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The PMC Adaptec 72405 and 71685 SAS/SATA 6Gb/s PCIe Gen3 RAID adapter are the industrys only PCIe Gen3 solutions with 24 native ports.


Operating System

Microsoft Windows

Red Hat Linux

SUSE Linux


Debian Linux

Ubuntu Linux

Sun Solaris


VMware ESX


Ideal for entry-level server to high-end server platforms and high-performance workstations without compromising robust 6Gb/s performance and proven Adaptec reliability.

Customer Needs

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

Key Software Features

Optimized Disk Utilization

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

HBA Mode and Simple Volume Mode for automatic deployment

Supports up to 256 SAS or SATA devices using SAS expanders

Hybrid RAID 1 &10

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 SAF-TE enclosure management

Configurable stripe size

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

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



Command Line Interface

SMI-S support for VMware

Adaptec BIOS Configuration Utility

BIOS level configuration utility

Flashable BIOS support

Adaptec uEFI BIOS Config Utility

HII based confi guration utility

Flashable BIOS support

Data Transfer Rate

6 Gb/s per port

Bus System Interface

8-lane PCIe Gen3

Form Factor

Half Length-Full Height

Cache Memory


Connector Configuration

Six internal mini SAS HD (SFF-8643)

Package Contents

Adaptec RAID 72405 adapter

Single does not include cables or Quick Installation Guide

Physical Size

4.198 "H x 6.6"L (107mm x 167 mm)

Operating Temperature

0C to 55C* (with 200 LFM airflow without AFM-700) 0C to 50C* (with 200 LFM airflow with AFM-700) 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

0.1A @ 3.3VDC 1.8A @ 12VDC measured on PCIe Gen3 systems with 6G drives

Regulatory Certification


Environmental Compliance


Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)

700,000 hours at 40C


3 years

No additional files, specification sheets, guides or documentation found for product.


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Warranty: 1 Year

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