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

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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 HBA’s 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 HBA’s 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.”

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 solutions to help customers’ better store, manage and deliver their data. With a focus toward markets that require higher performance, ATTO manufactures host and RAID adapters, bridges, RAID storage controllers, and management software. ATTO solutions provide connectivity to all storage interfaces including SCSI, SATA, iSCSI, SAS and Fibre Channel. ATTO distributes its products worldwide directly to Original Equipment Manufacturers, systems integrators, VARs and authorized distributors. Contact ATTO: 155 CrossPoint Parkway, Amherst, NY 14068; Phone: (716)691-1999; Fax: (716)691-9353; website:

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