SOURCE: Adaptec

March 13, 2007 08:30 ET

Adaptec Delivers the Industry's First Single-Channel Ultra320 SCSI Host Bus Adapter for the PCI Express Interface

Exclusive Adaptec SpeedFlex™ Technology Ensures Top Performance for Current and Legacy SCSI Devices

MILPITAS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 13, 2007 -- Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions, today announced the industry's first low-profile Ultra320 SCSI single-channel host bus adapter (HBA) for the PCI Express (PCIe) interface. Designed to protect investments in existing hardware, while delivering support for the industry's latest host connection, the Adaptec 29320LPE Ultra320 SCSI HBA delivers PCIe connectivity and unmatched system flexibility for attaching SCSI devices to a workstation or server including tape drives, tape libraries, disk drives and RAID arrays.

For companies faced with the need to maximize existing infrastructure investments due to a flat or declining IT budget, the Adaptec 29320LPE Ultra320 SCSI HBA offers seamless backward compatibility between previous-generation SCSI devices and the new PCIe host bus interface. The exclusive Adaptec SpeedFlexTM technology enables the Adaptec 29320LPE Ultra320 SCSI HBA to ensure maximum performance while maintaining full backward compatibility with legacy equipment. By increasing the performance capabilities of older devices, the Adaptec 29320LPE Ultra320 SCSI HBA leverages and protects a company's IT investments, while eliminating the potential risks associated with transitioning to an Ultra320 technology.

"Traditional SCSI continues to be the primary technology for companies who must store and backup essential data on disk drives and tape libraries in their existing infrastructure," said Suresh Panikar, director of marketing for the Data Protection Solutions Group at Adaptec. "With the industry's first PCIe solution that gives companies expanded connectivity and high performance for all SCSI devices regardless of generation, Adaptec is enabling IT departments to leverage their existing investment without sacrificing performance or network capabilities."

Pricing and Availability

The new Adaptec 29320LPE Ultra320 SCSI controller will be shipping and available through worldwide distributors and resellers on March 30, 2007. Pricing for the 29320LPE is $240 U.S. MSRP. The 29320LPE joins a new family of Unified Serial RAID controllers with a PCIe interconnect for SATA and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disk drives (see related announcement dated 3/13/2007). For more information, please visit www.adaptec.com or call 1-800-442-7274.

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 www.adaptec.com.