View Full Version : Maxtor announces Ultra ATA/133

08-01-2001, 12:50 AM
Here's a link to the register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/54/20741.html) where they have outlined this new technology.

So somewhere in the immediate future, i guess we'll start seeing 10~20 ghz processsors, drives with terabytes of storage space and graphic cards that are miniture pc's in themselves. Anybody say, overkill?! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/tongue.gif

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08-01-2001, 02:14 AM
Sure ought to speed up those SETI calculations, eh?

I saw somewhere today where they wanted folks to lend their pc time doing calculations for cancer research...

I watched an episode of the Invisible Man on Sci-Fi channel where the Keeper referenced a 10GHz processor for one of the computers on the show (a secretive type had access to it).

Hey, we can also start calculating the dimensions and location of the wormholes so we can start time travel http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

So to answer you question iisbob, I believe it is definitely overkill today, with any software known to me, but surely a use for them will be found (I hope a good one at that) http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

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08-03-2001, 07:39 PM
The thing that gets me about these ATA standards is how misleading they are...the transfer rates are theoretical and based on extrapolating how much data could be transferred in a second based on a burst rate that uses the hard drive buffer...

In real life, the sustained read/write speed of a 7200 rpm hd is what? 9-14 mb/sec? Wonder why they don't use that in their advertising...

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