Samsung and Marvell develop 3 Gbit SATA drive

Samsung and Marvell said the companies will be first to offer harddrives supporting native 3.0 Gbit I/O transaction capabilities in addition to SATA Native Command Queuing (NCQ).

The harddrives are based on Marvell's 88i6525 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and were shocased at the Intel Developer Forum in early September of this year. The 88i6525's read channel core can run up to 1.25Gb/s, which is another industry first for a desktop HDD.

The companies provided no information when products could be expected top be available.