The dance of the disk drive interfaces

Jo Maitland, Senior Executive Editor
DeviceDuty CycleMBTF (typical)Seek time
Cable distance
SAS / FC24hrs/7 days1,200,000 hrs3.6 msec
6 m external
SATA (7200 RPM)8hrs/5 days600,000 hrs9 msec1 m internalsingle port
FATA (7200 RPM)24hrs/7 days1,000,000 hrs>9 msec1 m internalsingle port

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