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The Promise Technology FastTrak TX8660 8-Port SAS/SATA 3G PCIe x4 Controller (One Card) 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.
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.
CD with Promise RAID Management (WebPAM) Software, Windows Drivers, Linux Drivers and FastTrak Controller User Manual
Quick Start Guide
3 Year Limited Warranty
Table of Contents
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
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)
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
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