lol, ATA66 outruns current demands as well. Jusut thought everyone should know it is coming shortly though.
[This message has been edited by daveleau (edited 08-01-2001).]
True, this will not change our biggest bottleneck - the mechanical nature of the hard drive.
Still, the simple fact is that an improvement is an improvement!
Maxtor announces ATA133
So what? ATA100 already outruns the the drive's throughput. ATA133 is just more so.
Intel is not supporting this, while VIA is. More here:
Well the mechanics of the hard drive as rb said limit the throughput of it. Any ideas as to how the REAL problem can be solved?
I think it's a marketing move (note here by Quantum's labs, now part of Maxtor) since ATA133 will not add any more to the already far from saturated ATA100. With current PCI design being limited to 133MB/s that practically gives aroung 110MB/s (depending on the chipset), the bandwidth increase from ATA100 to ATA133 will be marginal, and certainly unnoticeable.
But, don't miss the important bit:
The new interface however brings two new features that will make it worthwhile as an update rather than an upgrade. The first is CRC error checking (like SCSI) which adds to the data integrity and makes IDE storage safer. The second and more important is the break of the 128GB limit on disks size by current ATA interfaces.
There you go then, expect it to hit the market this time next year, but with Intel not embracing the ATA133 interface, expect a direct jump to SATA "inside" your Intel PC in 2003.
Seagate will not be supporting ATA133 either, but Promise will be announcing an ATA133 controller soon, to join VIA and ALI to the adoption of the new interface.
BTW, remember that MAXTOR needs the new intreface to push their >137GB hard drives.
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