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Inaugural 24G SAS Plugfest Completed by the SCSI Trade Association Highlights the Investment Protection of the Proven Storage Interface – July 25, 2019

The SCSI Trade Association (STA) today announced the successful completion of its 18th Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) plugfest, the first for the 24G SAS storage interface standard that consists of the SAS-4 and SPL-4 protocol layers. SAS is a proven and sustainable platform that provides investment protection using existing data center infrastructure and tools. The plugfest was held June 25-27, 2019, at Austin Labs in Milpitas, California, an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services.

STA Press Releases   |   Member Press Releases


In Case You Missed It:

Listen to STA President Rick Kutcipal talk “All About Serial Attached SCSI” in this podcast with Chris Evans of Storage Unpacked.


STA-SNIA Webcast

STA and SNIA co-hosted a webcast titled “Flash Storage with 24G SAS Leads the Way in Crunching Big Data” on October 24, 2018. Presenters were: 

Greg McSorley
SNIA Technical Council (non-voting)
Technical Business Development Manager, Amphenol
Kevin Marks
Technologist, Distinguished Engineer, Server Solution Office of the CTO, DellEMC
Jeremiah Tussey
Product Marketing Manager, Data Center Solutions, Microsemi – a Microchip Company
Rick Kutcipal
President, SCSI Trade Association
Product Planner, Data Center Solutions Group, Broadcom

Listen to a recording of the webcast here


Cameron Brett, STA Board Member and Director, SSD Product Marketing at Toshiba Memory Corporation, presented “Should I Build My All-Flash Array with SAS, SATA, or NVMe?” on September 24 at Storage Developer Conference in Santa Clara, CA.

Watch a video of Cam’s presentation here.

Download the PDF version of the presentation: Building_An_All-Flash_Array_with_SAS_NVMe_or_SATA.pdf (filesize: 257KB)


Amphenol BizLink Broadcom ConnPro
Fujikura Intel Marvell Microchip
Molex Samsung Seagate TE Connectivity
Tektronix Teledyne LeCroy Toshiba American Information Systems Toshiba Memory Corp.
Western Digital      

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