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    New standard to boost hard-drive speed

    just found this thought I'd share the wealth....I'm sure it will interest some..

    I posted this in gen forum because it's has more traffic than the Hardware forum


    New standard to boost hard-drive speed
    By Richard Shim
    Special to CNET News.com
    August 29, 2001, 4:00 a.m. PT
    Hard drives will get a speed boost Wednesday from a new standard that will help them keep up with processors.

    As previously reported, the Serial ATA Working Group will announce the final version of its ATA specification at the Intel Developer Forum in San Jose, Calif.

    The new standard, Serial ATA, will allow hard drives to keep up with PCs, which speed up with every iteration of processors from the likes of Intel and AMD. This not only will improve performance, but also enable PC makers to use smaller cables inside PCs, reducing heat and allowing for smaller systems to be developed. Serial ATA ultimately will allow data to be transferred at 600MB per second. It will start at about 150MB per second.
    whole article here...
    http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1006-200...06.html?tag=lh


    sounds pretty cool EXCEPT the transition period will suck..additionaly, If I buy a new motherboard in a few months, I wont have alot of time before I will NEED to upgrade again

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    excellent, faster is better!! can't wait for that standard to take effect.

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    Sounds like an overall good deal...

    1. ) faster - well, PC speed is always good... everyone that disagrees should leave SPEEDguide at once

    2. ) smaller cables - better airflow, yaaay overclockers should be cheering

    3. ) longer cables - FINALLY!!! I can't even count the times that I cursed the short cables. I have had to switch drive's position the wire them the way I wanted, I've had to install drives into the computer so I could copy data off someone else's hdd; I couldn't just put the drive next to the PC because of the short cable, etc. etc.

    So overall it sound like a good thing, minus the increased price tags at first and the lacking backwards capability. But then, it's the backwards capability that often cripples PC's in performance...

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    Sounds good. maybe it can finally be an Excuse to get rid of my 4yr old 6.4 Ghz HD?
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    Originally posted by Cerxitsrpay
    Sounds good. maybe it can finally be an Excuse to get rid of my 4yr old 6.4 Ghz HD?
    6.4 Ghz?!?!? DAAAMN, that must be a fast drive hehehe
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    Originally posted by SeedOfChaos


    6.4 Ghz?!?!? DAAAMN, that must be a fast drive
    10 yrs ago.
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    Hehehe, I get the idea you didn't get to the heart of my comment . I think you meant to say 6.4 GB, not 6.4 GHz

    GHz=measurement of billions of cycles per second, as in CPU speed
    GB=measurement of billions of bytes, as in harddisk size.

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    Originally posted by Cerxitsrpay
    I didn't mean to be a smart-ass, I just found it an amusing slip, hehehe. BTW: Did you know that you could make that email addy in your signature a link by just putting [ email ][ /email ] (without spaces of course) around the addy?

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