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Adaptec Adds Unique RAID Data Protection Capabilities to Ultra320 Line of Parallel SCSI Controllers

  • 12 October, 2006 11:56

<p>Adaptec Ultra320 SCSI RAID Controllers with RAID 5EE Show 30 Percent Increase in Performance over Standard RAID 5</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – October 11, 2006 - Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions, today announced that its Ultra320 SCSI RAID controllers now come standard with the Adaptec Advanced Data Protection Suite – the industry’s most advanced data protection software. With this announcement, Adaptec is one of the first vendors to offer protection against the failure of two disk drives (RAID 6) on SCSI and the only vendor providing hot space (RAID 5EE), which delivers up to 30 percent improvement in RAID performance over RAID 5. Adaptec now offers the same advanced RAID data protection software across parallel SCSI, Serial ATA (SATA), and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controllers in order to simplify reseller qualification and data management for its customers.</p>
<p>Adaptec Ultra 320 SCSI Controllers now offer standard RAID levels (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and RAID 50) as well as the advanced RAID functionality included in the Adaptec Advanced Data Protection Suite right out-of-the-box. In addition to RAID 6 and RAID 5EE, the Advanced Data Protection Suite also includes RAID 1E and Copyback Hot Spare for improved management and array tracking through the ability to automatically reset a hot spare. Customers can also choose to purchase the optional Snapshot Backup feature for their Adaptec SCSI, SAS or SATA IOP-based RAID controllers for improved data back-up, management and disaster recovery by creating a point-in-time copy of an array.</p>
<p>“Although some companies have begun the transition to serial technologies, parallel SCSI continues to be an important technology for server and storage solutions,” said Demetri Christodoulou, Regional Manager for ANZ and South Asia at Adaptec. “Regardless of the transition to new drive interfaces, Adaptec will continue to maintain leadership by bringing advanced data protection and management software features to market across our entire line of controllers – from parallel SCSI, to SATA, to SAS. No other RAID data protection software stack is more tested and proven across a variety of applications and business situations than Adaptec’s.”</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability</p>
<p>These advanced data protection features have recently become available for all new purchases of the Adaptec SCSI RAID 2130SLP one-channel controller and Adaptec SCSI RAID 2230SLP two-channel controller. Existing SCSI RAID 2130SLP and 2230SLP controllers can be upgraded with the Adaptec Advanced Data Protection Suite for $A117 including GST – visit www.adaptec.com/premium_raid for more information. The Adaptec Advanced Data Protection Suite is also available for the Adaptec Serial ATA II RAID 2420SA four-port controller, the Adaptec Serial ATA II RAID 2820SA eight-port controller, the Adaptec Serial Attached SCSI RAID 4800SAS eight-port PCI-X controller and the Adaptec Serial Attached SCSI RAID 4805SAS eight-port PCIe controller. The Snapshot Backup feature is available as a software license key upgrade for $A309 including GST.</p>
<p>About Adaptec</p>
<p>Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT) provides trusted storage solutions that reliably move, manage, and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec’s software and hardware-based solutions are delivered through leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and channel partners to provide storage connectivity, data protection, and networked storage to enterprises, government organisations, medium and small businesses, and consumers worldwide. More information is available at www.adaptec.com.</p>
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<p>MEDIA CONTACT:</p>
<p>Rob Stirling
Markom Marketing
+61 2 9977 8922
rob_stirling@markom.com.au</p>
<p>Demetri Christodoulou
Adaptec Australia
+61 2 9503 1555
demetri@adaptec.com</p>

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