6G for Mixed SAS/SATA Environments

Arthur Cole

Mixed SAS/SATA environments will soon have access to the latest, fastest networking technology for high-data environments.


ATTO Technology took a step in this direction this week, releasing the first set of 6Gb SAS/SATA host adapters to its OEM partners. The ExpressSAS H608 and ExpressSAS H680 offer up to 8 GBps full-duplex networking using native PCIe 2.0 connectivity. The 608 offers eight internal lanes while the 680 provides eight external lanes, each capable of up to 1200 MBps throughput.


The devices are built on a low-profile form factor suitable for all server environments. They support Windows, Linux and Mac OSes, and feature ATTO's Advanced Data Streaming (ADSTM) system that streamlines I/O performance through control and acceleration of data blocks.


The company is targeting the devices at data-intensive applications such as e-mail compliance, tape backup, warehousing and video and film production.

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