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Connector and Cable differences: SAS-3 vs. SAS-4

By: David Einhorn, SCSI Trade Association Board of Directors; Business Development Manager, North America, Amphenol Corp., June 14, 2022 This blog post examines the differences between SAS-3 and SAS-4 connectors and cables. With the new generation of SAS, we see multiple upgrades and improvements. Drive connector [Note: 24G SAS uses the SAS-4 physical layer, which… Read more »

Q&A (Part 2) from “Storage Trends for 2021 and Beyond” Webcast

Questions from “Storage Trends for 2021 and Beyond” Webcast Answered This is part two of the Q&A portion of the roundtable talk between Rick Kutcipal, board director, SCSI Trade Association (STA); Jeff Janukowicz, Research vice president at IDC; and Chris Preimesberger, former editor-in-chief of eWeek, where they discussed prominent data storage technologies shaping the market.… Read more »

SAS Integrator’s Guide, Revision 2

Published: September 2021 The Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Integrator’s Guide provides a quick reference to the menu of standard components required to assemble a SAS system, from the SAS drive (a hard drive or a solid state drive (SSD)) out to the enclosure level, including the associated box-to-box cabling. The standard cables shown assume that… Read more »

Q&A (Part 1) from “Storage Trends for 2021 and Beyond” Webcast

Questions from “Storage Trends for 2021 and Beyond” Webcast Answered It was a great pleasure for Rick Kutcipal, board director, SCSI Trade Association (STA), to welcome Jeff Janukowicz, Research vice president at IDC and Chris Preimesberger, former editor-in-chief of eWeek, in a roundtable talk to discuss prominent data storage technologies shaping the market. If you… Read more »

Q&A from “SAS 201: An Introduction to Enterprise Features” Webcast

Questions from SAS 201 Webinar Answered In an effort to provide ongoing educational content to the industry, the SCSI Trade Association (STA) tackled the basics of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) in a webinar titled “SAS 201: An Introduction to Enterprise Features,” now available on the STA YouTube channel here. Immediately following their presentations, our experts… Read more »

Q&A from “SAS 101: The Most Widely-Deployed Storage Interface” Webcast

Questions from SAS 101 Webcast Answered In an effort to provide ongoing educational content to the industry, the SCSI Trade Association (STA) tackled the basics of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) in a webinar titled “SAS 101: The Most Widely-Deployed Storage Interface,” now available on demand here. Immediately following their presentations, our experts Jeremiah Tussey of… Read more »

SAS Isn’t Dying Any Time Soon

Article by: Cameron Brett, STA President, and Jeremiah Tussey, STA Vice President, for EE Times; October 12, 2020 You’ve no doubt heard it before. Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is dying as a connected storage protocol in the data center. The simple truth is SAS remains the dominant storage interface today and will be for years… Read more »

SAS vs. NVMe: The future of the two key storage interfaces

Article on TechTarget.com, by Stacey Peterson; August 27, 2020 SAS and NVMe both play significant roles in enterprise storage. See how the two interfaces stack up in terms of performance, scalability, flexibility, manageability and the future. As NVMe SSDs make inroads into the enterprise market, the question remains: What’s in store for SAS drives? While… Read more »

SAS Customers Expect Innovation, Backwards Compatibility

Article by: Gary Hilson for EE Times; July 21, 2020 With all the buzz surrounding NVMe, you’ve no doubt been wondering what it all means for SAS. Read this insightful article published in EE Times where representatives from Kioxia America and Microchip, including STA Vice President Jeremiah Tussey, weigh in on why SAS continues to… Read more »

What is SCSI?

If you’re in the data storage industry, you’ve no doubt heard the term “SCSI”, which is pronounced “SKUZ-ee.” The most common reaction is “say what?” Yet SCSI has been around since 1986. To put that date in context, it was the same year email started being widely used and the Oprah Winfrey Show debuted nationally.… Read more »