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ATTO Technology FastStream SC 8550 4 to 8-Port 3 Gb/s SAS/SATA Storage Controller

B&H # ATFSSC8550D Mfr # FSSC-8550-D00
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Price: $5,575.00
Product Highlights
  • 4x 8Gb Fibre Channel Ports
  • Up to 1500 MB/s Performance in RAID 5
  • Supports up to 128 Storage Devices
  • Real-time Performance Metrics
  • Advanced Data Streaming Technology
  • DriveAssure Technology
  • Data Recovery Mode
  • RoHS Compliant

The FastStream SC 8550 4 to 8-Port 3 Gb/s SAS/SATA Storage Controller from ATTO Technology is engineered for real-time applications which require managed latency for high-performance collaborative workflows. The FastStream Storage Controller features technologies which ensure optimal performance, easy-to-use management and flexible connectivity solutions to provide the highest performing shared storage solution in its class.

The FastStream Storage Controller is designed to address demanding performance requirements while providing reliability and data protection for SAS or SATA JBOD storage. Its ADS and DriveAssure latency and disk management technologies ensure optimal performance and minimal latency. You simply need to connect a FastStream Storage Controller between your workstations or server and JBOD storage to instantly create a RAID protected storage area network without the complexity of traditional Fibre Channel SAN solutions.

The FastStream Storage Controller offers flexible options for storage access, you can connect directly to 2 workstations or servers with ATTO Celerity HBA's or you can add an ATTO FibreConnect switch to provide shared storage connectivity for up to 23 workstations. The controller is compatible with host based Windows, Linux and OS X Multipathing for improved reliability. It utilizes load balancing to maximize performance across all available Fibre Channel links and failover to provide a redundant path to storage in the event of an SFP, cable or other path failure.

The FastStream Storage Controller is an economical solution that delivers data protection for applications in DVA and IT infrastructures including high-definition video post-production, color grading, digital prepress, disk-to-disk backup, audio post, email compliance, data warehousing, data mining and transaction based environments.

Its switchable dual flash ROM images increases reliability when upgrading firmware. It supports 4KB sector size for volumes more than 2 TB. The FastStream Storage Controller also has the ability to import drives created on other FastStream or ExpressSAS RAID products.

Long-Standing RAID Experience
The FastStream Storage Controller features time-proven ATTO RAID technology and other proprietary technologies developed over the past 18 years to provide the highest performing RAID-based shared storage solution in its class.
Performance Engineered for Real-time Applications
The storage controller features latency and disk management technologies which ensure optimal performance and minimal latency. ATTO's Advanced Data Streaming Technology manages latency by providing controlled acceleration for smooth data streaming. DriveAssure technology uses proprietary algorithms and user controls to prevent premature drive failures and slow downs. Combined, these technologies provide you smooth, uninterrupted access to data with the highest available performance.
Easy-to-use Management Tools
ExpressNAV Storage Manager is the easy-to-use remote management user interface for configuration, monitoring and management of storage connected to the FastStream Storage Controller. The controller allows streamlined storage management with the tools needed to confidently and efficiently manage storage infrastructures. Sophisticated management features include performance tuning and monitoring, diagnostic and troubleshooting capabilities and phone home email notification.
Flexible Connectivity Solutions
The FastStream Storage Controller provides flexibility for use with small workgroups or larger workgroups when using a switch. You can simultaneously access disk based RAID Groups and SAS/SATA based tape devices (libraries, drives). The controller host connections support ATTO's Multipath Director to provide greater performance and reliability in Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. ATTO provides regular firmware updates and maintenance programs to keep up with advances in technology so FastStream Storage Controllers can give you the edge for a wide variety of IT and digital media applications.
Advanced Data Streaming Technology
Latency management technology for real-time systems maximizes stream counts by controlling acceleration of data transfers in high-bandwidth work environments.
DriveAssure Technology
Drive assessment and latency management technology minimizes the likelihood of RAID groups becoming prematurely degraded or taken offline due to slow drives ensuring uninterrupted access to media.- Initialization media scrubbing
- Media scan with parity verification
- Guaranteed latency response time
- Rebuilds continue-on-error
- On-the-fly media error handling
- Data recovery mode
The FastStream Storage Controller adds high-performance RAID data protection to direct attached SAS and SATA JBOD storage. It is an ideal shared storage solution for IT and digital media workgroup environments such as digital content creation, prepress, high-definition video/audio streaming, rich content databases and web servers.
Form Factor 1U desktop / rackmount
Data Transfer Rate 1500 MB/s
Max 10-Bit HD Streams 6 uncompressed
Max DVCPro HD Streams 30
Disk Device Support 128
Air Flow 11 CFM (ambient air not to exceed 104°F (40°C)
Input Connectors 4x 8Gb Fibre Channel
Output Connectors 2x 3Gb mini-SAS (x4) SFF 8088 external
Connectivity 8Gb, auto negotiates to 8Gb / 4Gb / 2Gb
Optical SFP's included (Fibre Channel models)
SAS Device Connectors Supports SAS and SATA disk devices
Pass-through for SAS tape devices
RAID Features and Functionality RAID levels 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 40, 50, 60, JBOD and DVRAID and N-way mirroring
1GB ECC protected cache memory
One button setups allow storage to be tuned for variety of applications
Automatic and tunable RAID rebuild priority
RAID level migration
Onboard audible alarm
Hot swap with auto rebuild
Global and dedicated hot spares
Configurable sector and stripe sizes
Partitioning of RAID volumes
Online performance metrics
Native command queuing
Online capacity expansion
Port mapping for LUN isolation
Management Interfaces 10 / 100 / 1000 RJ-45 Ethernet port
Support for IPv4 and IPv6
RS-232 serial management port
External LEDs for power, ready, alert and link status, SAS and Fibre Channel activity, drive activity and SAS and Fibre Channel speed
Management Tools User friendly ExpressNAV storage manager provides remote configuration, management and diagnostic capabilities
Drive initialization and verification identifies drives with soft errors or performance issues
Built-in drive performance monitoring measures storage performance while host based applications are in use
Local diagnostics supported via command line interface, telnet and FTP
SCSI enclosure services monitor critical components to provide system feedback
Battery backed event log
Field upgradeable firmware
Configuration cloning
Phone home email notification
Temperature monitoring
Environmental Requirements
Operating Temperature 41 - 104°F (5 - 40°C)
Humidity 10 - 90% non-condensing
Power Requirement
Power Supply Input 100 - 240 VAC, 1A, 47-63 Hz
Agency Approvals and Compliance FCC part 15, subpart B, Class B
MET product safety certification
CE EN55022 / EN55024
RoHS compliant 2002/95/EC
Compatibility ATTO multipath director for Windows, Mac and Linux
Dimensions (L x W x H) 9.90 x 17.31 x 1.69" (25.14 x 43.96 x 4.29 cm) 1
Please Note:

Rackmount units have mounting hardware that will extend the width to fit a 19" rack

Weight Not specified by the manufacturer
ATTO Technology FastStream SC 8550 4 to 8-Port 3 Gb/s SAS/SATA Storage Controller
  • Serial Cable
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Rackmount Hardware
  • Product CD
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 2 Year Warranty
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