Also, the ports can support more than one channel. In fact, some SATA adapters and controllers support multiple logical channels, sometimes referred to as "lanes" over a cable connector such as the molex iPASS cabling system. So, when looking at SATA as well as SAS components, it's important to understand whether you are dealing with physical ports or logical ports, as well as whether they are internal or external.
Dig Deeper on Primary storage devices
Related Q&A from Greg Schulz
When cloud durability is added to the mix, cloud providers are able to tout a high number of nines of availability. Continue Reading
Cloud storage can be less expensive from a cost-per-gigabyte perspective, but it's important not to lose sight of other benefits as a value ... Continue Reading
Using solid-state in the cloud can boost performance, but first be sure you look past cost per gigabyte and are aware of any constraints from ... Continue Reading