It can sometimes be referred to as ANSI/INCITS 376-
2003 within the industry. SAS method is particularly useful for mass storage devices such as external hard drives that are used by a number of
businesses and individuals.
The advantages of SAS include thinner cables, in addition to compact
connectors. The hardware is more cost-effective than those used for parallel interfaces. IT roles that will use this include SAS Programmers; however, some other IT professionals may be aware of it.