ATTO Technology Selected by G-Technology by Hitachi to Deliver High-Performance Desktop RAID Connectivity

Amherst, NY (August 29, 2011) – ATTO Technology, Inc. today announced its ExpressSAS 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapters have been selected by G-Technology by Hitachi, a leading manufacturer of external disk storage solutions designed for professional content creation applications, to provide high-performance connectivity for their G-SPEED™ eS Pro desktop drives. Using ATTO’s ExpressSAS 6Gb/s R680 RAID Adapter, G-Technology provides a solution that supports real-time HD and film production, including dual-stream uncompressed 10-bit 1080/60i and 2K DPX playback in RAID 5 protected mode.

ATTO’s line of 6Gb/s ExpressSAS RAID adapters achieve optimal performance in high-bandwidth environments through PCIe 2.0 and PCIe technology and offer an extensive range of RAID levels to meet exacting specifications required by high-performance video and film applications.

“G-Tech’s utilization of our 6Gb/s ExpressSAS RAID adapters with their G-SPEED drives points directly to our years of experience in providing high-performance connectivity solutions that power audio and video workflows,” said Wayne Arvidson, vice president of marketing at ATTO Technology, Inc. “This combination reinforces ATTO’s role in delivering the leading storage infrastructure solutions to the media and entertainment industry. We look forward to growing our relationship for continued collaborative success.”

In addition, ATTO’s proprietary Advanced Data Streaming™ (ADS) Technology provides consistent high bandwidth with the lowest latency possible in video streaming and rich-content applications. . By combining hardware and software elements to effectively manage latencies and control the acceleration of data transfers, it provides the fastest and most efficient performance with reduced I/O bottlenecks, a critical requirement for media and entertainment applications.

"Our G-SPEED eS Pro storage array provides high-speed data transfers to meet the needs of the most demanding video and film professionals,” said Stacey Vrolyk, vice president of marketing for G-Technology by Hitachi. “Combining our enclosures with ATTO’s R680 adapters allows us to sustain close to 1000MB/sec speeds with RAID protection in a quiet, cool and reliable desktop solution. Complementing our quality commitment, our decision to offer ATTO with our products was based on its strong presence in the media and entertainment market as well as its time-tested technology.”

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