Highlights for Promise Technology TX4000 ATA RAID
- Product Type:ATA RAID Controller
- Host Interface:PCI
- Drive Support:4 x Physical
If you are a desktop power-user who needs the capacity and performance of a four-drive RAID with cost-effective, performance-proven Ultra ATA drives, the FastTrak 4000 is designed to meet your needs. The FastTrak TX4000 provides four independent ATA channels, a solution that is optimized for four-drive RAID implementations.
In a four-drive system, the FastTrak TX4000 bypasses the master-slave implementation used with two-channel controller cards, resulting in improved data throughput and the flexibility of hot-swap support in a RAID 0+1 set-up when paired with Promise's SuperSwap hot-swap drive enclosure.
The FastTrak TX4000 supports RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 0+1 configurations.
With a FastTrak TX4000 controller, you also get the benefit of Promise Technology's industry-leading ATA feature set. To assure 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. Every Promise controller also supports drive capacities exceeding 137GB. Promise cards can be used on both 33MHz and 66MHz PCI bus motherboards for wider compatibility and improved performance.
: Promise TechnologyManufacturer Part Number
: FASTTRAK TX4000Product Name
: TX4000 ATA RAIDManufacturer Website Address
: www.promise.comProduct Type
: ATA RAID Controller
Technical InformationHost Interface
: PCIData Transfer Rate
: 133 to 266MBps RAID Levels
: 0Drive Support
: 4 x PhysicalBootable
Processor & Chipset
: 4 x 40-pin Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7) - IDE Internal
Physical CharacteristicsShipping Dimensions
: 3" Height x 7" Width x 12" DepthShipping Weight
: 1.88 lb
Additional Information Four independent channels for improved performanceCost-effective, performance-oriented solutionSupports specification of Ultra ATA/133 which includes the ability to transfer data at up to 133MB/sec, and advanced CRC error-checking at higher drive speedsSupports 66MHz PCI bus motherboards capable of transferring data up to 266MB per second (backward compatible with 33MHz PCI bus transfers of 133MB/sec)Under RAID 0, FastTrak TX4000 boosts data transfer performance when striping multiple Ultra ATA/133 drivesProvides real-time, mirrored RAID (Level 1 and 0+1) to protect data on attached hard drivesSupports use of hot spare drive for immediate drive rebuilding in event of drive failureOnboard BIOS recognizes and configures attached drives for optimum speed and full capacityBIOS supports 48-bit large LBA mode to allow use of drives exceeding 137GB eachEasy installation and RAID setup lets all users quickly create the type of RAID their environment requiresIncluded Promise Array Management (PAM) utility offers graphical user interface (Windows only) for remote and local array monitoring, and can be configured to send email notification in case of array errors.
Device Support:Supports Ultra ATA/133 drivesBackward compatible with older Ultra ATA Drives
Data Transfer Rate*: Up to 266MB/sec (66 MHz PCI)Up to 133MB/sec (33 MHz PCI)
FastBuild BIOS:Optimizes drive performance by drive typeFlashable for future upgradesSupports multiple arraysBoots system from any arrayBBS compliantSetup menus for custom array creation
Data Protection Features:Mirrors data to second drive or drive pair for RAID 1 and RAID 0+1Offers 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 CPUCRC error-checking of Ultra ATA drives for data reliability during transfersTagged command queuing, elevator seek and packet chain command for optimized data handling
Promise Array Management:Monitors status of arrays, hard drives, and controller via TCP/IPWarns of drive failureAllows rebuilds of mirrored arraysSynchronizes data in fault-tolerant arraysEmail notification for specified array eventsS.M.A.R.T.-compatible status reportingACPI Support: S1, S3, & S4
* Data transfer rates may vary depending on drive make, motherboard, and PCI bus speed
Certifications & Standards FCC Class BCE
: 2 Year LimitedAdditional Warranty Information
: Free Technical Support is available at 408/228-6402 ext. 4 or via Promise's web site at www.promise.com