ATTO Technology Announces the Expansion of its ExpressSAS® Line of SAS Host Adapters Featuring the Intel® IOC340 Processor

Aug 07, 2007

Amherst, NY (August 7, 2007) — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announces the addition of the ExpressSAS® H380 and H308 SAS host adapters to its existing family of SAS adapters.  The H380 and H308 models use the PCI Express Intel® IOC340 I/O Processor with integrated high-performance Intel® XScale® technology to deliver blazing-fast performance with transfer rates of up to 3 Gigabits per second per port with the flexibility to connect to both SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) and SATA II (Serial ATA) devices. 

Featuring a low-profile design, the ExpressSAS® H380 and H308 adapters combine x8 PCIe technology, SAS speeds and ATTO's exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™)  Technology to provide a cost-effective, direct-attached solution for high-performance server environments and digital-video applications. SAS, the next generation SCSI interface, delivers significant improvements in scalability, performance, reliability, and flexibility over parallel SCSI by leveraging a serial architecture for data transport. PCI Express is a low-cost, highly scalable serial bus technology that delivers added performance by increasing the I/O capacity while eliminating bus contention. Advanced Data Streaming is a compilation of hardware and software elements that manage latencies and control the acceleration of data transfers for optimal performance in high-bandwidth environments. Combined, these technologies provide the fastest and most efficient performance with reduced I/O bottlenecks.

The ExpressSAS® H380 offers connectivity through two external x4 MiniSAS SFF8088 connectors, while the H308 model utilizes two internal x4 MiniSAS SFF8087 connectors supporting up to 256 devices when connected through SAS Expanders.  Each of the eight ports on the ExpressSAS® adapter is capable of delivering up to 300 megabytes per second performance; enough to handle the most demanding applications such as 2K and 4K film, multiple layers of complex, uncompressed real-time effects, and high-definition video editing.

"ATTO has significant experience as a pioneer in the storage market and today's announcement of the ExpressSAS® family extension with our SAS/SATA low-profile host adapters with advanced management features demonstrates our commitment as a trusted industry leader," said Ed Tierney, director of marketing at ATTO Technology. "As we did with our SCSI product lines, we have taken the lead in delivering multi-vendor interoperability including Windows®, Linux and Mac® OS X. Taking advantage of the functionality in the Intel® IOC340 I/O Processor, ATTO ExpressSAS® Host Adapters deliver blazing-fast throughput -- the ideal solution for transactional database applications, email servers and large server farms.”

ATTO ExpressSAS® host adaptors will be generally available this fall. Contact ATTO or your local ATTO partner for more information.

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