Promise FastTrak S150 TX2plus PCI Serial ATA RAID Controller Serial ATA (SATA)
is the latest generation of the ATA interface, and an optimal solution for RAID.
SATA hard drives deliver blistering transfer speeds of up to 150MB/sec.
Serial ATA uses a point-to-point configuration topology, eliminating master/slave bus sharing and improving multi-drive system throughput.
The controller allows you to integrate new or existing Ultra ATA drives with the latest Serial ATA drives as part of your new RAID storage subsystem.
The FastTrak S150 TX2plus supports RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 0+1 configurations.
With a FastTrak S150 TX2 Plus controller, you also get the benefit of Promise Technology's faster transfers; Promise's ATA software uses sophisticated handling techniques to make data transfers more efficient and minimize overloading the host system CPU and slowing system response.
Promise cards can be used on both 33MHz and 66MHz PCI bus motherboards for wider compatibility and improved performance.
Data Transfer Rate: Up to 266MB/sec (66 MHz PCI); Up to 133MB/sec (33 MHz PCI)
FastBuild BIOS: Optimizes drive performance by drive type; flashable for future
upgrades; supports multiple arrays; boots system from any array;
BBS compliant; setup menus for custom array creation
48-bit LBA Support
Data Protection Features: Mirrors data to second drive or drive pair for RAID 1 and
RAID 0+1; offers hot spare support for instant rebuild of failed drive in 2-drive RAID 1
Advanced Data Features: Bus mastering offloads data I/O handling from host CPU; CRC
error-checking of Serial ATA and Ultra ATA drives for data reliability during transfers;
tagged command queuing and elevator seek for optimized data handling
Promise Array Management : Monitors status of arrays, hard drives, and controller via TCP/IP;
warns of drive failure; allows rebuilds of mirrored arrays;
synchronizes data in fault-tolerant arrays; email notification for
specified array events; S.M.A.R.T.-compatible status reporting
ACPI Support : S1, S3, & S4