Category: 6Gb/s

SAS Evolves with Changing Enterprise Storage Needs

It’s nothing new that technology changes rapidly. Enterprise storage is no exception. Keeping data moving at faster speeds and having the ability to properly manage that data has never been more critical to having businesses run smoothly. Applications such as database, commerce and transaction, web serving and streaming use massive amounts of data and storage… Read more »

Using 6Gb/s SAS to Build Flexible Systems

SAS/SATA Compatibility. It’s been a goal of the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology since its inception. Originally this meant that a Serial ATA (SATA) drive could be plugged into a SAS port and work well. But that was back in the 3Gb/s SAS days.

SAS Advanced Connectivity Roadmap Frequently Asked Questions

SCSI Trade Association October 2009 Q1. What is the Advanced Connectivity Roadmap? A1. The Advanced Connectivity roadmap is the STA connectivity roadmap to guide the industry through future SAS storage solutions. It specifies the Mini-SAS High Density (HD) (SFF- 8643/8644) connector as the converged connectivity scheme for SAS-based deployments. In addition, it defines SAS Connectivity… Read more »

Continuing Innovation with 6Gb/s SAS Advanced Connectivity

Author: Cameron Brett, Manager, Product Marketing, Enterprise and Storage Division, PMC-Sierra With Contributions by Harry Mason, Director Industry Marketing, LSI Corp. Not standing still, 6Gb/s continues to innovate with the SAS Advanced Connectivity Roadmap. The industry is trending toward large-scale SAS deployments with thousands of drives, multiple levels of SAS expanders, centralized SAS switches (all… Read more »

Overcoming Test Setup and Cabling Issues for 6Gb/s

Author: Chris Cicchetti, Marketing Director, SAS/SATA Analyzers and Testers, Finisar The new SAS-2 and SATA Gen-3 system protocols bring 6Gb/s link speeds to a wide range of applications, including storage units, disk drives, optical and tape drives, and protocol host bus adapters (HBAs). Carrying such high-signal signals several meters over copper cables, however, tests the… Read more »

PMC-Sierra Kick Starts 6Gb/s SAS

Author: Cameron T Brett, Manager, Product Marketing Enterprise and Storage Division, PMC-Sierra Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is now a mainstream technology for enterprise servers and storage. Evolving from parallel SCSI to a serial technology, SAS is much more capable than its parallel predecessor. SAS provides a roadmap to faster speeds and can create, and be… Read more »

Bandwidth Aggregation: Paving the way for 6.0 Gb/s SAS

Author: Susan Bobholz, Intel Storage Group Ecosystem Enablement Manager and member of the STA Board of Directors The first generation of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) products represents a major leap forward in storage technology. SAS drives have a full-duplex throughput of 3.0 Gb/s and are capable of providing a competitive advantage to enterprises that require… Read more »