NetApp Storage works with the NetApp SATA or NetApp SAS. SATA is the abbreviation for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. This offers a number of advantages over the previous PATA, the Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment. On the one hand, SATA offers a higher speed for data exchange and, on the other hand, the individual components can be replaced during operation due to built-in redundancy. Furthermore, the cables of the NetApp SATA with only 7 plug connections are significantly smaller and cheaper than 40 to 80 for the PATA. But NetApp didn't stop there. Today, there is also the NetApp SAS. The SAS stands for Serial Attached Small Computer System Interface. SATA connects host bus adapters to mass storage devices and SAS provides a point-to-point serial connection from computers to mass storage devices. NetApp SATA and NetApp SAS offer a flexible option for data connection that is cost-effective and space-saving and meets today's requirements for a company network. Since the entire IT infrastructure is networked redundantly, it offers a high level of security against the failure of individual components and simple damage repair or expandability during operation. This maximizes the investment in this system through increased efficiency of the components and personnel, because no one has to spend more time switching off the system and restarting it in order to carry out maintenance work.