In our SAS versus eSATA piece we featured views from Fujitsu Europe's Andrew Batty and Western Digital's Hubbert Smith. Andrew Batty has passed on the following additional comments:-

He reckons that WD's Hubbert Smith made some wrong statements about Fujitsu Europe's specs:

- MTBF on the MAV2073 is 1.4 million hours not 1.2 million hours.
- He completely disregarded 15K rpm drives which have higher performance and a SAS interface

Also Hubbert: "constantly refers to (me) mentioning wire speed but (I) do not believe (I) mentioned it once."

It is Techworld's understanding, by the way, that a Western Digital 15K rpm eSATA drive is only months away.