Printed from http://www.electronista.com

SATA 3.0 spec now official

updated 04:35 pm EDT, Wed May 27, 2009

SATA Revision 3.0 spec out

The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) consortium on Tuesday released the Serial ATA Revision 3.0 specification, which doubles the transfer speeds of the current SATA II interface to 6Gbps and adds multimedia application support. The SATA 3 specification is backwards compatible with the earlier version and retains its low-power requirements. Other changes include a new Native Command Queuing (NCQ) streaming to better accommodate bandwidth-intensive audio and video applications.

A new NCQ Management feature is meant to optimize performance by allowing host processing and management of outstanding NCQ commands. The new standard also includes a new small Low Insertion Force (LIF) connector for compact 1.8-inch storage devices, including solid state drives (SSDs). At the same time, there is a connector for 7mm optical disk drives found in today's thin and light notebooks.

SATA-IO will demonstrate the SATA Revision 3.0 specification at Computex Taipei at the start of June. [via MarketWatch]



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer

When it comes to selecting a printer, it's not exactly something most people put a lot of thought into. Printers are often touted as f ...

Moshi iVisor AG and XT for iPad Air 2

Have you ever tried to put in a screen protector that relies on static to cling to the screen? How many bubbles and wrinkles does it h ...

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 projector

Trying to find the perfect projector for a home theater can be tricky, as there are bountiful options on the market from a large numbe ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News