Seagate, AMD Double Down on SATA Speeds
Mar 10, 2009, 14:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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""It just runs, it's all hardware negotiation. It's designed to
go for top speed first and downshifts if the hardware negotiation
fails," he told InternetNews.com. If need be, a 6Gbit drive can run
in an old computer with the 1.5Gbit interface SATA first used when
it shipped in 2003.
"With drives increasing in size to well over a terabyte in
capacity, and files getting bigger, a faster interface was
necessary. "Part of this is to keep the drive from being the
bottleneck, and part of this is to make the data rates be a little
faster for when data comes off the drive," Noblitt said. "As
density grows, data rate grows. That means there needs to be
improved data rate speed.""