Those system sales suffered most because they typically use serial ATA (SATA) or lower-priced near-line serial SCSI
(SAS) drives, which experienced the highest price increases due to the flooding.
has released the fifth generation of its enterprise-class storage area network (SAN), adding the ability to create a tiered array using serial SCSI
(SAS) drives to the Fibre Channel, SATA or solid-state drives (SSD) options already available.
The new serial SCSI
interfaces are at the beginning of their development, and will grow in terms of connectivity and performance over the next several years.
The device provides low-level testing of legal and illegal serial management protocol and serial SCSI
protocol frames and data patterns, out-of-band and speed-negotiation signals, and device powerup and reset sequences for verifying conformance to the SAS protocol specification.