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What do YOU want to do
with your DAW?

>24/96 Recording and Mixing with lots of edits, plug-ins

>24+Tracks Recording and Mixing, some Plug-ins

>Basic Audio Recording/Multimedia

>Micro SATA Groove Machines

>Groove Machine Ultra Laptop


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What is Serial ATA?
Serial ATA is a "serial" architecture as opposed to today's "parallel" ATA internal disc drive bus for transferring data to and from the hard disk. Serial ATA wraps many bits of data into a packet and then at a higher speed (up to 50% higher) than parallel, transfers the packet of data down the wire to or from the host. With the ATA/100/133 standard, Cyclic Redundancy Checking (CRC) is performed on the data being transmitted back and forth but not on the commands. Serial ATA integrates CRC on the command and data packet level for enhanced bus reliability. Cyclic redundancy code detects all single and double-bit errors and ensures detection of 99.998% of all possible errors. A single Serial ATA interface can transfer data at 150MB/sec from the system bus to the host processor with extremely reliable accuracy. In addition, the Serial ATA interface is capable of scaling to 600 MB/sec. and beyond as drive manufacturers meet this challenge with faster drives. 

Advantages of Serial ATA
In addition to a faster, more reliable bus, Serial ATA improves cabling and connectors for a robust yet simpler integration. Gone are the days of bent pins and clumsy cabling and needless returned hard drives. Serial ATA cables are thinner and longer for improved system airflow and innovative system designs such as small form factor and consumer electronic boxes. Without the wide cables blocking the airflow, your system requires fewer fans (thus generating less noise) while allowing faster transfer of data. Even cable runs up to 1 m are possible with Serial ATA

Serial ATA VS. ATA/100
-Serial ATA drives provide 25-30% performance improvement and increase in track count compared to similar ATA/100 configurations. 
-Serial ATA will be the standard on most systems by the end of 2003.
-Most current systems are limited to the maximum rate of 100 MB/sec. 
   in fact, most systems are only approaching 66 MB/sec actual throughput!
-Intel fully supports the Serial ATA standard.
-SATA addresses not only transfer rates, but also other ATA limitations which can cause problems in audio systems.

So what does this mean for my DAW?
Basically, at least a 25-30% improvement in throughput over ATA/100 systems for a lot less money than a SCSI-based system. If you're using your DAW for tracking, mixing, editing, or all of the above, you need this technology to reach maximum track counts with minimal problems. 

SATA will speed up all data transfers, whether during tracking or while performing session backup's and loads.

The SATA 150 mb/sec. interface on our machines combined with 10000 RPM SATA drives on our Ultra SATA series performs at near SCSI-based DAW levels for a lot less money.