SATA II - PCI / 66, 4 Serial ATA 3Gb/s Ports for support of up to 4 drives, Native Command Queuing, SATA Tagged Command Queuing, Large LBA support for drives above 137GB, Supports Serial ATAPI devices
MacMall Part #: 564770
Manufacturer Part #: SATA300 TX4-5PK
Cost-effective 4-Port SATA Controller The 4-port Promise SATA300 TX4 SATA controller offers a low-cost solution for connecting up to four of the latest, high-performance SATA 3Gb/s disk drives to PC motherboards with a PCI interface. While drive capabilities continue to advance at a fast rate, the vast majority of available motherboards still use the PCI interface to connect peripheral devices. With the SATA300 TX4, users can benefit from a flexible solution that connects the most advanced drives to their existing system, the ideal future-proofing upgrade.
SATA 3Gb/s Support While storage system performance is affected by components throughout the storage system, SATA drives with 3Gb/s can deliver significantly faster burst data throughput. Like a faster data cache, the faster burst rate when using the latest 3Gb/s drives should provide a snappier feel when opening small files and conducting the day-to-day tasks that many desktop and workstation PCs are required to perform.
The controller supports Serial ATA 3Gb/s drives and conforms to Serial ATA II, Extensions to Serial ATA 1.0a specification. This support also includes Native Command Queuing and Disk Activity LED headers support. In addition to Native Command Queuing, the controller also supports Tagged Command Queuing with drives that can take advantage of this capability. Command Queuing increases I/O performance by intelligently reordering data requests so that the data can be more quickly accessed than if the commands weren't ordered.
Advanced HBA Features The low-profile form factor SATA300 TX4 PCI adapter incorporates many of Promise Technology's advanced host bus adapter features. The 66MHz PCI bus supports up to 266MB/sec burst data transfer rate. The SATA300 TX4 also includes large LBA support for drives above 137GB, and its onboard BIOS automatically identifies and configures drive type. The controller supports up to two controllers in the same system.
SATA300 TX4 Highlights
4 Serial ATA 3Gb/s Ports for support of up to 4 drives Native Command Queuing (NCQ) SATA Tagged Command Queuing (TCQ) Large LBA support for drives above 137GB Supports Serial ATAPI devices Disk Activity LED Headers Flexible future-proof upgrade for users with motherboards that only have a PCI interface
5 (specifications are for single item)
Storage controller - plug-in card - low profile
Data Transfer Rate
Max Storage Devices Qty
Expansion / Connectivity
4 x SATA 3Gb/s - 7 pin Serial ATA
1 x PCI / 66 MHz - low-profile
4 x Serial ATA cable - internal - 2 ft
Works with Windows Vista
Software and devices that carry the Works with Windows Vista logo have been tested for baseline compatibility with PC's running.
Software / System Requirements
Microsoft Windows 2000, Red Hat Linux, SuSe Linux, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
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