SBB Membership

If your company is not a member, but would like to join the SBB, please request membership. A list of existing SBB member companies is available via the Member Company Roster.

SBB Specification

The current version, V2.1, of the SBB specification is available in the Specification section. This version was released on April 20, 2011.

Storage Bridge Bay Working Group 

Welcome to the Storage Bridge Bay Working Group (SBB) website, powered by KAVI. If your company is already a member of the SBB, you may request a "Workspace" username and password if you will be participating in SBB development activity for your company. Not sure if your company is a member? See the Member Company Roster. If you have previously enrolled and do not remember your password, you can reset it


Recent Announcements

SBB 2.1 Approved and Publicly Available

The Storage Bridge Bay Working Group (SBB) formally announced the public availability of the SBB 2.1 Specification in a press release distributed on April 20, 2011.  A copy of the SBB 2.1 press release is available in the Press Room section of the website.  The SBB 2.1 Specification is available in the Specification section of the website.

Highlights of the SBB 2.1 Specification include:

  • Updated SAS signaling appendix to include 6 Gb/s SAS (SAS-2)
  • Update, clarification and additions to various VPD fields
  • The addition of an optional use of a short connector pin for MATED_L signal
  • Specificaiton of location for differential pair skew matching
  • Various minor corrections and clarifications


Follow-on SBB 2.x Development Underway

The SBB Technical Subgroup (TSG) has begun the development of a 2.x release of the specification to follow SBB 2.1, which will address supporting the existing canister specification at the 12 Gb/s speeds of SAS-3.


SBB 3.0 in Planning Stages

The SBB TSG has also begun identification of the items that will be considered for SBB 3.0.  Items that have been discussed to date include additional form factors, increased storage device count, and larger power profiles.

Inactive SBB member companies are encouraged to resume participation in the 2.x and 3.0 development activities. Non-member companies interested in either or both development activities may obtain SBB membership information at the Join SBB link.