SATA connection at 16Gbps speed and connection USB Which can provide up to 100 watts are in development
At an impressive timing (and perhaps even a little suspicious), the organizations SATA-IO andUSB 3.0 Promoter Group, which aims to market and push forward the SATA andUSB Respectively, on the development of new standards that are likely to benefit many of us.
SATA-IO (Serial ATA International Organization, in case you were wondering) He announced On the beginning of the development of a new and promising standard, which will integrate the SATA connection infrastructure with The PCI-Express 3.0 interface And fast and advanced connection manufacturing.
The new connection, surprisingly called SATA Express, will offer transmission speeds of 8Gbps and 16Gbps (which will be equivalent to PCIe 3.0 X1 and PCIe 3.0 X2) that come to the market to meet the evolving SSDs and hybrid drives Which are close to full exploitation Of the bandwidth in the SATA 6Gbps connection.
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The organization notes that "regular" hard drives will continue to use the 6Gbps SATA connection (which implies that the new connection will not replace the existing one, but in addition to it), but make sure to mention that future SATA Express connections will also back up the SATA connections That preceded them.
The organization hopes to complete the definition of the new standard by the end of the current year, and therefore we recommend that you prepare for a meter of "SATA-E" motherboards starting next year. Does this announcement change the plans of the PCI-SIG organization Develop an external PCI-Express connection? Soon we'll know.
The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has an equally interesting program - in the organization They declared On the development of a new standard for USB connections, which will allow them to provide much more power to the charging devices Mobile, Activating various accessories and more.
The new Standard will comply with the StandardUSB The existing Battery Charging 1.2 will support both connections USB 2.0 and connections USB 3.0, and can supply up to 100 watts - several times the current situation, where the connectionsUSB Capable of providing only a few watts.
The new device is expected to work with existing connections, offering capabilities such as changing power and current values in connections, transmitting information and power together on a single cable, and more.
The organization promises to publish more information about the standard during the IDF conference Intel In September, with the declared goal of bringing the new device to market sometime next year.
We will need more information before we draw long-term conclusions, but on the face of it this new ability will appear to be the first step towards a future where we can connect monitors, speakers, network equipment and even External video cards And computers Mobile - All with the help of the connectionsUSB.