Specification for Serial ATA presented
The Serial ATA Working Group today presented the first specifications for the upcoming interface standard, which will connect hard drives, DVD and CD-RW devices to the mainboard.
This is supposed to become the current standard, 'Parallel ATA' to be replaced by mid-2002. The bandwidth will be expanded to 1.5 gigabits per second, and the expansion of components will be easier with this new standard. The Serial ATA Working Group consists of various companies, including IBM, Dell, Intel, Quantum, Maxtor and Seagate.