AMD, Seagate Demonstrate 6-Gbit/s SATA interface
Extremetech reports that AMD and Seagate will demonstrate a next-generation 6-Gbit/s SATA interface on Monday.
Here are some of the interesting features that the new interface will bring
Offering twice as much bandwidth as the existing SATA interface, the 6.0-Gbit/s also contains improved streaming characteristics that 3.0-Gbit/s drives with Native Command Queuing lacked.
In addition, a new power management specifcation allows the always-on SATA interface to power on and off, like older Parallel ATA drives.
Seagate has also mentioned that the new 6-Gbit/s interface is needed for flash-based solid-state drives (SSDs) which stream data instantly from flash memory.
The target markets will be gaming PCs and servers.