ATTO Technology announced on Monday from their booth at NAB 2004 that their FibreBridge Fibre Channel-to-SCSI Bridge line has been qualified for compatibility with Dantz Development Corp.’s Retrospect 6.0 backup software; that their Diamond Storage Array S-Class for HD has been qualified for compatibility with Pinnacle Systems’ CinéWave real-time video editing application; and that their Mac OS X v10.3 “Panther” drivers for their ExpressPCI Ultra320 and Ultra3 SCSI host adapters have been updated, along with a new version of their ATTO Configuration Tool.
The Dantz Retrospect announcement gives Mac owners the ability to use legacy SCSI storage for backups on Storage Area Networks (SANs) or with Direct Attached Fibre storage. ATTO’s Fibre Channel-to-SCSI Bridge line ranges from a basic model with one Fibre Channel port and one SCSI port to an advanced version with three Fibre Channel ports and four SCSI ports.
ATTO’s other compatibility news offers CinéWave users the ability to store up to 14 hours of uncompressed high-definition digital video in the Diamond Storage Array’s 3U enclosure, which features 6TB of capacity. The Diamond Storage Array’s Aggregated Data Transfer Technology pulls together the power of up to 24 individual AT drives for the highest possible data transfer rates.
Finally, ATTO’s new Panther drivers for their ExpressPCI Ultra320 and Ultra3 SCSI host adapters improve performance up to 40 percent while writing data and over 20 percent while reading it. When combined with the updated ATTO Configuration Tool, the new drivers now allow users to dynamically rescan the SCSI bus when new devices are added or removed, instead of rebooting their computers to rescan it. The new drivers and the new Configuration Tool are available for download from the ATTO Web site.