HANOVER, Germany -- Adaptec(R) Inc., (NASDAQ:ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions, today unveiled the Adaptec RAID Series 5 Unified Serial controller family, the first RAID solution offering up to 28-port connectivity with both internal and external ports to achieve I/O performance up to five times faster than competitive products.
The Series 5 controllers are engineered to deliver the industry's most cost- effective solutions for increasing data storage access and scalability, allowing up to 256 SATA(i) or SAS(ii) drives to be seamlessly connected to a single system providing approximately 200TB of storage capacity. These efficient new PCIe interface controllers are designed for a wide range of storage-critical, bandwidth-intensive applications such as Web hosting, digital video surveillance, medical imaging and communications.
Building on Adaptec's breakthrough Unified Serial Architecture platform, the Adaptec RAID Series 5 family's unique design of up to 28 ports -- 24 internal and four external -- allows enterprise data storage solutions to take advantage of low cost SATA environments while delivering SAS performance and reliability. The Series 5 multi-port design delivers tremendous design flexibility to Adaptec's key customer audiences. It allows system integrators and OEMs to create tiered storage environments that ensure massive scalability while simultaneously simplifying the development and validation process. It allows system resellers to easily sell-up or sell-down by tailoring storage solutions based on individual application requirements. And, it enables enterprise customers to "future-proof" today's system expenditures with the knowledge that as data capacity demands grow, additional storage hardware can be effortlessly added or swapped.
"Our Series 5 controller family represents yet another Adaptec engineering milestone," said Suresh Panikar, director, Worldwide Marketing, Adaptec.
"Our long-standing relationships with virtually all of the major systems and storage providers give us a unique industry perspective to develop storage controllers with the features, functionality and economies that our customers demand in their next-generation offerings. The engine for this innovation is Adaptec's Unified Serial Architecture platform which has set the benchmark in the data storage arena."