updated 05:25 pm EDT, Fri March 27, 2009
ATTO shipping new SAS HBAs
ATTO has released five 6Gbps SAS host adapters varying mainly on port configurations. The company claims the new devices deliver the fastest SAS/SATA host-bus transfer rates on the market, with the high-end 16-port H60F and H6FO carrying two independent controllers that support a maximum of 512 devices, with 16 lanes of 600MBps connectivity for a throughput of 19.2GBps full duplex.
The other three devices are 8-port devices, the H608 (eight internal ports), the H680 (eight external ports) and the H644 (four external ports and four internal). all five devices offer dual SAS/SATA connectivity. ATTO offers driver support for Mac OS X, along with Windows and Linux. The 16-port H60F and H6FO retail for $900 each, while the three eight-port devices retail for $500.