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Serial ATA Organization Makes SATA 3.0 Revision Official

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    The Serial ATA International Organization today, made the third-generation SATA interface official. The new interface provides a 6 Gbps high-speed serial data connection between the system and most of today's data storage devices such as hard drives, solid-state drives, optical drives, and enterprise tape drives. The interface also provides connectivity to external storage devices in its eSATA port variant. It is 100% backwards compatible with devices that support the SATA 150 MB/s and SATA II 300 MB/s standards.

    The organization listed some of the standard's key enhancements, as follows:
    • A new Native Command Queuing (NCQ) streaming command to enable isochronous data transfers for bandwidth-hungry audio and video applications
    • An NCQ Management feature that helps optimize performance by enabling host processing and management of outstanding NCQ commands
    • Improved power management capabilities
    • A small Low Insertion Force (LIF) connector for more compact 1.8-inch storage devices
    • A connector designed to accommodate 7mm optical disk drives for thinner and lighter notebooks
    • Alignment with the INCITS ATA8-ACS standard

    Hardware manufacturers have already implemented draft versions of the standard in some of their newest storage controllers. As the year progresses, it is hoped that the standard finds its way to storage controller cards and motherboards.

    Source: HardwareZone
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    At last, i so like it, when speed doubles! :D
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    its going to be neccesary, the way SSD's are speeding up.
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    My array is already so fast that my downloads are already on my harddrive before I even start downloading.:roll::rockout:
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    OOOOh!
    I don't want to buy any mobos until this is out:D
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    I'm using a LIF 1.8" 20gb hdd in my likkle caddy.

    When is it due? will I5 boards support it?
  7. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    first gen boards, no way. this was just made official now, and i5 bords already exists as prototypes and demo builds.
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    Well then let's wait for gen2:)
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    AMD will support SATA3 aka 6Gbps in RD890
  10. Jizzler

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    I'm assuming it'll be ICH11 on the Intel side of things.

    Would also like to see more Matrix configurations (Ex: 6-drive RAID-10/5) in case anyone from Intel was here :)
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    Hmmmm....Serial ATA revisons, do I need to upgrade my BIOS or my motherboard? I'm scared:twitch:
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    I thought they had already finalized this. Ive seen Sata 3.0 drives out for a good while.
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    sounds we gos to SSD
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    And likely WD Raptor drives will be the last to implement SATA 3: 6.0Gb/s... :roll: although SSD may make Raptors unnecessary by the time production is inundated with SATA3.
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    the next raptors will be SSD's, of course. probably 2 of them internally RAID'ed in a 3.5" shell
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    Well sooooooooory. :twitch:
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    wouldnt YOU do that, if you were WD?
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    Most definitely. SSD is the way to go man. All D Way.
  19. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i wonder if they could make four miniature ones, in a 3.5" package... SATA 3.0 of course. ~ 400MB/s read, 300MB/s write...
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    . . . and of course all of this is completely redundant until the price of SSD'd becomes . . . you know, reasonable. :laugh:
  21. Mussels

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    naw. you're forgetting who raptor uses are: people who want tomorrows best, yesterday.

    its going to take until christmas before we start seeing SATA III on mobos, and at least until mid next year before many of us have it here on TPU. most people only upgrade mobos once every 2-3 years, unless they change sockets.
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    LOL :laugh:

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