Are Serial Attached SCSI connectors compatible with those of SCSI server and storage solutions?
No, they are not compatible, as SAS connectors are much smaller than SCSI connectors. 6. Is Serial Attached SCSI complementary to Serial ATA? SAS complements SATA by adding dual porting, full duplex and device addressing, plus it offers higher reliability, performance and data availability services, as well as logical SCSI compatibility. STA will continue to enhance these metrics as the specification evolves, including increased device support and longer cabling distances. SATA is targeted to cost-sensitive non-mission-critical desktop storage environments. Most importantly, SAS and SATA are complementary technologies based on a universal interconnect, where SAS customers can choose to deploy cost-effective SATA drives in a SAS storage environment. 7. Can I use Serial Attached SCSI hard drives in my Serial ATA workstation or desktop PC? While not native, SAS hard drives can be used on SATA desktops and workstations by adding a host bus adapter.