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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Thursday, July 21, 2011
New 550MB/s SSDs
If you’re thinking of buying a new shiny 550MB/s SSD, there are two things you should keep in mind:
(Some motherboards specs even refer to Sata-600 and Sata-300 to try and limit the confusion)
SATA revision 2.0 (SATA 3 Gbit/s)
With a native transfer rate of 3.0 Gbit/s, and taking 8b/10b encoding into account, the maximum uncoded transfer rate is 2.4 Gbit/s, providing a peak throughput of about 300 MB/s.
SATA revision 3.0 (SATA 6 Gbit/s)
Provides a peak throughput of about 600 MB/s (Megabytes per second) including the protocol overhead (10b/8b coding with 8 bits to one byte).
My realisation came about today through a conversation I had with Hadley Willan (aka Hadders). He’s a gold mine of tech info; I wish he would blog these gems more often…
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com