MILPITAS, California, February 18 /PRNewswire/ --

WHO: Adaptec, Inc. WHAT: Adaptec, the global leader in I/O innovation, today announced updates to its Series 1 Unified Serial Host Bus Adapter (HBA) family. The family's two low-profile cards (Adaptec 1405 with four internal ports and Adaptec 1045 with four external ports) now include open source Linux drivers for kernels starting at 2.6.24 and in-the-box Linux kernel support starting at kernel 2.6.33. They also feature fully WHQL-certified drivers with support for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 Server R2. In addition, Adaptec has added quick boot bios to reduce the time the controller needs to scan for devices and initialize. Adaptec Series 1 HBAs deliver efficient, economical I/O with hard disk, tape and solid state drives. Designed to maximize 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 (Just a Bunch of Disks). Series 1 HBAs are also ideal for tape autoloaders and libraries widely used for data backup and archiving. The Adaptec 1405 Kit (US$190), the Adaptec 1405 Single (US$160), and the Adaptec 1045 Single (US$190) are currently available through worldwide distributors and resellers. WHEN: Available immediately WHERE: Get the latest updates at CONTACT: Sara Lee Walt Company +1-408-369-7200 x2980

SOURCE: Adaptec, Inc.

CONTACT: Sara Lee of Walt Company, +1-408-369-7200, ext. 2980,, for Adaptec, Inc.