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24G SAS Feature Focus: Active PHY Transmitter Adjustment

[Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of upcoming blog posts discussing 24G SAS features.] By: Rick Kutcipal (SCSI Trade Association), with contributions from Tim Symons (Microchip), November 12, 2019 The first 24G SAS plugfest was held the week of June 24, 2019, and products are expected to begin to trickle out into the… Read more »

24G SAS Feature Focus: Forward Error Correction

[Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of upcoming blog posts discussing 24G SAS features.] By: Cameron T. Brett (SCSI Trade Association), with contributions from Tim Symons (Microchip) and Alvin Cox (Seagate), October 21, 2019 Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and the SCSI protocol continue to innovate with one of the storage industry’s longest… Read more »

Applications Driving 24G SAS

Article by: Demartek, July 2018 24G SAS increases performance with double the effective speed and optimizations for SSD and SMR. SAS, or Serial Attached SCSI, has been in use for more than 10 years, starting with 3.0 Gb/s SAS in 2004 and then doubling in effective bandwidth with the release of each new generation. The… Read more »

The Performance of SAS

Article by: Demartek; April 2018 SAS provides a strong performance for a variety of enterprise application workloads. Serial attached SCSI, or SAS provides a reliable enterprise-grade interface designed specifically for computer storage. While well-established, SAS technology continues to adapt to the address the demanding requirements of new technologies in today’s data centers. Link to the… Read more »

Caching and Tiering 101

Contributed article that appears in November 2017 issue of DataCentre Solutions (DCS) UK by: Cameron Brett, STA Board Member; Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. Solid State Disks (SSDs) are a popular option for IT professionals looking to boost performance in their data center, but the question of how to best implement SSD storage often arises.… Read more »

Why SAS Was Hot (but not burning) at FMS

Blog post by: Rick Kutcipal, President, SCSI Trade Association; Marketing Manager, Data Center Storage Group, Broadcom Limited; Oct 20, 2017 In case you missed Flash Memory Summit (FMS), you not only missed the unfortunate exhibit hall fire, you missed the panel discussion on Serial Attached SCSI (SAS). SAS has been a topic of panels and… Read more »

The Benefits of SAS

Article by: Demartek; July 2017 Serial attached SCSI, or SAS, has been an industry standard for more than ten years, and the underlying technology, SCSI, has been an industry standard for more than thirty years. SAS provides a reliable enterprise-grade interface designed specifically for computer storage. SAS technology is well established and offers a wide… Read more »

Get Ready for the 12Gb/s SAS Drive

Article in: “SearchStorage”; by: Carol Silwa; December 3, 2013 The rollout of 12 Gbps SAS drives and other technology will mean performance improvements and new management capabilities. Marty Czekalski, president of the SCSI Trade Association, discussed the impact that 12 Gbps SAS will have on IT organizations. Czekalski also does ecosystem development for interface technologies… Read more »

Volume Deployment and Final Standardization of 12Gb/s SAS Interface

Article in “StorageNewsletter.com”; November 19, 2013 As enterprise storage continues to demand higher performance to meet rising workload levels and higher reliability to push down TCO, the SCSI Trade Association (STA) announced two 12Gb SAS storage interface technology milestones, signaling the technology’s continued success in meeting these industry needs. Link to complete article.