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SATA Saturates SANs

If there were any doubts that Serial ATA (SATA) drives have secured a place in SANs, they were eliminated this week.

Just about all the major SAN system vendors have SATA offerings, or will soon, as the following sequence of events indicates:

Peter Herz, who founded SATA controller startup 3ware, which was bought by Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) (Nasdaq: AMCC) in March, attributes the rise of SATA to the successes enjoyed by EMC and Network Appliance Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP) in the market for ATA, the technology's parallel predecessor. As a result of those companies legitimizing the technology as more than just a way to sell cheap disk, years of resistance to ATA technology has fallen away.

"I think we've hit the tipping point," Herz says.

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