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

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

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

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

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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
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  • 1Description

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
Applications
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.
In the Box
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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    Specifications
    Form Factor 1U desktop / rackmount
    Performance
    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)
    Connectivity
    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
    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
    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
    Certifications
    Agency Approvals and Compliance FCC part 15, subpart B, Class B
    MET product safety certification
    CE EN55022 / EN55024
    RoHS compliant 2002/95/EC
    General
    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)

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

    Weight Not specified by the manufacturer

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