Serial ATA International Organization
(SATA-IO) introduced the SATA Revision 3.0 specification in
August of last year
, they’ve just now
completed and released it
SATA 3.0 will double transfer speeds to 6Gbps, and will be fully backwards compatible with earlier versions of SATA. And, for those of you looking forward, you’ll enjoy the new streaming commands for isochronous data transfers between audio and video applications, and the Low Insertion Force (LIF) connector for smaller 1.8-inch drives.
It’s expected that there will be demonstrations of SATA 3.0 at Computex , but there’s no real word on how long it’ll take for this technology to make its way to the masses.