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    SATA 6G delayed due to controller issues

    Did you guys see this news I posted today? What are your thoughts?

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    Re: SATA 6G delayed due to controller issues

    Honestly, I didn't know about SATA 6G until today, when I was looking at the preview pics of the Gigabyte i5 motherboard. Having committed myself to a minor upgrade this week, an i5/i7 upgrade won't happen till sometime in 2010 (at the earliest); hopefully, the issues surrounding the Marvell SATA 6G controller chipset will be resolved by then. Seeing as SATA 6G-compliant hardware haven't made their way to any retail channels thus far, I'm not overly concerned about this feature's omission in lower-end and mainstream P55 motherboards. I see it as technology in its infancy and there will be teething pains to contend with.

    SATA 6G would be nice to have (based on what little I know about it), but I'm more anxious about having USB 3.0-compatible devices than I am SATA 6G.

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    Re: SATA 6G delayed due to controller issues

    until i see comparisons showing a decent increase in practical performance its just something written on paper for me...

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    Re: SATA 6G delayed due to controller issues

    I was aware of it but to be honest, kissed it off because no electromechanical drive will ever go that fast. And for SSD's, gonna take longer for those to reach that mark than most people think as well. The SSD industry isn't organized yet, no formal international standards body exists for it yet. Lots of things have yet to come together and formalized before we'll see what I'm sure we ALL want to see in a BIG hurry - bye bye electromechanical garb!! I'm trying to learn patience - not one of my better attributes!

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    Re: SATA 6G delayed due to controller issues

    No, I didn't see this before.

    Until there is hard evidence of this, I'll consider this a case of somebody crying wolf.

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    Re: SATA 6G delayed due to controller issues

    end of spinning drives? *prays hard

    add a couple 120mm fans overhead to drop temps by 10+ celsiusD.S.C-12(2)-disclaimer : whatever u do with your hardware/software is your
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    Re: SATA 6G delayed due to controller issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightowl224 View Post
    No, I didn't see this before.

    Until there is hard evidence of this, I'll consider this a case of somebody crying wolf.
    All solid-state drives are currently available, but they are much closer to being very interesting toys to play with than anything else right now. They have a long way to go before they can truly say they ditched their old heritage.

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    Re: SATA 6G delayed due to controller issues

    Did you guys read my last comment on there about chickens and eggs?

    Would you rather have the tech on your MB ready and waiting for the drives to come out, or have the drives available and then have wait to upgrade your platform in order to take advantage of it?
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    Re: SATA 6G delayed due to controller issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Would you rather have the tech on your MB ready and waiting for the drives to come out, or have the drives available and then have wait to upgrade your platform in order to take advantage of it?
    The latter, without question. It appears that this SATA 6G controller isn't quite ready for prime time (at least, not on a mass scale), and if its omission translates into less costlier boards, as well as one fewer issue to troubleshoot potentially, then I'll wait.

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    Re: SATA 6G delayed due to controller issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Did you guys read my last comment on there about chickens and eggs?

    Would you rather have the tech on your MB ready and waiting for the drives to come out, or have the drives available and then have wait to upgrade your platform in order to take advantage of it?
    Leemmee recover from puking up my dinner from shrinking drives fast, ok????

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    Re: SATA 6G delayed due to controller issues

    Quote Originally Posted by BWM View Post
    All solid-state drives are currently available, but they are much closer to being very interesting toys to play with than anything else right now. They have a long way to go before they can truly say they ditched their old heritage.
    It's good that the technology is there, but sadly no drive on the market can do 6GB's. The claims about the controller's being delayed smells like a case of somebody crying wolf, when the wolf isn't even around.

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    Re: SATA 6G delayed due to controller issues

    SATA 6.0 ? woppie doo they cant even get current drives up to saturate the sata 3.0 spec
    I see this as worthless tech without drives that can fully use bandwidth
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    Re: SATA 6G delayed due to controller issues

    Agree. Always has been that way for mass storage devices. If we see anything remotely approaching the spec cap, it'll be a burst rate, that's all.

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    Re: SATA 6G delayed due to controller issues

    I'm quite excited about it, especially because port multipliers will become common tech that won't decrease performance of the drives on them.

    I'm holding out for USB 3.0 and SATA 6G before I build my next system.
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