ATTO Technology Announces the Industry's First 6Gb SAS/SATA
Host Adapters Now Available to All Channels

Twice the Performance of Existing SAS/SATA HBA's

Amherst, NY (March 24, 2009) — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today announced the release of a family of five 6Gb/s SAS Host Adapters, the ExpressSAS® H608, H680, H644, H60F and H6F0, to the general marketplace. As part of this release, ATTO unveiled the industry's highest performing SAS/SATA HBAs available, the ExpressSAS® H60F and 6F0, featuring two independent controllers, support for up to 512 physical devices, and 16 independent lanes of 600MB/s connectivity for an aggregate throughput of up to 19.2 GB full duplex.

The impressive speed of the ExpressSAS® family of next-generation 6Gb/s HBAs delivers a future-proof solution for data-intensive IT and digital media applications such as tape backup, data warehousing, high-definition video post-production and digital film production.

ExpressSAS® 6Gb/s SAS host adapters offer the ultimate in flexibility with five distinct port configurations, support for Windows®, Linux, VMware® and Mac® environments, compatibility with SAS, SAS 2.0, SATA and SATA II devices, and a broad range of compatibility with leading drive, enclosure and expander manufacturers.

ExpressSAS® H608 – 8 internal ports
ExpressSAS® H680 – 8 external ports
ExpressSAS® H644 – 4 internal ports and 4 external ports
ExpressSAS® H60F – 16 internal ports, dual independent controllers
ExpressSAS® H6F0 – 16 external ports, dual independent controllers

Combining x8 PCIe 2.0 technology, SAS speeds and ATTO's exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) Technology, ExpressSAS® 6Gb/s SAS host adapters provide a cost-effective, direct-attached storage connectivity solution. 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. This distinctive intelligence provides the fastest and most efficient performance for SAS/SATA systems with reduced I/O bottlenecks.

"ATTO has reached a major milestone in delivering next-generation products to the market by shipping the industry's first 6Gb/s SAS host adapters to all channels," commented Tim Klein, president of ATTO Technology. "By utilizing the latest SAS/SATA technology on our next-generation ExpressSAS® products, ATTO remains well-positioned to provide our customers with the highest-performing 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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ATTO Technology, Inc.
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