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Increase Revenues with Digital Video Surveillance Solutions Built on Familiar Storage Platforms
 
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With the migration from analog systems to digital systems, video surveillance has become a booming market whose growth is es-

Choosing the Best Storage Controller for Your Hosting Business
 
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Adaptec Unified Serial (SATA/SAS) RAID Controllers Are the Preferred Choice

Storage Synergies: Adaptec Series 5 Unified Serial Controllers and Seagate Barracuda ES.2 SAS Drives
 
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A new generation of storage controllers and disk drives is now available, optimal for a growing class of storage applications that require scalability, performance and reliability. Whether it’s video surveillance applications that must retrieve speciic data on demand or mushrooming 24/7 hosting infrastructures, the core need for these “Tier 2” or “nearline” applications is data access....

High–Performance for Everyday Workloads
 
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Adaptec Unified SerialTM RAID 3805 vs.3ware 9690SA-8i, LSI 888ELP.We test Adaptec and competitive RAID controllers against the access patterns of four of the most common business applications: online transaction processing, file serving, web serving, and workstations.

About Serial Attached SCSI
 
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Parallel technology has reached its maximum performance. Learn how SAS and SATA overcome the barriers of its predecessor.

Serial Technology: Evolving Storage
 
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The market for storage solutions is changing dramatically. Digital media, email, e-commerce, and new government regulations are driving huge increases in information requirements for businesses of all sizes and outstripping the capability of parallel SCSI. Learn about the serial storage technologies that are handling, the latest data applications.

Maximize SATA with SAS Controllers
 
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Remarkable cost-effectiveness has always been the hallmark of Serial ATA (SATA) disk drives, and recent improvements in performance (3Gb/s) and available capacity (up to 750GB) have only reinforced SATA’s stature as the unrivalled leader in storage efficiency. Of course, SATA drives don’t exist in a vacuum, and deploying them within the optimal infrastructure is key to achieving maximum SATA value.

SAS & SATA Compatibility
 
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Learn how compatibility between SATA and SAS will provide many benefits to integrators and users alike.

Using SAS with SATA
 
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SAS allows you to use either SAS or SATA drives in the same enclosure. This enables you to match drive type to cost, performance and scalability needs without having to switch out your servers or storage enclosures. Read this whitepaper to find out more about using SAS with SATA today.

Tutorial: Putting Serial Attached SCSI to Work for You (PDF)
 
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This guide from Adaptec will help you understand Serial Attached SCSI: what it is, how it works, how it can help you get higher storage performance at a lower price point, and how to put this transition to the best use for your existing storage and future storage needs.

Easing the Migration from Parallel to Serial Storage
 
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Find out how to move mission-critical data from parallel to new serial architecture with no downtown.

Serial Attached SCSI for External Subsystems
 
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SAS provides significant benefits to external storage subsystems and offers users "one-stop-shopping" to satisfy their requirements for the following three main data types: throughput data, transaction data and reference data. Find out how in this whitepaper.

SAS Expanders
 
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Learn how SAS expanders can make it easy to design redundant systems for fault high tolerance.

Maximizing Server Storage Performance with PCI Express™ and Serial Attached SCSI
 
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Combining Serial Attached SCSI's wide ports with PCI Express's wide lanes, a system designer can maximize total storage system performance.

SAS Performance
 
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Summary of SAS performance alongside SCSI and Serial ATA

SAS & SATA Compatibility
 
*Details  *pdf (37 KB) 
Learn how compatibility between SATA and SAS will provide many benefits to integrators and users alike.

Serial ATA for the Middle Tier (White Paper)
 
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Find out how to maximize cost-effectiveness of SATA in middle-tier enterprise applications.

Adaptec 2820SA vs. Promise EX8300
 
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The Adaptec 2820SA outperforms Promise in file serving, web serving and OLTP processing. Read this benchmark to see the performance numbers.

Adaptec 2820SA vs. LSI 300-8X
 
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The Adaptec 2820SA outperforms LSI in file serving, media serving, web serving and OLTP processing. Read this benchmark to see the performance numbers.

Adaptec 2820SA vs. 3Ware 9550SX-8LP
 
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The Adaptec 2820SA outperforms 3Ware in file serving, media serving and OLTP processing. Read this benchmark to see the performance numbers.

Serial Technology: Evolving Storage
 
*Details  *pdf (132 KB) 
The market for storage solutions is changing dramatically. Digital media, email, e-commerce, and new government regulations are driving huge increases in information requirements for businesses of all sizes and outstripping the capability of parallel SCSI. Learn about the serial storage technologies that are handling, the latest data applications.

Using SAS with SATA
 
*pdf (54 KB)
SAS allows you to use either SAS or SATA drives in the same enclosure. This enables you to match drive type to cost, performance and scalability needs without having to switch out your servers or storage enclosures. Read this whitepaper to find out more about using SAS with SATA today.

Adaptec 1420SA vs. Promise TX4300
 
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The Adaptec 2820SA outperforms Promise in RAID 0, 1, 10 and JBOD. Read this benchmark to see the performance numbers.

U320 SCSI Cables: Ensuring Data Integrity
 
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Direct Attached Storage and Storage Area Networks are two key storage designs; this document helps you understand their distinct features.

Ultra320 for Data-Hungry Applications
 
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Ultra320 SCSI is the next step in the evolution of the parallel SCSI protocol designed to address the continuing growth in the demand placed on storage connectivity bandwidth

Seamless Streaming Maximizes Performance
 
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White Paper discusses the unique advantages that Adaptec Seamless Streaming technology brings to the Ultra320 SCSI technology

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