Monday, June 1st 2009

ASUS launches P6X58 Premium with SATA 6 Gb/s Support

At the booth of ASUS we found a motherboard that supports the brand-new SATA 6 Gbit/s standard that was released just a few days ago. ASUS prepared a running demo that showcases the performance differences between SATA-II and SATA-III.


The main improvement of SATA III is that it doubles the available bandwidth again, to reach 6 Gbit/s. While no current mechanical harddrives can reach such speeds, there are several SSDs out there that can saturate a 3 Gb/s link. Other improvements include an optional smaller connector for 1.8" devices and improvements to Native Command Queuing (NCQ). By the way, the official name is "SATA 6 Gbit/s", not "SATA III" or "SATA 3.0", yes I know I got it wrong in this post.

Edit Jun 02:
I got you those screenshots with the performance numbers. As you can see the HDTach benchmark shows a burst speed of over 300 MB/s which is evidence that SATA 6 Gb is working on that motherboard. Due to the HDD used (Seagate ST3500410AS) the actual read bandwidth is far below that because the HDD is just too slow to even saturate SATA-II.
Another novely on this motherboard is support for the USB 3.0 standard. Since the chipset does not offer USB 3.0 support, ASUS has chosen to use an NEC 720200 USB 3.0 interface chip.
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40 Comments on ASUS launches P6X58 Premium with SATA 6 Gb/s Support

#1
Munki
Awesome! Faster transfer rates FTW! We have to wait for the other hardware to catch up FTL! Great to see technology advancing nonetheless.
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#2
h3llb3nd4
Can't wait till it goes mainstream:D
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#3
entropy13
What's a water bottle doing there?
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#4
W1zzard
entropy13 said:
What's a water bottle doing there?
i guess some worker left it there while he was working, finishing the booth. these pics are from before the official opening.
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#5
h3llb3nd4
W1zzard said:
i guess some worker left it there while he was working, finishing the booth. these pics are from before the official opening.
Really? you lucky buggers...:P
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#6
BOSE
Unfortunately you were too far away to really take a look at the performance numbers?? But close enough to take a picture?
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#8
Munki
AlCabone said:
No USB 3.0? LAME....
lol, i thought to myself " he is right, now my printer wont print any faster :( " hahaha J/K
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#9
iStink
bottow wata not incrudeh
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#10
W1zzard
BOSE said:
Unfortunately you were too far away to really take a look at the performance numbers?? But close enough to take a picture?


you tell me. thats 100% crop from the cam
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#11
BOSE
You couldnt have taken 10 steps closer?
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#13
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Nice try on the numbers W1zz. That board looks killer to be sure.
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#14
h3llb3nd4
freaksavior said:
i cant read that :/
No one can:(:P
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#15
Apocolypse007
Copying 1 item 6.18GB 54 seconds. (from what I can make out)

Thats about 1 GB every 10 seconds so yes, thats about 6Gb per second of throughput.

(bear in mind that Gb is a gigabit which is 1/8 of a gigabyte.)

Edit: Feel free to check my math, I just did it quickly in my head.
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#16
BOSE
Apocolypse007 said:
Copying 1 item 6.18GB 54 seconds. (from what I can make out)

Thats about 1 GB every 10 seconds so yes, thats about 6Gb per second of throughput.

(bear in mind that Gb is a gigabit which is 1/8 of a gigabyte.)

Edit: Feel free to check my math, I just did it quickly in my head.
Thats on 3Gb SATA. There is a sticker on the monitor.
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#17
Unregistered
You don't need to read it just tink about it.
6Gbit/sec is about 768MByte/sec, You can sea in the picture that the copy is about to finish in a minute or so. And it is readable that 1file(item) is under copy, the copy is about to finish and 54sec*768MB/s is 46080MB so 45GB of something maybe a bit bigger or smaller because it is a theoretical full speed what it can do! Maybee they copying 2 Blueray discs or something.
#19
BOSE
moto666 said:
That's not 3Gb Sata That is "Sata 3G" so 3rd Generation!
Then whats Sata 6G? 6th generation?
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#20
h3llb3nd4
BOSE said:
Then whats Sata 6G? 6th generation?
SATA III 6Gb/s ;)
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#21
BOSE
h3llb3nd4 said:
SATA III 6Gb/s ;)
I was being sarcastic.;)
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#22
h3llb3nd4
BOSE said:
I was being sarcastic.;)
:P didn't catch that... slap me :shadedshu
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#23
Unregistered
Sata 6G would be 6th generation but that would be 48Gbit/sec(6444MByte/sec) and in the year of 2022 or so!
:slap:
#24
BOSE
Good thing we dont have to wait till 2022, its already here.:)
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#25
Unregistered
Can't follow your logic but maybe I'm to tired. So Be Happy with your conclusion!:pimp:
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