Using a native PHY implementation, LeCroy’s Sierra M6-4 verification system captures, displays, and analyzes SAS (SAS2) and SATA (SATA 6G) data traffic at rates of up to 6 Gb/s. The device performs protocol analysis, traffic generation, host and device emulation, and error injection. The unit includes MiniSAS connectors for cable connection between host and/or device under test; USB High-Speed or 10/100/1000baseT Ethernet for connection to host PC; status LEDs and LCD for link and system status; and an expansion port for future enhancements. The instrument supports a capture buffer of 4 GB or 8 GB. Pricing starts at $42,000.