Taipei, Taiwan, September 12, 2008-- Areca Technology Corporation (ARECA), today announced that their SATA ll RAID firmware version 1.46 and later now supports the smartmontools for Linux, allowing customer using the Areca's entire family PCI-X and PCI-Express series of high performance SATA ll RAID controllers and need of a way to control and monitor storage systems. You can reference the http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/ to get more information about the smartmontools package.
The smartmontools package contains two utility programs (smartctl and smartd) to control and monitor storage systems using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System (SMART) built into most modern ATA and SCSI harddisks. In many cases, these utilities will provide advanced warning of disk degradation and failure. Smartmontools can also be run from one of many different bootable CDs or floppies.
If smartmontools is not already installed on your system, then to get it, go to the download section. You will also find installation instructions for Linux and distributions. If you are looking for smartmontools user guides and tutorials, go to the documentation page. Scan section Frequently asked Questions, if you have specific problems or questions. Further support is available via the help page.
About Areca Technology Corporation
Areca Technology Corporation designs and manufactures storage products for virtually all areas of the storage market including DAS, NAS, and SAN. All PCI, SCSI, and Fiber Disk Array Controllers support RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 1E or JBOD. The company also produces its own custom ASIC, a high-speed IDE controller, and a RAID 6 engine on their controllers to achieve high data throughput and availability. Areca has completely committed its highly skilled research and development effort to disk array technologies that yield the fastest performance, best reliability and lower cost points than competitive disk array solutions. Areca Technology is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. http://www.areca.com.tw