I read a lot about the differences between Serial ATA, Serial-Attached SCSI and Near-Line SAS.
I understood that SATA drives are mainly used in client computers, enterprise archive storage arrays, tiered storage, etc. and SAS drives are used in enterprise environments where throughput and access speed is very important, maybe even more important than the capacity it gives.
It appears that the maximum rotational speed for SATA is 7200 RPM (rare exceptions are 10K) and SAS spins at 15000 RPM primarily. Apart from that, I know that SAS uses SCSI command set and the commands are re-arranged at the storage controller to optimize drive performance (due to seek time, I think) and allows for multiple hosts to control the drive without using any additional hardware.
As far as reliability is concerned, SATA HDD drive MTBF is said to be somewhere near 1.2 million hours and bit error rate about 1 bit/1 Pbit while SAS drive MTBF is 0.4 million hours longer and errors are ten times less common.
What are real benefits for choosing SAS SSD drive over SATA SSD drive? Are SAS SSDs are much more reliable too? Are they that much faster if we're not talking about rotational latency and head seek time anymore?
Thank you, guys, in advance!