed list see ASK Answer ID 17283.
Data Transfer Rate
6 Gb/s per port
Bus System Interface
8-lane PCIe Gen3
MD2- Low Profile
71605H: 4 internal mini SAS HD (SFF-8643)
70165H: 4 external mini SAS HD (SFF-8644)
7805H: 2 internal mini SAS HD (SFF-8643)
7085H: 2 external mini SAS HD (SFF-8644)
Model 71605H - Adaptec 71605H adapter
Model 70165H - Adaptec 70165H adapter
Model 7805H - Adaptec 7805H adapter
Model 7085H - Adaptec 7085H adapter
Also included with each adapter:
Additional low profile vented bracket
Adaptec Installation DVD ( incl. documentation, drivers & software)
*Single does not include cables
2.535"H x 6.6"L (64mm x 167mm)
0°C to 55°C (with 200 LFM airflow)
Note: This Adaptec card contains a powerful 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 processor
CE, FCC, C-tick, VCCI, CNS, KCC, UL, BSMI
Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)
1,000,000 hours at 40°C
ASA-70165H Single 2278500-R
PCI-Express-x8-v3.0; 16-Channel (Four x4 External SFF8644)
ASA-70165H Single 2278500-R Spec Information
OS Support - Windows
OS Support - Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Debian Linux
OS Support - Other
ASA-70165H Single 2278500-R Spec Connections
|SAS (Multilane)||SFF-8644 (External)||External||4|
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