SOURCE: Adaptec

October 24, 2007 08:35 ET

Leading Provider of Customized Portable Storage Systems Leverages Adaptec Unified Serial™ Raid Controllers in Unique Mobile Solution

Micro Depot Chooses Adaptec RAID for Compatibility, Performance and Rapid Deployment

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - October 24, 2007) - Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a global leader in trusted storage solutions, announced today that Micro Depot, Inc. (MDI), a leader in custom computing and mobile storage solutions, has selected Adaptec Unified Serial (SATA/SAS) RAID controllers to help ensure software and hardware compatibility, improving time-to-market and facilitating rapid customer deployment, as well as optimum I/O performance in their new line of Teras iSCSI storage area network (SAN) Custom and Portable storage servers. Designed specifically to improve the overall cost of acquiring and deploying SAN technology, the MDI Teras family of solutions are utilized primarily for transaction processing, archiving, data migration, backup and disaster recovery by commercial IT, defense and government organizations.

MDI selected the Adaptec Unified Serial RAID controllers to boost the workload application performance and tiered storage capability of its Teras P-Series storage systems. Adaptec Unified Serial controllers have enabled MDI to create a tiered storage solution with either high-capacity Serial ATA (SATA) disk drives or high-performance Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives, resulting in a single, cost-effective system that can support both primary and secondary storage. Adaptec RAID controllers also improve system performance, while enhancing fault tolerance to the Teras P-Series making it the ideal storage for bandwidth-intensive applications. The Teras P-Series easily integrates into any existing network and SAN infrastructure, and the Teras Ti800P model provides a portable storage solution that meets the needs of organizations planning for continuity of operations.

"MDI systems are built using only high quality, industry-standard components, and because Adaptec has a proven reputation for reliability in the industry, we're confident in telling our customers that the baseline of our storage arrays are founded upon Adaptec RAID technology," said Adam Shekarabi, EVP of Sales & Services, at Micro Depot Inc. "Although we've worked with several storage controllers, including products from Areca, Intel and LSI, the Adaptec controllers have consistently demonstrated the highest levels of reliability, so logically Adaptec was the best choice for our Teras brand."

Managed Solutions Planning Xperts (MSPX), a leading provider of a full array of IT services in the US and a customer of MDI, recognizes the vast market opportunity for the MDI portable storage solution, including Adaptec RAID technology, particularly in the government market. "Adaptec is continually adding new features and proven RAID functionality to their controllers to ensure ease of use, compatibility and scalability on newer platforms," stated Amir Sohrabi, Executive Vice President, at MSPX. "By integrating Adaptec's Unified Serial SATA/SAS RAID controllers with the Teras storage systems, our customers will now have access to advanced data protection and superior management services including RAID 6 and RAID 5EE, as well as high-performance RAID 5 with hot space."

Adaptec is the only vendor currently offering a comprehensive family of SATA/SAS RAID controllers for the PCI Express (PCIe) interface. The Unified Serial family consists of five different products and includes 4- and 8-port low-profile models, as well as the industry's only 12- and 16-port designs. "Our goal is to not only deliver innovative RAID technology, but the widest array of controller port counts, internal and external connectivity options -- all with compact form factors -- to meet the various and demanding needs of our customers," stated Suresh Panikar, director of marketing for the Data Protection Solutions Group at Adaptec. "We greatly appreciate MDI's decision to leverage Adaptec Unified Serial controllers as a key enabling technology that will allow customers to tune their storage to the performance and capacity they need, using SATA or SAS disk drives, or both, in a single system."

About Adaptec

Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT) provides trusted storage solutions that reliably move, manage, and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec's software and hardware-based solutions are delivered through leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and channel partners to provide storage connectivity, data protection, and networked storage to enterprises, government organizations, medium and small businesses worldwide. More information is available at

About Micro Depot

Micro Dept, Inc. (MDI), established in 1988, is a builder of custom and standard computing and storage platforms broadly used in the Commercial, IT, Government and Defense markets. MDI is focused on providing its clients with innovative high-quality well-engineered products. MDI is a leader in providing the Defense industry with simulation and training graphics platforms and a provider of a strong line of IT solutions ranging from Janus® and Vesta® high performance computing to Teras® SAN storage built for enterprise and SMB environments. By developing strong partnerships and being aware of next-generation technologies, MDI provides ever-evolving hardware solutions that empower its clients to achieve their goals. For more information about MDI, graphics platforms, custom systems or portable and standard Teras iSCSI SAN products call 770-263-0339, or visit