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cube
Oct 28, 2005, 03:08 PM
So, the dual core Power Macs do not have SATA II? Now I don't want to buy it.

dubbz
Oct 28, 2005, 03:09 PM
Technically, there is no such thing as SATA II. At least not yet.

Sun Baked
Oct 28, 2005, 03:12 PM
They also lack 4GB SLI-2 video cards, DDR3, and aren't fast enough that they give you the answer to a question before you ask it. :rolleyes:

dubbz
Oct 28, 2005, 03:15 PM
They also lack 4GB SLI-2 video cards, DDR3, and aren't fast enough that they give you the answer to a question before you ask it. :rolleyes:

It's not that bad actually :p

My PC support "SATA II". ie. 300mb/s SATA, plus a few other improvements.

bousozoku
Oct 28, 2005, 03:16 PM
I think the dual core machines stand quite well with the current technology.

cube
Oct 28, 2005, 03:17 PM
Technically, there is no such thing as SATA II. At least not yet.

What do you mean? There are already 3 Gbps SATA II drives, like the Seagate Barracuda 7200.9

Sun Baked
Oct 28, 2005, 03:21 PM
It's not that bad actually :p

My PC support "SATA II". ie. 300mb/s SATA, plus a few other improvements.But there are 3 PCIe expansion slots, so complaining about something you can add to the machine in the future is a little pointless.

Apple updated the Northbridge and the HT Tunnel (aka PCI Express Chip), don't expect them to make any changes to the KeyLargo2 I/O chip before the switch to Intel.

Plus most of the stuff on the I/O chip is PCI-based anyways.

Jedi128
Oct 28, 2005, 03:25 PM
Umm, Cube... I think you're crazy.

The Quad G5 is truckin'!!!

So, I guess 4 processors at 2.5Ghz, 16GB of DDR2 RAM, and an optional 512MB Video card is just too lame for you. Oh, you were complaining about the 1 Terabyte of HD space?

dubbz
Oct 28, 2005, 03:25 PM
What do you mean? There are already 3 Gbps SATA II drives, like the Seagate Barracuda 7200.9

What I was saying was that the SATA II name is wrong. There is no such thing. SATA II was just the name of the organization that works on the SATA specifications (which, btw, has changed name now).

A better name whould perhaps be SATA/300, or SATA 3Gb/s.

I'm just nitpicking here. I was also slightly dissapointed that they didn't support it, but I don't think that issue whould keep me from buying the new PowerMacs.

cube
Oct 28, 2005, 03:28 PM
Yeah. I know it's a misnomer but that's what everybody calls that set of specifications. Some things called SATA II are still 1.5 Gbps because it's other stuff that they support.