Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Vendors Seek Standard for Storage Controller Slots

An industry group, including LSI Logic, Dell, Intel and others, has formed to define a common standard for entry-level external data storage systems.

The Storage Bridge Bay (SBB) working group will focus on developing and distributing specifications for standardizing external disk subsystem technologies. The specifications will define a mechanical/electrical interface between a passive backplane drive array and the electronics packages that give the array its personality. It is expected that the first release of the specification will be completed by mid-2006. The companies expect products in compliance with the specification to be in the market thereafter.


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