SATA Revision 3.1
SATA Power Management
SATA Universal Storage Module
Native Command Queuing
Speed is critical for today's storage solutions, and SATA-IO proves its leadership in this space by providing solutions that enable 6Gb/s link speeds between storage units, disk drives, optical and tape drives and protocol host bus adaptors (HBAs).
SATA 6Gb/s offers new levels of performance for networks, all while maintaining the low cost and low power for which SATA technology is acclaimed. All SATA-IO specifications from Revision 3.0 on enable 6Gb/s transfer rates.
SATA-IO Revision 3.1 Specification
The latest specification from SATA-IO includes a variety of features to extend the speed and reliability of SATA 6Gb/s technology to a wide variety of device segments, including consumer electronics and small form factor devices. These features range from power management improvements to enhancements that help improve device efficiency:
- Universal Storage Module (USM™): USM enables developers to incorporate slots into their consumer electronics devices that accept powered, cable-free storage modules with an integrated SATA interface, offering portable, scalable storage solutions
- mSATA – SATA for mobile computing devices, now with enhanced auto detection to provide increased interoperability by eliminating the need for a dedicated mSATA connector
- Zero-Power Optical Disk Drive (ODD) – eliminates the power consumption of an idle SATA ODD, resulting in increased energy savings
- Required Link Power Management – drives energy efficient power management across all SATA devices, reducing overall system power demand
- Queued Trim Command – allows SATA SSDs to execute Trim without impacting normal operation, improving SSD performance
- Hardware Control Features – enable host identification of device capabilities, allowing hosts to make more effective use of SATA devices
Serial ATA (SATA) is the primary internal storage interconnect for desktop and mobile PCs. It connects the host system to peripherals such as hard drives, solid state drives, optical drives, and removable magnetic media devices.
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