Promise FastTrak SX4060 Controller Card
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Product Information for Promise FastTrak SX4060 Controller Card

Highlights for Promise FastTrak SX4060 Controller Card

  • Product Type:ATA RAID Controller
  • Host Interface:PCI
  • Drive Support:Up to 4

Marketing Information

The FastTrak SX4060 ATA RAID PCI adapter delivers industry leading RAID 5 performance at an unprecedented performance-to-price ratio. For companies running popular applications like web services, file/email servers, audio/video streaming and nearline storage, the FastTrak SX4060 opens the world of professional RAID 5 performance and data protection and combines it with cost-effective Ultra ATA (PATA) drives for the ultimate internal storage solution. Based on OEM-proven RAID 5 technology, the FastTrak SX4060 competes with SCSI RAID 5 controllers-at one half to one-third of the price. RAID 5 storage protection is no longer the privilege of budget-rich IT departments.

General Information

  • Manufacturer
  • : Promise Technology
  • Manufacturer Part Number
  • : FASTTRAKSX4060
  • Product Line
  • : FastTrak
  • Product Name
  • : FastTrak SX4060 Controller Card
  • Manufacturer Website Address
  • :
  • Product Type
  • : ATA RAID Controller

    Technical Information

  • Host Interface
  • : PCI
  • Data Transfer Rate
  • : 133MBps
  • RAID Levels
  • : 0
  • Drive Support
  • : Up to 4

    Processor & Chipset


  • Standard Memory
  • : 64MB ECC SDRAM


  • Ports
  • : 4 x 40-pin IDC Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7) - IDE Internal



    Power Description

    Environmental Conditions

    Physical Characteristics

  • Form Factor
  • : Plug-in Card
  • Shipping Dimensions
  • : 2.5" Height x 8" Width x 14" Depth
  • Shipping Weight
  • : 1.5 lb


    Package Contents

  • FastTrak SX4060 Controller Card
  • 64 MB SDRAM DIMM Memory Card
  • Quick Start Guide
  • FastTrak driver diskette
  • Four Internal 18 inch (46 cm) Ultra ATA, 80-wire/40-pin hard drive cables
  • Two Y-cable power splitters
  • CD with:
    • Drivers
    • Promise Array Management (PAM) utility
    • PAM User Manual
    • FastTrak SX4060 User Manual

    Additional Information

  • Channel Quantity: 4
  • Promise RAID Processor with XOR engine for RAID parity calculations and memory controller for local cache memory
  • FRAM for RAID 5 transaction log to avoid data corruption in the event of application hangs
  • Built-in GPIO ports for enclosure management
  • Storage capacity up to 1 terabyte (with four 250 GB drives)
  • RAID Fault Tolerance and Robustness Features:

  • Online array expansion and RAID level migration to add capacity on the fly
  • PerfectRAID technology for error handling and recovery of fatal, media and disk errors
  • DRM (Drive Roaming Metadata) technology:
    • Supports upgrade to any Promise storage sub-subsystem
    • Supports drive roaming to any port on the controller
    • Allows array roaming in the event of controller failure
  • Support hot swap of failed drives and hot spare
  • Automatic/manual rebuild of hot spare drive
  • Background initialization for instant drive availability
  • Background rebuild, migration and synchronization
  • Error and event logging
  • Variable stripe block size support to meet various application requirements
  • Optimal disk utilization with gigabyte rounding
  • Support for SMART capable drives
  • Synchronization can be scheduled periodically for RAID array data consistency
  • Advanced Performance Features:

  • Multiple caching policy support:
    • Write-back: Write-back cache for maximum write performance
    • Write-through: Write-through cache for data protection in the event of application freeze
    • Read ahead: Predictive read ahead caching based on application and data types
  • Packet commands and interrupt coalescing minimize interrupts for better performance
  • Elevator seek streamlines commands based on where data is located on the disk
  • Load balancing (mirrored RAID array only)
  • Promise Array Management:

  • Creates, deletes, expands, and converts disk arrays remotely
  • Array synchronization and rebuild scheduling
  • Monitors drive, array, and enclosure status and provides online event logging
  • E-mail notification of disk, array, controller or enclosure events (e.g. error or degrade conditions)
  • FastBuild BIOS:

  • Array configuration utility at the BIOS level
  • BIOS Boot Specification support: boot system from any array
  • Flash-upgradable BIOS for future upgrades
  • Warranty

  • Standard Warranty
  • : 3 Year Limited