Author: Marty Czekalski
When introducing a new interface into a system, several questions generally come to mind such as; what characteristics does the new device possess, what are its specifications and how will it fit into the overall system design?
This development overview article will look at devices that can be used in Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) systems. We will also look at some of these devices' characteristics and how various standards organizations and committees manage their specifications. Finally, we will talk about where a designer or technical professional can go to get additional information on various components. (For the purposes of this article we will focus primarily on SAS disk drives and will briefly discuss tape drives and Serial ATA (SATA) disk drives.)