Universal Storage Module (USM[TM]) : An integrated SATA
interface for providing portable, volume storage I/O to consumer electronics devices, as well as PC applications.
Since its introduction in 2001, SATA
technology has evolved to enable storage options for a number of applications beyond traditional hard disk PC storage.
The small size and greater flexibility of SATA
cables deliver several benefits.
Users can easily plug a Maxtor SATA
drive directly into a VT8237-enabled motherboard for single, SATA
hard drive performance, or install two drives for a RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration for a significant performance improvement or added data protection.
mSATA - SATA
for mobile computing devices, now with enhanced auto detection to provide increased interoperability by eliminating the need for a dedicated mSATA connector
Can the application itself be offloaded to SATA
was created to introducing technical enhancements over older technologies in the areas of hot plug capability, signal integrity, reduced pin count, reduced power requirements and improved cable and connector plants for smaller form factor drives.
When developers are working on cutting-edge designs, having advance access to measurements helps them address potential issues early in the design cycle and get products to market faster," said Min-Jie Chong, program manager for SATA
applications at Agilent.
When a port multiplier is added to a single SATA
port, a single host port can access up to 15 drives.
-IO testing will be available to members of the UNH-IOL SATA
consortium for both certification and to those looking to submit to the SATA
-IO integrators list.
But there is another, less immediately obvious benefit to SAS/SATA
compatibility: it boosts SATA
scalability far beyond the limits imposed by SATA
8" micro SATA
hard drive or solid state drive (SSD) to be used like a removable drive cartridge, and an adapter that enables a standard CF media to be used as an 1.