Con il comunicato stampa di seguito allegato, Adaptec ha lanciato una nuova linea di controller Unified Serial RAID compatibili con l'interfaccia PCI-Express. Al momento le soluzioni disponibili sono cinque e tali da coprire sia le esigenze tipiche dei sistemi a basso profilo che quelle delle macchine ad alte prestazioni aventi funzionalità di media e application server.
I modelli base sono caratterizzati dalla dotazione di 4 o 8 porte mentre le versioni al top di gamma rendono disponibili 16 porte: per tutti la velocità di trasferimento è pari a 3Gb/s mentre la compatibilità con le periferiche di memorizzazione di massa include sia gli hard drive con interfaccia SATA che quelli aventi interfaccia SAS (Serial Attached SCSI).
Segue l'elenco completo dei nuovi controller Unified Serial RAID, con accanto il dettaglio relativo al numero di porte e al MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price) in dollari USA: Unified Serial RAID 3405 (4-porte, $390), 3805 (8-porte, $575), 3085 (8-porte, $745), 31205 (12-porte, $795) e 31605 (16-porte, $995). Per acquistare questi prodotti bisognerà attendere fino al prossimo 30 Marzo, quando essi saranno disponibili sul mercato internazionale.
MILPITAS, CA, Mar 13, 2007 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions, today launched the most comprehensive family of Unified Serial(TM) RAID controllers for the PCI Express (PCIe) interface. The new family consists of five different products and includes 4- and 8-port low-profile models, as well as the industry's only 12- and 16-port designs. Ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications including media servers, email databases, and application servers, these Adaptec Unified Serial RAID controllers deliver enhanced I/O performance, expanded scalability and high throughput.
"Fujitsu and Adaptec were early to develop serial interface products for widespread enterprise adoption," said Joel Hagberg, vice president, marketing and business development, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. "We enjoy a close relationship with Adaptec and the combination of Fujitsu serial hard drives with Adaptec Unified Serial controllers provides our customers and partners with compatible, tested solutions that will enhance performance and scale to manage enterprise data intensive applications."
The new family of Adaptec Unified Serial controllers enable enterprises to significantly boost the performance, scalability and reliability of their SATA disk drive-based solutions, coupled with the ability to also connect to high-performance SAS drives or both types of drives in the same system. In addition, by leveraging the industry's most comprehensive compatibility test lab, Adaptec has ensured that its Unified Serial controllers are compatible and fully supported by over 270 third-party systems and devices.
"Our goal is to continue to provide the most reliable, scalable, and cost-effective SAS/SATA storage enclosures to our customers," said Gene Lee, vice president of AIC, whose enclosure products went through extensive compatibility testing with the new Adaptec PCIe RAID controllers. "With Adaptec's latest RAID technology and its trusted reliability, AIC/Xtore is proud to team with Adaptec to offer users compatible storage components with leading performance and capacity support."
About the New Adaptec Unified Serial RAID Controllers
Adaptec's new family of Unified Serial RAID controllers are available with 4 to 16 3Gb/s ports and offer connectivity to both SATA and SAS disk drives. Designed specifically for entry to mid-range servers and workstations, the family consists of five (5) new solutions: The Adaptec RAID 3405 with 4 internal ports, the Adaptec RAID 3805 with 8 internal ports, the Adaptec RAID 31205 with 12 internal ports, the Adaptec RAID 31605 with 16 internal ports, and the Adaptec RAID 3085 with 8 external ports and the industry's first dual path failover functionality for external data path redundancy.
Source: Adaptec Press Release