Serial ATA Revision 2.6 finalized

Posted on Thursday, Mar 08 2007 @ 01:31 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
VR Zone reports the 2.6 Serial ATA specification has been finished.

Here's what changed:
• 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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