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SATA Storage Technology

Author(s): Don Anderson
Publisher: MindShare Press
Pages: 496
Retail Price: $59.99

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"This SATA Storage Technology book from MindShare is the ultimate tutorial on the SATA specification and its implementation. Any SATA based product developer will find the clear and concise explanations of the various features found in this protocol to be invaluable. Particular emphasis is placed on the sections of the spec that enable SATA to be such an important interface for enterprise storage systems."
     - Mark Adams, Product Marketing Manager of the LeCroy Corporation

MindShare's SATA Storage Technology book provides ATA background information necessary to understand the Serial ATA implementation. This book provides detailed information regarding the serial protocol, commands, and electrical interface. A tutorial approach is taken to facilitate thorough understanding, using numerous illustrations, tables and examples. The text is also designed to provide easy to access valuable reference information.

The SATA (Serial ATA) interface is intended to expand and eventually replace the parallel ATA interface that has been the standard connection for hard drives and CD-ROM/DVD drives in Personal Computers for nearly twenty years. SATA, a high-speed serial version of ATA, is designed to maintain compatibility with software written for the standard ATA implementation, thus easing the transition to SATA. New advances in SATA provide new capabilities such as Native Command Queuing that improve overall drive performance and greater reliability. In addition, the latest version of SATA (called SATA II) adds new features such as higher transfer rates, Port Selectors, Port Multipliers, and enclosure services, making it easier to implement low cost, high capacity, storage subsystems for server implementations. This book provides essential information for Systems Engineers, System Validation Engineers, Hardware Designers, and Software Developers.

Key Topics:

  • The Evolution of Parallel ATA
  • The Motivation for SATA
  • SATA Overview
  • Introduction to FIS Transfers
  • FIS Types and Formats
  • Transport and Link Protocols
  • FIS Retry
  • Data Flow Control
  • Physical Layer Functions
  • Error Detection
  • The Command Protocol
  • The Control Protocol
  • Sata II Features
  • Native Command Queuing
  • Port Multipliers
  • Port Selectors
  • Enclosure Services
  • SATA Initialization
  • Physical Layer
  • Form Factors
  • Hot Plug
  • Link Power Management
  • BIST Features

MindShare's System Architecture Series is a crisply written and comprehensive set of guides to the most important computer hardware standards. Books in the series are intended for use by hardware and software designers, programmers, and support personnel.

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About the Author

Don Anderson has over 30 years of experience in the technical electronics and computer industry. He has authored 14 books covering various aspects of computer hardware and system design. Topics include system architectures, parallel bus technologies, serial bus technologies, and processor architectures. Don has trained thousands of engineers in the US and around the world. Before joining MindShare, Don worked for Compaq, Schlumberger, Geosource and Hewlett Packard.