... And It's Gone. SATA Express Canceled from Intel 9-Series

Subject: General Tech, Chipsets, Storage | November 12, 2013 - 01:37 PM |
Tagged: Intel, 9-series, SATA Express

Intel is preparing to launch several processors next year. For back-to-school, Haswell will return with new SKUs and a new 9-series chipset; in the holiday season, Haswell-E will arrive for high-end (high wattage) enthusiasts on the X99 chipset; and, just before 2015, Broadwell-K will be available for the mainstream 9-series desktop.

SATA Express will not be accompanying them.

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The specification, which more than triples SATA 6Gbps's "up-to 600MB/s" bandwidth rating, will not be validated for Intel 9 Series chipsets. Intel was originally rumored to be its launch partner. The host connector accepts connections from both SATA (up to two per host connector) and PCIe-based (one device, up to two lanes) hard drives. Two PCIe lanes provides 2GB/s of bandwidth.

It seems like the real benefit is to allow internal drives be connected with PCIe speeds through a ribbon-cable. Currently Intel has not given a reason to pass on the standard.

Source: VR-Zone
November 12, 2013 | 04:40 PM - Posted by willmore (not verified)

So help me, if they come out with some kind of Intel only interconnect to replace this, I'm going to pop a vein.

November 13, 2013 | 04:16 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

As the source only mentions Z97, has X99 been previously said to not have SATA Express?

November 13, 2013 | 08:52 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Must be nice to be in a position where you can keep releasing the same products year after year and still rake in billions of profits each and every quarter.

Intel, from the bottom of my heart, go_fuck_yourself.

November 16, 2013 | 08:11 AM - Posted by Havor (not verified)

I have bin thinking about the comment you made, and have to say its actually pretty rude, but how hard i try to think about it, i cant think of one thing that make's me disagree with your statement!

November 14, 2013 | 02:59 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

They will likely push some random backwards standard that requires royalty payments. Sata3(600) is really showing its age, and the PCIe solutions have poor 4k performance and OI latency.

November 14, 2013 | 01:07 PM - Posted by undermined

I'm not updating my 2600K until DDR4 and Sata-express happen.

I was really thinking at least Haswell-E would at least have them, I understand mainstream not having enough PCI-e lanes being a good reason to exclude SATA-express but if Haswell-E doesn't have it either, it seems like a big miss.

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