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T10 Committee Forwards Specification to INCITS

San Francisco, May 20, 2003 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry consortium established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that the Serial Attached SCSI 1.0 specification was forwarded on May 8 by the T10 Committee to the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS). The specification will be circulated by INCITS for public review and comment followed by a letter ballot, both key milestones on the path to becoming an international standard.

Assessing and Comparing HP Parallel SCSI and HP Small Form Factor Enterprise Hard Disk Drives in Server Environments (PDF)

This white paper, written by HP, provides a guide for deciding whether to implement Ultra320 SCSI-class drives or small form factor enterprise drives in enterprise server environments. The paper is a technology assessment of the two classes of drives with a detailed comparison of the features, benefits, performance, scalability and cost of the two drives.

>b?San Francisco, February 24, 2003 -The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry consortium established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced their newly elected Board of Directors for 2003 today. Re-elected to the presidency was Harry Mason of LSI Logic, president from 1995 through 2000 and again in 2002.

Serial Attached SCSI and SATA System Level Compatibility Will Benefit Industry OEMs, System Builders and Customers

Server I/O 2003, Monterey, CA, January 20, 2002 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run consortium established to support and promote SCSI technology, and the Serial ATA (SATA) II Working Group, whose mission is to define, develop and deliver SATA specifications to the industry, announced today they have formed a collaborative agreement for enabling Serial Attached SCSI system-level compatibility with SATA hard disk drives. The collaboration will result in unprecedented system configuration capabilities with multiple benefits to system builders and IT professionals.

Serial Attached SCSI and Serial ATA Compatibility (PDF)
Written by Intel, this white paper is targeted to IT managers and anyone who is interested in learning more about the compatibility between Serial Attached SCSI and Serial ATA. The two technologies were defined with compatible physical layers so they can operate in the same Serial Attached SCSI system.

SCSI is the dominant disk interface technology in enterprise storage today, with ATA emerging in many entry-level systems. Some enterprise solutions utilize both standards, but the inherent differences between SCSI and ATA technologies require most of them to implement two separate storage subsystems - one for SCSI and one for ATA. As disk interconnect speeds continue to rise, existing SCSI and ATA buses are reaching their practical performance limits. New interconnect technologies are needed with roadmaps that can meet performance requirements going forward. Serial Attached SCSI and Serial ATA interfaces are emerging as solutions to these problems. Serial Attached SCSI is a serial version of SCSI, while Serial ATA is a serial version of ATA. Both technologies preserve existing investments in SCSI and ATA software applications. Serial Attached SCSI is being developed to maximize compatibility with Serial ATA, enabling a single storage subsystem to accept either Serial Attached SCSI or Serial ATA hard drives. This results in unprecedented flexibility to select the drive type that is most appropriate for a particular application as well as reducing the overall solution cost. This paper presents an overview of the benefits of Serial Attached SCSI and Serial ATA compatibility in enterprise environments.