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When is SATA-II really out

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lord nicon21, 22 Nov 2005.

  1. lord nicon21

    lord nicon21 sexy *******

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    Hi guys i'm going to buy a SATA con and it might be a SATA-300 (SATAII)

    i know WD have some SATAII out but do you know when Seagate are going to get theres out?


    is SATAII really out yet :geek:
     
  2. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Been out ages!

    click

    You been living in a cave? :hehe:
     
  3. AWACS

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    some info on the SATA II... 3 gig/s doesn't mean sata 2 linky

    edit: DOH two 0 too many... I'd need to get shot
     
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  4. hitman012

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    SATA-II is not necessarily 3GB/s... click here.

    Edit: Haha @ AWACS :D
     
  5. lord nicon21

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    damn so its only the 500GB that SATAII and i think and NCQ is out ant it
     
  6. AWACS

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    NCQ came along in some of the earlier SATA models
     
  7. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Click


    You really should try Google one day... it's ace :rock:
     
  8. AWACS

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    yes it says sata 2 there... but 3g/s and ncq is not the criteria to sata 2... it's something that jumped up before sata 2 drives were invented... read the linky I had in my first post
     
  9. hitman012

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    Why do you want a SATA-II drive anyway? The new features it adds are port multipliers and port selectors - two things which are most useful in enterprise environments. Native command queuing and 3GB/s transfer rates are optional standards that manufacturers can have their SATA (I or II) drives adhere to.
     
  10. Pookeyhead

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    True... but the products he asked about, are indeed for sale. Whether it's truly 3Gb/sec is another matter.

    Despite this, the Seagate 7200.9 is a VERY fast drive, and deserves to be bought regardless.
     
  11. hitman012

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    QFT... need to pick one of those up at some point. The 120GB one in here is getting a bit clogged up.

    And I thought I'd never fill it :rolleyes:
     
  12. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Oh yeah... I think a 160 for drive C: and a 500 for drive D: is in order. Then I can put these 7200.7s in my wife's rig.
     
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    Right. It's 3.0Gbit/sec with 80% success (translating to 300MB/sec) similar to SATA I, plus NCQ, staggered startup, and a number of other things.

    (basically, you have it backwards, 3Gb/sec isn't necessarily SATA-II, but SATA-II IS always 3Gb/sec)

    I don't think any drives support the full spec yet. None I've seen anyways, and certainly none I've seen that are advertised as such.

    Anyways, NCQ on several chipsets is somewhat buggy and the transfer rate is worthless except for the occasional burst speed on drives with 16MB+ cache.
     
  15. hitman012

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    Ah right. Thanks for correcting me there... so basically, all these standards (NCQ, 3Gbps rate, etc.) are optional for SATA, but to comply with SATA-II specifications, they must all be supported.
     

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