Today, the ultimate protection for critical information is accomplished through RAID 1
(mirroring), overlaying RAID 5 (striping with parity), and then adding a global hot spare.
FastSwap supports the entire Promise IDE RAID product line, which includes FastTrak (a four-drive IDE RAID 0/1 card), Checkered Flag FT440BX (a Pentium II 440BX motherboard with two dedicated IDE RAID 0/1 ports), and DriveDefender (a dedicated, two-drive RAID 1
Its FastCheck(tm) Windows GUI software offers array monitoring to identify arrays, identify failed drives, and guide the rebuild process for the user under RAID 1
An on-board RAID coprocessor offloads the RAID 1
(mirroring) and RAID 5 (data striping with distributed parity) operations from the server CPU, freeing it for other tasks.