Adaptec First to Deliver Ultra160 SCSI to the Channel; 2X Speed of Ultra2 SCSI At Same Price.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2000
Adaptec, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADPT ADPT Automated Data Processing/Telecommunications
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in full Small Computer System Interface
Once common standard for connecting peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, etc.) to small and medium-sized computers. SCSI has given way to faster standards, such as Firewire and USB. cards that double the speed of Ultra2, the current worldwide SCSI standard.
The new cards are similarly priced compared to their Ultra2 counterparts, and are ideal for the transaction-heavy environments generated by emerging e-business applications as well as traditional storage applications. By being the first to deliver Ultra160 SCSI to the distribution channel, Adaptec extends the leadership it established by first delivering the latest SCSI technology to OEMs, and solidifies widespread industry acceptance and rollout of Ultra160 solutions.
"The high performance desktop and server marketplace has an urgent need for a faster and more robust storage interface," said Jeff Loebbaka, vice president of channel and corporate marketing for Adaptec. "Servers running e-business applications and the increasing speed of disk drives, networks and systems all drive this need. We've added more SCSI performance while continuing to offer Adaptec's hallmark compatibility and reliability."
At 160MB/sec. performance, Adaptec's Ultra160 SCSI cards boast a data transfer rate double that of Ultra2 SCSI See Ultra SCSI. . Smooth migration to the new SCSI Card 39160, 29160, 29160N and 19160 is assured because users can continue to use legacy SCSI devices along with newer Ultra160 devices, with each device performing at its maximum speed. The Ultra160 SCSI cards use the same accessories as Ultra2 SCSI, eliminating the need for new LVD See LVDS.
LVD - Low Voltage Differential SCSI cables or terminators. In addition, new management features provide greater data integrity preservation at higher transfer rates.
About Ultra160 SCSI
Ultra160 SCSI has three core new features -- double-edge clocking, cyclical redundancy checking See CRC. (CRC (Cyclical Redundancy Checking) An error checking technique used to ensure the accuracy of transmitting digital data. The transmitted messages are divided into predetermined lengths which, used as dividends, are divided by a fixed divisor. ), and domain validation Domain Validation is part of the SCSI standard. It describes how to negotiate the best possible transfer agreement between two devices. There are three different messages that can be sent:
With CRC each data block contains extra bytes which lets the receiving device validate the contents in the data block, thus ensuring integrity of transferred data. Domain validation intelligently negotiates the data transfer rate between the host and the devices to ensure each device on the SCSI channel communicates at the highest rate possible.
Leading vendors including Compaq, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , Micron, NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).
NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. , Quantum, Seagate, Western Digital, and others have announced products that support Ultra160 SCSI. For more information about this new storage interface standard and the vendors that support it, visit http://www.ultra160-scsi.com.
About Adaptec SCSI Card 39160, 29160, 29160N and 19160
Adaptec is launching a full line of Ultra160 SCSI products that meet I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output requirements in systems ranging from enterprise servers to professional Windows desktops. The Adaptec SCSI Card 39160 provides the ultimate dual-channel Ultra160 SCSI performance and scalability for enterprise server configurations with internal and external hard disk drives. This card offers maximum throughput by using a 64-bit interface and by connecting up to 30 devices. New Ultra160 devices and legacy devices can run concurrently while maintaining maximum throughput.
The Adaptec SCSI Card 29160, targeted at the mainstream server market, provides the highest performance on a single channel 64-bit PCI card A circuit board that plugs into the computer's PCI bus and contains the control electronics for a peripheral device. Starting in the latter half of the 1990s, PCI became very popular. See PCI. with both internal and external connections to Ultra160 SCSI hard disk drives. The card also provides an internal connection to all legacy devices through legacy wide and narrow connectors. This SCSI card offers the greatest configuration versatility by enabling Ultra160 SCSI and legacy SCSI device connectivity, both internally and externally, in any combination.
The Adaptec SCSI Card 29160N is targeted for use with workstations and entry-level servers. It features a 32-bit PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.
