ATTO Technology Expands SAS Offering by Introducing ExpressSAS Host Adapters Featuring the Intel® IOC340 Processor

October 25, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today announced the introduction of two new host adapter products to its ExpressSAS product family. Building off of the ATTO ExpressSAS RAID adapters launched earlier this year, the ExpressSAS H380 and ExpressSAS H308 are new entries to the company’s line of innovative host adapter products. The family expansion adds a cost effective, entry-level connectivity solution that delivers high-performance access to data for applications in DVA and IT infrastructures including high-definition video post-production, digital film production, digital prepress, tape backup, audio production, email compliance, data warehousing, data mining and transaction based environments.
Featuring a low-profile design, the ExpressSAS H380 and H308 adapters combine an eight-lane PCIe bus architecture with 3-Gb SAS technology to deliver data transfer rates of up 300MB/sec per port. With the integration of ATTO’s exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) Technology and the leveraging of the Intel® IOC340 I/O SAS chip technology, the ExpressSAS host adapters have been designed to efficiently manage latencies and control the acceleration of data transfers for optimal performance in high-bandwidth environments.
The ExpressSAS H380 offers cost-effective connectivity through two external x4 MiniSAS SFF8088 connectors, while the H308 model utilizes two internal x4 MiniSAS SFF8087. Interoperable with a wide range of SAS and SATA storage devices including JBOD enclosures, tape libraries and RAID arrays, the ExpressSAS host adapters are capable of delivering the performance necessary to handle multiple layers of complex, uncompressed real-time effects, and edit high-definition video.

"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 and are the ideal solution for transactional database applications, email servers and large server farms as well as demanding video environments.”

About ATTO Technology, Inc.
ATTO Technology, Inc. is a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments. ATTO provides a wide range of end-to-end solutions to help customers’ better store, manage and deliver their data. With a focus toward markets that require higher performance, ATTO manufactures host adapters, RAID adapters, bridges, RAID storage controllers, virtual tape appliances, and management software. ATTO solutions are based on providing a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces including SCSI, SATA, Internet SCSI (iSCSI), Gigabit Ethernet, SAS and Fibre Channel. ATTO distributes its products worldwide directly to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), systems integrators, VARs and authorized distributors. Contact ATTO Technology, Inc. world headquarters, at: 155 CrossPoint Parkway, Amherst, New York 14068; Phone: (716) 691-1999; Fax: (716) 691-9353; Website:

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