Overview of SAS architecture and position in the market; by: Marty Czekalski, Technical Marketing Manager, Maxtor — Member of the Board and Vice President of SCSI Trade Association.
- Serial Attached SCSI is the next evolution of SCSI beyond U320
- SAS has been designed to be a device and near cabinet interface
only, not a network interface
- Leverages an enhanced Serial ATA PHY while adding support for
a second port
- Serial SCSI utilizes features of Fibre Channel AND compatibility
with SATA drives in a point-to-point, switched architecture