Promise FastTrak SX4100 Serial ATA RAID Controller
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Product Information for Promise FastTrak SX4100 Serial ATA RAID Controller

Highlights for Promise FastTrak SX4100 Serial ATA RAID Controller

  • Product Type:SATA RAID Controller
  • Host Interface:PCI
  • Drive Support:Up to 4 x Physical

Marketing Information

The FastTrak SX4100 4-port Serial ATA RAID controller delivers exceptional RAID 5 performance at an unprecedented price/performance ratio. For companies running popular applications like web services, file/email servers, video streaming, NAS storage and nearline storage, the FastTrak SX4100 opens the world of professional RAID 5 performance and data protection and combines it with cost-effective Serial ATA (SATA) drives for the ultimate internal storage solution. Based on OEM-proven RAID 5 technology, the FastTrak SX4100 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 large budget data center operations.

General Information

  • Manufacturer
  • : Promise Technology
  • Manufacturer Part Number
  • : FASTTRAK SX4100
  • Product Line
  • : FastTrak
  • Product Name
  • : FastTrak SX4100 Serial ATA RAID Controller
  • Manufacturer Website Address
  • :
  • Product Type
  • : SATA RAID Controller

    Technical Information

  • Host Interface
  • : PCI
  • Data Transfer Rate
  • : 150MBps
  • RAID Levels
  • : 0
  • Drive Support
  • : Up to 4 x Physical
  • Bootable
  • : Yes
  • Platform Support
  • : PC

    Processor & Chipset


  • Standard Memory
  • : 64MB ECC


  • Ports
  • : 4 x 7-pin SATA Serial ATA/150 - Serial ATA



    Power Description

    Environmental Conditions

    Physical Characteristics

  • Form Factor
  • : Low-profile Plug-in Card
  • Dimensions
  • : 2.22" Height x 6.62" Width


    Package Contents

  • FastTrak SX4100 Serial ATA RAID Controller
  • 4 x 26" (650mm) Serial ATA Cables

    Additional Information

  • Promise RAID Processor with integrated XOR engine for RAID parity calculations and memorycontroller for local cache memory

    RAID Fault Tolerance and Robustness Features:

  • Multiple logical drive support enables combining different RAID levels on one set of disks
  • Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration to add capacity as needed
  • PerfectRAID technology for error handling and recovery of fatal media and disk errors
  • Read Check table to avoid data read errors
  • 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
  • Variable stripe block size support to meet various application requirements
  • Synchronization can be scheduled periodically for RAID array data consistency

    FastBuild BIOS:

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


    Supported Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows 2003
  • Red Hat Linux
  • SuSE Linux
  • Linux partial open source driver


  • Standard Warranty
  • : 3 Year Limited