Seagate and AMD unveil 6Gbps Serial ATA

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NEW DELHI, INDIA:Seagate and AMD demonstrated Serial ATA 6Gbps for desktop and laptop PC applications including gaming, streaming video and graphics multimedia at the Everything Channel Xchange Conference in New Orleans.


“The increasing reliance of consumers and businesses worldwide on digital information is giving rise to gaming, digital video and audio, streaming video, graphics and other applications that require even more bandwidth, driving demand for PC interfaces that can carry even more digital content. The SATA 6Gbps storage interface will meet this demand for higher-bandwidth PCs,” said Joan Motsinger, VP—Personal Systems Marketing and Strategy, Seagate.

“AMD strives to deliver platform technology that our technology partners can use to create high- performance desktop and laptop PCs,” said Leslie Sobon, VP—Product Marketing, AMD. “The new SATA 6Gbpsecond technology not only incorporates the best features of previous SATA generations but also includes new enhancements.”

The Seagate and AMD demonstration features two Seagate SATA disk drives—one a shipping Barracuda 7200.12 3Gbps hard drive and the other a prototype Barracuda 6Gbps drive—in a desktop PC to show the performance difference between the two generations.