A new specification for the popular Serial ATA storage interface will double the maximum transfer speed from three to six gigabits per second (Gb/s). SATA 6Gb/s technology will enable large amounts of data to be moved at even faster rates, a key advantage as end-users amass ever-increasing amounts of high-resolution photos, videos, music and other multimedia files.
SATA-IO has released the physical layer (PHY) portion for its third generation storage interface, which will be defined in the upcoming SATA Revision 3.0.
Benefits of SATA 6Gb/s:
Increase your speed: next generation specification doubles SATA speed to 6Gb/s
Enables consumers to move large amounts of data at a faster rate
Backward compatible with 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s
Same cables as 3Gb/s
Same connectors as 3Gb/s
Double the speed
SATA Revision 3.0 will be available in the first half of 2009!