Adaptec RAID 1430SA & 1TB HDDs

Hello

I just want to ask if any of you has any experience with this controller (Adaptec RAID 1430SA) and can help me out a bit.
I have to know before i purchase it if:

1. It can take 2 1TB HDD ([url=Hello I just want to ask if any of you has any experience with this controller (Adaptec RAID 1430SA) and can help me out a bit. I have to know before i purchase it if: 1. It can take 2 1TB HDD in RAID1 WD1002FBYS in RAID1;

2. Can I install it on Dell PowerEdge 1600SC (only has 2x 64-bit, 66-MHz PCI; 2x 64-bit, 100-MHz PCI-X and 2x 32-bit, 33-MHz PCI) and if yes, will it work with the 1TB drives form point 1.

Thanks
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  1. It's 1420SA, can't edit for some reason, when i submit it doesn't change it.
  2. I've used one of these as a JBOD adpater for one of my desktops in the past.

    These kind of adapters are limited to 2TB array/disk size per controller.

    http://ask.adaptec.com/scripts/adaptec_tic.cfg/php.exe/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=8986&p_created=1056382105&p_sid=Vb281uvj&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=13288&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PWRmbHQ6MSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MywzJnBfcHJvZHM9NDUsNDEzJnBfY2F0cz0wJnBfcHY9Mi40MTMmcF9jdj0mcF9zZWFyY2hfdHlwZT1hbnN3ZXJzLnNlYXJjaF9ubCZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PVRC&p_li=&p_topview=1

    From that i'd say you can fit 2 x 1TB drives as JBOD or RAID.

    The spec sheet says it's backwards compatible to 32/64bit PCI too. So take your pick on the slots, the faster the slot the faster the data transfer rate will be.

    http://www.adaptec.com/NR/rdonlyres/AA77EB33-FCD3-4D4A-ADC6-477008A43984/0/1420SA_ds0106.pdf

    Cheers,

    Stan
  3. Yep, I agree with max 2TB as it is only 48-bit LBA, and not 64bit-LBA. But if you get 4-1TB drives and run them in Raid 10, you should be good.
  4. Thank you for information. I will go ahead and order it now.
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