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Adaptec RAID 6405E
4 internal port, low-profile MD2 - Low Profile (2.535"H x 5.115"L) with PCIe x1, SAS 2.0 and Gen 2 PCI-Express (PCIe) Unified Serial RAID controller with On-Board DRAM and Intelligent Power Management delivers the ideal price/performance and connectivity solution for entry-level server platforms, workstations and desktop systems
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Debian 5


Fedora 11
Fedora 12

Linux Driver Source

Linux Driver Source Code


Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 7 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Vista x64

Red Hat Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Storage Manager

Storage Manager Downloads

SuSE Linux

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11


Sun Solaris


Ubuntu 10


VMware ESX Server

Operating System

Microsoft Windows
Red Hat Linux
SUSE Linux
Debian Linux
Ubuntu Linux
Sun Solaris
VMware ESX

For a detailed list see ASK Answer ID 17115.

  Ideal for desktop use and entry-level server platforms, workstations or industrial PCs without compromising robust 6Gb/s performance and proven Adaptec reliability.
Key Differentiators
  High I/O transaction and high bandwidth processing; reduces energy consumption
Customer Needs
  High I/O transaction and high bandwidth processing.
Form Factor

MD2 - Low Profile (2.535"H x 5.115"L)

Cache Memory


Key RAID Features
• Supports up to 4 (6405E) or 8 (6805E) SATA or SAS devices
• SES and SAF-TE enclosure management
• RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 1E and JBOD
• 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
• Configurable stripe size
• S.M.A.R.T. support
• Multiple arrays per disk drive
• Dynamic sector repair
• Staggered drive spin-up
• Bootable array support
• Optimized Disk Utilization
Bus System Interface Type
1-Lane PCIe Gen2
Internal Connectors
1 internal (SFF-8087) Mini SAS
Data Transfer Rate
6 Gb/s per port
Package Content
• Adaptec RAID 6405E Controller
• Additional low profile vented bracket
• Quick Installation Guide
• Software and documentation DVDs
• Cable: one mSASx4-4SATA x1-SB, 0.7m
• *Singles do not contain cable or Quick Install Guide
3 years

Management Utilities

Adaptec Storage Manager™ (ASM)
• Java-based GUI Management Utility
• Remote configuration, monitoring & notification
• ASM OS Support: Windows, Linux, SCO, Solaris, FreeBSD
• Microsoft VDS Support
• Remote firmware updates

• Command Line Interface

Adaptec BIOS Configuration Utility (ACU)
• BIOS level configuration utility
• Flashable BIOS support

Physical Size

2.535”H x 5.115” L (64mm x 130mm)

Operating Temperature

0°C to 55°C (with 200 LFM airflow)

Operating Voltage

0.11A @ 3.3VDC
0.75A @ 12VDC measured on PCIe Gen2 systems with 6G drives

Regulatory Certification

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

Environmental Compliance


Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)

889,115 hours at 40 degree C.



Kit P/N: 2271700-R
SRP (US) $215.00 

Single P/N: 2270800-R
SRP (US) $200.00
*Single does not include cable

Where to Buy?

Find an Adaptec Authorized reseller or distributor.

Status: Currently Shipping

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