ATTO Technology ExpressSAS R680 8-Port External 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter

ATTO Technology ExpressSAS R680 8-Port External 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter

ATTO Technology ExpressSAS R680 8-Port External 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter

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ATTO Technology ExpressSAS R680 8-Port External 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter

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Product Highlights

  • 2 x Mini-SAS SFF-8088 Ports
  • 8 External Ports
  • PCIe 2.0 x8 Host Connection
  • 1GB ECC Cache Memory
  • RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, and JBOD
  • 9.6 Gb/s Throughput in Full-Duplex Mode
  • SAS 2.0, SAS, SATA II, SATA Connectivity
  • Supports Up To 256 End Devices
  • Windows, Mac, and Linux Compatible
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ATTO Technology R680 overview

  • 1Description

The ExpressSAS R680 8-Port External 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter from ATTO Technology adds high-performance RAID protection to direct attached SAS and SATA JBOD storage. Delivering improved performance and flexibility with enterprise-class features, ExpressSAS 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID adapters provide 1GB of ECC protected cache memory in an affordable RAID solution for general IT and media and entertainment environments.

General Features

Eight external ports in a low-profile form factor
1GB ECC protected cache memory
PCIe 2.0 x8 / PCIe 3.0 compatible host connection
9.6 Gb/s throughput in full-duplex mode
SAS 2.0, SAS, SATA II, SATA connectivity
Supports RAID Levels 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10 50, 60, and DVRAID, an advanced RAID level for digital video environments
Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) technology
DriveAssure Technology
Adaptive Path Optimization available to provide redundancy in storage connections
Data Recovery Mode for additional data protection
Supports up to 256 end devices
Windows, Linux, and macOS driver support
GUI-based configuration utility
Thunderbolt-aware driver
UPC: 603175007241
In the Box
ATTO Technology ExpressSAS R680 8-Port External 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter
  • Full-Height Bracket
  • Firmware CD
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    ATTO Technology R680 specs

    Ports 8 External
    Bus Specifications PCI express 2.0 x8 host interface
    Form Factor Low profile
    Connectors 2 Mini-SAS (x4) SFF 8088 (External)
    Connectivity External: x4 mini SAS connectors
    Low profile form factor; Full-height bracket included
    Operating System Support Windows, Mac, and Linux
    Agency Approvals and Compliance FCC part 15, subpart B, Class B
    EN55024: 1998 + A1: 2001 + A2: 2003
    EN55022: 2006, Class B
    EN60950-1: 2001
    RoHS-6 compliant
    Operating Temperature 32 - 104°F / 0 - 40°C
    Storage Temperature -40 - 157°F / -40 - 70°C
    Operating Humidity 10 - 90% non-condensing
    Storage Humidity 5 - 95% non-condensing
    Operating Voltage 9.6 W
    Air Flow 150 lf/m (min) recommended
    Dimensions 6.60 x 2.71" (16.76 X 6.88 cm)
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.7 x 7.2 x 1.9"

    ATTO Technology R680 reviews

    ExpressSAS R680 8-Port External 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapter is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from A pain to install but works fantastic The Bad: Had to install this on an intel Mac Pro with Lion. The drivers it came with not only didn't work but froze the Mac and had the fans running so hard that I was worried the Mac would literally take off! Uninstalled drivers and card but the fan STILL wouldn't shut off. The Good: Tech support was FAST (less than an hour via email) and they had an updated driver on the site. Started over with the new driver and eveything went super smoothly. Driver was fairly easy to configure (it was my first time configuring RAID 5 on a Mac). Anyone with experience will have no issues with it. Tested it by moving a folder with 4.1 gig of data. It took 46.2 seconds..... Awesome!
    Date published: 2012-09-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needed as replacement for R380 Mac OSX Yosemite didn't support our ExpressSAS r380. ATTO advised to replace with the R680. It works fine with all of our applications.
    Date published: 2015-02-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from ATTO R680 Perfect choice for 4K editing expansion We needed to upgrade our 2009 (5.1) 12 core 2.93GHz Mac Pro to support some new 4K client projects. We had previously been using a Sonnet eSATA 3G external storage solution, which while dependable, did not provide enough data I/O bandwidth to support 4K. So we decided to go with a external 6G SAS storage solution and a PCIe RAID controller card. We explored several alternatives, including a non RAID controller HBA and software RAID alternative. However, the ATTO R680 has proven to offer all of the RAID tweaking controls we needed AND provided superior RAID performance. We are running the R680 with an 8 Bay external SAS exclosure with (8) Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD drives. This set up is providing extremely impressive 2500MB/s read and 2300MB/s write performance, more than enough for our current 4K editing projects. We thought we might need to abandon the 2009 Mac Pro and get a newer trash can Mac Pro or even switch to a PC. However, the addition of the ATTO R680 RAID solution and a GTX 980 Ti GPU will be giving our classic Mac Pro a few more years of life. I will say there are other PCIe RAID controller solutions, namely the Areca 1883x, which might offer some performance advantages as well as be 12G ready if/when we make that move. However, I was very disappointed by the poor customer service provided by Areca Direct. ATTO tech support on the other hand seems always ready to explain the technology, help you understand the contributing factors and help resolve a problem to get the best performance from their products as well as other products. And isn't that what we all need to help support our businesses?
    Date published: 2015-12-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy install Easy, quick setup. Connected solidly to G-Tech RAID. No-brainer with setup/software. Discovered overheating problem when rendering 45 minute movie. It would terminate connection. Swapped card slots for better air flow over heat sink and it worked as it should.
    Date published: 2014-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blazing fast, easy install Replaced an ATTO R380 which was well past its Best Before Date.� Picked up both AVID SAS VideoRaids immediately and got me back up and running.� Fast shipping, reasonable price and excellent communication from B&H.
    Date published: 2018-01-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stepped right in Thunderbolt support was key. Have a R800 Fusion RAID and our R380 cards were a little unreliable so jumped up to the R680, works like it should. Back to editing.
    Date published: 2015-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy Very good product for professional users. I use it for video production and I really recommend it!
    Date published: 2012-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Card, easy to install Installed this card quickly and easily. The card is fast and easy to use.
    Date published: 2013-05-20
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