Patent Number: 7,047,357

Title: Virtualized striping controller

Abstract: A striping disk controller and disk drive system for a computer system wherein the computer system includes a CPU connected to a system bus and executes an operating system including a BIOS, the striping disk controller and disk drive system includes, 1) an interface connected to the system bus and communicating with the BIOS, 2) first and second disk drives each having data separator electronics, data formatting electronics and head positioning electronics, and 3) a striping controller connected between the first and second disk drives and the interface, the striping controller adapted to cause data being communicated between the system bus and the first and second drives to be written to and read from the first and second drives in an interleaved form and substantially in parallel.

Inventors: Akiyama; James (Beaverton, OR)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G06F 12/00 (20060101); G06F 13/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/16/02018