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Adaptec, Inc. today announced today that it is collaborating with HighPoint Technologies, Inc., a designer of ATA RAID controller chips, to develop next-generation ATA RAID product offerings.
"We are now as well-positioned in the ATA RAID segment of the market, as we are in SCSI and Fibre Channel RAID," said Lee Caswell, vice president and general manager of Adaptec's Storage Solutions Group. "We have successfully launched two industry-leading products in the last two months, and our HighPoint relationship is an important part of our ability to address the needs of price-sensitive customers using ATA disk drives."
According to the companies, joint development of an ATA RAID technology roadmap is an expansion of the existing relationship between the two companies. HighPoint's HPT 370 chipset is currently designed into Adaptec's recently announced ATA RAID 2400A and ATA RAID 1200A products. The Adaptec ATA RAID 2400A is targeted for use with entry-level servers and workstations with up to four ATA disk drives.Adaptec's ATA RAID 1200A is aimed at sub entry-level and rackmount server applications. HighPoint's HPT 370 chipset, integrated into both of these products, supports two independent ATA channels with 100 MB/sec transfer rate per channel. Both Adaptec ATA RAID products are shipping now.