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News SATA-IO finalises 6Gb/s spec

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 28 May 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Coooooool... this and some nice big drives seems really... tasty!
     
  3. buttercup

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    No, no, no!

    From here:
    Especially when you mentioned SATA 3.0Gb/s earlier in the article.
     
  4. perplekks45

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    I'd say it'll be 1 year from now until availability and price are acceptable. Otherwise it sounds interesting, but it already did before they finalized the specs.

    //ninja-edit: Calm down buttercup, SATA 3.0 will be the name for this in public anyways. And now we can at least say Bit-Tech started it. :D
     
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    Sounds good, and it's a good time for the technology too what with drives finally offering good data rates. Another year or 2 and hopefully this will be available at an affordable price.
     
  6. mmorgue

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    So why is it 6Gb/s ?

    Is that the maximum speed the current level of technology allows or did someone explicitly decide on that number?

    I'm curious to know if 6Gb/s really is the max they can do for this new spec. Feels like it shoudl be much higher... :eyebrow:
     
  7. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Has anything saturated the sata 2.0 3GB/s bus?
     
  8. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    But if they did they wouldn't be able to cash in as often as they want to. After all they're just a bunch of people sent to those meetings by their companies to make sure the next version gives enough new and shiny advantages to make people buy it but not too many to give them the chance to squeeze just that tiny little bit more out of us.
     
  9. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Whitelist Bit-Tech in your adblock!

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    Nothing saturates SATA 3Gb/s anyway, we're limited by sustained read/write speeds, which still suck on mechanical drives. Once flash drives become viable this'll be relevant, though, hopefully.
     
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