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San Francisco, August 23, 2010 - SCSI Trade Association (STA) announced the Multilink SAS initiative with a presentation by Harry Mason and Marty Czekalski at the Flash Memory Summit on August 17. (See STA website link to MultiLink slides at the end of press release). The initiative's purpose is to improve how slot-oriented Solid State Drive (SSD) devices can be configured to improve I/O performance. The externally-accessible backplane slot-based drive architecture will be fully compatible for use with existing SAS/SATA storage devices as well as new devices designed to achieve higher performance.