Using an Integrated Device Technology Tsi384 PCI express X4 to PCI-X 64-bit/133MHz bridge and the Silicon Image SiI3124A single chip host controller, the PCI Drive Array is capable of incorporating 4 embedded 2.5”, 5400/7200 RPM SATA hard drives or even faster solid state drives for total capacities of over 4TB*, making it a perfect fit for applications such as servers, industrial PCs, high speed data collection and storage systems that require maximum performance from their storage architecture.
The PCIe Drive Array is compatible with several systems and only uses one internal full length PCIe X4 slot; it fits perfectly in Apple’s Mac Pro system, server motherboards and is also small enough to fit in a 1U slot for industrial applications.
The PCI Drive Array contains drivers for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Novell Netware operating systems for both RAID and non-RAID operations. The PCI Drive Array also includes configuration software and supports RAID 0 (striping), RAID 1 (mirroring), RAID 1+0 (mirrored stripe), and RAID 5 (parity stripe), as well as JBOD and concatenated volumes via the Silicon Image SATARaid™ RAID management utility.
Designed for optimum performance, the PCI Drive Array Supports SATA II Native Command Queuing & SATA 1.0 Tagged Command Queuing, ensuring that drives stay fully loaded with queued commands.