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http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...d-of-2007.html
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Seagate plans to cease manufacturing IDE hard drives by the end of the year and will focus exclusively on SATA-based products. Seagate is the first major hard drive manufacturer to announce such plans, though others will likely follow suit as SATA continues to sap PATA's market share.
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its about time
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Yes! Thank god! It's dying!
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I was wondering when IDE was going to end. This must be the beginning of the end for IDE. One company quits, other will probably follow eventually.
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nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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Future design: SATA 6.0 Gb/s

SATA-IO plans to make a 6.0 Gb/s standard. Although the theoretical throughput would be doubled, conventional hard disks cannot approach saturating this speed. The 6.0 Gb/s standard will however be useful in combination with port multipliers, which allow multiple drives to be connected to one Serial ATA port, as well as with solid-state drives such as RAM disk.

In actual use in modern personal computers both SATA 3 Gb/s and SATA 1.5 Gb/s hard disk drives run at non-burst speeds comparable to earlier IDE interfaces (under 50 MB/s). Since the theoretical burst speeds marketed by drive manufacturers are rarely achieved, a smaller power and interface cable plus the ability to hot-plug are the most practical SATA benefits to everyday computing.
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if this 6 gb/s standard does come out it would be interesting because that means we took 2 steps forward then 1 back. because with a built in multiplyer it would be like the old ide set up 1 cable for 2 drives. i dont know if i will like this.

but it will be better when SSD drives can use the whole 6 gb/s. then with faster download speeds we could get a dvd in about a second.
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but it will be better when SSD drives can use the whole 6 gb/s. then with faster download speeds we could get a dvd in about a second.
Gbits; 600MB/sec max.

-Most SSD's cap at under 100MB/sec. (avg.read/burst)
-Most HDD RAID-0 arrays cap at under 150MB/sec avg.read and 450MB/sec burst.
-Most RAM-drives cap at whatever speed is available.
     
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Well there you have it IDE is going. Its bad news. SATA is good but still nowhere as reliable as IDE I find.
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IDE shouldn't be the only thing that should be going... we should also get rid of AGP and replace PCI with PCIe 1x/2x/4x/etc. IMO.
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Well there you have it IDE is going. Its bad news. SATA is good but still nowhere as reliable as IDE I find.
really except when i was using windows 2000 i have had less problems with sata then ide. the dvd burner i got is way better than either of the last 2 ide ones i had.

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IDE shouldn't be the only thing that should be going... we should also get rid of AGP and replace PCI with PCIe 1x/2x/4x/etc. IMO.
agp is gone. i think the next gen cards will be pcie only. and i agree wee need to get rid of pci or if there is a way to make it so a pci card will work in a pcie slot of some sort that way you can plug either a pic or pcie card in the slot.
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