SuperTrak EX8760T/8768 6Gb SAS and SATA Hardware RAID

SuperTrak EX8760T/8768
6Gb SAS and SATA Hardware RAID Controllers
SuperTrak EX8760T/8768
6Gb SAS and SATA Hardware
RAID Controllers
High Performance, Scalability and Reliability
for today’s demanding storage needs
High Performance SAS RAID Controller
SuperTrak EX8760T/8768 6Gb SAS Controllers are designed to provide high performance and
high throughput while delivering cutting edge features and unparalleled reliability. Built from the
ground-up using PMC Sierra’s state-of-the-art 8011 I/O processor coupled with up to 512MB of
DDR2 Memory, Promise’s world class enterprise proven RAID Engine and an 8x PCIe Express 2.0
interface, SuperTrakEX 6Gb SAS Controllers are the most versatile and reliable SAS Controllers
in the storage industry today.
The SuperTrak EX8760T/8768 6Gb SAS Controllers feature list is the most comprehensive in the
business supporting Hardware Accelerated RAID levels such as RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 50, RAID 60
in addition to Automatic Array Rebuild, Array Expansion, Array Migration, Bad Sector Remapping,
Dedicated Hot Spares, Hot Plug, Hot Swap, Online Firmware Updates (update from OS), SPGIO for
backplane management and SES II for management of external devices such as the Promise J-Class
JBOD Subsystem. The Media Patrol feature allows predictive scanning of hard drives to determine
if and when the hard drive may become usable, copying all data to a designated spare disk before
the drive actually fails saving time and potential data loss.
Force Unit Access (FUA) combined with the Battery Backup Unit (BBU) provides the ultimate
piece of mind in the event of power loss. FUA forces all data to be immediately written to the hard
drive therefore eliminating the possibility of data residing in the cache of the hard drive minimizing
data loss when the power is interrupted. The BBU ensures that any data in the cache on the
SuperTrakEX SAS Controller is preserved for up to 72 hours on a full charge.
Feature Rich Web Management Tool
WebPAM Pro is Promise’s feature rich Web Management Tool that allows easy and extensive
management of Promise SuperTrak EX8760T/8768 6Gb RAID Controllers. With WebPAM Pro,
SuperTrak EX8760T/8768 6Gb RAID Controller features and functionality can be easily accessed
and configured. Need to disable cache on the hard drives? No problem. Need to setup email
notification for critical or non-critical events? No problem. How about monitoring battery charging
status and or checking the health of a hard drive? Once again, not a problem. Customization is
critical to deployment in the field and the SuperTrak EX8760T/8768 6Gb SAS RAID Controllers
offers extreme flexible for today’s IT and AV Professionals.
Flexible and Scalable High Performance Storage for any Environment
SuperTrak EX8760T/8768 6Gb SAS Controllers can easily integrate into a number of performance
demanding environments powering File Servers, Exchange Servers, Transactional Databases and
Web Servers. Audio, Photo and Video professionals can rely on SuperTrak EX8760T/8768 6Gb
SAS Controllers to deliver the performance necessary to meet their rigorous daily routines of
editing, manipulating, rendering and storage of digital content. SuperTrak EX8760T/8768 6Gb SAS
Controllers support Windows 2003,Windows 2008 and Windows 7 along with Fedora Core Linux,
Free BSD, Miracle Linux, Redhat, SuSE Linux and VMware. SuperTrakEX 6Gb SAS Controllers are
Windows and VMware 3.5/4.0 Certified.
