Adaptec 8885 SAS/SATA (8 Internal/8 External Port) RAID Adapter - Single

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  • 16 ports (8 internal, 8 external)
  • Up to 16 native SAS/SATA ports in an LP/MD2 form factor
  • PMC PM8063 ROC

Product Description

Adaptec 8885 SAS/SATA (8 Internal/8 External Port) RAID Adapter - Single

Adaptec Series 8 RAID Adapters - Unmatched connectivity, performance and data protection

Key Features

  • 16 ports (8 internal, 8 external)
  • 12 Gb/s throughput at each port
  • Up to 16 native SAS/SATA ports in an LP/MD2 form factor
  • PMC PM8063 ROC
  • SAS 3.0 interface and PCIe Gen 3 Host Connection

Data center, IT, and general consumer server environments have a broad range of requirements — from basic connectivity to extreme data storage capacities. The effectiveness at which their data is accessed and protected is crucial to their ultimate success.. The Adaptec Series 8 12Gb/s RAID Adapter product family directly addresses the connectivity, performance, and data protection needs, unmatched by anything in the industry.

The Adaptec Series 8 RAID adapter family features PMC's PM8063 RAID-on-Chip (ROC), which combines a x8 PCIe Gen3 interface with 12Gb/s SAS ports to enable a new generation of high- performance RAID adapters for the 12Gb/s storage ecosystem. Adaptec Series 8 RAID adapters are available with 8, or 16 native SAS/SATA ports in an LP/MD2 form factor. The mini SAS HD connectors combined with SAS HD cables allow for greater flexibility in configuration options by supporting up to 16 native SAS/SATA ports in a Low-Profile MD2 form factor.

New Levels of Performance

Series 8 adapters perform at up to 6.6 GB/s on sequential reads and up to 5.2 GB/s on sequential writes on parity RAID 5. With 16 direct-connected solid-state drives (SSDs), Series 8 adapters deliver more than 700K IOPS.

Advanced Data Protection

Adaptec RAID Code (ARC) delivers maximum reliability with RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60. ARC also offers RAID Level Migration (the ability to easily migrate RAID levels), Online Capacity Expansion (expand capacity without powering down the server), and Copyback Hot Spare (when a failed drive has been replaced, data is automatically copied from the hot spare back to the restored drive).

Additionally, the auto configuration capability allows users to operate in HBA mode (expose drives to the host directly) or Simple Volume mode (use fast DRAM cache to reduce latency and improve performance), without the need to use setup tools. In RAID mode, they can mix and match all devices and handle them at the same time.

Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection (ZMCP)

Series 8 adapters can be combined with our third-generation AFM-700 flash-based cache protection module (sold separately) to enable instant battery-free cache protection.

Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection (ZMCP), is a revolutionary advancement that solves BBU deficiencies by providing full protection to cached data with no monitoring, maintenance, disposal, or replacement costs. ZMCP features SLC based NAND flash memory with super capacitor technology. During a system power loss, the flash memory-based cache protection can preserve data for years.

Adaptec maxView Storage Manager

Adaptec maxView Storage Manager provides the powerful features of Adaptec Storage Manager™ in an HTML5 web interface that can be viewed in standard desktop or mobile browsers without the need for separate software installation.



  • 8885: 16 ports (8 internal, 8 external)
  • 8805: 8 internal ports

All Series 8:

  • 12 Gb/s throughput at each port
  • Up to 16 native SAS/SATA ports in an LP/MD2 form factor
  • PMC PM8063 ROC
  • SAS 3.0 interface and PCIe Gen 3 Host Connection
  • Maximum performance for up to 16 SSDs (No expander needed)
  • Optional Adaptec Flash Module (AFM-700) for maintenance free cache protection
  • Auto configuration of Simple Volume and HBA modes — "set it and forget it"
  • Mini SAS HD connectors and SAS HD cables — for fit and function in dense server con-figurations
  • Support for up to 256 SAS and SATA devices
  • Support for SSD, HDD, Autoloader, RBOD, Tape


Ideal for 12Gb/s performance-hungry server and workstations platforms, without compromising proven Adaptec reliability

Key Differentiators

Third generation ZMCP; AFM-700

LP MD2 form factor for up to 16 native SAS/SATA ports

Customer Needs

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

Key Software Features

  • Flexible Configuration: HBA Mode & Auto Volume Mode for automatic deployment
  • Optimized Disk Utilization (Multiple Arrays per disk)
  • Supports up to 256 SAS or SATA devices using SAS expander
  • Support for native 4K sector SAS and SATA devices in addition to 512byte sector devices
  • Supported RAID levels: 0, 1, 1E, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60
  • Hybrid RAID 1 & 10
  • Quick initialization
  • Online Capacity Expansion
  • Performance modes: Dynamic, OLTP & Big Block ByPass
  • 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
  • Dual Firmware
  • 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
  • MSI-X support for all device driver for all supported Operating Systems
  • Secure boot support for the uEFI host bios
  • USB image available, after shipping, on to boot maxView GUI from any USB device for enhanced GUI based setup and offline maintenance

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
  • SMTP


  • Command Line Interface
  • SMI-S support for VMware

Adaptec BIOS Configuration Utility (CTRL+A)

  • BIOS level configuration utility
  • Flashable BIOS support

Adaptec uEFI BIOS Configuration Utility

  • HII based configuration utility
  • Flashable BIOS support

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Red Hat Linux
  • SUSE Linux
  • Fedora
  • Debian Linux
  • Ubuntu Linux
  • Solaris
  • FreeBSD
  • VMware ESXi

Data Transfer Rate

12 Gb/s per port

Bus System Interface

x8 PCIe 3.0

Form Factor

MD2-Low Profile

Cache Memory

8885: 1024MB

8805: 1024MB

Connector Configuration

8885: Two internal mini SAS HD (SFF-8643), two external mini SAS HD (SFF-8644)

8805: Two internal mini SAS HD (SFF-8643)

Package Contents

Model 8885

Adaptec RAID 8885 adapter

Additional low profile vented bracket

Model 8805

Adaptec RAID 8805 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 without AFM-700)

0°C to 50°C* (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 Current

0.1A @ 3.3 VDC

1.2A @ 12 VDC

Regulatory Certification


Environmental Compliance


Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF)

645,612 hours at 40°C


3 years

Technical Specification

Adaptec 8885 SAS/SATA (8 Internal/8 External Port) RAID Adapter - Single

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Limited warranty - 3 years
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 3 years

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces 2 x SAS 12Gb/s - 4 x Mini SAS HD (SFF-8643) (internal) ¦ 2 x SATA 6Gb/s / SAS - 36 pin 4x Shielded Mini MultiLane (external)

Storage Controller

Data Transfer Rate 12 Gbit/s
Processor PMC-Sierra PM8063
Interface SATA 6Gb/s / SAS 12Gb/s
Buffer Size 1 GB
Supported Devices Disk array (RAID)
Channel Qty 16
Max Storage Devices Qty 256
RAID Level RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID 50, RAID 1E, RAID 60


Device Type Storage controller (RAID) - plug-in card - low profile
Host Bus PCIe 3.0 x8


Features Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Optimized Disk Utilization (ODU)
Compliant Standards UL, VCCI, C-Tick, FCC, RoHS, KCC

Software / System Requirements

Software Included Adaptec Storage Manager
OS Required SunSoft Solaris, FreeBSD, Red Hat Linux, SuSe Linux, Microsoft Windows, Debian Linux, Ubuntu, VMware ESXi

Dimensions & Weight

Depth 16.7 cm
Height 6.4 cm

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 55 °C

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