MILPITAS, California, November 11 /PRNewswire/ --

- New Price/Performance-Leading HBAs Support Industry's Largest Number of SATA/SAS Devices

Adaptec, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions, today unveiled the Adaptec Series 1 Unified Serial(TM) Host Bus Adapter (HBA) family, featuring two low-profile cards that deliver the industry's most scalable data storage connectivity solution, supporting up to 128 SATA or SAS storage devices, at an entry-level price point.

The new Series 1 family brings Adaptec's Unified Serial architecture to the HBA market and fills a significant market need for highly-scalable, cost-effective and high-performance connectivity in a wide range of growing storage environments, said Suresh Panikar, director, Worldwide Marketing, Adaptec. The Series 1 family completes our Unified Serial product line, and complements our high-performance, award-winning Series 5 RAID controllers and the value-oriented RAID Series 2 products.

Adaptec Series 1 HBAs are designed to maximise scalability and provide system integrators, system builders, resellers, OEMs and IT managers with optimum flexibility. They are ideal for systems requiring connectivity to hard disks, tape drives, removable media, solid state drives (SSD), RBODs (RAID Bunch of Disks), expanders, and JBODs. The new Series 1 HBAs are also ideal for tape autoloaders and libraries widely used for data backup and archiving. For customers requiring RAID support, the Series 1 offers the ability to customise data protection by adding RAID via operating system software.

AIC and Adaptec have been long-term ecosystem partners, providing high scalability, high reliability storage solutions to the market, said Gene Lee, vice president of Advanced Industrial Computer (AIC), an industry leading provider of OEM/ODM server and storage solutions. Both companies are leaders in the industry, providing solutions that are energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective for a wide range of storage applications and tailored to meet the demands of SMB and enterprise businesses.

The Adaptec Series 1 family features the Adaptec 1405 with four internal ports and the Adaptec 1045 with four external ports. Each model meets a wide range of data storage I/O requirements and integrates the latest PCIe connectivity and broad operating system support, including Windows, Linux and FreeBSD. Series 1 is compatible with more than 200 I/O devices, making it the industry's most compatible HBA.

Adaptec Series 1 HBAs offer the compatibility and performance that will ensure that the strong demand for SAS tape drive solutions continues, said Frank Sander, global product marketing manager, Tandberg Data. These fast I/O products will fit nicely with our tape drives to ensure that our customers get the value and performance they need.

Series 1 Pricing Availability

The Adaptec 1405 Kit (120 GBP), the Adaptec 1405 Single (99 GBP) and the Adaptec 1045 Single (120 GBP) begin shipping in mid-November and will be generally available through worldwide distributors, resellers, and office and electronic superstores by 28 Nov. 2008. For more information about the Series 1 family, visit

About Adaptec

Adaptec 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 channel partners and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to provide storage connectivity, data protection and networked storage to enterprises, government organisations, and medium and small businesses worldwide. More information is available at

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Contact: Sara Lee Walt Company for Adaptec +1-408-369-7200 ext. 2980

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