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Adaptec IP SAN Solution Wins Network Computing's Well-Connected Award

Adaptec iSCSI Host Bus Adapter Leads Industry in Ease-of-Use, Performance and
                               CPU Utilization

    MILPITAS, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Adaptec, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions, today announced that the
company's iSCSI host bus adapter, a solution that bolsters cost-effective,
easy-to-deploy IP storage area networks (SANs), has won Network Computing's
prestigious Well-Connected Award for the networking industry's best products
and services.
    The award goes to products selected by Network Computing technology
editors and evaluated by the magazine over the past year. In a head-to-head
evaluation last year, the Adaptec 7211 iSCSI adapter topped two key
competitors in key performance and usability criteria including installation
and setup, data throughput and server CPU utilization to win the magazine's
Editor's Choice Award. Network Computing praised the Adaptec 7211, which "won
outright on throughput," as "downright stingy" in CPU utilization and for its
ease of use in the evaluation at the magazine's test facility.  For full
details on the review see http://www.networkcomputing.com/1409/1409f32.html.
    "Adaptec is clearly a leader in iSCSI technology," said Peter Gerr, an
analyst at Enterprise Storage Group. "This award from Network Computing
further validates Adaptec's leadership in the networked storage industry and
underscores the growing need for low-cost, easy-to-use IP storage networking
solutions among companies of all sizes."
    "Network Computing's Well-Connected Award is an important recognition of
Adaptec's leadership in making it simple and inexpensive for companies to
deploy high-performance, high-availability IP storage area networks," said Ram
Jayam, a vice president and general manager at Adaptec. "Adaptec is delighted
to receive this honor as we near the introduction of our next-generation iSCSI
controller, a solution that will deliver new levels of throughput, data
security and integrity for IP SANs, and continue to expand our suite of end-
to-end solutions that gives companies a seamless growth path from direct-
attached to networked storage."
    Adaptec's IP storage networking solutions enable organizations to use
standard Ethernet infrastructure to deploy cost-effective storage area
networks for database, disaster recovery, LAN-free backup, consolidation and
other storage applications. For more information, visit
http://iscsi.adaptec.com.

    Adaptec iSCSI Performance Wins With Cross Country Healthcare
    More organizations are deploying Adaptec iSCSI host bus adapters to
simplify a variety of storage applications and consolidate their storage
infrastructures. Cross Country Healthcare, a provider of healthcare staffing
services, recently deployed an IP SAN powered by an Adaptec iSCSI adapter to
centralize storage management and reduce related costs.
    "Adaptec's iSCSI host bus adapter significantly outperformed all of the
other solutions we tested," said Mike MacNeill, Director of Technical
Operations at Cross Country Healthcare. For more information on the
deployment, visit http://www.adaptec.com/go/crosscountry.

    Adaptec IP Storage
    Adaptec's growing suite of IP storage solutions includes host bus adapters
and plug-and-play storage systems that give organizations a cost-effective way
to deploy network storage for e-mail, database, disaster recovery,
consolidation, backup and other storage applications. The solutions include
the Adaptec iSA1500 Storage Array, an iSCSI-to-Serial ATA RAID subsystem that
combines high levels of data protection and capacity allocation flexibility
with other advanced storage area network (SAN) capabilities, and the Adaptec
File Saver ESA1500, an application-specific storage array that automatically
backs up corporate PC and laptop information unprotected by standard server
backups and gives users an easy way to restore lost files.

    About Adaptec
    Adaptec, Inc. provides end-to-end storage solutions that reliably move,
manage and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec provides
software and hardware solutions for storage connectivity and data protection,
storage networking and networked storage subsystems through OEMs and
distribution channels to enterprises, medium and small businesses and
consumers worldwide. Adaptec is an S&P Small Cap 600 Index member. More
information is available at http://www.adaptec.com.