ATTO Technology has introduced their latest shared RAID Storage Controllers. ATTO’s FastStream RAID Storage Controllers are independent external RAID storage controllers that provide 8Gb Fibre Channel or 6Gb SAS host connectivity to multiple tiers of SAS/SATA disk storage enclosures.
All models, including the 5550, 8250 and the 8550 are available with updated features and benefits. FastStream storage controllers connect workstations or a SAN to low-cost JBOD disk storage, providing managed latency for high-performance workflows. The FastStream is designed for applications in digital audio/video and IT infrastructures, including digital film production, high-definition video post production, imaging, digital prepress, disk-to-disk backup, audio production and transaction-based environments.
The FastStream SC 8550 touts with transfer speeds of up to 1500MB/second while providing parity RAID protection to multiple tiers of disk enclosures. It’s engineered to run six streams of 10-bit uncompressed HD video or 30 streams of DVCPro HD video simultaneously for up to four users without the aid of a switch.
In the event of drive failures, FastStream’s RAID protection continues to supply full system bandwidth to applications while a RAID group rebuilds. In addition, FastStream doesn’t require a SAN IT specialist for setup, management or maintenance and is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.
The FastStream line is also available as an embeddable microATX form factor for OEMs and system integrators and supports up to 64 storage devices internally. Embeddable FastStream units are designed with an optional external wide-port miniSAS connector giving customers the option of connecting to additional storage arrays providing a combination of internal and external storage. For more information on the entire line of FastStream Storage Controllers, go to http://www.attotech.com .