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SAS and SATA drives
WipeOS supports all of the most common storage devices – two that we see very often are the SATA and SAS drives.
SAS stands for Serial Attached SCSI, which may sound familiar, as Parallel SCSI was a popular type for CD-ROM drives in the past. The difference is that SAS can perform significantly faster than SATA.
SAS is a superset of ATA — an ATA port will plug into a SAS port, but not the other way around. SAS has extra connectors not present on an ATA device. Most consumer-grade drives are ATA. Most commercial-grade storage devices are SAS. As a rule of thumb, SAS generally has a higher bandwidth than ATA.