I saw an advertisement claiming 1.5Gbps could be obtained from this new? hard drive technology. Sounds pretty fast to me. Anybody have one or know more about it? Will it be a cornerstone for the next wave of computer advancement?
Yup. Therein lies the problem. SATA will do little to change the actual performance of hard drives.It should hit soon, but physical hard drive access is now, and will continue to be, the speed-limiting factor. The ATA speed is just how fast the computer can get info from the drive to memory/CPU; except for a brief period around when the first Ultra-ATA came out, the drive itself has run much slower than this.