SSA Adapters
@8F97.adf "IBM SSA RAID Adapter"
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SA33-3270-02 Micro Channel SSA RAID Adapters Technical Reference
SA33-3272-02 SSA Adapters Userís Guide and Maintenance Information
SC23-1782-00 IBM Enhanced SSA 4-Port Adapter User's Guide and Reference

SSA Adapters
This page describes the different IBM pSeries SSA adapters. Please refer to the SSA Adapter Documentation page on IBM's web site for authoritative information.

SSA Adapter Information Table
FC
ID
FRU
Name
Bus
Max / loop 
Name
6214
4-D
 
SSA Adapter
MCA
Mayflower
6215
4-N
 
SSA Enhanced RAID Adapter 
Multi-Initiator RAID/EL Adapter
PCI
4 (R-5)
8 (R-0)
Campbell 2
6216
4-G
89H5667
SSA Enhanced Adapter
MCA
Mayflower 2
6217
4-I
96H9883
SSA 4-Port RAID Adapter
MCA
Sarratoga
6218
4-J
 
SSA RAID Adapter
PCI
Beaulieu
6219
4-M
 
SSA Enhanced RAID Adapter 
Multi-Initiator RAID/EL Adapter
MCA
4 (R-5)
8 (R-0)
Fremont
6225
4-P
 
Advanced SerialRAID Adapter
PCI
2 (R-5)
8 (R-0)
Santa Cruz
6230
4-P
 
Advanced SerialRAID Plus Adapter
PCI
2 (R-5)
8 (R-0) 
Santa Cruz

NOTE: All MCA adapters use devices.mca.8f97.*, does this mean that they are all similar?

Notes The 6215 and 6219 adapters appear to be essentially identical other than the fact that the 6215 is PCI and the 6219 is MCA (they both take the same microcode and appear to have identical functionality).

Availability of TMSSA support may depend on what version of microcode is on the adapter (the 6215 and 6219 adapters require at least level 1801).

The Advanced SerialRAID Adapters (6225 and 6230) are capable of 40MB/sec per direction per loop. The other adapters are capable of 20MB/sec per direction per loop.

Many of the values in the above table assume that the adapter has sufficiently current microcode.

The Advanced SerialRAID Plus Adapter Planning Guide states:
The Advanced SerialRAID Plus Adapter has code above level 7600. The Advanced SerialRAID Adapter had code below 7600 and that adapter can be converted to support the additional functions by downloading code above level 7600.

i.e. the adapters are identical if they have sufficiently recent microcode. This would seem to explain why the 6225 and the 6230 both are type 4-P.

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