Maxtor And AIC Demo the Benefits of Serial Attached SCSI for the Video Market at NAB2006

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Milpitas, Calif., April 21 – Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO) announced today its Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard drives will be featured in a demonstration at the AIC booth (#SL5206) at NAB2006, April 22 – 27, 2006 in Las Vegas. AIC is an industry leading designer and manufacturer of rack-mount server and data storage enclosure solutions. The demonstration will highlight AIC’s 3U 16-bay 3.5-inch RMC3E-SA server populated with 12 Maxtor(R) Atlas(R) 15K II SAS drives.


As the follow-on to the widely deployed parallel SCSI interface, SAS brings a number of benefits to the broadcasting and video industry. The advantages of the new SAS interface for video systems range from fast data transfer rates, large storage capacity to maximum flexibility. The SAS architecture offers the flexibility to build scalable video systems that can serve as universal building blocks for constructing a digital studio’s storage infrastructure.

„One of the significant advantages of the SAS architecture is that it allows the mixing and matching of both SAS and Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives,“ said Brendan Collins, vice president of enterprise marketing at Maxtor. „This provides the flexibility for video professionals to configure systems to best suit their requirements. Systems for I/O-intensive video editing and video on demand applications can be populated with high-performance 10K or 15K SAS drives. For maximum storage capacity, video professionals can install
high-capacity SATA drives.“

„The video broadcasting industry addresses high performance and high availability as core requirements for its storage systems and network architecture, to fulfill its high definition quality, multi-I/O access, and on-demand digital content delivery,“ said Gene Lee, vice president, at AIC. „The high density RMC2E-SA, packaged with Maxtor’s Atlas 15K II high performance enterprise class SAS drives, provides a streamlined solution to the broadcasting industry.“

Maxtor’s family of enterprise hard drives includes the Atlas 15K and 10K RPM SAS drives with capacities up to 300GB and the MaXLine(R) 7,200 RPM enterprise SATA drives with capacities up to 500GB. Maxtor Atlas SAS and MaXLine SATA drives are currently shipping and available at Maxtor distributors worldwide.