Serial ATA Rev. 2.6 Spec Finalised

News Posted 07/03/07
Author: PV5150
Source: VR-Zone

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The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO), today announced the availability of the Serial ATA Revision 2.6 specification. This updated specification combines the previously published SATA Revision 2.5 material with new feature definitions and enhancements that will enable developers to integrate the technology into new applications.

Benefits include:  • Internal Slimline cable and connector – enables SATA optical drives to be included in smaller form factors
• Internal Micro SATA connector for 1.8″ HDD – facilitates SATA hard drives in Ultra Mobile PC applications
• Mini SATA Internal/ External Multilane cable and connector – provides access for internal use in high bandwidth backplane designs, and also external uses in eSATA or xSATA protocols for high bandwidth external storage enclosures
• Native Command Queuing (NCQ) Priority enhancement – adds priority to data in complex workload environments
• NCQ Unload enhancement – permits robust use in laptop environments where the drive may be dropped

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