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“Taming the Data Beast” at the STA Technology Showcase

ATTEN-SHUN Serial Storage Wire Readers! Whether you use Siri, Outlook, Google, or an old fashioned day timer, you’ll want to mark your calendars now for Wednesday May 9, 2012. It’s a special day for STA and one you simply can’t miss. From 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. that evening, STA will be opening the doors… Read more »

Welcome to the New STA Website

Hello Serial Storage Wire Readers! You may have noticed that we’ve been on a hiatus for the past number of months. We have been diligently working on a new STA website and, accordingly, Serial Storage Wire site. Please visit our newly launched STA website (, and see the Serial Storage Wire archives ( too. We… Read more »


Author: Willis Whittington, Senior Manager, Interface Planning, Seagate Technology It was clear that parallel SCSI was running out of steam when the transition from Ultra 3 (160 MB/sec) to Ultra 4 (320 MB/sec) brought with it a new terminology to articulate the technical challenges faced by the speed increase. Engineers were now forced to debate… Read more »

Plugging into SAS–an Overview of the 6th SAS Plugfest

Author: David Woolf UNH-IOL Senior Technical Staff Since 2004, UNH-IOL and SCSI Trade Association have teamed up to offer six major Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) plugfest events, the most recent one occurring in April, 2006, at the UNH-IOL facility in Durham, New Hampshire. Plugfest events have proven to be excellent opportunities to test emerging SAS… Read more »

Hitachi GST SAS Product Update

Author: James Pascoe, Corporate Communications Manager, Hitachi Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is a next-generation serial interface designed to extend the capabilities of today’s parallel SCSI drives and provide users with improved performance, system design flexibility and product reliability. SAS hard drives are expected to benefit enterprise server and storage customers who require extremely fast and… Read more »