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ATTO FastStream SC 5300™ RAID Storage Appliance Approved by Avid Technology, Inc.


ATTO delivers RAID Data Protection for the Avid® MediaDock™ Ultra320 storage

AMHERST, NY (March 20, 2007) - ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today that the ATTO FastStream SC 5300 RAID Storage Appliance has been qualified and approved by Avid Technology, Inc. for use with Avid MediaDock Ultra320 local storage. The ATTO FastStream SC 5300 Storage Appliance addresses customer needs to add RAID protection to critical data without suffering the performance impact associated with more traditional solutions. Designed as an external device that integrates into existing SCSI storage, the FastStream SC 5300 adds data protection and storage networking with blazing-fast performance, user-friendly one-click installation and smooth data streaming. Demanding applications such as high definition video editing and 2K digital production can take advantage of the more than 480 MB/sec. performance provided by the ATTO FastStream SC 5300.

ATTO Technology’s latest collaboration with Avid builds on more than a decade of combined success providing productivity-enhancing storage connectivity solutions for the digital content creation market. ATTO has developed a RAID data protection solution that integrates seamlessly into Avid post production environments. Incorporating the latest in storage device and interface technology, the FastStream SC 5300 was specifically designed to handle the demanding real-time needs of digital content creation. Optimized for use with Avid editing applications and Avid MediaDock Ultra 320 storage products, it was qualified to Avid’s high standards of reliability and performance.

“Our relationship with Avid continues to grow because we continue to develop solutions with fast and reliable data-transfer rates designed to enhance the productivity and creativity that are required in the demanding broadcast, cable, production and post-production environments,” states Ed Tierney, director of marketing for ATTO Technology. “By utilizing our FastStream SC 5300, Avid customers can add RAID data protection to existing storage devices to guarantee high storage availability, prevent data loss and eliminate failures from individual storage systems.”
“Editors around the world rely on Avid products to deliver dependable real-time performance,” said Adam Kranitz, Market Manager at Avid. “Working with ATTO, we are now able to provide Avid MediaDock Ultra 320 customers with RAID protection and deliver the highest level of reliability for their media. ATTO FastStream is engineered to maintain full multi-stream HD performance in the event of a drive failure and rebuild, which will provide our customers with uninterrupted performance.


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