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ATTO host adapters support Intel Macs

updated 10:05 am EDT, Tue August 8, 2006

ATTO commits to Intel Macs

ATTO Technology on Tuesday announced support for the Apple's Intel-based Mac architecture, saying that it now offers native support for the new machines with its complete line of SCSI, Fibre Channel and SAS Host and RAID adapters. "ATTO ExpressPCI SCSI adapters, Celerity Fibre Channel adapters, and ExpressSAS RAID adapters are the only PCI Express (PCIe) adapters available today that support Mac OS X on the Intel platform," the company said. "As members of the Intel Storage Community and Managed Developers Program, ATTO worked closely with Intel to design our host adapters to take advantage of the innovative performance of the 64-bit dual-core Intel Xeon Processor and achieve immediate market delivery."

ATTO's ExpressPCI UL5D is a dual-channel host adapter that combines four lane PCI Express technology and Ultra320 speeds for high-performance environments and applications such as high definition video, special effects rendering and non-linear editing.

The company's ATTO Celerity single-, dual- and quad-channel host adapters allow users to move data express speeds without bottlenecks. Using a combination of PCI-Express and 4-Gigabit Fibre Channel technologies, the adapters can be used for high definition video editing, 2K digital production and transactional environments, achieving up to 800MB/sec per channel for throughput performance. In addition, the host adapters offer ADS TM Technology, enabling large blocks of data to move faster and more efficiently on the PCI bus than any other host adapter on the market, according to the company.

ATTO Technology's line of SAS/SATA RAID adapters incorporates two next generation technologies; Serial Attached SCSI and PCI Express. Delivering transfer rates of up to 2.4GB/sec., the ATTO ExpressSAS RAID adapter is the first product in a new line of RAID adapters. According to the company, ATTO's exclusive DVRAID, is capable of handling the most demanding applications such as 2K and 4K film, multiple layers of complex, uncompressed real-time effects, and high definition video editing while adding parity data protection to SAS/SATA storage devices.

"ATTO's complete line of SCSI, Fibre Channel and SAS adapters will ensure the throughput required for handling massive media files without bottlenecks. ATTO Technology will continue to set the standard for high-performance adapters and will continue to deliver industry-leading Macintosh solutions that meet our customers' performance expectations and aggressive time-to-market requirements," states Ed Tierney, director of marketing for ATTO.

by MacNN Staff





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