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Dual Ports Serial ATA Storage Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015418D
Original Publication Date: 2002-May-02
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Dual Port Serial ATA Storage Devices Disclosed is a dual port storage device, where each port uses the Serial ATA interface protocol. Dual port Serial ATA storage devices can be used to provide a high degree of reliability in a storage system, shown in Figure 1. For example if the data path to the Dual Port Serial ATA Storage Device D3 from Serial ATA Controller C1 is broken, the data still can be accessed thru Serial ATA Controller C2 via the second port on D3. This simple example illustrates the advantages of this Dual Port Serial ATA Storage Device. Interface Bus