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Adaptec to Increase I/O Performance for New Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor-Based Server Systems

  • 26 May, 2006 12:01

<p>Adaptec First to Ship RAID On Chip (ROC) Controller Solutions with the Industry’s Most Advanced Data Protection Software for Systems with the New Intel Platform</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – May 26, 2006 - Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions, today announced that its RAID technology, including the industry’s first ROC solutions, has been optimised and tested for compatibility with the new Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® processors. In extensive testing, Adaptec SCSI, Serial ATA II (SATA II) and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) controller technology has been proven to increase I/O subsystem performance on systems built with the new Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® processor. Adaptec’s advanced RAID technology coupled with Intel’s latest processor enables system builders and end users to build reliable, high performance server and storage solutions with a choice of SCSI, SATA or SAS disk drives.</p>
<p>“The new Intel® Xeon® processor looks to be an excellent choice for customers whose applications require more performance or for companies that may want to take advantage of virtualisation technologies,” said Tim Connolly, vice president of marketing for the Adaptec Data Protection Solutions group. “When combined with a high-performance Adaptec RAID controller for the SCSI, SATA or SAS interface, customers get a top performer that also delivers the industry’s most advanced data protection.”</p>
<p>“Intel’s new Dual-Core Xeon® processors offer a high performance platform for controller vendors such as Adaptec’s advanced RAID technology,” said Jim Pappas, director of initiative marketing for Intel Corporation. “Testing of the PCIe solution and optimisation work on the 64-bit Xeon platform with RAID software from companies such as Adaptec ensure that customers win with a reliable, high performance solution.”</p>
<p>Adaptec RAID Solutions</p>
<p>In addition to offering standard RAID levels (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and RAID 50), Adaptec provides its customers with the industry’s most advanced RAID features through the Adaptec Advanced Data Protection Suite. It includes RAID 6 which provides increased data protection against the failure of two disk drives, as well as Hot Space (RAID 5EE), Striped Mirror (RAID 1E) and Copyback Hot Spare functionality to further simplify the management of designated hot spare drives. An optional feature, Snapshot Backup, provides the ability to create point-in-time copies of data to improve enterprise disaster recovery operations.</p>
<p>The Adaptec RAID controllers that are currently shipping and compatible with the Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor platform include:</p>
<p>• Adaptec Serial Attached SCSI RAID 4800SAS and 4805SAS;</p>
<p>• Adaptec Serial Attached SCSI 48300 and 58300;</p>
<p>• Adaptec Serial ATA II RAID 2820SA, 2420SA and 1420SA;</p>
<p>• Adaptec SCSI RAID 2130SLP and 2230SLP;</p>
<p>• Adaptec SCSI Cards 29160, 39160, 29320 and 39320.</p>
<p>For more information, please visit www.adaptec.com.</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 organizations, medium and small businesses, and consumers worldwide. Adaptec is an S&amp;P Small Cap 600 Index member. More information is available at www.adaptec.com</p>
<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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