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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Raffaz, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9780794-7.html

    Im looking forward to this.:)
     
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    now that sounds hot...count me in :biggrin
     
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  3. stuPeas

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    I don't get it, If it is a separate card for the PCI-E bus, then surely there will be a bottleneck. It certainly wont work with traditional Hard drives (they cant physically move quick enough). All in all, a totally new generation of MOBO's will have to be implemented before data speeds like this can be used. :D
     
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    That's the way it's always been, in that communications technology speeds always exceed their current intended use. There is no reason to wait until dependant hardware catches up.
     
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    Heard about this a while ago, I think the connectors are smaller like mini USB connectors.
     
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    True! this is how firewire arrived, through PCI cards and now is available on the motherboard.
    If the reports to the speed (4.8 gigabits per second) are true (and Cnet is quite reliable), it’s a welcome update. Especially as Sata hard disks are now more common as external devices. Should make a difference for video too.
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  9. BosonMichael
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    I'm already getting 3.0 Gbps with eSATA... so it's not a huge increase in speed for me. Certainly worthwhile for those who don't have an eSATA port on their computer.
     
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    its a 25% boost over even eSATA, so yes its significant
    its also quicker than FC which is the predominant storage technology (on a single disk basis)


    why would the PCI-E bus be the bottleneck?
    PCI-E is 250MBps per lane, an x4 lane would therefore easily accommodate a USB3 channel
    PCI-E 3.0 is also in the works, bumping the bandwidth up again,

    USB has many other uses than what its currently used for, as USB becomes more and more ubiquitous I would expect it to become more and more common not just in the IT industry, but outside it to, and Wireless USB should help to facilitate that too,
    Imagine a wireless USB alarm clock, using NTP to keep current, even tieing in with an RSS feed of your appointments to dynamically adjust the time it goes off? awesome use of technology for a rather simple and all to common tool
    as the power output limits of USB are raised we will hopfully see USB replace traditional 12v car receptacle for accessories

    Ahh the future, always brightens up my day lol
     
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  11. BosonMichael
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    Not for the cost I'd have to pay to switch. 8) Maybe for my next computer... but by then, something new will have been launched.
     
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  12. Phoenix
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    We often only look to the ends of our desk when evaluating new technology, lets not forget that were here for people to progress their careers in IT, what I have in my PC at home, whilst impressive is nothing compared to what you will see in the data centers of the Fortune 500 or FTSE 250 :)
     
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  13. BosonMichael
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    :rolleyes: I never said it wasn't worthwhile technology... nor did I say that companies or users shouldn't use it... nor did I mention that we shouldn't learn about it to progress our IT careers. I simply said it wasn't worth it for me to upgrade to it from eSATA. Nothing more, nothing less.
     
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    Is eSATA the same as SATA2 (i.e SATA 3gig)??
     
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    CALM DOWN!
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    eSATA is where the cable and plug specs for SATA have been revised to allow external drives.

    Harry.
     
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  17. BosonMichael
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    I'm already "chilling it to the core". :p
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    :biggrin
     
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