- Nov 20, 2006
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|System Name||Starlifter :: Dragonfly|
|Processor||i7 2600k 4.4GHz :: i5 10400|
|Motherboard||ASUS P8P67 Pro :: ASUS Prime H570-Plus|
|Cooling||Cryorig M9 :: Stock|
|Memory||4x4GB DDR3 2133 :: 2x8GB DDR4 2400|
|Video Card(s)||2x PNY GTX1070 :: GT720|
|Storage||Crucial MX500 1TB, 2x1TB Seagate RAID 0 :: Mushkin Enhanced 60GB SSD, 3x4TB Seagate HDD RAID5|
|Display(s)||Acer P216HL HDMI :: None|
|Case||Antec SOHO 1030B :: Old White Full Tower|
|Audio Device(s)||Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro - Bose Companion 2 Series III :: None|
|Power Supply||FSP Hydro GE 550w :: EVGA Supernova 550|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro - Plex Server on Dragonfly|
I dunno. USB supports much higher speeds now, but I always felt like SATA was more reliable and robust than USB. If USB is now doing 20Gbps today, when it used to do 5Gbps (USB3) when SATA III was doing 6Gbps (although USB2 at 480Mbps was far more common) I don't think it's a stretch to assume "SATA IV" with much higher speeds than SATA III could be easily created. Still, it doesn't seem very practical considering the fastest drives rely on PCI-E to hit those speeds and would be bottlenecked by anything SATA could do, unless it's a cheap low performance drive anyway.Me neither. Never gonna happen.
Although, an Idea just hit me. Why not just mount a bunch of USB-C ports on a motherboard and make HDDs/SSDs with USB-C connectors? That would work. It wouldn't be backward compatible with existing SATA but converters are a thing. That would be a great idea going forward!