ATTO ExpressSAS H1208
8 Internal Port 12Gb/s SAS/SATA to PCIe 3.0 Host Bus Adapter
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The ExpressSAS H1208 leverages next-generation storage technologies - PCIe 3.0 host interconnect and 12Gb/s SAS/SATA interface to storage. Featuring 8-internal ports using the latest miniSAS HD connector, the H1208 is designed with the enterprise customer in mind. With extensive testing and qualifications, it performs flawlessly in transactional environments such as banking, finance, business intelligence, cloud computing and database applications.
ATTO 12Gb SAS HBAs double the performance over previous generations of SAS/SATA cards and offer fresh new features that reduce downtime, improve efficiency and save money on the bottom line. They provide more flexibility for connecting storage, greatly decrease latency to SATA drives, make it easier to manage the overall storage infrastructure and improve connection diagnostic capabilities - all at a lower total cost of ownership. Additionally, ExpressSAS HBAs provide the highest and smoothest throughput for streaming applications such as tape backup and archiving, video post-production, geologic survey and video-on-demand applications.
Included with all ATTO HBAs is an easy-to-use utility ConfigTool and vConfigTool, enabling management, monitoring and configuration which leverages an intuitive GUI.
ATTO's exclusive, field-proven Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) Technology helps users meet the most demanding performance requirements of bandwidth-intensive applications. ADS achieves this performance increase by integrating a combination of features engineered to allow for the controlled acceleration of data transfers.
ATTO ExpressSAS 12Gb SAS/SATA Host Bus Adapters
ATTO ExpressSAS SAS/SATA Host Bus Adapterss (HBAs) provide high-performance data protection to direct-attached SAS and SATA storage. ExpressSAS HBAs are ideal for increased connectivity and maximum performance for data center flexibility.
- Up to 1,200 MB/s throughput per port
- Over 1 million sustained IOPS
- Features a high-performance x8 PCIe 3.0 host interface
- Onboard Power Center Pro RAID 0,1, 1e and 10 included (select models)
- Supports up to 2048 end devices
- Low-profile, MD2 short form factor for versatility and improved airflow
- Exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) Technology included
- MiniSAS HD high density connectors for copper and optical cable usage with cable management support
- Driver support for the latest Windows, Linux, macOS, VMware and FreeBSD operating systems
- Target mode software development kit available
- Three-year standard product warranty
Industry Proven Technology
ATTO Technology, Inc., ExpressSAS 12Gb/s SAS host bust adapters (HBAs) provide high-performance data protection to direct-attached SAS and SATA storage. With a wide variety of port configurations and built-in Power Center Pro RAID 0, 1, 1e and 10 for performance and protection, these adapters offer flexibility for every range of application. For 30 years, ATTO has been at the forefront of the latest innovations in storage connectivity.
Flexible Connectivity Solutions
The ExpressSAS 12Gb/s SAS HBAs are available with a wide selection of 8, 12, and 16 port options to support a dense and efficient connection to storage from rack-mounted servers and workstations in datacenter, data warehousing, video on demand and other high-availability, high-performance applications.
ExpressSAS 12Gb/s HBAs combine 12Gb/s SAS speeds and x8 PCI Express 3.0 with powerful hardware and software elements to manage latency in real-time environments. Additionally, the H1208 and H120F HBAs include Power Center Pro, an integrated software RAID solution that brings the performance and protection of RAID to attached storage devices.
Exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) Technology maximizes CPU processes to deliver smooth and reliable data transfers and the hightest consistent performance. ATTO pays close attention to detail in board design and signal integrity to minimize transmission errors and data corruption. These differentiating capabilities make ATTO the premier choice for high-performance direct-attached SAS/SATA storage connectivity.
Advanced Management Tools
The easy-to-use ATTO ConfigTool features an intuitive GUI that simplifies the installation, management and monitoring of the HBA. With advanced troubleshooting and performance tuning capabilities, ExpressSAS HBAs provide users with sophisticated diagnostics and flexibility to control settings for specific applications.
ATTO offers a board array of management and diagnostic capabilities. Cables, the most significant point of failure, are often difficult to troubleshoot. ExpressSAS 12Gb/s SAS HBAs are able to help isolate cable and connector failures (and intermittent problems) through independent control of each port, as well as discovery and cable management of data passed through the mini-SAS HD connectors.
The ExpressSAS 12Gb/s SAS/SATA family of host bust adapters offers the fastest available connection to direct-attached SAS or SATA storage.
The impressive speed of the 12Gb/s SAS interface, coupled with a x8 PCI Express 3.0 host interface, delivers a dense and efficient connection to all types of storage - from rack-mounted servers and workstations in data center, data warehousing, VOD and other high-availability, high-performance applications.
Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) latency-management technology controls the acceleration of data transfers to move large amounts of data faster and more efficiently.
Flexible connectivity solutions
ATTO ExpressSAS HBAs are available with a wide selection of 8, 12 and 16 port options to support a dense connection to storage from rack-mounted servers and workstations in datacenter, data warehousing, video on demand and other high availability, high performance applications.
ExpressSAS 12Gb HBAs combine 12Gb/s SAS speeds and x8 PCI Express 3.0 with powerful hardware and software elements to manage latency in real-time environments. ATTO exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) technology maximizes CPU processes to deliver smooth and reliable data transfers and the highest consistent performance.
Efficiently Share Memory
ATTO 12Gb ExpressSAS host bus adapter (HBA) drivers are optimized to ensure that driver resources are located close to the system I/O. In addition, they support NUMA-aware applications and operating systems. NUMA is a system design that allows multiple processors in the same server to efficiently share memory. This reduces latency and increases I/O performance - especially important for data mining, business analytics and other processor-intensive applications.
Protect data integrity
ATTO ExpressSAS HBAs feature Power Center Pro provides RAID 0, 1, 1e and 10 capabilities for internally-mounted disk drives. This feature is often required for end users often need to add a level of performance or protection to a boot drive group. With Power Center Pro RAID, you can protect a boot group against drive failure, or if you'd like to achieve faster boot times, you can bundle several drives together to improve overall performance. Additionally, Power Center Pro may be used to set up a server storage for general use. These are just a few examples of the many ways to use Power Center Pro to provide a cost-effective option that adds performance and protection to your storage architecture.
Increase your bottom line
ATTO ExpressSAS HBAs consume up to 40% less power than competitive offerings and delivers a significant reduction in data center electric and cooling costs.
Simplified, centralized management
The easy-to-use ATTO ConfigTool features an intuitive GUI that simplifies the installation, management and monitoring of your HBA. With advanced troubleshooting and performance tuning capabilities, ExpressSAS HBAs provide users with sophisticated diagnostics and the flexibility to control settings for specific applications.
Target driver SDK for Unique, Quick to Market Solutions
OEMs and system integrators can use ATTO's unique Target-mode Software Development Kit (SDK) or an industry standard SCST driver option to create unique branded storage and appliance solutions. Through a more tightly integrated driver, the ATTO's ExpressSAS SDK provides integrators complete control, ownership and flexibility in creating custom capabilities specifically to address your product design. Or for a quicker design option, integrators can take advantage of preset SCST modules, to get to market quickly.
Enterprise OS Support
Extensive operating system support includes major software releases for Linux, Windows, Windows Server, macOS, illumos, VMware EXSI Server, and FreeBSD.
|Ports||8 External||16 External||4 External,
|8 External||8 External,
|Bus Characteristics||x8 PCIe 3.0||x8 PCIe 3.0||x8 PCIe 3.0||x8 PCIe 3.0||x8 PCIe 3.0||x8 PCIe 3.0|
|Form Factor||Low Profile||Low Profile||Low Profile||Low Profile||Low Profile||Low Profile|
|Connections||2 Mini SAS HD (x4) SFF 8643 External||4 Mini SAS HD (x4) SFF 8643 External||1 Mini SAS HD (x4) SFF 8644 External
1 Mini SAS HD (x4) SFF 8643 External
|2 Mini SAS HD (x4) SFF 8644 External||2 Mini SAS HD (x4) SFF 8644 External
2 Mini SAS HD (x4) SFF 8643 External
|4 Mini SAS HD (x4) SFF 8644 External|
|Boot Support||UEFI v2.3.1 with HII support|
|Reliability||4,500,000 Hours MTBF|
|Operating System Support||
|Safety & Environmental Compliance||
|Dimensions||Length 6.600", Height 2.713"|
|Airflow||100 lf/m (min) recommended||200 lf/m (min) recommended||100 lf/m (min) recommended||100 lf/m (min) recommended||200 lf/m (min) recommended||200 lf/m (min) recommended|
|Hardware Operating Temperature||
|Storage Operating Temperature||
|Warranty||Three-year standard product warranty|
ATTO Technology SAS/SATA Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)
ExpressSAS Host Adapters leverage the performance and scalability enhancements of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology to deliver the fastest available connection to SAS/SATA storage. They boast an impressive 1200MB/s per port performance.
The ATTO Difference - Advanced Data Streaming
Latency management technology is built into ATTO host bus adapters (HBAs) and RAID hardware. Advanced Data Streaming manages latency by providing controlled acceleration for smooth data streaming to maintain the highest consistent performance. ADS ensures best-in-industry data transfers for high-bandwidth applications.
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