infrastructure (including its PMs) presents the following challenges:
Seagate has developed the only native SATA
technology capable of supporting implementation of advanced SATA
functions like NCQ that will be crucial to high-end workstations and new entry-server applications," said John Donovan, Vice President of leading market research firm TrendFOCUS.
technology has gained tremendous ground since its introduction in 2001.
MAID provides traditional levels of RAID data protection capability, important for SATA
drives, to enable higher availability similar to current disk arrays.
The benefits of SATA
NCQ are described in joint technology paper by Intel and Seagate titled "Serial ATA Native Command Queuing: An Exciting New Performance Feature for Serial ATA," available here: http://specials.
This union provides a solid growth path to innovate new capability, while preserving the ability to plug legacy SATA
drives into new SATA
Express based computers.
The DesignWare SATA
Digital Controllers support the new features documented in the SATA
interface transition to 6Gb/s is critical to meet the demands of ever-higher performance desktop computers, workstations and servers," said Mark Geenen, Founder and President of Trend Focus.
Up to eight hot-swappable SAS or SATA
hard drives fit into the Z Pro workstations for up to 2 TB of storage.
SAS and SATA
, with their increased connectivity permit use of volumes that are larger than with parallel SCSI, and potentially have higher random throughput performance.
The X-SPAND PRO desktop towers include two or four next-generation SATA
II removable drives as well as supporting SATA
II cabling that can be striped as RAID-0 to serve DV, DVCAM, SD, and SD/RT.
-IO members have worked together to create the SATA
Express specification to bring the scalability of PCIe to client storage," said Mladen Luksic, SATA