New SAS/SATA RAID Storage Controllers (webwire)
ATTO Technology Introduces New FastStream™ SAS/SATA RAID Storage Controllers. a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today 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. FastStream offers the lowest cost-per-video stream for the media and entertainment industry and enables users to connect existing direct-attached storage without the addition of complex Fibre Channel SAN equipment. All models, including the 5550, 8250 and the 8550 are available with updated features and benefits.
My Two Cents: SAS and SATA controllers are to slow. I would like to experience faster hard drive speeds. I have replaced SAS drives with the older SCSI 15k drives because the SAS controllers were to slow, and I mean slow. So I am happy to see new SAS controllers being developed that will hopefully enhance the speed of the SAS and SATA drives. I would also like to see a universal controller that accepts both SAS and SATA drives together, I know SATA drives can run on a SAS controller, but SAS drives cannot run on a SATA controller. Universal is better!