New interface for hard drives: Serial ATA
Intel plans to post more details on Serial ATA at the IDF (Intel Developer Forum) in San Jose. With the Serial ATA, Intel wants to replace the old parallel ATA standard, which according to Intel has reached its limits and can only be further developed with great effort.
The data throughput with parallel ATA is available Time at 100 Mbytes per second, the data throughput with Serial ATA starts at 150 Mbytes and should soon exceed the 300 Mbyte limit. Serial-ATA not only uses much thinner and smaller cables, but also only requires a fifth of the operating voltage required by today's ATA standards (500 millivolts). The low operating voltage is of particular benefit to mobile devices, and it also helps to integrate the interface into future semiconductors.