The Series 8E entry-level 12 Gbps PCIe Gen3 SAS/SATA RAID adapters deliver the robustness of hardware RAID in an entry-level solution. They offer performance acceleration through built-in cache and are optimized for platforms where a Series 8 adapter would not fit due to price, form factor, or host connectivity. The 8805E, with eight internal SAS/SATA ports, is ideal for applications that require more bandwidth. Both models fit the requirements of industrial PC workstations or entry-level servers. The 8405E and the 8805E support a maximum of four and eight devices respectively, as neither support expanders.
Maximum Performance for Entry-Level RAID AdaptersSeries 8E RAID adapters can also be coupled with 12 Gbps SSDs, providing maximum read/write bandwidth and IOPS for the most performance-hungry applications. The 512 MB DDR3 (1600 MHz) built-in cache (recommended for read and write-through caching) provides maximum acceleration.