Snapshot: Interest in SAS disks growing

Interest in SAS disks growing

This article can also be found in the Premium Editorial Download: Storage magazine: New rules change data retention game:

Storage managers are starting to seriously consider serial-attached SCSI (SAS) drives as a means of building out their storage tiers. Snapshot survey respondents indicate that an average of 10% of the disk drives they currently use in all of their installed storage arrays are SAS drives; 2Gb/sec Fibre Channel (FC) remains the most prevalent disk drive used at 29%, followed by SATA drives at 25%. But 42% of respondents say they're planning...

to purchase SAS drives in the future, thanks to the widening availability of mixed SAS/SATA storage systems and the ability of SAS drives to offer performance competitive to FC drives at a lower price. Some users remain skeptical, however, noting that SAS drives are still too expensive to warrant serious consideration.

--Trina MacDonald

This was first published in September 2007

Dig deeper on Disk drives

Pro+

Features

Enjoy the benefits of Pro+ membership, learn more and join.

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchSolidStateStorage

SearchVirtualStorage

SearchCloudStorage

SearchDisasterRecovery

SearchDataBackup

Close