November 6, at 7: Just because a card is fakeraid doesnt meant it will be of no use, im planning to use a SA purely as a sata controller for my md array. I wrote them to ask if there was any possibility of support for something else and they were less than helpful. If you need storage solutions for redundancy — hardware or fake RAID — you also need an extra identical controller card that you have tested to be working in the running system. This was way back in about That means that as soon as something attempts to write to the drive it gets written, but you are limited to the speed the drive can write information.
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April 25, at 2: I installed 2 set of server and using SA. Then perhaps wnidows could be put to some use…. Well, bye bye Adaptec. Even the most expensive ones are slower than almost anything else. You can find useful tips under linux. You have to click on a secondary link to learn that, oops, sorry, only the enterprise SP1 version of SuSE is supported.
The list of non Windows operating systems that they do support is meager at best and only includes versions that are at least a year old. They seem to hire the type of engineers Adaptec used to do.
August 23, at 6: How is it that companies have gotten so out of control that they can just screw their customers over and nothing wnidows to slow them down?
Well then it is still Junk in my opinion. If you need storage solutions for redundancy — hardware or fake RAID — you also need an extra identical controller card that you have tested to be working in the running system. I will definitely not buy this card. You will need to build the driver from http: I can tell you that I personally have NO addaptec to purchase ANY more hardware from Adaptec and I will advise all the technology departments that I can to also follow this plan.
Here is the email exchanges:. The good Adaptec cards as we know them from the SCSI-era were designed by a windws type of engineers. Adaptec Technical Support Then I get a customer satisfaction survey in email to fill out. BSOD with a 0xb. I wrote them to ask if there was any possibility of support for something else and they were less than helpful.
I did fill adatpec out even though I am sure it will get sent to the scrap heap.
Adaptec 1420SA is JUNK!
Now, a word from Adaptec: I shoulda found this page before I bought this crap. Adaptec is not a company someone really need today. I have decided to do this in my own style, and I hope to avoid the baseless wibdows while still telling people why not to use something.
June 21, at August 23, at 5: That means that as soon as something attempts to write to the drive it gets written, but you are limited to the speed the drive can write information Write cache not catch means that the memory on the card caches the writes so that the OS can go on, and then as the drives can handle the data it writes it out. Adaptec cards of today are slow. Man how expensive is a real hardware solution for an 0,1,10 RAID dindows.
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Adaptec – Adaptec Driver: SA and SA bit Windows Driver v Download Detail
Adaptec used to mean that you were getting decent hardware. Anyone had this before?
December 4, at 4: January 26, at 1: