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Promise Technology FastTrak TX8660 8-Port SAS/SATA 3G PCIe x4 Controller (Pack of 5)

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Promise Technology FastTrak TX8660 8-Port SAS/SATA 3G PCIe x4 Controller (Pack of 5)


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Product Highlights

  • SAS/SATA 3GB/s Device Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD & SPAN
  • PCI Express x4
  • Single Driver & BIOS for RAID & SAS Mode
  • Data Transfers up to 750MB/sec
  • Native Command Queuing
  • Disk Activity LED Headers
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The Promise Technology FastTrak TX8660 8-Port SAS/SATA 3G PCIe x4 Controller (Pack of 5) offers an economical solution and SPAN storage system with up to eight high-performance SAS or SATA disk drives. In addition to the supported RAID features, the FastTrak TX8660 also supports SAS (Non-RAID) mode for general storage application without RAID.

Single Hardware and Software for RAID and Non-RAID
The FastTrak TX8660 offers single hardware and software for both RAID and non-RAID storage applications, one system integration and qualification effort plus rich operating system support for various storage applications in the field.
Enterprise Proven RAID Engine
The FastTrak TX8660 model delivers fast, efficient and reliable RAID level 0 for maximum capacity and performance without any fault tolerance, level 1 for maximum data protection, level 5 for balance of capacity plus data protection, level 10 for drive redundancy plus capacity and performance, JBOD for single and non-array drive and SPAN for concatenated stripe using Promise Technology's enterprise proven technology. The flexible FastTrak TX8660 allows you to choose the best that fits your application. For maximum uptime, the FastTrak TX8660 supports features like transparent data recovery and drive rebuilds performed in the background.
Supports Both SAS and SATA Drives
By supporting both SAS and SATA drive types and using the latest industry protocols to enhance performance and reliability, the FastTrak TX8660 controller provides a flexible cost effective RAID controller board spanning server, workstation and desktop markets.
Advanced Features
The FastTrak TX8660 incorporates many of Promise Technology's advanced features. The onboard BIOS automatically identifies and configures drive type. The Web-based Promise Array Management software provides users easy installation, configuration and operation. Promise's Metadata on Disk simplifies disaster recovery efforts by enabling migration to replacement hardware.
Sophisticated Array Management Tools
Web-based Promise Array Management 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 TX8660 supports industry standard SNMP to simplify third party management application integration.
Device Support 8x SAS/SATA ports for up to 8 SAS/SATA 3GB/s devices
RAID Levels Supported 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD and SPAN
Data Transfer Rate Up to 750 MB/s
Features Support hot-swap of failed drives
Transparent data recovery and rebuilds drive in background
Online capacity expansion - Adds capacity on the fly
RAID level migration - Changes array levels on the fly
MetaData on disk for drive roaming
Fast initialization
Arrays are bootable with built-in BIOS
Upgrades your current disk drive to a RAID array by migrating existing data to the array
Low-profile form factor MD2
Flash up-gradable for future updates
Supports ACPI (S1, S3, S4)
System Management
Management Tools WebPAM local and remote monitoring for Windows and Linux - 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 array events, S.M.A.R.T. compatible status reporting
Notification Email, audible and visible alarms
Operating System Support Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, 2000, Windows Server 2003/2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Linux
Linux Kernel 2.6 Partial Source Code
Supports x86 and x64 platforms
SAS 3Gb/s Support Supports serial attached SCSI 1.1, including SAS 3Gb/s, SSP protocol
Serial ATA 3Gb/s Support Supports serial ATA revision 2.6, including native command queuing, staggered drive spin-up, HDD activity indication
PCI Express Support PCI express x4 interface compliant to PCI express specification, Rev.1.0a
Operating Temperature 32 - 122° F (0 - 50° C)
Agency Certifications UL, cUL, CE, FCC Class B, BSMI, VCCI, KCC, C-Tick
Dimensions (H x W) 2.72 x 6.3" (69 x 159 mm)
Weight Not specified by the manufacturer
Promise Technology FastTrak TX8660 8-Port SAS/SATA 3G PCIe x4 Controller (Pack of 5)
  • 10x SFF-8087-to-SAS Fanout Cable
  • CD with Promise RAID Management (WebPAM) Software, Windows Drivers, Linux Drivers and FastTrak Controller User Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
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