Category: Compatibility

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and SATA: Compatible, Not Interchangeable

Authors: Franco Castaldini & Kent Bransford Seagate Technology The advent of Serial Attached SCSI coincides with a fundamental change in enterprise data management. Gone are the days when there were only two types of data storage: online and offline. A new concept, near-line or secondary storage, quickly gained acceptance because it recognizes that data has… Read more »

SAS Means Freedom of Choice

Author: Chris Croteau Intel Corporation SCSI is undergoing an exciting serial transformation, one that goes far beyond a mere parallel-to-serial conversion to deliver significantly increased capabilities. Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is the next evolution of SCSI technology following Ultra320 SCSI, utilizing a speedy serial point-to-point architecture to eliminate the bus overhead of today’s parallel SCSI… Read more »

SAS/SATA Compatibility: The Word on the Street

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), the next generation SCSI standard, provides IT implementers with maximum flexibility in configuring their storage environments. SAS supports logical compatibility with Serial ATA (SATA), enabling one storage design to service both high performance mission-critical storage (SAS) and low cost bulk storage (SATA). PMC-Sierra recently spoke with members of IT departments at… Read more »