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SCSI Trade Association Accepts SCSI Express, a PCIe Storage Initiative, as a Formal Project

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Initiative guarantees investment protection and generational accessibility with SAS platforms

San Francisco — April 3, 2012 — The SCSI Trade Association (STA) (, a member-run industry association established to support and promote SCSI technology, today announced that it has accepted SCSI Express as a formal project and has taken ownership of refining, defining and marketing this data storage industry standard initiative.

SCSI Express is an industry initiative designed to adapt storage to Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe). It utilizes the SCSI over PCIe (SOP) and PCIe architecture queuing interface (PQI) model being defined within the T10 Technical Committee.

STA has accepted the responsibility for using the efforts of T10 to refine its definition and to market this approach to PCIe based storage.

“SCSI Express will continue to preserve a 30-year legacy of software/middleware investments while co-existing with existing SAS products,” said Harry Mason, president of the SCSI Trade Association and director of Industry Marketing for LSI Corporation. “It’s a strong investment protection story that allows systems to use traditional SAS based products and leverage them into systems opting to also deploy PCIe based storage devices.”

SCSI Express, 12Gb/s SAS and other SAS demonstrations will be shown at the STA sponsored “Technology Showcase: Taming the Data Storage Beast,” event on May 9, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California. Attendance is free and a spot may be reserved by visiting

About STA
The SCSI Trade Association (STA) was established in 1996 to provide a focal point for members to communicate the benefits of SCSI to the industry. STA promotes the understanding and use of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology and influences the evolution of SCSI standards to meet future industry needs. The Association has a nine-member Board of Directors, which oversees the Marketing Communications and Technology Committees and all STA activities. To subscribe to Serial Storage Wire, STA’s free Serial Attached SCSI newsletter, please visit: For more information, please visit the STA web site at, send an email to or call the STA office at (415) 561-6273.

Media Contact:
Linda Capcara
Global Connect Communications


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