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SATA Serial ATA Hard Drives

Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by Coot, Dec 25, 2002.

  1. Coot

    Coot Passed Away January 7, 2010

    The next technology for the home computer is the Serial ATA hard drive. The technology will up the data transfer bandwidth, albeit only by 13% over ATA133 in its first release, or 150MBPS.

    Aside from the speed, a big plus is cable management. No more 40 conductor cables to deal with. SATA only uses 7 conductors. Many of the new highend motherboards come with SATA support...the Asus A7NX8 deluxe version for one.

    Currently, the Seagate 80GB Barracuda is the only SATA drive on the market and you can get one for $135 samolies. Maxtor has one on its way to market right now.

    There's a complete write up on Serial ATA at ExplosiveLabs.
  2. Ugly

    Ugly Fish is Brain Food

    The widespread deployment of SATA drives will again make memory and CPUs the weak link and, hence best place for performance improvement.

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