Planet Hardware ontving van Iwill een press release waarin de SIDE RAID 66 controller wordt aangekondigd. Evenals de Promise FastTrak ondersteund deze controller de RAID levels 0 (striping) en 1 (mirroring) (thanks zAb voor de tip):
Irvine, CA March 1, 2000 -- Iwill USA Corporation has announced the arrival of SIDE® RAID 66™, the unique hardware-enabled IDE RAID controller card designed for long-term upgrade ability through doubling the performance and storage capacity of your Ultra ATA66 hard drives (Fujitsu, IBM, Maxtor, Quantum, Seagate, and Western Digital).
Providing a performance similar to SCSI RAID, SIDE® RAID 66™ offers better stability compared to software-based RAID solutions, and offers an incredible user-friendly installation procedure. With SIDE® RAID 66™, Iwill delivers an easy and affordable IDE RAID solution using low-cost ATA-66 drives for Desktop, Workstation, and Server solutions.
The SIDE® RAID 66™ connects onto your PCI bus, and links your high capacity drives as a single ”virtual” drive with one single partition on the PCI system. The SIDE® RAID 66™ supports a maximum capacity of four hard drives, and uses IDE RAID 0, 1, and 0+1 functions.
The RAID 0 striping function increases the speed of your storage capacity by spreading data over two or more drives, and is excellent for video production, image editing, computer animation, and for gamers who require better performance for their hard drives. The RAID 1 mirroring function provides data protection through duplication onto a second paired drive, and is an excellent solution for systems using software in accounting, finance, medical, legal, retail, and restaurants. RAID 0+1 function provides hardware protection through fault tolerance.
The SIDE® RAID 66™ supports Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 9x, and comes bundled with easy-to-use video editing software—great for home movies. It also comes with a 5-year limited warranty, with full benefit of Iwill’s technical support and customer service team.
Naast de SIDE RAID 66 presenteerde Iwill op de CeBIT ook een Apollo Pro 133A plank met ingebouwde IDE RAID controller: