Storage in the Digital World


We live in a digital world. We digitally create, record, edit, share, and save practically everything from the movies we watch, to the pictures we take, to the documents we store. Today's digital home demands we protect this data against loss. Intel® Matrix Storage Technology provides improved performance and reliability for systems equipped with Serial ATA hard disk drives, today's proven storage solution. Inter Matrix Storage Technology provides support for features that enable lower power consumption. For mobile systems this provides a longer battery life.

Intel Matrix Storage Technology provides new levels of protection, performance, and expandability for desktop and mobile platforms. Whether using one or multiple hard drives, users can take advantage of enhanced performance and lower power consumption. When using more than one drive the user can have additional protection against data loss in the event of hard drive failure. Valuable digital memories are protected against a hard drive failure when the system is configured for any one of three fault-tolerant RAID levels: RAID 1, 5 or 10. By seamlessly storing copies of data on one or more additional hard drives, any hard drive can fail without data loss or system downtime. When the failed drive is removed and a replacement hard drive is installed, data fault tolerance is easily restored. In this way, Intel Matrix Storage Technology provides the level of data protection necessary for today's digital compute platforms. In the digital office the increased redundancy reduces costly downtime and maintains employee productivity involving the PC.

Intel Matrix Storage Technology can also improve the performance of disk intensive retrieval applications such as editing home video. By combining from two to six drives in a RAID 0 configuration, data can be accessed on each drive simultaneously, speeding up response time on data-intensive applications. Also, due to drive load balancing, even systems with RAID 1 can take advantage of faster boot times and data reads. In the office there are more background tasks such as virus scans, data backup, e-mail, and data processing consuming storage resources. Implementing a basic RAID 1 configuration helps alleviate the bottleneck encountered by running these added tasks. Intel Matrix Storage Technology provides benefits to users of a single drive as well. Storage performance is improved through Native Command Queuing (NCQ), harnessing the quad DMA controllers in the hardware, and optimized hardware & software tuning. For mobile systems, longer battery life is enabled through Link Power Management (LPM) which can reduce the power consumption of the chipset and SATA hard drive. To warn of possible hard drive failures, SMART alerting is provided, notifying users when the drive detects potential oncoming failure. For those who wish to later upgrade to RAID capabilities, a system with Intel Matrix Storage Technology pre­installed allows a simplified upgrade to any supported RAID level from a single drive without having to reinstall the operating system or incur any downtime.

Simplified Upgrade.Building or buying a PC with a single Serial ATA hard drive, then upgrading to RAID at a later date is typically not a simple task, as it requires the reinstallation of the OS and applications. However, an Intel Express chipset with Intel Matrix Storage Technology can be more easily upgraded to RAID capabilities when adding one or more additional Serial ETA hard drive(s). The Intel ® Matrix Storage Manager software (included with platforms supporting Intel Matrix Storage Technology) handles the configuration and migration while running in the background, allowing users to surf the Web or read e-mail during the process. Once the migration is complete, dramatic increases in data protection or storage performance are available.

6. Translate into Ukrainian.

1. failure tolerance; 2. redundancy; 3. downtime; 4. record, edit, share, and save data; 5. improved performance and reliability; 6. hard disk drives; 7. power consumption; 8. disk intensive retrieval applications; 9. response time; 10. drive load balancing; 11. faster boot times and data reads; 12. background tasks; 13. data backup; 14. to alleviate the bottleneck; 15. expandability; 16. running in the background; 17. Native Command Queuing; 18. DMA controllers; 19. optimized hardware & software tuning; 20. chipset.