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Serial Attached SCSI - 8484 | Molex

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Molex Serial Attached SCSI- 8484

Serial Attach SCSI have capabilities that have been developed to meet the evolving needs of high end server applications. These challenging needs include scalability, performance, reliability and manageability, while leveraging a common electrical and physical connection interface with Serial ATA. This compatibility provides users with unprecedented choices for server and sub-system deployment.

The flexibility of SAS facilitates many system-level configurations such as workstations, blade servers, external storage arrays, SAS cables and switches and host bus adapters (HBA's).

Serial Attach SCSI uses a point-to-point architecture which works in conjunction with PCI Express and other high-speed architectures on the market such as Serial ATA. Molex offers a wide range of PCB attachment and size options for any application.

Molex offers a broad range of connectors ranging from SAS Multi-Lane cable assemblies to SAS Vertical and Right Angle Internal Multi-Lane connectors

Features & Benefits:

  • Point to Point Topology
    • Ensures maximum bandwidth by providing dedicated signal path for each device, eliminates daisy-chain slowdowns and addresses conflicts
  • Disk/Backplane Interoperatbility with Serial ATA
    • Gives flexibility to specify best drive for intended use: SAS for transactional/online performance and reliability, Serial ATA for near line and backup/restore storage
  • Hot Plug, Blind-mate connections
    • Add/remove drives without system shutdown, facilitates connection in cramped or inaccessible installations
  • 3.0 Gbps transfer rate
    • Sets new standards for enterprise-class performance, second generation on track for 6.0Gbps throughput
  • Compact Cabling and Connectors
    • Simplified cable routing, saves space and improves airflow/cooling in system cabinets, connectors easily fit on small form factor devices

Applications:

  • Server Storage
    • Host Bus Adapters (HBA)
    • Servers (Towers, Rack Mount, Blade)
    • Storage Racks
    • Switches and Routers
    • RAID
    • Devices / JBOD
    • Workstations
  • Networking Equipment
    • Mobile
    • Data
    • Multimedia

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