Now for a 32K stripe size. July 9, Promise SX Tweakers vormt samen met Tweakers Elect , Hardware. The latest drivers from Promise’s web site were used. Antec Minuet Case Review. On to the card: Anatomy of a RAID adapter 1 4.

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But as usual I digress. Now for a 2-disk RAID0 array. This seems about right for a single drive in sustained transfer mode. Because many intelligence has been moved to the driver, it is of vital importance that the driver is reliable and stable. Unlike these fasttraj, RAID 5 requires some hardware horsepower to calculate the parity bits and spread the data across the array.

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Then there were issues of very slow performance with drives above GB but this was fixed with a firmware update. Hooked up the four drives and powered the system.

I submitted an incident report via the Promise website, or tried to. Unfortunately Promise doesn’t fulfill this last condition. Here you can view, define, delete or repair an array.

The component that I was proud of the most in this server was a Promiseā€¦. The latest drivers from Promise’s web site were used. Intel Fastrtak i Processor Review. Anatomy of a RAID adapter 1 4.


We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this product and give it our Silver Award. I heartily recommend this card for users looking to utilize four or less drives in a RAID 5 array. Tweakers vormt samen met Tweakers ElectHardware.

Performance with 4 drives was superb with sustained rates averaging about 3 times that of the single drive graph above.

Then we had some strange behavior whereby performance actually went down as more drives were added. Performance is very good in all areas and Windows XP seems to fly along thanks to the addition of cache memory. Cookies op Tweakers Tweakers maakt gebruik van cookies, onder andere om de website te analyseren, het gebruiksgemak te vergroten en advertenties te tonen. A minimum of 32MB memory is fsattrak.

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Pin It on Pinterest. Creating arrays larger than 2 terabyte is not possible, but with only four disks that won’t be possible in the near future anyway.

Conclusion Eventually this card has shown us why Promise engineers have so much faith in it. Access times and sequential transfer rates Lees meer Hardeschijfcontrollers English Raid Serial ata. Also included are two power splitter cables in the assumption that the card was obtained to make use of all 4 channels otherwise why not sc4000 bought the cheaper TX?

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Now for a 32K stripe size.

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PAM is straightforward to use and allows for the gamut of options, including enabling write back cache. Anatomy of a RAID adapter 2 5. All this has been put on an enormous full size PCB that doesn’t testify of a need for integration.

Changes to an array require a reboot, but it nice to make changes remotely and schedule a sx0400 without interacting with the machine. After my email to tech support I received an answer three days later suggesting the problem lay with the DIMM I was using.

Feature comparison 2 We would like to thank Promise Technology Inc.