Adaptec RAIDs Mid-Range Server Market
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Data-storage access solutions provider Adaptec Inc. said it has launched two 64-bit, 66MHz RAID controllers targeted at the fast-growing, $7.9 billion mid-range server market.
The new four-channel Adaptec RAID 3410S and two-channel Adaptec RAID 3210S controllers complement today's faster 64-bit/66MHz servers, doubling the PCI-bus bandwidth of traditional mid-range server RAID products to significantly improve performance of the server's critical storage resources, officials said. The Ultra160 SCSI RAID products are timely as customers increasingly rely on more bandwidth-intensive server applications to run their business.
The Adaptec RAID 3410S and 3210S controllers bring enterprise-class performance to the mid-range server market. The new architecture doubles PCI-bus bandwidth, up to 528MB/sec. The new controllers are easier to install and use than ever before, with a more-streamlined installation process, simplified management software, and improved user documentation, officials said.
Adaptec quoted research firm Gartner Dataquest as reporting that the mid-range server market--servers in the $5,000 to $10,000 price range--was a $7.9 billion market last year, and is expected to grow to $10.4 billion by 2003.