ATTO Technology (, a provider of storage
connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive
computing environments, has announced a new addition to their
FastStream Storage Controller line.

The FastStream SC 8200 is a storage controller that provides
6-Gigabit SAS host connectivity and 3-Gigabit SAS/SATA drive
connectivity with RAID protection and advanced storage management
features. It’s provided in two versions; an external
rackmount/desktop appliance and an embeddable RAID controller
targeted at OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and systems

The FastStream product line provides a variety of features, 4KB
sector size support to address partitions larger than 2TB, Media
Error Handling which minimizes workflow interruptions caused by
imperfect media, SES Management and Monitoring and non-block device
pass-through that allows users to connect devices such as tape and
optical drives alongside their disk storage, according to Tom
Kolniak, director of Products for ATTO Technology.

One of the most beneficial aspects of the FastStream is that firmware
updates are always free, protecting your investment through new
technology innovations, he adds. A firmware upgrade will add new
features without additional cost or licensing fees.

With the recent introduction of ATTO’s 8-Gigabit Fibre Channel to SAS
RAID Controller along with Multipathing support for Mac OS X, Windows
and Linux, the 6-Gigabit FastStream SC 8200 joins a product line that
is optimized for smooth data streaming with sustained performance so
there are no dropped frames, Kolniak adds. Contact ATTO for pricing