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SATA II Motherboards release date? - 1/28/2005 3:05:00 PM   
Dimitris32

 

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Hello to all,

I was wondering, does anyone know the release date of big brands (e.g., Asus) SATA II motherboards? I have the impression that SATA II hard disks will appear soon, in the next few months or so... If you do know of such a motherboard, what other specs do you think it would have? For example, DDR2, etc.

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Dimitris
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RE: SATA II Motherboards release date? - 1/30/2005 7:42:49 AM   
Iggy


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Maybe the CDRinfo board can ask manufacturers about it.

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RE: SATA II Motherboards release date? - 1/30/2005 5:13:20 PM   
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Hello guys...

Here are some links about Your questions...Forum(about sata II release dates)....preview of sata II....some sata II motherboards....


So that would be it for now....I am not specialist in this area...but I try to help if only I can...

My advice would be that its still to early (read : to expensive) to buy SATA-II MB & HDD...because overall speed gains arent that good....but if You'd like to throw away all that extra money You have....just go ahead...but dont cry later...cause I told You to wait until prices drop...and until we got clearer picture of the situation.... (Because its like someone said...maximal theoretical speed (sata 1 = 150MBps / sata 2 = 300MBps) is just THEORETICAL! Remember that! The only REAL speed improvement would be if someone makes HDD that actually spins faster...and thus read and write faster....ofcourse large amount of cache could help...but...nr.1 here is spin......so why would You need SATA-II now when most of HDDs on market cant get even close to 150MBps(SATA1)!???)

Ohh...and btw...SATA-II HDD's are also already on the market...just search around (i mistakenly closed those windows )...but it wont be hard to find them....so go ahead...

Enjoy!


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RE: SATA II Motherboards release date? - 1/31/2005 8:38:45 AM   
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SiliconFreak, thanks for the links.... I was not going to buy a SATA drive/motherboard as soon as it is released, anyway... I was just asking out of curiosity, so that I then know how long I will have to wait before prices drop... (you see, I'm still stuck with my Celeron 416MHZ, 256 SDRAM, & 2 ATA 33 drives totalling 8.5GB or something )

I have the impression that what is going to be real fast will be SAS (Serial Attached SCSI), but that is going to be pretty expensive...


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RE: SATA II Motherboards release date? - 1/31/2005 7:10:12 PM   
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Hahaha...it was just my advice....anyway...I understand Your "Need for speed"....because with Your current setup...You are lucky to be still on road...and not run over by some Ultra-Mega-AMD-Or-P4 alike machine...

Like I said...in case You would really want to have the latest technology available...and dont want to spend fortune on it...then my advice is still the same...WAIT WAIT WAIT...even a month could mean a lot of difference here (and in Your vallet )....

I believe You are gonna buy completely new system? So in that case...I have something else to say to You (and You may do as You wish offcourse)....so...my advice here would be....never try to buy everything State-Of-The-Art....because....even if You buy todays best components...after few months....that will be obsolete...and new better,cheaper components will be available at that time.... I am telling You that because I also wanted to have everything the best...and I've had at that time (for maybe 2 or 3 months)...its just that now after 2 years....I might throw entire system to trash....hahahahaha....its not that bad, but....I hope You understand.... So, just buy what You really need...and also...dont be fooled with some upgrade options that some motherboards (or some other components also) offer...because if You would want i.e. upgrade CPU after 2 years....You would find out that maybe socket changed or there would be like new standard (SATA 69!? ) on the market (so in that case not even faster CPU would help You to get maximum out of motherboard...).... So to finish all this...its better to upgrade on-the-go...i.e...buy completely new motherboard with CPU when needed...and so on...

Well...that were my advices....as I said...do as You wish...its Your money afterall....

ohhh...and about SAS...it will be faster yes(3.0Gbits/second and more)....but for what price and what performance increases (because its not economical to spend some 500US$ (instead of some 100US$) for a product that would MAYBE deliver 10% overall speed increase!) Check those 2 SAS links...SAS compared to SATA...and...SAS Roadmap....

Thats it...have a nice day/night and enjoy!

*Silicon-OUT*

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