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Promise Technology UltraTrak RM8000
RAID Array Storage Subsystem w/ 8x000GB Drives



Equipment Notes:

Contains 8 000GB Ultra ATA Hard Drives
RAID Levels Supported 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 30, 50
LUNs Supported - 8
Hot Swap Drives
Hot Swap Fans
Hot Swap Power Supplies
(3U rack-mount height): 135 (h) x 485 (w) x 560 (d) mm; 5.3" x 17.6" x 19.5"
Net weight: 24 kg;
Gross weight: 28.5 kg

Ultra ATA Drive Types - Ultra ATA/133* and Ultra ATA/100

Large LBA Support -
48-bit Large LBA recognizes drives exceeding 137GB each

Fault Tolerant Hot Swap & Automatic Data Rebuild -
Supports hot swap of failed drive and use of global hot spare drive to immediately begin rebuilding data in case a drive fails, user defined priority on rebuilds ensures minimum application interruption.

Onboard RAID Controller -
Hardware RAID, onboard RISC processor with 128MB cache memory for RAID operations and data cache, cache data can be protected through optional battery backup, RAID transactions are written to nonvolatile FRAM to ensure data integrity

SCSI Interface -
Ultra160 SCSI (host adapter required), maximum transfer rate 160MB/s

Data Handling Features -
Supports using variable stripe block sizes for application efficiency, advanced data handling algorithms, tagged command queuing and elevator seeks enable SCSI level performance

Array Creation -
Supports multiple logical arrays per system; push button-operated setup with text-based LCD display, or available through PAM GUI software, locally or remotely

Online Array Expansion -
Allows adding drives to array on-the-fly to increase storage capacity without restarting RAID subsystem or losing data

Online RAID Level Conversion -
Permits changing RAID levels on-the-fly without restarting RAID subsystem or losing data

Array Management Tools -
LCD; serial port or in-band SCSI using PAM

Hardware Protection -
N+1 Hot-swap and redundant subsystem cooling fans; N+1 hot-swappable power supplies (N+1 fans and power supply hot swap ONLY on RM8000, RM15000 and SX8000)

Operating Systems Supported -
Systems with onboard or add-on Ultra160 SCSI controller.

Power -
N+1, redundant, hot-swappable power supplies with voltage auto-sensing (hot swap power supply only on mid-range units), dedicated cooling, and PFC support (RM4000/15000 only)


Designed for entry level to midrange server environments. Supports eight drives in 3U. Fans and power supplies are hot swap and redundant with local and remote failure notification. Choose the RM8000 when capacity needs are balanced with performance and flexibility.

Promise Technology completely redefines network server and high end workstation storage with its new UltraTrak SX & RM series of SCSI-to-ATA RAID subsystems. These powerhouses allow IT professionals to build huge capacities with up to eight (SX8000 / RM8000) or four SX4000) Ultra ATA drives for maximum versatility and economy. A scalable design helps increase performance, capacity, and data redundancy.

Operational Excellence Through Effective Array Management
Functional storage systems require more than top quality hardware. With Promise Technology's extensive experience in delivering RAID solutions, we understand the needs of storage system users and we have complemented our products with our web-based Promise Array Management (WebPAM) software, an easy-to-use, feature-rich solution for managing all of your Promise RAID arrays locally or remotely. With this easy to use, graphical array configuration and monitoring tool you can monitor drive configuration, create, expand, convert, or delete disk arrays, monitor enclosure status, and provide online event logging and notification and much more.

Key Benefits
Simplify array management: Configure, manage and monitor all Promise storage solutions through a single, host-independent web-based management console.

Reduce total cost of ownership for array storage: Centralize network wide storage and array management with single-point software management. Manage more systems with fewer resources.

Higher availability with remote management: Distribute email alerts or pop-up windows based on preselected event types or error. Array performance can be optimized by scheduling array rebuild or synchronization in off-peak hours.



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