Seagate Unveils SATA3

Yesterday, Seagate unveiled the new SATA3 hard drive interface technology, which should offer transfer speeds of up to 6 Gb per second, about twice as fast as what SATA2 can currently achieve.

The new technology will be retro-compatible with SATA and SATA2 interfaces and should be released before the end of the year. Unfortunately, SATA3 isn’t a standard yet and is only supported by AMD, which should change quickly enough if the new drive interface is a fast as announced. AMD plans to fully support the technology on all its future chipsets.

[Via CNet]

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6 Responses to Seagate Unveils SATA3

  1. It's not SATA3, it's SATA6Gb/s. The SATA alliance did not want to use the name SATA3 since it could easily be confused with SATA3Gb/s (sometimes, though not officially, called SATA2).

    And yes, the OP is right – 6 Gigabits per second, not 6 Gigabytes per second. 8bits per byte, so ~750MB/s peak, although I think the published theoretical is lower.

  2. It’s not SATA3, it’s SATA6Gb/s. The SATA alliance did not want to use the name SATA3 since it could easily be confused with SATA3Gb/s (sometimes, though not officially, called SATA2).

    And yes, the OP is right – 6 Gigabits per second, not 6 Gigabytes per second. 8bits per byte, so ~750MB/s peak, although I think the published theoretical is lower.

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