Seagate Barracuda ES.2 SAS Hard Drives and LSI MegaRAID SAS/SATA Adapters: Ideal for Low-Cost Servers and Nearline Applications

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Executive Summary

With SCSI technology dwindling and Serial ATA (SATA) and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology gaining ground, many customers question which hard drive and RAID adapter are best for their specific application. This paper discusses the different tiers of storage and how LSI MegaRAID SAS/SATA adapters and Seagate Barracuda ES.2 SAS drives are ideal for nearline and low-cost server environments. It compares the features and benefits of the new Tier 2 SAS drives (ES.2), traditional Enterprise SATA drives, and Desktop SATA drives. The combination of LSI MegaRAID SAS/SATA adapters and Seagate ES.2 SAS drives offers a unique benefit to system builders and channel OEMs.

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