ATTO Technology Announces a Family of Next Generation 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapters

ExpressSAS® RAID Adapters Provide a Performance Upgrade from 3Gb/s to 6Gb/s

Mar 02, 2010

Amherst, NY (March 2, 2010) — 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.

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