Next SATA revision

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by charlieroberts, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2007
    Hey, I just did a quick search on google to see if there were specs for a next gen data revision... no luck.

    The reason why I'm interested in what anyone here might know is that SSD barely gave 6gb/s SATA a couple of weeks before they saturated the heck to of the interface.
    So, if there are no immediate plans for a faster controller, SSD makers will have to look for other ways to keep innovating. Maybe finally cheaper, or maybe improving IOPS or random performance... Anyway, I'm looking forward to hearing what you guys have to say about this.
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Well, even though SATA has been now saturated by SSDs, there is still PCIe Express. Give a SSD x4 (even x2) PCIe 2.0 or x2 (hell even an x1) PCIE 3.0 lanes and you'll get a nice interface that won't be clogged up easily.
  3. guzhogi macrumors 68030


    Aug 31, 2003
    Wherever my feet take me…
    The Register has an Article about upcoming technologies that may help remove the bottleneck for SSDs.
  4. charlieroberts thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2007
    But won't moving to PCIe Express remove backwards compatibility??? And form factor for laptops? Excuse me if my comment seems daft, this is right about the cutting point for my hardware knowledge.


    Very informative, thank you!

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