Which Storage Interface Will Prevail?

 

 

Five Interfaces, Five Vendors and Five Opinions...

Which disk/storage interface will prevail…? All of them of course. Each interface fulfills a specific requirement of the total storage network solution. Fibre Channel provides excellent connectivity and distance beyond any other option and is the highest end enterprise class disk today. SAS provides the least expensive and most flexible connectivity within the server and enclosure, not to mention it can out perform FC is properly utilized. SAS disks are also designed for high-density high-performance disk applications (2.5 inch form factors) that meet tier 1 storage demands. SATA of course is the capacity leader of all disks (mainly due to it 7200rpm rotational speeds) and it comes in two flavors now, chocolate or nearline and vanilla for desktop and mobile applications. For more information about what the disk vendors think, see the link below.

Five Interfaces, Five Vendors and Five Opinions...

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