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Re: Hard Drive data rates



On Friday 28 September 2007, John Wendel wrote:
> Lamar Owen wrote:
> > Due to the 8B/10B coding used in SATA, you can divide the bitrate by ten
> > and not eight to get the byterate.  Thus, 3Gb/s is 300MB/s at the wire.

> Your talking about the wire speed. The REAL speed is determined by the
> disk drive. You're lucky to get 75MB/s with a desktop drive.

I did say "at the wire" above.
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Lamar Owen
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