Hard Drive - SAS

SAS types

SAS is one of two technologies that computers use to transfer data from the motherboard to storage. SAS stands for serial attached SCSI. SCSI stands for small computer systems interface, which is the previously used parallel communication technology. SAS is more expensive and is best suited for heavy computer workstations and servers.

Just like serial advanced technology attachment (SATA), SAS makes use of serial communication, which means that data can be transmitted both ways – from the motherboard to storage and from storage to the motherboard. The benefits of serial communication are the use of smaller cables that allow for increased flexibility in the design of computer architecture. The cables have dividers that will prevent interference by magnetic fields. Serial communication has the added advantage of allowing the storage drive to queue incoming data.

We have SAS cables that are different from SATA cables since they come as a pair. The usual 4 wires are separated into 2 different cables, each with incoming and outgoing wires. The SAS cable ensures that you can connect a motherboard to a storage drive and yet another piece of hardware with SAS connectors.

We have the SAS HDD to help you set up workstations and servers for your office or small business. You can choose from SAS cables and SAS drives as well as other components depending on your unique needs. SAS technology can also be used for personal computers that are used for intensive processing work such as animation, video editing, and visual effects.

Distinguishing characteristics of SAS technology that makes it ideal for servers and workstations

Read/Write Speed

Compared to SATA technology, SAS hard disk is faster in the transfer of data in and out of storage. The most common speed is 7200 RPM and we have the following options 2TB-7.2K RPM, 1TB-7.2K RPM, 4TB-7.2K RPM, and 3TB-7.2K RPM. In some instances, SAS disk drives have comparatively higher RPM such as 300GB-10K RPM, 300GB-15K RPM, 450GB-15K RPM, and 600GB-15K RPM drives. This makes SAS hard drives ideal for servers and workstations that support fast data transfer.

Storage Capacity

SAS technology is not heavily reliant on storage capacity. Keep in mind that servers may have both SATA and SAS hard drives which mean that they will have the collective storage capacity, unlike PCs that rely on a single hard drive. Additionally, creative professionals use multiple hard drives in their work.

Price

SAS hard disk is more expensive and more durable compared to a SATA drive. The durability of these drives denoted as the meantime before failure (MTBF) is 1.2 to 1.6 million hours of use at about 45°C.

Smart Tech

SAS technology enables the integration of hardware useful in servers and workstations. Hard drives with SAS connectors should be housed in SCSI enclosures for ease of management of traffic. The SCSI enclosure programming will help in finding and reporting of hardware errors

RAID

One advantage of SCSI programming lies in the use of RAID (redundant array of independent disks) to prevent data loss. SCSI ensures that your data exists on different disks before it is eventually saved. Performing RAID is more efficient when using SAS hard disks compared to SATA technology. RAID technology is absolutely necessary for servers and workstations that undertake numerous transfers of temporary data since it also allows multipath input/output (I/O). SAS technology employs multiple circuitry and that means that data can be rerouted to a secondary circuit if the primary circuit fails.

We'll help you choose the best SAS technology components that will optimize their use in servers and workstations right from SAS connectors, motherboards, SAS cables to SAS HDDs. SAS technology is all about prioritizing speed and performance over storage capacity.
IBM 00W1568 2TB 7.2K RPM 3.5inch HDD SAS 6GBPS
$117.00

00W1568 2 Terabytes 7200 Revolutions Per Minute(RPM) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 6 (GBPS) Gigabytes Per Second 3.5inch Large Form Factor (LFF) Hot Swap...read more

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Dell 400-AJRM 300GB 15K RPM SAS-12GBPS
$172.00

400-AJRM 300 Gigabyte(GB) 15000 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 12 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) 2.5Inch Small Form Factor (SFF) with...read more

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Dell 400-AJRM 300GB 15K RPM SAS-12GBPS
$142.00

400-AJRM 300 Gigabyte(GB) 15000 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 12 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) 2.5Inch Small Form Factor (SFF) with...read more

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HP 461134-003 1TB Hard Drive
$58.00

461134-003 1TB 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 3.5 Inch Dual Ports Hot Swap Midline Hard Disk Drive With Tray for Server | Made...read more

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HP 461137-B21 1TB Hard Disk Drive
$32.00

461137-B21 1TB (Terabytes) 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) 3.5 Inch Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) Dual Port Hot Swap Midline Hard Disk Drive with Tray for...read more

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HP 492619-002 300GB Hard Drive
$32.00

492619-002 300 Gigabyte (GB) 10000 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 3 Gigabytes per Second (GBPS) 2.5 Inch Dual Ports Hard Disk Drive...read more

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Fujitsu MBA3147RC 146GB 15K RPM
$33.00

MBA3147RC 146 Gigabyte(GB) 15000 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) 16 Megabyte (MB) Buffer 3.5Inches Form Factor Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) Hard Disk Drive for...read more

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Fujitsu MBD2300RC 300GB SFF Hard Drive
$42.00

MBD2300RC 300 Gigabyte(GB) 10000 RPM Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) 6 (GBPS) Gigabytes Per Second 16MB Buffer Form Factor 2.5Inch Small Form Factor (SFF) Hard...read more

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Netapp X289A-R5 450GB-15K RPM HDD SAS
$49.00

X289A-R5 450 Gigabyte(GB) 15000 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) Hard Disk Drive With Tray for Fas2050 Fas2020 Storage Systems | Made...read more

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NetApp X290A-R5 600GB Hard Disk Drive
$172.00

X290A-R5 600 GB (Gigabyte) 15000 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) for FAS2020 FAS2040 Storage Systems | Made by Netapp | Refurbished

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