Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Industry’s first 3Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) expander

NavigateStorage is pleased to offer the SASX12A. It is fully compliant with the ANSI Serial Attached SCSI specification, with benefits including improved performance, simplified cabling, smaller connectors, a lower pin count, and lower power requirements. The SASX12A expander supports the Serial Attached SCSI Protocol (SSP), the Serial ATA Tunneling Protocol (STP), and the SAS Management Protocol (SMP) as defined in the SAS specification as well as the Serial ATA (SATA) protocol as defined in the Serial ATA standard. The SASX12A expander supports 1.5 and 3Gb/s data transfer rates per port. The SASX12A 12-port expander provides storage environments with the functionality of connecting multiple targets and initiators through a switched device.

This is ideal for today’s data centers and storage subsystems, leveraging existing SCSI infrastructure for investment protection and ease of migration and implementation.

The expanders comply with the SAS standard which includes the proven SCSI command set, while allowing for point-to-point connection, increased device bandwidth, higher availability with dual-ported drives, and enhanced reliability when compared to parallel SCSI. In addition, SAS leverages an electrical and physical connection interface that is compatible with SATA technology. This interface compatibility allows for greater customer choice in drive connection, including the 2.5" hard disk drive small form factor.

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