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STA President Marty Czekalski presented "SAS: The Fabric for Storage Solutions" on April 7, 2015, at SNIA's Data Storage Innovation Conference in Santa Clara, CA. Topics in this presentation included:

  • SAS Market Overview, including basics of SAS architecture and deployment
  • SAS Technology Update, including 12Gb/s SAS, 24Gb/s SAS, and Advanced Connectivity
  • SSDs, MultiLink SAS™, and Express Bay
  • New SAS Features, including Zoned Block Commands and Storage Intelligence

Download the presentation here: DSI-2015 SAS the storage fabric, r4.pdf

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