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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.
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.
RAID levels 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 40, 50, 60, JBOD and DVRAID and N-way mirroring1GB ECC protected cache memoryOne button setups allow storage to be tuned for variety of applicationsAutomatic and tunable RAID rebuild priorityRAID level migrationOnboard audible alarmHot swap with auto rebuildGlobal and dedicated hot sparesConfigurable sector and stripe sizesPartitioning of RAID volumesOnline performance metricsNative command queuingOnline capacity expansionPort mapping for LUN isolation
10 / 100 / 1000 RJ-45 Ethernet portSupport for IPv4 and IPv6RS-232 serial management portExternal LEDs for power, ready, alert and link status, SAS and Fibre Channel activity, drive activity and SAS and Fibre Channel speed
User friendly ExpressNAV storage manager provides remote configuration, management and diagnostic capabilitiesDrive initialization and verification identifies drives with soft errors or performance issuesBuilt-in drive performance monitoring measures storage performance while host based applications are in useLocal diagnostics supported via command line interface, telnet and FTPSCSI enclosure services monitor critical components to provide system feedbackBattery backed event logField upgradeable firmwareConfiguration cloningPhone home email notificationTemperature monitoring