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Promise Technology SuperTrak EX8768 Hardware RAID Controller Card

Promise Technology SuperTrak EX8768 Hardware RAID Controller Card

Promise Technology SuperTrak EX8768 Hardware RAID Controller Card

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Promise Technology SuperTrak EX8768 Hardware RAID Controller Card

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  • Controls up to 8 External Hard Drives
  • Up to 6 Gbps Data Transfer Rate
  • SAS / SATA / PCI Express 2.0 Interface
  • PMC Sierra 8011 I/O Processor
  • Supports RAID 0,1, 1E, 5, 6, 10, 50 & 60
  • PerfectRAID Technology
  • Media Patrol
  • Online Capacity Expansion
  • Rebuilding Hot Spare Drive
  • Force Unit Access / WebPAM Pro
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The Promise Technology SuperTrak EX8768 Hardware RAID Controller Card manages an array of up to 8 external hard drives. Featuring enhanced performance in editing, manipulating, rendering, and storing of digital content, the controller is suitable for use by audio, photo and video professionals. It comes with a built-in PMC Sierra 8011 I/O processor, 512 MB DDR2 (Double Data Rate 2) memory, and features 6 Gbps SAS / SATA and 8x PCIe Express 2.0 host bus interfaces.

PerfectRAID technology facilitates error handling, error recovery and media patrol. Media Patrol detects hard drive failure and copies all the data to a spare disk, thereby averting potential data loss. Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration allow you easily increase hard drive capacity.

The Hardware RAID controller supports RAID 0, 1, 1E, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60. In addition, it supports automatic or manual array rebuild, array expansion, array migration, bad sector remapping, dedicated hot spares, hot plug, hot swap, and online firmware updates (update from OS). SPGIO (Serial General Purpose Input / Output) helps provide backplane management. SES II (SCSI Enclosure Services) manages external devices such as the promise J-Class JBOD subsystem.

In the event of a power failure, the Force Unit Access (FUA) quickly copies all the data to the hard drive to minimize data loss. The optional Battery Backup Unit (BBU) preserves data in the hardware RAID controller cache for 72 hours on a full charge.

The WebPAM Pro web management tool allows you to disable the cache in the hard drive, setup email notification for critical or non-critical events, and monitor hard drive and battery charge status. You can use the EX8768 RAID controller in conjunction with file servers, exchange servers, transactional databases, and web servers. It offers Linux open source driver support and multiple logical drive support, and also works with the latest SSDs.

The hardware RAID controller provides you the flexibility to work with Windows 2003 / 2008 / 7 along with Fedora Core Linux, Free BSD, Miracle Linux, Redhat, SuSE Linux and VMware.

Controls array of 8 external hard drives for enhanced performance, scalability, reliability, and throughput
In-Built PMC Sierra 8011 I/O processor with 512 MB DDR2 (Double Data Rate 2) memory
6 Gbps SAS / SATA and an 8x PCIe Express 2.0 host bus interfaces
Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60
Facilitates automatic or manual array rebuild, array expansion, array migration, bad sector remapping, dedicated hot spares, hot plug, hot swap, and online firmware updates (update from OS)
Backplane management via SPGIO (Serial General Purpose Input / Output)
SES (Serial Attached SCSI) II manages external devices such as the promise J-Class JBOD subsystem
PerfectRAID technology facilitates error handling, error recovery, and media patrol
Media patrol detects hard drive failure and creates backup of all the data in a spare disk, thereby averting potential data loss
Hard drive capacity can be increased via online capacity expansion and RAID level migration
Force Unit Access (FUA) quickly copies all the data to the hard drive to minimize data loss in case of power failure
WebPAM Pro web management tool allows you to disable cache in the hard drive, setup email notification for critical or non-critical events, and monitor the hard drive and battery charge status
Supports file server, exchange server, transactional databases and web servers
Multiple logical drive support
Works with the latest SSDs
Supports Windows 2003, Windows 2008 and Windows 7 along with Fedora Core Linux, Free BSD, Miracle Linux, Redhat, SuSE Linux, and VMware
Enhanced performance in editing, manipulating, rendering, and storing of digital content
Suitable for use by audio, photo and video professionals
Windows and VMware 3.5/4.0 certified
UPC: 704118055210
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Promise Technology SuperTrak EX8768 Hardware RAID Controller Card
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    Specifications
    Controller Configurations 8 External SAS/SATA ports at 3 Gbps / 6 Gbps — Two SAS SFF-8088 connector
    600 MHz PMC Sierra 8011 I/O processor
    Onboard 512 MB ECC DDR II memory
    Hardware & Software Features PCI-Express 2.0 x8 host bus interface
    Hardware XOR engine to offload parity calculation
    Hardware RAID 6 accelerator
    Low-profile MD2 form factor
    Optional on-board battery backup unit for data retention up to 72 hours
    Forced Unit Access
    Support Variable Sector enabling compatibility for 2TB+ volumes with Legacy OS such as Windows Server 2003
    Support 32 logical drives per array and 256 arrays per controller
    Raid Levels RAID 0
    RAID 1
    RAID 1E
    RAID 5
    RAID 6
    RAID 10
    RAID 50
    RAID 60
    RAID Fault Tolerance & Robustness Multiple logical drive support
    Read check table
    PerfectRAID technology
    Support hot swap and hot spares
    Automatic/manual rebuild
    Background initialization
    Supports bad sector remapping
    Variable stripe block size
    Periodic synchronization
    Extensive SMART monitoring and status reporting
    PDM (Predictive Data Migration)
    Web-based Promise Array Manager Remote disk array creation / deletion / conversion / expansion
    Media patrol
    Schedule redundance check
    Monitor - Drive / array / enclosure status
    Email notification - Drive / array / controller
    CIM / WBEM remote management
    Interface displays - 10 languages
    CLI support
    LIVE firmware update
    Operating System Support Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7
    Red Hat Linux, SuSE Linux, Miracle Linux, Fedora Core, Linux open source driver (32/64-bit)
    FreeBSD, VMware 3.5/4.0
    Platform X86 and X64 for identification
    SuperBuild BIOS Array configuration utility at the BIOS level
    BIOS Boot specification support: boot system from any array
    Flash-upgradeable BIOS for future upgrades
    Enclosure Mangement SES-2, SGPIO, I²C
    Operating Temperature (32 to 122° F / 0 to 50° C) (40°C w/ BBU)
    Relative humidity: 5-95% non-condensing
    Certifications UL, FCC, CE, FCC Class B, BSMI, VCCI, KCC, C-tick
    Dimensions 6.6 x 2.7" (16.7 x 6.8 cm)
    Package Quantity N/A
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.8 x 7.0 x 2.2"

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