Anand is een paar dagen ziek geweest waardoor z'n review van de Promise Fasttrack wat gedelayed is, maar nu is-tie terug en wel met een super dikke review van 12 pagina's! Hier wat basic info over RAID en wat de Fasttrak doet:
The same principle, as you may or may not already know, has also been applied to hard disk drives through the use of a system known as the Redundant Array of Independent Disks, or RAID. As the name usually implies, RAID allows for two or more hard disks to be connected in a manner that allows one of two basic options, striping, and/or mirroring. While the specifics of the many functions of RAID will be diagramed and explained later, generally speaking, RAID has always been reserved for servers or extremely high-end workstations due to the extreme costs associated with RAID based disk subsystems. Until recently, RAID has been reserved for SCSI disk drives only, since the thought of having a low cost IDE based RAID system never really caught on. There is a great deal of confusion in the market over the actual benefits and functionality of RAID, and it is that confusion and set of common misconceptions that has led to the virtual absence of IDE RAID devices. This is simply because of the fact that the common user probably hasn't been exposed to the benefits of RAID and therefore has no desire to spend extra money on a seemingly "useless" technology. Promise Technology, Inc., has always been a supporter of higher performing IDE devices, and the company has definitely come a long way in recent times to become a prominent name in the hard disk controller industry. Hoping to push the IDE RAID technology into the hands of high-end consumers on a budget, Promise created two products based on their own IDE RAID technology, the FastTrack and the FastSwap Pro. Will Promise's attempt to integrate an IDE RAID solution actually succeed? There are a number of factors that one must consider before providing a thorough answer to that question, and at the top of the list?
Best wel interessant dus als je op zoek bent naar snellere harddisk of als de veiligheid van je gegevens erg belangrijk is. Zie Anand's review voor de info.