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Bandwidth Aggregation: Paving the Way for 6Gb/s SAS

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Contributed article that appeared in January 2007 issue of Storage Solutions Resource Catalog
by: Susan Bobholz, Intel

The first generation of SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) 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 fast access to data. While today’s servers also have 3.0 Gb/s bandwidth, servers soon will be capable of communicating with storage at 6.0 Gb/s. The availability of 6.0 Gb/s SAS devices is expected to lag behind that of 6.0 Gb/s servers.

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