Drive Controllers and the Serial ATA InterfacePage 2
Redundant Array of Inexpensive DisksPage 3
Basic RAID levelsPage 4
Effects of Striping and Mirroring on ReliabilityPage 5
Effects of Striping and Mirroring on PerformancePage 6
Advanced RAID levels: 0+1 and 1+0Page 7
Table: RAID Failure Modes in Four Drive ConfigurationsPage 8
Advanced RAID levels: RAID-5Page 9
RAID-5 with the Promise FastTrak S150 SX4Page 10
Table: Comparison of Promise SATA and Ultra-ATA RAID ControllersPage 11
Table: RAID Controller Competitors of the FastTrak SX4Page 12
Hardware InstallationPage 13
Picture: Installation of Promise FastTrak S150 SX4Page 14
Setting up the ControllerPage 15
Backing up and Restoring Windows XP ProfessionalPage 16
Problems with Windows XP Professional RestorePage 17
Performance TestsPage 18
Table: Sandra RAID versus Hard Drive BenchmarksPage 19
Picture: System Configuration for Hard Drive BenchmarksPage 20
SiSoftware Sandra Disk Benchmark AnalysisPage 21
SX4 Windows XP Driver IssuesPage 22
ConclusionPage 23
FastTrak S150 SX4 LinksPage 24
Contact Information and Copyright NoticePage 25
Table: SiSoftware Sandra RAID-0 BenchmarksPage 26
XXClone: Freeware XP Drive Cloning SoftwarePage 27
Fasttrak SX4 Hang on Boot ProblemPage 28