ATAPI tape drives have traditionally been five to ten percent less expensive that their SCSI counterparts, and it is expected that this cost advantage will continue with next-generation SATA
tape drive offerings.
Queued Trim Command - allows SATA
SSDs to execute Trim without impacting normal operation, improving SSD performance
MTBF hours of SATA
drives are now a minimum of 600,000 with some drives exceeding one million hours.
With its volume potential replacing IDE drives, it is believed that the cost of SATA
drives will be parity to IDE drives, which is one third or less than today's SCSI or FC drives.
A backgrounder about SATA
technology and Agilent's SATA
test solutions is available at www.
The Gen 2 PHY can deliver 300MB/s peak bandwidth, and this means it would take a device that supports port packet steering, bandwidth aggregation and at least six drives to fully utilize a Gen 2 PHY host SATA
Compatibility: PMs require SATA
II host controllers that are PM-aware; legacy SATA
The Pocket Micro SATA
UDD has a suggested retail price of $45 and the Internal Micro SATA
UDD has a suggested retail price of $39.
MAID provides traditional levels of RAID data protection capability, important for SATA
drives, to enable higher availability similar to current disk arrays.
mSATA leverages the speed and reliability of the popular SATA
interface to provide a high-performance, cost-effective storage solution for smaller devices like notebooks and netbooks.
drives have now matured to the point where they allow companies to deploy cost-effective mirroring solutions as an alternative to costly FC RAID-5 implementations.
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.