As the data be generated and processed by today’s PC servers grows rapidly, even computing intensive servers need to have RAID protection for the internal hard disk drivers. Traditionally it is a choice between a low cost but less reliable Software RAID or a high price IOP RAID. Now with CPU moving into high-speed, multi-cores architecture, the traditional performance boundary between Software RAID and IOP RAID is gradually disappearing. By combining both Software and IOP RAID into a new “Hybrid” mode, PROMISE has created the new innovative approach for manufactures looking for the best Software ROMB solution on server boards without compromising RAID performance, quality and reliability. Based on the same RAID core technology, PROMISE is able to assist system board manufactures design and deliver desktop systems that have IOP level RAID performance with Software RAID cost.
The PROMISE Software ROMB solution offers a cost-effective option for implementing a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 or RAID 10 storage system with up to six ports of the South Bridge supported high-performance Serial ATA disk drives. PROMISE Technology is the leading provider of Serial ATA interface and RAID solutions, and with software ROMB, users can benefit from PROMISE’s experience in maximizing Serial ATA storage system performance.
PROMISE Software ROMB incorporates many of PROMISE Technology's advanced features. PROMISE RAID Option ROM Menu provides a simple way to setup RAID mode and drive assignment. The Web-based RAID Management Utility (WebPAM) provides users easy installation, configuration and operation. Hot-Swapping and Hot-Spares simplify disaster recovery efforts, by enabling migration to replacement hardware.
The PROMISE SW ROMB solution also provides a wide range of OS support, including Windows server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, Home Server, Redhat Linux 4.8/5.4 and SUSE Linux 10 SP3/11. With the multi-OS driver and utility support, the PROMISE ROMB solution can accelerate the deployment process of OEMers and motherboard manufacturers.