ExpressSAS RAID Adapters Provide a Performance Upgrade from 3Gb/s to 6Gb/s
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announces its third generation ExpressSAS SAS/SATA RAID Adapters, based on 6Gb/s SAS technology. These RAID adapters follow ATTO’s ExpressSAS 6Gb/s SAS/SATA host bus adapters, delivering significant advancements in performance and flexibility with enterprise-class features. With this announcement ATTO now offers a complete line of 6Gb/s SAS/SATA-based connectivity solutions for high-performance media and entertainment and general IT environments.
Available in four port configurations, ExpressSAS RAID adapters combine 6Gb/s SAS architecture and innovative features to deliver an affordable host-level RAID solution for high-bandwidth workflows, such as digital content creation, streaming video, transactional databases, and email and Web servers. ATTO incorporates value-add features into its line of 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID adapters to ensure smooth data transfers and consistent performance levels. Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) Technology controls the acceleration of data transfers to move large amounts of data faster and more efficiently, and DriveAssure™ Technology prevents premature drive failures ensuring uninterrupted access to data. These features combined with ATTO’s impressive signal quality, help customers create, share and protect data more effectively.
“Our new line of 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID adapters is the culmination of almost two decades of experience providing RAID-based connectivity solutions for Direct Attached Storage environments,” states Tim Klein, president and CEO of ATTO Technology. “ExpressSAS 6Gb/s RAID adapters leverage ATTO’s market-tested RAID stack to provide our customers with a reliable and high-performance transition from 3Gb/s SAS/SATA infrastructures to 6Gb/s SAS/SATA.”
ExpressSAS 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID adapters are available in four port configurations, 8 internal, 8 external, 4 internal/4 external and 16 internal, and support SAS, SATA and solid-state drives (SSDs). In addition to industry standard RAID levels 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 40, 50 and 60, ExpressSAS RAID adapters offer exclusive DVRAID™ protection for digital video environments. ExpressSAS 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID adapters also feature CacheAssure™, a flash-based protection module that provides an environmentally-friendly and maintenance-free solution that safeguards against the loss of cached data during a power or system failure.
Other features of ExpressSAS 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID adapters include:
• Up to 1200MB/s throughput per SAS port in full-duplex mode;
• Driver support for Windows®, Linux and Mac® OS X;
• Backwards compatibility with 3Gb/s SAS and SATA devices;
• Data Recovery Mode enhances offline capability to recover data from a failed RAID group;
• Easy-to-use GUI for simplified RAID group configuration and management;
• Pass-through support for tape devices;
• Full performance in degraded mode and 50% faster rebuilds.
The ExpressSAS R680, R608, R644 and R60F will be commercially available through worldwide distribution in Q2, 2010.
About ATTO Technology, Inc.
ATTO Technology, Inc. (attotech.com) is a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments. ATTO provides a wide range of solutions to help customers store, manage and deliver their data more efficiently. With a focus toward markets that require higher performance, ATTO manufactures host and RAID adapters, converged network adapters, bridges, switches, RAID storage controllers, and management software. ATTO solutions provide connectivity to all storage interfaces including SCSI, SATA, iSCSI, SAS, Fibre Channel, FCoE and 10GbE. ATTO distributes its products worldwide directly to Original Equipment Manufacturers, systems integrators, VARs and authorized distributors. Contact ATTO: 155 CrossPoint Parkway, Amherst, NY 14068; P: (716)691-1999.
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