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SATA-IO Releases SATA Revision 2.6 Specification

The Serial ATA International Organization (or SATA-IO) have just upped their SATA specification to 2.6. With small form factor systems being the main focus this time around, the new specification makes way for such advancements as a more slimline cable and connector arrangement, and some performance improvements with regard to NCQ etc.

 

You can learn more about it via this article over at the DailyTech.

 


The Serial ATA International Organization, also known as SATA-IO, today announced its latest Serial ATA specification - SATA revision 2.6 (PDF). The latest SATA revision 2.6 adds new physical and performance features to the previous SATA revision 2.5, also referred to as SATA 3.0Gbps, specification.

 

New physical features added to the SATA revision 2.6 include internal cable specifications for small-form-factor systems and mobile PC applications. SATA revision 2.6 specifies a new internal slim-line cable and connector. The new Slimline cable and connector target tightly packed small-form-factor systems. SATA-IO also defines the internal micro SATA connector with ultra mobile PCs in mind. The new internal micro SATA connector specification is for 1.8" hard drives only right now.

 

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WD Provide eSATA With 'My Book' External HDDs

Western Digital have made an announcement a short time ago which makes light of their new My Book Premium ES Edition External Hard Drive having both USB 2.0 and eSATA (external Serial ATA) connectivity.

 

Grab the PR here for more info, and there's also a PDF salesheet available here folks.

 


Sydney Australia, March5, 2007 - As consumers increasingly rely on digital media to secure their important documents and valuable personal content, they often fear that changes in technology may render their data inaccessible. Western Digital Corp. the leading consumer external storage brand worldwide, today announced that its new My Book Premium ES Edition external hard drive incorporates eSATA (external Serial ATA) and USB 2.0. eSATA is a new technology that transfers data between the external device and the computer at higher rates than ever before and USB 2.0 is today's most common method of connecting external devices to personal computers.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Maxtor Ultra 200GB ATA Hard Drive for Only $39.98 after Rebate with FREE Shipping!

Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: A few nice hard drive deals. The Maxtor 200GB ATA drive is great for those of you who have older computers (basically not S-ATA drives) and want to upgrade. Great for the parent's computer (like I've done because they don't care for the latest and greatest) or that old office unit. They've also got a 250GB external hard drive for only $79.98 which is the lowest I've seen it. Everything is set to expire on 2/2407, but I don't think these will last that long.

 

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Do It Yourself: Solid State Drive

As the world of solid state storage continues to grow, a company by the name of "Century" have developed a 2.5" SD to parallel ATA SSD adapter, essentially allowing for 4 seperate SD cards of up to 2GB each in size to be paired up together and used as a solid state storage solution for your operating system via the IDE interface.

 

Get the full rundown on it at the DailyTech and bit-tech folks.

 



Solid State Drive will certainly be one of the hottest terms on the PC market the coming years and the SSD units that will certainly grab more and more market shares of the mechanical harddrive market brings many advantages. The primary is that it is a form of electric storage, I.e. there is no mechanics which can fail or introduce delays. The SSD units which are made today commonly use NAND flash for storage, which results in both fast access times and relatively good transfer rates. But regular flash memory works as well and this is something GeekStuff4U has taken advantage of. It has namely launched "SD to SSD."

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Newegg - Samsung SpinPoint T Series 500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache S-ATA300 Hard Drive for $139.99 with FREE Shipping

Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: These big 500GB hard drives are falling in price. How in the you fill up a 500GB drive is beyond me.

 

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Fujitsu PC releases the ultimate LifeBook N6420 with industry leading 400GB storage

This is awesome! Fujitsu are certainly pushing the boundaries with their new LifeBook N6420 notebook, giving it dual 200GB hard drives, 17" WS, HD DVD drive, and Intel Core 2 Duo goodness.

 

Yummy!

 


Sydney, Australia February 14 2007 - Fujitsu PC Australia today introduces the LifeBook N6420 targeted for serious entertainment, gaming and power users. The LifeBook N6420 delivers the ultimate experience on a 17-inch Colour Enhanced Crystal View Display. It features the new Fujitsu Visual Optimizer, a special image processing subsystem that amplifies video from any source for unsurpassed sharpness and offers genuine colour realisation for perfect color matches. To realise absolute entertainment, turn up the volume and hear the amazing juxtaposition of sounds emerge from two impressive internal speakers and a powerful subwoofer.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Seagate 320GB SATA-300 Hard Drive for $79!

Deal of the Day details:

 

Time to upgrade your full hard drive? Check out the Seagate 320GB 7200RPM SATA-300 Hard Drive with 16MB Cache! You get it for only $79 after a $20 mail-in rebate! That's a very good price. Hard drives are getting almost cheap, aren't they? The rebate expires 2/28/07 and is limited to 1 per household. DEAL FOR THE SEAGATE 320GB SATA-300 HARD DRIVE

 

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Sharkoon DriveLink Hard Drive Interface

The folks at Sharkoon in Germany have just come out with a new product which allows you to connect up most recent IDE or SATA hard drives directly to your system via USB and nifty adapter.

 

I've personally had use such devices many times before when needing to move data from a desktop hard drive to my notebook.

 


 

Sharkoon is presenting a simple solution for users who need quick access to the data on their de-installed hard drives, or who want to be able to alternate easily between several data mediums. The Sharkoon DriveLink lets users connect hard drives of all current formats directly to a PC or notebook without the trouble of having to first install them in an external HDD case. The external hard drive adapter offers an interface for both IDE and SATA drives in sizes 2.5", 3.5", and 5.25", and connects simply to a USB port to allow data access. The hard drive connected to the DriveLink is supplied with power by the included power adapter.

 

The Sharkoon DriveLink doesn't just provide a time-saving way to read out data, but also offers a convenient back-up function. Data can be saved and synchronized with the push of a button, and the back-up settings can be entered beforehand using the included software. So that the externally operated hard drive isn't left completely unprotected and users don't have to worry about accidentally damaging sensitive components, Sharkoon also delivers two sturdy silicon frames for 2.5" and 3.5" hard drives. The drives can simply be inserted into the handy cover, where they are securely protected against shocks and vibrations and easier to handle.

 

Under MS Windows ME/2000/XP the DriveLink functions with Plug&Play. Drivers for Windows 98SE are included in delivery.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Buy.com - Aluratek 120GB 2.5 5400RPM Portable External Hard Drive With Push Button Auto Backup for $79.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping!

Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: This 120GB 2.5" hard drive gives you easy 1 push backup capabilities. The $20 rebate expires 1/31/07.

 

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