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Serial ATA and how will it help us?

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R0CK3TM4NN

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Just a general question: Outside of 200-600 MB/sec transfer rates and smaller rounded cables, how is Serial ATA going to make storage easier or better? Does it get rid of master/slave configurations? Does it make RAID easier in general by having it onboard?

Haven't seen this question asked in a while, so I figured I'd take the initiative.

My best guess is in a few years, mobo's will have like 6-7 serial ata slots, making your drive setup very customizable. First 2 could be for optical drives, than the next three to five could be for RAID 0, or any RAID config for that matter.

What do you think will happen?
 

cw823

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R0CK3TM4NN said:
Just a general question: Outside of 200-600 MB/sec transfer rates and smaller rounded cables, how is Serial ATA going to make storage easier or better? Does it get rid of master/slave configurations? Does it make RAID easier in general by having it onboard?

Haven't seen this question asked in a while, so I figured I'd take the initiative.

My best guess is in a few years, mobo's will have like 6-7 serial ata slots, making your drive setup very customizable. First 2 could be for optical drives, than the next three to five could be for RAID 0, or any RAID config for that matter.

What do you think will happen?



I think in 6-7 years computers will be so different from what they are now (including their components) that's impossible to speculate.

Not the answer you were looking for.....
 

Mr.DLucey

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I don't think they will change that much in the next 6-7 years. Computers have looked pretty much the same in the last 6-7 years.
 

cw823

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Mr.DLucey said:
I don't think they will change that much in the next 6-7 years. Computers have looked pretty much the same in the last 6-7 years.



Check out the new Shuttle cases. Computers WILL be much smaller, faster, and quieter than they are now.
 

Needitcooler

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I read somewhere about 6 months ago that said that within the next 5 years, mechanical harddrives will be gone; replaced by digital drives with incredible speeds. Has anyone seen any updates on this, or read any articles anywhere?
 

CrystalMethod

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Solid state drives are a long way from being standard. SATA drives are supposed to be the next thing in HDD's. For a short while they will support being run on a 5V line, but in the future they are "supposed" to have a special 3V hook up. It looks simmilar to the data connector for SATA, but about twice as wide.
 

EluSiOn

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Serial ATA driver are for the NEXT 10 YEAR Road map for HardDrive makers :rolleyes:

This current Design path provides (3) Generations of Serial ATA signaling growth.

Generation 1: 1.2 Gbits/s (150 MBytes/sec); Due Mid 2001? Missed that one!
Generation 2: 2.4 Gbits/s (300 MBytes/sec); Due Mid 2004. This is doable.
Generation 3: 4.8 Gbits/s (600 MBytes/sec); Due Mid 2007. That's too far out to predict.

from http://www.buildorbuy.org/serialata.html