Serial ATA draft spec 1.0 completed


— 10:59 PM on November 25, 2000

I whiffed on this earlier, but Intel has this press release.

Computer industry leaders today announced that the Draft Specification 1.0 defining Serial ATA (SATA), the high performance interface for storage devices, is now complete and available to the Serial ATA Working Group Contributors and Adopters.

Serial ATA will supply storage interface headroom for many generations to come, beginning with Ultra SATA/1500 at 1.5Gbps, scalable to 2x and 4x. This interface is used to connect storage devices, such as hard disk, DVD and CD-RW drives, to the PC motherboard. Serial ATA will be the replacement for today's Parallel ATA physical storage interface.

More information about Serial ATA can be found here.
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