drives, once thought the smaller capacity product when compared to SCSI drives, have made substantial strides in storage capacity, overtaking other drive types.
If Tucker has his way, the ATA
will relocate from its sparse office in Temple Hills, Md.
Contrast this to a conventional modular array with a limited number of Fibre Channel loops where there is sure to be performance degradation as more ATA
drives are added to the loop (Figure 1).
Users will be able to acquire the SuperSwap 1100 and other Promise ATA
and Serial ATA
storage solutions through our excellent coverage of worldwide distributors.
It also provides an opportunity for us to meet people and provide information about what we're trying to do here at the ATA
," Bradley says.
As a result, the cost per gigabyte of ATA
disk drives has decreased at a more rapid pace than that of SCSI drives over the past five years.
Peter Gerr, Research Analyst, Enterprise Storage Group, said, "EMC's stamp of approval means that ATA
is now ready for prime time.
It would seem then, that a RAID system using ATA
drives would be an obvious solution for high-capacity, inexpensive storage systems--the drives are cheap and RAID "hides" the drive failures--so who cares if the ATA
drives are not quite as fast or reliable as SCSI?
Flash Disk Controller was developed using SST's proprietary SuperFlash embedded memory technology.