ATTO and Apple – a perfect pair! Getting ready for the Mac Pro

ATTO and Apple – a perfect pair! Getting ready for the Mac Pro

Nov 05, 2019

ATTO and Apple – a perfect pair! Getting ready for the Mac Pro

ATTO and Apple® have been a perfect pair for media professionals since the early 1990s, working together to drive the digital media revolution.  Together with our distinct technologies and experience, we continue to drive innovation in digital media workflows today.

Just like the Apple Mac Pro®, ATTO products are purpose-made to support all phases of media workflows, from production to archiving.  Our ecosystem of high-performance connectivity products and software is ready now with support for macOS® Catalina and the latest Mac Pro.

Mac Pro 2019 users can expand their new systems in ways they weren’t able to with the last generation.  Now, in addition to Thunderbolt™ ports, Apple is including eight internal PCIe slots which give this Mac Pro platform the potential to achieve the highest possible connectivity performance. 

The following is a list of ATTO products that can expand and enhance the power and capabilities of the latest generation Apple computing platforms:


ATTO Celerity™ Fibre Channel HBAs – Fibre Channel is the SAN connectivity technology major Hollywood studios rely on for their production workflows.

  • 32 and 16Gb/s Gen 6 Fibre Channel with up to 12.8GB/s transfer rates
  • Available in various configurations with up to four SFP+ ports
  • 8Gb/s options available

ATTO FastFrame™ Ethernet adapters – Ethernet is a cost-effective alternative for SAN connectivity and packs a performance punch with iSCSI.

  • 10/25/40/50/100Gb Ethernet with up to 100Gb/s theoretical transfer rates
  • 1 or 2 port configurations with SFP28, QSFP28 and RJ-45 options

ATTO ExpressSAS® HBAs – Direct-attached, dense connection to storage with data protection and built-in RAID capabilities.

  • 2 and 6Gb/s SAS/SATA with up to 1200 MB/s transfer rate per port
  • Up to eight internal or external ports in various configurations

ATTO ThunderLink® Thunderbolt™ adapters – Add high-performance Fibre Channel, Ethernet or SAS/SATA connectivity through external Thunderbolt ports.

  • Thunderbolt to 32, 16 and 8Gb Fibre Channel
  • Thunderbolt to 40, 25, and 10Gb Ethernet
  • Thunderbolt to 12Gb SAS/SATA


ATTO Xtend SAN™ iSCSI Initiator version 5.5 – The ideal protocol for Ethernet SANs, made possible for macOS® with our easy-to-use and feature-rich software.

ATTO Disk Benchmark™ for macOS – The industry-standard storage benchmarking software for Windows® now available for macOS.

ATTO Multipath Director™ – A specialized driver that exploits the multipathing capabilities of ATTO Fibre Channel HBAs and Thunderbolt adapters for additional performance and features.

ATTO ConfigTool™– Optimize storage connections built with ATTO HBAs to the maximum extent possible with this utility.

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