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Adaptec 71605H Host Bus Adapter
The PMC Adaptec 71605H 6Gb/s PCIe Gen3 HBA delivers a high-port, low-profile data center solution performing maximum I/O throughput with low latency I/O connection.
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Debian 7


Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 7 x64
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 x64
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011

Red Hat Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

SuSE Linux

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12


Ubuntu 12
Ubuntu 14




VMware ESXi 5

Operating System
Microsoft Windows
Debian Linux
Red Hat Linux
SUSE Linux
Ubuntu Linux
VMware ESX

For a detailed list see ASK Answer ID 17283.
Highest performing I/O solution supporting SAS and SATA HDDs, SSDs, removable media, SAS tape drives.
Customer Needs
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.
Key Features
• Sixteen 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)
Management Utilities

Adaptec BIOS Configuration Utility (CTRL + A)
• Legacy configuration utility
• Flashable BIOS support
Adaptec uEFI BIOS Configuration Utility
• HII based configuration utility
• Flashable BIOS support
Data Transfer Rate
6 Gb/s per port
Bus System Interface
8-lane PCIe Gen3
Form Factor
MD2- Low Profile
Connector Configuration
4 internal mini SAS HD (SFF-8643)
Package Contents
• Adaptec 71605H adapter
• Additional low profile vented bracket
*Single does not include cables
Physical Size
2.535"H x 6.6"L (64mm x 167mm)
Operating Temperature
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
Operating Voltage
0.17A@ 3.3V 1.25A@ 12.0V
Regulatory Certification
Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)
1,000,000 hours at 40°C
3 years