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SAS Overview

3Gb/s SAS » Presentations

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


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