November 12, 2008
Adaptec Introduces New Unified Serial Host Bus Adapters
TMCnet Contributing Editor

 Adaptec has introduced the Adaptec (News - Alert) Series 1 Unified Serial Host Bus Adapter (HBA) family. The new product family is equipped with two low-profile cards that support up to 128 SATA or SAS (News - Alert) storage devices, says the company.

As the demand for SAS tape drive solutions continues to rise, Adaptec Series 1 HBAs tries to plug the gap between demand and supply by providing the compatibility and performance required to fulfill such demands.
System integrators often look for a high level of scalability with the HBAs. Adaptec says its Series 1 HBAs provide maximum scalability and flexibility to system integrators, system builders, resellers, OEMs, and IT managers. These products go along well with systems requiring connectivity to hard disks, tape drives, removable media, solid state drives (SSD), RBODs (RAID Bunch of Disks), expanders, and JBODs.
Each product in the Adaptec Series 1 family caters to a variety of data storage I/O requirements and integrates the latest PCIe connectivity and broad operating system support. This includes Windows, Linux and FreeBSD. Series 1 is compatible with more than 200 I/O devices.
The tape autoloaders and libraries often need huge amount of data backup and archiving capabilities. The new Series 1 HBAs are suited to perform such functions and enables the customers to customize data protection. The Adaptec Series 1 family features the Adaptec 1405 with four internal ports and the Adaptec 1045 with four external ports.
“The new Series 1 family brings Adaptec's Unified Serial architecture to the HBA market and fills a significant market need for highly-scalable, cost-effective and high-performance connectivity in a wide range of growing storage environments,” said Suresh Panikar, director, Worldwide Marketing, Adaptec. “The Series 1 family completes our Unified Serial product line, and complements our high-performance, award-winning Series 5 RAID controllers and the value-oriented RAID Series 2 products.”
Generally available through worldwide distributors and resellers by Nov. 28, 2008, the Adaptec 1405 Kit ($190), the Adaptec 1405 Single ($160), and the Adaptec 1045 Single ($190) begin shipping in mid-November.
Apart from introducing new and timely products for the market, Adaptec has also done its bit for the environment by introducing Intelligent Power Management solution in September this year. The solution targets original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), integrators and IT managers seeking a way to easily custom-configure storage systems.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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