Adaptec Sweeps SCSI and Zero Channel RAID Design Wins for MicronPC Server Family

7/9/2002 - Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADPT), the global leader in data storage access solutions, today announced that three of its Ultra160 SCSI RAID controllers and a zero channel RAID card have swept design wins for a new family of MicronPC rackmount and pedestal servers as strong demand for high-density servers and zero channel products continues.

Through 2005, Gartner Dataquest forecasts a 36 percent vendor revenue CAGR (Compounded Annual Growth Rate) for the zero channel SCSI RAID card market.*

“Adaptec continues to innovate zero channel RAID and other solutions to address the growing performance, small form factor and power demands of the high-density server market while providing a robust set of RAID cards for pedestal servers,” said Steve Cochran, vice president of the RAID business line of Adaptec's Storage Solutions Group. “We are delighted that MicronPC has selected Adaptec SCSI RAID products for its NetFRAME servers and look forward to extending that relationship as it rolls out its Ultra320 designs.”

“The breadth and quality of Adaptec's SCSI RAID products meet our NetFRAME customers' needs for robust data protection in a variety of environments,” said Paul Petersen, vice president of product marketing and development at MicronPC. “Adaptec's emphasis on speeding customer time-to-market and reducing design risk, along with its strong technical support, were major reasons we chose to offer Adaptec's SCSI RAID controllers as options for our NetFRAME servers.”

MicronPC's NetFRAME 1500 and 2500 servers, 1U and 2U models, respectively, and its NetFRAME 3550 pedestal server will be offered with the Adaptec SCSI RAID 2110S, 3210S and 3410S - single-, two- and four-channel Ultra160 SCSI RAID controllers, respectively - and the Adaptec SCSI RAID 2000S, a low-profile zero channel solution. The Adaptec SCSI RAID family also includes the 2005S, an innovative zero channel controller no larger than a credit card, and the 5400S, a four-channel enterprise-class solution.

Adaptec's zero channel RAID cards feature Adaptec's EMRL (Embedded RAID Logic) technology and other advanced logic that allow the ZCR controllers to use the Adaptec SCSI channels on the motherboard, eliminating the need for channels on the cards themselves to reduce size and cost. The 64-bit/66MHz RAID cards' small form factor designs and power-efficient microprocessors make them ideal for high-density servers.

About MicronPC
MicronPC, LLC, provides award-winning computer products and services for small and medium business, government, education, and consumer markets. In addition to its direct business-to-business sales channel, MicronPC products are sold through leading resellers nationwide. MicronPC is headquartered in Nampa, Idaho. More information about the company can be found at

“RAID Everywhere”
Adaptec's “RAID Everywhere” initiative is designed to accelerate the widespread adoption of RAID in the high-end PC, PC-server and external RAID storage markets in order to increase data protection and speeds of information exchange to support customers' business strategies. Key components of the plan include new product and technology developments, compatibility testing, and educational and support programs aimed at making RAID more affordable, accessible and easy-to-use.

*Table 6-11, Host-Based RAID Controller Worldwide Market Share and Forecast, 2001, HWST-WW-MS-0109).

About Adaptec
Adaptec Inc. (NASDAQ:ADPT) provides highly available storage access solutions that reliably move, manage and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec's storage solutions are found in high-performance networks, servers, workstations and desktops from the world's leading manufacturers, and are sold through OEMs and distribution channels to ISPs, enterprises, medium and small businesses and consumers. Adaptec is an S&P SmallCap 600 Index member.

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Adaptec, Inc.
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