Adaptec Serial Attached SCSI 48300
The Adaptec Serial Attached SCSI 48300 card is an eight-port controller featuring Adaptec HostRAID™- an integrated RAID technology that maximizes system performance and uptime. The Adaptec 48300 supports up to eight direct attached drives and up to 128 drives using expander technology. The card offers RAID levels 0, 1, 10, and JBOD as well as 48-bit LBA support for the use of disk drives exceeding 137GB in capacity.
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Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows
Red Hat Linux
SUSE Linux
Novell NetWare
SCO OpenServer

For a detailed list see ASK Answer ID 14780

  Low-cost, Serial Attached SCSI controller featuring Adaptec HostRAID™ for high performance, mission critical data storage
Customer Needs
  Ideal for supporting mid- to low-end server and workstation environments where high performance data storage and reliable data protection are critical, such as IT backup, web content, email, share drive and database support.
System Environment
  Departmental and workgroup servers
RAID Levels
Adaptec HostRAID 0, 1, 10 and JBOD
Key RAID Features
  • Bootable array support
  • Auto-rebuild by location
  • Managed through Adaptec Storage Manager software
  • Background initialization

Bus System Interface Type

PCI-X 64 bit/133 MHz, PCI 33/66
External Connectors
One x 4 Infiniband/Serial Attached SCSI (SFF8470)
Internal Connectors
One 32 pin x 4 Serial Attached SCSI (SFF8484)
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 3 Gb/s
System Requirements
IA-32, AMD-32, EM64T and AMD-64 type servers
3.3V 32/64-bit PCI 2.2 or 3.3V 64-bit PCI-X 133 slot
Package Contents
  • Adaptec Serial Attached SCSI Card 48300
  • Low-profile replacement bracket
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Adaptec HostRAID CD, containing:
    --Operating system drivers
    --Complete user documentation (pdf)
  • Adaptec Storage Manager™ CD
  • Adaptec internal SAS fanout cable (2214600-R)
3 years
Support for SATA Tape Drives, see /compatibility for a list of compatibles devices

Board Dimensions

2.5in H x 7.0in L (including external connector)
6.35cm H x 17.78cm L (including external connector)

Operating Temperature

0° to 50° C

Power Dissipation

4 W

Regulatory Certification

FCC, UL, C-tick, CE, VCC

Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)

1,692,573 hours at 40 degrees C