(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus). interface, and provides a high-performance internal connection to Ultra160 SCSI hard disk drives, and internal and external connections to narrow SCSI devices including tape backup Using magnetic tape for storing duplicate copies of hard disk files. Users can add an internal or external tape drive to their desktop computers for backup purposes, and files are typically copied to the tapes using a backup utility that updates on a periodic schedule. , CD-RW (CD-ReWritable) The only rewritable CD technology. CD-RW disks look like other CD media, but with close inspection, they have a more polished surface with a very dark blue-gray cast. drives, scanners, and removable drives (1) A device that spins, reads and writes an optical disc, hard magnetic disk or floppy (magnetic) disk, which is inserted into the unit by means of a drive tray or cartridge slot. Examples of removable drive media are CDs, DVDs, REV disks and Zip disks. See removable disk. . This card is ideal for environments where the fastest SCSI drives are inside the box and external narrow devices are required. The 39160, 29160 and 29160N support all major operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap. , including Linux.
Adaptec SCSI Card 19160 is for high-performance desktops and provides connectivity to both internal SCSI hard drives and external narrow SCSI devices. The SCSI Card 19160 supports Windows 95, Windows 98 and NT 4.0. For more information about Adaptec's Ultra160 SCSI cards visit http://www.adaptec.com/ultra160.
Pricing and Availability
The Adaptec SCSI Card 39160, 29160, 29160N, and 19160 are available in kits and 10-packs. The 10-packs are for VARs and system integrators that are assembling multiple systems. The kits include cables, manuals and software, and are designed for the user requiring an all-in-one SCSI solution. The MSRP MSRP Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
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MSRP Member of the Society for Radiological Protection (UK) for the Adaptec SCSI Card 39160 kit is $399, the MSRP for the Adaptec SCSI Card 29160 kit is $349, the MSRP for the Adaptec SCSI Card 29160N kit is $329, and the MSRP for the 19160 kit is $259. The products are shipping to VARs and resellers now.
Adaptec makes storage work with products and solutions that move, transfer, manage, and protect valuable data that is the heart of Internet and e-business computing. Adaptec's hardware and software products are found in high-performance servers and workstations from the world's leading manufacturers, and are sold through distribution channels to enterprises, medium and small businesses, and consumers. With a range of host I/O, RAID, and CD recording software products, Adaptec is a market leader in storage solutions, and a powerful enabler of today's information age. Adaptec is an S&P 500 and a NASDAQ 100 member. More information is available at http://www.adaptec.com.
Comments from our disk drive partners:
"We are pleased that Adaptec's announcement coincides with the wide availability of our IBM Ultrastar Ultra160 SCSI hard drives," said Mike Workman, vice president of development, IBM Hard Drives. "We have completed extensive testing of the IBM Ultrastar/Adaptec Ultra160 SCSI solution which demonstrates very strong performance. We anticipate customers transitioning quickly and easily to Ultra160 from Ultra2, as much for the superior performance as for the technically seamless transition."
"We are working closely with Adaptec to make the Ultra160 SCSI standard widely available to our customers. With the introduction of Adaptec's Ultra160 SCSI cards, customers can now fully leverage the Ultra160 features in our Atlas IV, Atlas V This article is about the rocket. For the boat, see Atlas V (boat).
The Atlas V rocket is an expendable launch vehicle formerly built by Lockheed Martin and now built by the Lockheed Martin-Boeing joint venture United Launch Alliance. and Atlas 10K SCSI hard drives-already shipping in volume," said Clark Foy, vice president of marketing for Quantum's high-end storage division. "Because SCSI is such a well-proven and highly developed technology, we expect it to continue to be essential to high-end storage solutions."
"The Adaptec Ultra160 SCSI cards are the perfect complement to the Seagate Cheetah Ultra160 disc drives that will also be released to Seagate's reseller channels in mid- January," said Sherman Black, vice president of Enterprise Product Line Management for Seagate Technology (company) Seagate Technology - A major manufacturer of hard disk drives, founded in 1979 as "Shugart Technology" by Alan F. Shugart and Finis Conner. That name is on the original patents for the 5.25" hard disk drive. . "The Adaptec/Seagate Ultra160 combination will bring new levels of performance to the enterprise markets."
"The overall Ultra160 SCSI storage solution is a competitive performance choice for high-traffic workstations, servers, and storage area networks," stated Brian Nass, vice president of product management for Western Digital's enterprise solutions. "Ultra160 SCSI provides improved manageability, scalability and data integrity, while offering compatibility with legacy systems."