ATTO Technology 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID and Host Bus Adapters Interoperable with Toshiba Hard Disk Drives

High Performance SAS HBA and RAID Adapters Pass Compatibility Testing at Toshiba FACT Lab

Sep 21, 2010

Amherst, NY (September 21, 2010) — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today that its first-to-market 6Gb/s SAS/SATA Host Bus Adapters and 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapters have met compatibility requirements with Toshiba's enterprise-class of 6Gb/s SAS drives. By meeting these standards, ATTO's HBA and RAID adapters are now officially recognized as FACT Lab compatible. When combined with Toshiba 6Gb/s SAS enterprise drives, ATTO 6Gb/s HBA and RAID adapters provide a wide range of benefits to system integrators and users by reducing testing time and costs.

"Our interoperability testing process allows customers to confidently deploy ATTO HBAs and Toshiba hard disk drives in demanding enterprise server and storage environments," said Joel Hagberg, vice president of enterprise marketing at Toshiba Storage Device Division. "Qualification of ATTO's technology offers our customers a proven and reliable solution that, alongside Toshiba's enterprise-class drives using the 6Gb SAS interface, delivers outstanding performance for mission-critical business applications."

ATTO's ExpressSAS® 6Gb/s SAS/SATA host bus adapters offer the ultimate in flexibility with five distinct port configurations and support for Windows®, Linux, VMware® and Mac® platforms. Combining x8 PCIe 2.0 technology, SAS speeds and ATTO's exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) Technology, ExpressSAS® 6Gb/s SAS/SATA HBAs provide a cost-effective, direct attached storage connectivity solution. ATTO ExpressSAS® RAID Adapters deliver cost-effective hardware RAID protection to direct attached SAS or SATA JBOD storage. ExpressSAS® RAID Adapters are an affordable alternative to RAID arrays and allow users to add JBOD storage quickly and easily.

To achieve optimal performance in high bandwidth environments, ATTO combines hardware and software elements to effectively manage latencies and control the acceleration of data transfers. ATTO's proprietary technologies and software provide consistently high data rates right out of the box.

“ATTO is an industry leader in developing new technology,” said Mark Valentino, product manager, ATTO Technology. “Our experience with being first-to-market with ExpressSAS® 6Gb/s SAS/SATA HBAs, combined with Toshiba's high performance 6Gb/s SAS drives, provides a viable and flexible solution for the most demanding applications.”

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