ATTO Technology Ships Industry's First
6-Gb SAS/SATA Host Adapter

Highest Performing SAS/SATA Host Adapter in the Market

Amherst, NY (November 13, 2008) – ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announces shipment of the ExpressSAS® H608 and ExpressSAS® H680, the industry's only 6-Gigabit SAS/SATA host adapters, to select OEMs and partners. Leveraging PCI Express 2.0 and 6-Gb SAS speeds, the H608 and H680 deliver the fastest available connection to SAS/SATA storage (up to 8-GB/sec. full-duplex), powering data-intensive IT and digital media applications such as email compliance, tape backup, data warehousing, high-definition video post-production and digital film production.

ATTO's next-generation ExpressSAS® H608 and H680 offer native x8 PCIe 2.0 to 6-Gb SAS/SAS2.0/SATA/SATA II connectivity ensuring compatibility with the latest in SAS and SATA technology. The ExpressSAS® H608 offers 8 internal lanes of connectivity and the H680 offers 8 external lanes of connectivity, each providing up to 1200 MB/sec. maximum full-duplex throughput per lane. Available in a true low-profile form factor to fit all physical server environments, ExpressSAS® 6-Gb host adapters feature full driver support for Windows®, Linux and Mac® environments, and are backwards compatible with 3-Gb SAS and SATA devices. Combining proprietary technologies, management software and superior technical support, ATTO provides the best performance and reliability in the industry.

ExpressSAS® 6-Gb host adapters feature ATTO's exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) Technology, enabling user to achieve the ultimate in I/O performance by controlling the acceleration of large and small blocks of data. This distinctive intelligence helps ensure that 6-Gb SAS/SATA systems are faster, provide better bandwidth utilization, are easier to manage, and improve system robustness.

ATTO's 6-Gb ExpressSAS® products leverage the experience ATTO has gained over 20 years of working closely with OEMs, and utilizes PMC-Sierra's new PM8001 Tachyon® SPC 8x6G 8-port SAS/SATA controller to meet the most demanding performance requirements of data-intensive IT applications including transactional databases, e-mail servers and large server farms.

“PMC-Sierra continues to deliver industry-leading enterprise storage controllers and complete end-to-end SAS/SATA chipset solutions,” said Kevin Burbank, director of product marketing for PMC-Sierra's Enterprise Storage Division. “The PM8001 Tachyon SPC 6Gb/s SAS controller enables our customers to deliver superior performance and differentiate their solutions with advanced SAS-2 features. We are pleased that PMC-Sierra's 6Gb/s SAS solutions have helped ATTO get to market quickly with its high-performance family of 6Gb/s SAS/SATA host adapters.”

“ATTO has reached a major milestone in delivering next-generation products to the market by shipping 6-Gb ExpressSAS® products to select OEMs and partners,” commented Tim Klein, president of ATTO Technology. “By utilizing the latest 6-Gb SAS/SATA technology on our next-generation ExpressSAS® products, ATTO remains in a position to provide our customers with the highest-performing host adapters. Additionally, by working closely with our OEMs and partners, ATTO is able to ensure a solid foundation of interoperability and optimum application performance upon general availability of the 6-Gb ExpressSAS® host adapters.” 



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ABOUT ATTO

For nearly 30 years, ATTO Technology, Inc., has been a global leader across the IT and media and entertainment markets, specializing in storage and network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for the most data-intensive computing environments. ATTO works collaboratively with partners to deliver a wide range of end-to-end, customized solutions to better store, manage and deliver big data. With a focus toward markets that require higher performance and with a dedication to working as an extension of customer’s design teams, ATTO manufactures host and RAID adapters, network adapters, storage controllers, Thunderbolt-enabled devices, switches and software. ATTO solutions provide a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces, including Fibre Channel, SAS, SATA, iSCSI, 40/10GbE, FCoE and Thunderbolt. Distributing its cutting-edge products worldwide through Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), systems integrators, value added resellers (VARs) and authorized resellers, ATTO is the Power Behind the Storage.

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