"The inclusion of a Serial ATA RAID
upgrade option offers HP workstation users an advanced storage solution that could be ideal for customers' performance applications."
"As the pioneer of ATA RAID
and the first company to deliver a hot swap enclosure for ATA RAID
environments, Promise has recognized the necessity of reliable SATA drive hot swap for server applications," said Sam Sirisena, vice president of sales and marketing worldwide, Promise Technology, Inc.
Promise Technology is the recognized world leader in ATA controllers, ATA RAID
cards and ATA RAID
"As the market for ATA RAID
continues to grow, storage users are looking for targeted solutions that address their unique requirements.
"The driver effectively brings the connectivity of Adaptec's SCSI RAID and ATA RAID
controllers to mainstream Linux operating systems, allowing distributors to develop a new breed of RAID-enabled systems."
"Now users with smaller servers and professional workstations can take full advantage of the cost-savings, performance, and proven reliability offered by Promise ATA RAID
Built upon Nexsan's groundbreaking EnterpriseATA technology, the ATABeast delivers industry-leading features including dual active/active ATA RAID
controllers with failover/failback.
For example, Data Domain's Restorer is an on-site disk-based restore repository that replaces ATA RAID
systems or NAS, and complements tape by relieving the pressure of being the primary backup and restore target.
The advent of large ATA RAID
arrays renders backing up to disk an affordable and efficient option.
It includes the only Serial ATA PCI RAID solution with battery backup module and is being released to the public as the one-stop-source for professional class Serial ATA RAID
storage adapters, including low-cost two-, four- and six-port solutions.
However a large part of the quality differential is due to ineffective strategies employed by the ATA RAID
community using legacy RAID methodologies.
Additionally, today's ATA RAID
leaders are delivering subsystems that bring the cost of ATA RAID-based disk storage below $3 a gigabyte.
There are a few factors that have kept ATA RAID
from seriously challenging SCSI: The 18-inch cable limitation of ATA makes it difficult to connect large storage banks of ATA drives; the limit of two drives per cable makes it hard to build large capacity storage subsystems, where most controllers can attain reasonable performance with a maximum of four drives; SCSI drives and controllers have features that lead to increased performance that ATA drives do not have; early attempts at ATA RAID
were generally poorly implemented, causing those who tried it to have a negative experience, establishing a reputation for unreliability for ATA RAID
The ATA RAID
1200A and 2400A, two- and four-channel products, respectively, for workstations and entry-level servers, are also part of the bloodline.
In 1999, GartnerGroup Dataquest stated that ATA RAID
gained a definite share of the overall host-based RAID controller market.