Sunday, March 8, 2009

Seagate and AMD Unveil World's 6 Gbps Serial ATA Drive

Seagate and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) demonstrated Serial ATA 6Gigabit/second data transfer technology for the first time. The Seagate and AMD demonstration features two Seagate SATA disk drives - one a shipping Barracuda 7200.12 3 Gbps hard drive and the other a prototype Barracuda 6Gb/second drive - in a desktop PC to show the performance difference between the two generations. The PC is powered by an AMD prototype SATA 6 Gbps chipset. The Seagate SATA 3 Gbps drive runs at more than 2.5 Gbps and the SATA 6 Gbps drive at 5.5Gigabits per second, with the performance of each storage interface displayed on the PC monitor.


The Serial ATA (SATA) 6Gb/second storage interface promises backward compatibility with the SATA 3Gb/second and SATA 1.5Gb/second interfaces, and use the same cables and connectors as previous SATA generations to ease integration. The third generation of the mainstream storage interface for desktop and notebook computers also enhances power efficiency

and improves Native Command Queuing, a SATA feature, to increase overall system performance and data transfer speeds of mainstream PC applications but especially applications with heavily transactional workloads such as scientific modeling and forecasting, and engineering design and simulation.


"The increasing reliance of consumers and businesses worldwide on digital information is giving rise to gaming, digital video and audio, streaming video, graphics and other applications that require even more bandwidth, driving demand for PC interfaces that can carry even more digital content," said Joan Motsinger, Seagate vice president of Personal Systems Marketing and Strategy. "The SATA 6 Gbps storage interface will meet this demand for higher-bandwidth PCs. Seagate has a long history of being first to market with new technologies such as Serial ATA, perpendicular recording and self-encrypting drives, and is pleased to be teaming with AMD to stage the world's first public demonstration of SATA 6 Gbps storage."http://www.seagate.com

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