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Adaptec Intros Controller

MILPITAS, Calif. -- Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions, today announced the availability of a new two port controller designed to ensure high performance external storage connectivity of PCI Express (PCIe) equipped, Windows, and Linux computers. The latest addition to Adaptecs family of industry leading RAID controllers, the Adaptec 1225SA provides a wide range of superior features designed specifically for small office and home office (SOHO) networks relying on external direct attached storage (DAS) for professional workstations and entry servers.

Fully tested to ensure compatibility with majority third-party systems and devices, as well as all external SATA (eSATA) disk drives and tape drives on the market today, the new Adaptec 1225SA RAID controller installs in any available PCIe slot, and offers two external SATA ports with speeds up to 3 gigabits per second. The card is equipped with the intuitive Adaptec Storage Manager™ (ASM) software for ease of use and improved management, and offers RAID levels 0, 1, JBOD and eSATA hot-swap compatibility, enabling users to easily move drives or volumes from one system to another, delivering maximum flexibility and superior data protection.

“Use of eSATA by the computing and consumer electronics industries is increasing with the expectation that its superior performance will drive it to be a future standard for high-performance computing,” said Cathy Scott, vice president of marketing for Branded Products for WD. “WD offers an external hard drive solution with USB 2.0 and eSATA interfaces so that consumers’ digital content today also will be accessible using tomorrow’s super-fast computers. By offering an eSATA product, Adaptec is helping consumers enjoy the fastest transfer rates – today and tomorrow.”

Adaptec Inc.