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RAID Incorporated and ATTO Showcase AV Solutions at NAB

Next generation high definition AV storage solution (April 12, 2005)

RAID Incorporated will showcase their next generation high definition AV storage solution at the upcoming NAB Tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 17-21, 2005, utilizing ATTOs next generation 2Gbit Fibre-channel and Ultra-320 SCSI host bus adapters.

RAID will be showcasing a complete HD edit solution using their 16-Bay SATA-2 storage system called the Falcon II. RAID will demonstrate dual-stream 1080i uncompressed non-linear editing powered by ATTOs ExpressPCI UL4D, an Ultra320 Dual Channel HBA, as well as the ATTO Celerity FC-21PS, a single channel 2-Gigabit Fibre Channel Storage Adaptor. The demonstration will present High Definition footage editing using Final Cut Pro on a Mac G5 with Black-Magic Designs HD Link Pro card.

?ATTOs products are the nuts and bolts of this complete working AV storage solution, stated Jad Ramey, AV Sales Manager at RAID Inc. ?We are thrilled with the opportunity to partner with ATTO and offer a complete working solution, stated Ramey.

RAID's Falcon II series of SATA 2 storage systems were designed for high-performance disk-to-disk backup, video on demand, CCTV, streaming editing and server based applications. The Falcon II series is available in a 3U 16 bay solution which can be scaled to 6.4TB.

The Falcon II features a robust architecture that combines affordable, high-capacity SATA-2 drive technology with 2Gb Fibre-Channel or Ultra-320 SCSI host interface options. RAID, Inc.'s Falcon II utilizes the latest advances in SATA-2 disk technology including NCQ (Native Command Queuing). The performance is unprecedented with sustained throughput of over 380mbs/sec on Writes and 400mbs/sec on Reads.

?By bundling the ATTO Ultra 320 dual channel host adapter and Celerity 2-Gigabit storage adapter with the Falcon II solution, users will get enhanced data throughput, which is critical for digital content creation environments," said Sherri Robinson, Director of Markets for ATTO. "ATTO host adapters are an ideal fit for connecting the Falcon II RAID because they enhance the performance of bandwidth-intensive environments such as uncompressed video editing. The exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) Technology found in ATTO Fibre Channel adapters provides faster and more efficient transfer of data between critical applications and high-performance storage arrays such as the Falcon II."

Attendees at NAB can view RAIDs complete line of storage solutions at booth #SL456 in the Multimedia/South Hall 1 at NAB.

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About ATTO Technology, Inc.
ATTO Technology, Inc., is a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments. ATTOs vision is to provide a wide range of end-to-end solutions to help customers better store, manage and deliver their data. With a focus toward markets that require higher performance, ATTO manufactures products in the categories of storage adapters, interface bridging appliances, managed hubs, Enterprise-class ATA-based RAID arrays, and management software. ATTO solutions are based on providing a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces including SCSI, SATA, Internet SCSI (iSCSI), Gigabit Ethernet, NDMP, SAS and Fibre Channel. ATTO distributes its products worldwide directly to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), systems integrators, VARs and authorized distributors.

Contact ATTO Technology, Inc. World Headquarters at:
155 CrossPoint Parkway
Amherst, New York 14068
Phone: (716) 691-1999
Fax: (716) 691-9353

About RAID Incorporated
Headquartered in Lawrence, MA, RAID Incorporated is a managed storage services provider (MSSP) and designs customized storage systems and solutions. RAID Incorporated's flagship service StorageWatch® is the industries only real-time monitoring and managed storage service which reduces customers total cost of ownership by reducing operational costs associated with maintaining and administering storage systems while increasing data availability. Since 1994, RAID has been devoted to researching and developing leading edge technologies while providing twenty-four hour support services to become one of the industry leaders. RAID specializes in solving compute, application, and disaster recovery needs with a unique platform combining hardware, software, and services.

RAID Incorporated
360 Merrimack Street
Lawrence, MA 01843


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