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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 and protocols, and works with standards organizations in his position as manager of the emerging technology program at hard disk drive vendor Seagate Technology LLC.

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The PX03SN is ideally suited for media streaming, read-caching, and low-to-mid duty primary storage

IRVINE, Calif. -- December 2, 2013 -- The Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces a new enterprise read-intensive solid state drive (eSSD) - the PX03SN. Designed to support the widest possible range of read-intensive applications, the PX03SN is available in capacities of up to 1.6TB1 and supports one full drive write per day2. The new 2.5-inch form factor SAS interface eSSD is designed for readintensive applications, server storage and caching applications, and storage systems where customers are looking for a balance between cost, endurance and performance.

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.

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Extends first-to-market 12Gb/s SAS leadership with end-to-end storage solutions to benefit enterprise and hyperscale cloud environments

SAN JOSE, Calif., November 20, 2013 - At its annual Accelerating Innovation Summit (AIS), LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI) today introduced its new family of 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID® controller cards and expanders, built to power leading datacenters worldwide. As the proliferation of applications, data and mobile devices continues to place demands on datacenters, the new family of LSI storage solutions offers innovative technology for increased performance and improved enterprise RAID data protection.

12Gb/s SAS milestone reached with T10 technical committee forwarding SAS 3 specification to INCITS organization

SAN FRANCISCO - November 13, 2013 — As Enterprise storage continues to demand higher performance to meet rising workload levels and higher reliability to push down total cost of ownership, the SCSI Trade Association (STA) today announced two 12Gb/s SAS storage interface technology milestones, signaling the technology's continued success in meeting these industry needs.

Video Presentation from SNW-Europe 2013

This video presentation is hosted on Juku Italy, however Czekalski's remarks are in English. November 9, 2013

Czekalski discusses SCSI Express and the roadmap for 12Gb/s product deployments. Link to the presentation.

Beyond 12Gb/s SAS

In this "Ask-the-Expert" short presentation at SNW Europe in Frankfurt, Germany on October 30, 2013, STA Vice President Greg McSorley gave a high level overview of STA's 24Gb/s SAS marketing requirements.

Slide titles:

  • STA's 24Gb/s SAS MRD
  • What it might take
  • Basic Link Budgets
  • Today's 12Gb/s HD miniSAS
  • Today's Drive Connector
  • New Mulitport Drive Connector
  • Transcoding vs. Line Rate
  • Forward Error Correction
  • Differing Dielectric Materials Can Help

STA Beyond 12Gb Expert Session V2-web.pdf

In this "Ask-the-Expert" short presentation at SNW Europe in Frankfurt, Germany on October 30, 2013, STA President Marty Czekalski gave a high level overview of Express Bay storage options.

Slide titles:

  • Express Bay: PCIe, SAS, SATA, SATAe
  • Express Bay Components
  • Refresher: SAS/SATA Compatibility
  • SFF-8639 Dual-port SAS PCIe x4 Connectors
  • SAS Connector Compatibility
  • Power Limit Control
  • Dual Port With PCIe for Higher Availability
  • Wide Port SAS for Increased Throughput

STA Express Bay Expert Session V2-web.pdf

SCSI Express: PCIe Storage for the Enterprise

In this "Ask-the-Expert" short presentation at SNW Europe in Frankfurt, Germany on October 29, 2013, STA President Marty Czekalski gave a high level overview of PCIe storage and its role in the enterprise.

Slide titles:

  • SCSI Express
  • SCSI Express Components
  • Express Bay
  • SCSI Express Devices
  • SCIS Express Roadmap

STA SCSI Express Expert Session V2-web.pdf

The SCSI Franchise Adapts for Solid State Storage

Presentation at 2013 Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, CA in August.

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Asustek, Fujitsu, Gigabyte, Huawei, Intel and Supermicro select LSI® 12Gb/s SAS and MegaRAID® solutions for new datacenter servers

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Calif., September 11, 2013 - LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI) today announced that its 12Gb/s SAS storage solutions will power more than 100 new server models based on today's announced Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v2 Product Family. Leading server manufacturers that have selected LSI® 12Gb/s SAS and MegaRAID® solutions to provide accelerated storage performance and enterprise data protection for their next-generation server platforms include Asustek, Fujitsu, Gigabyte, Huawei, Intel, Supermicro and others.

Brings greater than 50 percent throughput performance gain with LSI 12Gb/s MegaRAID controller, Intel server and HGST SSDs

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Calif., September 10, 2013 - LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI) today announced it is demonstrating 12Gb/s SAS performance at this year's Intel Developer Forum. Using an LSI® 12Gb/s MegaRAID® controller, an Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 processor-based server and eight HGST 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, the 12Gb/s system delivers a throughput increase of over 50 percent compared to a 6Gb/s SAS system.

Xyratex to demonstrate this advanced storage technology at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, CA, September 10-12

Havant, UK - September 9, 2013 - Xyratex Ltd (Nasdaq: XRTX), a leading provider of data storage technology, today announced the introduction of 12Gb/s SAS technology into its OneStor™ line of enterprise-class modular storage enclosures. This industry-first technology doubles the data transfer speed between the storage enclosure and the host server, significantly increasing the performance of I/O and bandwidth intensive applications. The availability of 12Gb/s SAS technology enables Xyratex's OEM customers to get to market faster with the most advanced storage solution.

