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Seagate, AMD Double Down on SATA Speeds

Mar 10, 2009, 14:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)

""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.""

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