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TZ
07-07-2002, 11:12 AM
Anyone noticed the announcement of Seagate building the first prototype Serial ATA drive?

Coming from Seagate, I think there is going to be a lot of interest, and not just the hype. FireWire 800 of course has a window to prove itself if they don't drag their feet and get out decent bridge support, and not take two years to do so.

If they deliver PCI IDE cards until there are (Intel, etc) mobo to support S-ATA, that would be a big plus and help get adoption rolling. That they plan to scale from 150MBps (not a typo) up to 600MBps? And just what does that mean to their SCSI line? Right now you can buy Cheetah 10K for $165 (18GB, 68-pin), and S-ATA will be $10 over the price of their ATA/100, plus will offer an 8MB cache.

Check out the reviews and info on storagereview.com as well as www.seagate.com (http://www.seagate.com) and pc hardware sites and columns like Tom's Hardware.

PC World (http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,102252,00.asp)

Serial ATA (http://www.seagate.com/products/discsales/discnew/)

Barracuda V PR (http://www.seagate.com/cda/newsinfo/newsroom/releases/article/0,,1455,00.html)