Introduction of Adaptec Series 8 12Gb/s SAS RAID Adapters Establishes PMC as the Only Supplier of End-to-End 12G Architecture from Controller to SSD

SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 4, 2013 - PMC® (Nasdaq:PMCS), the semiconductor innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, today introduced the Adaptec® Series 8 12Gb/s SAS RAID Adapter family for high-performance server and networked storage. Combined with PMC's I/O protocol controllers, RAID-on-Chip (RoC) controllers, SAS expanders, solid state drive (SSD) controllers and advanced software, PMC provides the industry's only complete 12Gb/s SAS architecture to access the untapped performance of 12Gb/s SSDs. Systems designed with PMC's solutions can provide double the overall storage connectivity as competing solutions, with less components, space and power. PMC's 12Gb/s SAS architecture is optimized to deliver the performance, flexibility and density needed for dynamic data in cloud computing, content delivery networks, and mission-critical database applications.

SAS Storage Performance — FOSE 2013

SAS Preservation & Innovation FOSE-SAS-Storage-Performance-V3-web.pdf

Company Unveils First Client SSD, Next-Generation Enterprise SSDs, and PCIe Accelerator Card

CUPERTINO, Calif. May 7, 2013 — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX), a worldwide leader in storage solutions, today announced its new portfolio of flash-memory solutions. The company took the wraps off its first client solid state drive (SSD) and its next-generation enterprise SSDs. Featuring the Seagate® 600 SSD, Seagate® 600 Pro SSD, and the Seagate® 1200 SSD, the new line of drives are engineered to deliver ultra-fast speed and high data integrity. Rounding out the portfolio, Seagate also announced the new Seagate® X8 Accelerator, a storage class memory PCIe card powered by Virident enabling the company to offer all key interfaces including SATA and SAS solutions.

Enterprise SAS/Fibre Channel SSD Leader Produces the Industry's Highest Performance SAS SSDs for Demanding Financial and Online Transaction Processing, Cloud Computing and Big Data Environments

Industry-leading, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s SAS SSD family includes:

  • High Endurance Ultrastar™ SSD800MH - sequential throughput of up to 1,200MB/s read and 750MB/s write; up to 145,000 read and 100,000 sustained write IOPS; up to 800GB; and the highest endurance rating at 25 full drive writes per day (DW/D) to support high-frequency trading and online transaction processing.
  • Mainstream Endurance Ultrastar SSD800MM - sequential throughput of up to 1,200MB/s read and 700MB/s write; up to 145,000 read and 70,000 sustained write IOPS; up to 800GB; and a high endurance rating at 10 full DW/D to support online gaming, big data and cloud computing.
  • Read Intensive Ultrastar SSD1000MR - sequential throughput of up to 1,200MB/s read and 700MB/s write; up to 145,000 read and 20,000 sustained write IOPS; up to 1,000GB (1TB); and an endurance rating at two full DW/D to support online audio/video streaming, cloud computing and other Internet applications.

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 9, 2013 - HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a Western Digital company, NASDAQ: WDC) today announced the industry's fastest and most advanced enterprise-class, multi level cell (MLC) SAS SSD family - the Ultrastar SSD800MH, Ultrastar SSD800MM and Ultrastar SSD1000MR. From the market share leader in enterprise SAS/FC SSDs, these HGST drives are the first to double today's SAS interface speed. Designed for the most demanding applications where "hot" data is accessed frequently, such as high-frequency trading, online banking, cloud computing, online gaming, and big data analytics, HGST's new 12Gb/s SAS SSDs help increase input/output per second (IOPS) and improve response times to mission-critical data in cloud and traditional IT datacenters environments.

SAS is a proven platform for innovation and offers superior enterprise-class system performance, reliability, connectivity and scalability

SAN FRANCISCO - March 25, 2013 — In a digital world where data can quickly become "business critical" for server and data storage OEMs, system builders and end-users, the SCSI Trade Association (STA) today announced two important developments in the advancement of the 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) storage interface. SAS is a proven storage interface based on the SCSI protocol that has the stability to tackle the most critical storage demands, without unnecessary complexities and integration challenges.

12Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip and I/O controllers deliver performance required for next-generation server and external storage platforms

CEBIT, HANNOVER, GERMANY, March 5, 2013 — LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI) today announced the company is first to ship production-level 12Gb/s SAS RAID-on-Chip (ROC) and I/O controller solutions to OEM customers. 12Gb/s SAS technology is designed to deliver double the data transfer rate of prior SAS solutions and unleashes the full performance potential of next-generation enterprise systems deploying high-performance solid-state storage.

12Gb/s SAS products expected in production volumes in 2013 along with advancement of SCSI Express technology

SAN FRANCISCO - February 5, 2013 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA) (http://www.scsita.org/), a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, today announced its newly elected Board of Directors for 2013. After appointments to the board were made in July 2012 due to job changes and a retirement, the entire board roster was reelected.

New 1.2TB Ultrastar™ C10K1200 Provides 33 Percent More Capacity for Improved Storage Efficiency in Tier 1 Mission-Critical Cloud and Enterprise Servers and Storage Systems

SAN JOSE, Calif, January 29, 2013 - HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a Western Digital company, NASDAQ: WDC) today announced the industry's highest-capacity 10,000 RPM, enterprise-class hard drive - the Ultrastar C10K1200. Providing a capacity extension to HGST's proven Ultrastar C10K900 product line, the new 2.5-inch Ultrastar C10K1200 features a SAS 6Gb/s interface for reliable data throughput, a 64MB cache buffer for optimized read/write response time, and a fast 10K rotational speed for reliable high-performance computing. All this, combined with the drive's low power, high capacity and high performance attributes, results in higher density servers, blades and network storage arrays that helps reduce space requirements, lowers cooling costs and improves total cost of ownership (TCO).