Overview of SAS architecture and position in the market; by: Marty Czekalski, Technical Marketing Manager, Maxtor — Member of the Board and Vice President of SCSI Trade Association. Serial Attached SCSI is the next evolution of SCSI beyond U320 SAS has been designed to be a device and near cabinet interface only, not a network… Read more »
SAS Management Upper Layers and Port Layer – 208KB Covers the SMP transport layer and all the SMP functions, and concludes with a look at the port layer (which ties the transport layers to the link layers).
What is Serial Technology? Data travels in time and space between system components–the server and PC, the PC and connected devices, and within the software. Data that is transferred serially moves one bit at a time in linear succession through a fast single path. In contrast, data transferred in parallel mode consists of many data… Read more »
SAS_FCP_comparison_public.pdf – 116KB Covers the SMP transport layer and all the SMP functions, and concludes with a look at the port layer (which ties the transport layers to the link layers).
Serial Attached SCSI 1.0 Features Press Quotes INCITS Specification Schedule Serial Attached SCSI Deployment SCSI_Spec_Completion_releas.pdf
SAS Quiz Questions – 76KB SAS Quiz Answers – 86KB A few fill-in-the-blank slides that review some key concepts.
Key Serial Attached SCSI Features Serial Attached SCSI Topology Multiple Pathways Allow Concurrent Operation Maximum Expander Device Topology Two Edge Expanders Typical Serial Attached SCSI Configuration Out of Band Signaling (OOB) Serial Attached SCSI Expander Operation (with SAS drives) Serial Attached SCSI Expander Operation (with SATA drives) Serial ATA Command Queuing and Serial Attached SCSI… Read more »
New Active Copper Cables will extend the Reach of Serial Attached SCSI Interconnects to 25 meters and Enable Complete Connectivity for Today’s Data Centers SANTA CLARA, CA – March 13, 2009 – Quellan, a leader in Analog Signal Processing and RF Noise Cancellation ICs, today announced the availability of a portfolio of 6Gb/s SAS products… Read more »
Serial Attached SCSI Establishes its Position in the Enterprise With the advent of 6Gb/s SAS, the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) architecture and technology is growing its presence within traditional and non-traditional enterprise environments. This white paper will explore the roots of SAS technology, why the SAS architecture is well suited to enterprise markets and how… Read more »
Recent SAS Plugfest Featured Large-System Build with 3Gb/s SAS San Francisco, July 28, 2008 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that the eighth Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) plugfest was held June 16-19, 2008, at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL).… Read more »