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Promise FastTrak SX4100 - SATA-150 Storage Controller (RAID) (FASTTRAK SX4100)

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Cost-Effective, Performance Serial ATA RAID 5 Solution from the Worldwide Leader in SATA RAID Technology.
  • MacMall Part #: 626408 
  • Manufacturer Part #: FASTTRAK SX4100 
  • UPC: 0704118009213 
  • Platform: Universal 


The Price/Performance Leader
The FastTrak SX4100 4-port Serial ATA RAID controller delivers exceptional RAID 5 performance at an unprecedented price/performance ratio. For companies running popular applications like web services, file/email servers, video streaming, NAS storage and nearline storage, the FastTrak SX4100 opens the world of professional RAID 5 performance and data protection and combines it with cost-effective Serial ATA (SATA) drives for the ultimate internal storage solution. Based on OEM-proven RAID 5 technology, the FastTrak SX4100 competes with SCSI RAID 5 controllers at one-half to one-third of the price. RAID 5 storage protection is no longer the privilege of large budget data center operations.

Improved RAS Functions with Serial ATA Drives
Designed specifically for Serial ATA RAID, the FastTrak SX4100 incorporates highly desired features that are ideally suited for SATA storage demands and improving overall RAS (Reliability, Availability and Serviceability). In addition to an improved RAID algorithm, among the enhancements are multiple logical drive support, Media Patrol? and read check table. Equipped with the new Promise Array Manager (WebPAM) software, FastTrak SX4100 is extremely easy to manage through a web graphical user interface.

Hardware-Assisted RAID 5 Architecture
RAID 5 implementation involves striping data and parity information (XOR) across the storage array. Since those parity calculations are so processor-intensive, RAID 5 controllers traditionally require a dedicated CPU to perform the XOR calculations and manage the array. Instead of adding a costly CPU to the controller, Promise's FastTrak SX4100 uses an integrated XOR engine for parity calculations, delivering extraordinary performance at a dramatically lower price. This approach takes advantage of today's ultra-powerful PC CPUs to manage the array and outperform traditional RAID 5 solutions. The FastTrak SX4100 sets a new standard for RAID 5 controllers.

Sophisticated Array Monitoring Tools
Web-based Promise Array Management (WebPAM) software offers professional management tools in a simple-to-use, straightforward format. Array configurations, management and monitoring features are available via the web based interface. Moreover, the FastTrak SX family supports industry standard SNMP so third party management application integration is simplified.

The Leader in SATA RAID
Promise Technology, Inc., recognized as the originator and worldwide leader of ATA RAID, has offered high-performance solutions for PC storage since 1988. Today the world's biggest OEMs and resellers look to Promise for ongoing innovations in ATA and ATA RAID design as the company continues to lead with the most powerful and economical alternatives to traditional RAID controllers and subsystems.

– Four-port Serial ATA RAID controller with 1.5Gb/s per channel
– Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5 and JBOD
– Next generation RAID Engine, with multiple logical drive support
– Low-profile form factor, ideal for 1U/2U servers
– User friendly Web-based Promise Array Management Software (WebPAM)
– 32-Bit/66MHz PCI 2.3 interface
– Online array expansion and RAID level migration to add capacity as needed
– Supports hot swap of failed drives
– Automatic/manual rebuild of hot spare drive
– 64MB of onboard ECC cache memory
– PerfectRAID technology for robust error handling and recovery of fatal, media and disk errors

Technical Specs

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Device Type Storage controller (RAID) - plug-in card - low profile
Host Bus PCI
Storage Controller
Interface SATA 1.5Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate 150 MBps
Buffer Size 64 MB
Supported Devices Hard drive, disk array (RAID)
Channel Qty 4
RAID Level RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, JBOD
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces 4 x SATA 1.5Gb/s - 7 pin Serial ATA ( internal )
Compatible Slots 1 x PCI
Software / System Requirements
OS Required Red Hat Linux, SuSe Linux, Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP, Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support 3 years warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 3 years
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