Premium Content

Access "SAS bumps up speed to 6Gigs"

Published: 22 Oct 2012

Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) drives are getting their first technology refresh since 2005. The major change is a doubling in bandwidth from 3Gb/sec to 6Gb/sec, but other enhancements are in the works to make SAS a better fit for storage networks and to position it as the eventual successor to Fibre Channel (FC) drives in SANs. Dell, LSI and Seagate demonstrated 6Gb interoperability at a May 6 SCSI Trade Association (STA) event using Dell servers, LSI SAS RAID-on-chip and expander components, and Seagate 6Gb SAS and SATA hard drives. The STA has also scheduled a 6Gb SAS plugfest for December 6 at the University of New Hampshire, and expects 6Gb SAS drives to ship to users in late 2009. Besides going to 6Gb, the next-generation SAS drives will include: Standard zoning, which eliminates compatibility issues caused by vendors implementing unique zoning Decision Feedback Equalization (DFE) to ensure more reliable links Longer cabling; the STA's goal is to support 10 meters, up from the current maximum of eight meters to 10 meters Any-port to any-port connectivity ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside


More Premium Content Accessible For Free