:: 6Gb/s SAS/SATA Interface
:: Hardware-accelerated RAID 5 and RAID 6 for ::
maximum data protection
Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
PerfectRAID technology featuring robust error handling, error recovery and media patrol
Automatic/manual rebuild of dedicated and global hot spare drive
Online capacity expansion and RAID level migration to add capacity as needed
Optional 72 hour battery backup module to preserve data in controller cache during power failure
Force Unit Access writes data immediately to hard drive to minimize data loss
Linux Open Source driver support
Multiple logical drive support
PMC Sierra 8011 I/O processor
PCI Express 2.0 x8 Host Bus Interface
Supports the latest Solid State Drives (SSD)
Sophisticated Array
Management Tools
Web-based Promise Array Management
(WebPAM PRO) software offers professional management tools in a simple-touse, straight forward format. Array configurations, management and monitoring
features are available via the web based
interface. Moreover, the SuperTrak
EX family supports industry standard
SNMP and CIM/WBEM so third party
management application integration is
• 8 Internal SAS/SATA ports at 3Gb/6Gb/s
— Two SAS SFF-8087 connector
• 600MHz PMC Sierra 8011 I/O processor
• Onboard 512MB ECC DDR II memory
• 8 External SAS/SATA ports at 3Gb/6Gb/s
— Two SAS SFF-8088 connectors
• 600MHz PMC Sierra 8011 I/O processor
• Onboard 512MB ECC DDR II memory
and Software
• PCI-Express 2.0 x8 host bus interface
• Hardware XOR engine to offload parity calculation
• Hardware RAID 6 accelerator
• Low-profile MD2 form factor
• Optional on-board battery backup unit for data retention up to 72 hours
• Forced Unit Access – ensures data has been written immediately to hard disk
• Support Variable Sector enabling compatibility for 2TB+ volumes with Legacy OS such as
Windows Server 2003
• Support 32 logical drives per array and 256 arrays per controller
• RAID 0 – Data striped across 1-16 drives for increased performance, but no data protection
• RAID 1 – Mirrored pair of drives for data protection with increased read performance
• RAID 1E – Data mirroring extended to maximize balanced performance. Allows odd number
drive mirroring
• RAID 5 – Striped parity on 3-16 drives, ultimate data protection, capacity and performance
• RAID 6 – Double parity for maximum data protection on 4-16 drives; allows double drive
failures without downtime or data loss
• RAID 10 – Mirrored pair of RAID 0 for double drive failure protection; can be split into two
RAID 0 sets
• RAID 50 – Striped multiple RAID 5 sets to improve performance and provide additional data
• RAID 60 – Striped multiple RAID 6 sets to allow multiple drive failures to achieve high-data
• Multiple logical drive support enables combining different RAID levels on one set of disk
• Read Check table to avoid data read errors
• PerfectRAID™ technology for error handling and recovery of fatal, media and disk errors
• Support hot swap of failed drives and hot spares
• Automatic/Manual rebuild of hot spare drive
• Background initialization for instant drive availability
• Supports bad sector remapping
• Variable stripe block size support to meet various application requirements
• Synchronization can be scheduled periodically for RAID data consistency
• Extensive SMART Monitoring and Status Reporting
• PDM (Predictive Data Migration)
• Creates, deletes, expands, and converts disk arrays remotely
• Media Patrol on configured and spare hard drives
• Redundancy Check scheduling
• Monitors drive, array, and enclosure status and provides online event logging
• Email notification of drive, array, controller or enclosure events
(e.g. error or degrade conditions)
• Remote management based on industry standard CIM/WBEM
• Interface displays in 10 languages
• CLI support
• LIVE Firmware Update – update firmware using WebPAM Pro in the Operating System
(Windows and Linux)
Supported RAID
RAID Fault
Tolerance and
Promise Array
A Leader in SAS
Promise Technology is the originator of
ATA RAID and is a worldwide leader
in SAS/SATA RAID with over 15 million controllers shipped. Using SAS and
SATA technology to design and manufacture fast, reliable, cost-effective data
protection, Promise is the perferred
choice for SAS/SATA host bus adapters,
RAID controllers and SAS/SATA external storage systems.
Operating System
• Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7
• Red Hat Linux, SuSE Linux, Miracle Linux, Fedora Core, Linux open source driver (32/64-bit)
• FreeBSD, VMware 3.5/4.0
Platform Support
• X86 and X64 for identification
• Array configuration utility at the BIOS level
• BIOS Boot specification support: boot system from any array
• Flash-upgradeable BIOS for future upgrades
• SES-2
• I²C
Cable in Kit
Two 0.5-meter multi-lane cable (4x SFF8482 SAS cables)
Limited Warranty
0 to 50°C (40°C w/ BBU)Relative humidity: 5%-95% non-condensing
16.7 cm x 6.8 cm (6.6” x 2.7”)
UL, FCC, CE, FCC Class B, BSMI, VCCI, KCC, C-tick
3 Year
About Promise
Promise Technology, with a track record of over 20 years of storage products development and over 10 years experience in
supplying high quality RAID storage products, is highly recognized as a premier high quality and dominant RAID storage supplier
in the industry with a comprehensive storage product line offering including Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA)
PCIe RAID HBAs, desktop NAS and DAS systems, rack mount SAN and DAS storage subsystems with Fibre Channel, SAS,
iSCSI, and SCSI connectivity, for SOHO, SMB, and enterprise customers.
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SuperTrak EX8760T/8768
6Gb SAS and SATA Hardware RAID Controllers
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