August 29, 2001

New standard to boost hard-drive speed

Author: JT Smith

CNET: "Hard drives will get a speed boost Wednesday from a new standard that will help them keep up with

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 will allow data
to be transferred at 600MB per second."


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