Maxtor teams with Adaptec

Hard drive vendor Maxtor has announced a collaboration with Adaptec to simplify the deployment of new serial attached SCSI (SAS) technology for system builders and resellers through extensive compatibility testing and the distribution of a special SAS evaluation kit to a select group of integrators worldwide.

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By  Stuart Wilson Published  December 11, 2005

Hard drive vendor Maxtor has announced a collaboration with Adaptec to simplify the deployment of new serial attached SCSI (SAS) technology for system builders and resellers through extensive compatibility testing and the distribution of a special SAS evaluation kit to a select group of integrators worldwide. The special kit includes Maxtor Atlas SAS hard disk drives with the Adaptec serial attached SCSI RAID 4800SAS and 4805SAS controllers and storage enclosure 335SAS. The new kit has prompted several resellers to start qualifying the products with workstations and servers to deliver next generation storage solutions to their customers, according to Maxtor. “Adaptec and Maxtor have a long history of working together to ensure compatibility of our products. The SAS interface supports both SAS and serial ATA disk drives to give OEMs, resellers and IT organisations unprecedented disk drive flexibility in their storage deployment,” said Brendan Collins, VP enterprise marketing at Maxtor. “Fully tested drives, controllers and enclosures will help our mutual customers speed their time to market and deliver superior SAS solutions to the market.” Tim Connolly, VP marketing data protection solutions group at Adaptec, added: “SAS provides an ideal solution for applications requiring high storage capacities as well as demanding transaction-oriented or throughput intensive data environments. By partnering with industry leaders like Maxtor we are able to drive solutions that take compatibility issues off the table, allowing for easy deployment of SAS/SATA solutions.” Maxtor Atlas SAS drives are shipping now and available at Maxtor distributors worldwide. Adaptec SAS RAID controllers, HBA and storage enclosures are also available both through distributors and Adaptec’s online store.

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