Category: 12Gb/s

Robust Dual-Port and Multipath for High Availability and Efficient Sharing

by Jeremiah Tussey, Sr. Alliance Manager, Microsemi Serial-attached SCSI (SAS) is the robust choice for dual-port and multipath solutions, and is critical for high availability and efficiently sharing HDDs and SSDs in an ecosystem. End-to-end data integrity is also an important need for many enterprise applications. Only SAS supports the full SCSI command set, with… Read more »

12Gb/s SAS in Full Swing

by Chet Mercado and Rick Kutcipal For data storage OEMs, system builders and end-users looking to take full advantage of the ultra-high performance that 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) brings to servers, blades and network storage arrays, 2013 was the year they began to see products rolling out. Prominent vendors introduced a variety of solutions… Read more »

Power Disable Pin — Pin 3

Ask the SCSI Expert Series Dan Reno, Director of Technical Marketing for HDDs at Western Digital and member of the STA Board of Directors, discusses some of the features of 12Gb/s he finds valuable, especially the Power Disable Pin, also referred to as “Pin 3” on the new 8639 connector.

12Gb/s Innovates

Ask SCSI Experts Series Cameron Bret, Director of SSD Marketing at Toshiba and a member of the SCSI Trade Association Board of Directors, talks about 12Gb/s SAS technology and how SAS and SCSI continue to innovate and provide value in the storage ecosystem. (Video shot during STA/T10 Meeting week in New Orleans, LA; March 2014).… Read more »

“No Compromise” Performance: 12Gb/s SAS Designs Underway

With the emergence of PCIe 3.0 systems, the need for a higher performance storage interface is critical. 12Gb/s SAS storage architectures offers the best bandwidth utilization of the PCIe 3.0 host bus. The PCIe 3.0 bus increases the maximum available bandwidth to 8,000MB/s, while 6Gb/s SAS is limited to 4,800MB/s, not using almost half of… Read more »

Storage Connectivity Solutions

By: Jay Neer, Molex, SCSI Trade Association Board Member-at-Large A number of new multi-sourced, intermateable connector products are queued up for the release of the INCITS T10 12Gb/s SAS standard. These new storage connectivity components enable end-to-end integration of the architectural and protocol enhancements for 12Gb/s SAS. Systems providers and integrators will have solutions that… Read more »