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November, 2005: Article by Paul Griffith, Broadcom, published in Real Time Computing.
Title: SAS and Embedded RAID-on-Motherboard Deliver Data Security

Storage Networking World-Europe, 7 September, 2005; The SCSI Trade Association will present two events today:

August 23-25, 2005, San Francisco

Serial Attached SCSI: Revolutionizing Storage Architecture

  • STA has booth # 126 in the IDF Storage Community Area. Ask for a STA press kit at the booth, as it contains press releases from member companies who are introducing new SAS products or recently introduced products at IDF. Pick up a copy of Serial Storage Wire, the SAS newsletter from STA.
  • Plan to visit the STA booth during "Sneak Peak" on Tues., Aug. 23, between 5-6pm, when press and analysts are invited to visit the show floor before exhibits open to the public. Also plan to attend the IDF reception from 6-8pm on the show floor. STA booth attendants will be happy to show you the demonstration, answer your questions and hand out literature. Be sure to ask for a STA press kit if you do not have a SAS briefing scheduled with STA.
  • The SAS/SATA demonstration features a server with an internal enclosure populated with a total of 16 SAS and SATA 2.5" and 3.5" drives, half from Fujitsu and half from Seagate. The external 16-bay enclosure contains 3.5" SAS and/or SATA drives from Fujitsu, Hitachi GST, Maxtor and Seagate. The demonstration shows the compatibility and power of SAS and SATA drives for data storage. This is the first time that a public demonstration will include all of the STA member vendors of controllers and drives in a single demo and illustrates the interoperability and flexibility of the various components running in one system. An IOmeter will show the data rates.
  • On Wed., Aug. 24, from 3:30-4:20pm, session # STGS001 in a classroom (check the program for classroom location), Marty Czekalski of Maxtor and Bob Sheffield of Intel will present, "SAS: Revolutionizing Storage Architecture." Everyone is invited.
  • Press and analysts are invited to pick up a "SAS quiz-card" at the STA booth to compete for an MP3 player. All correctly filled out quiz-cards will be placed in a bowl and the winning name will be drawn. (Hint; if you don't know an answer, ask someone in the STA booth). The press or analyst name selected receives an MP3.
  • " Attending press and analysts are invited to ask for briefings on SAS during the show. If you have not already been scheduled for a SAS briefing, please ask the STA booth attendants to put you in touch with one of the three spokespersons available at the show.
  • For additional information, please contact STA's public relations manager, Lea Schwartz, at 970-225-3753 or

June 79, 2005 - Long Beach, CA

The SCSI Trade Association will exhibit in booth # 139 at Storage World Conference and will participate in a storage panel discussion on Wed., June 8.

Large "System Builds" include More than 110 Drives

San Francisco, May 10, 2005 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced today that the first Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) plugfest of 2005, held April 25-29 at the UNH-IOL test lab, exceeded all expectations. For the 18 attending STA member companies, the interoperability results were very favorable for vendors planning to introduce their system products in the next few months (see page two for a list of attending STA members).

STA Press Background Document

STA's Charter
The SCSI Trade Association (STA) was established in 1995 as a member-run organization to provide a focal point for members to communicate the benefits of the small computer system interface (SCSI) to the storage industry. For more than twenty years, STA promoted the understanding and use of SCSI technology and influenced the evolution of SCSI standards. It now promotes the new SCSI technology, Serial Attached SCSI, which entered the market in the fall of 2004. The nine-member Board of Directors oversees the marketing communications committee, the SAS technology liaison and directs all STA activities.

SAS Demonstrations Highlight Performance, Scalability and Flexibility Benefits

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, March 1, 2005 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, is exhibiting in the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) Storage Community area in booth number 104. In addition, many STA member companies are exhibiting Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) products and technology at IDF (see STA member list with booth numbers on page two).

San Francisco, February 14, 2005 - The SCSI Trade Association (STA), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, announced their newly elected Board of Directors for 2005. Re-elected to the position of president was Harry Mason of LSI Logic, president from 1995 through 2000 and again from 2002 to 2005.