SATA-IO Has Developed Power Over eSATA Without Separate Power Connection
|“Its fast transfer rate and efficient protocol makes eSATA the highest performing external mainstream storage connection. Enhancing eSATA with power delivery will provide a new level of convenience to the designer and the end user. By eliminating the need for a separate power connection, customers can more easily expand their storage, making Serial ATA an even more attractive solution for mainstream storage applications,” said Knut Grimsrud, SATA-IO president and Intel Fellow.|
Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO), the consortium dedicated to sustaining the quality, integrity and dissemination of SATA technology, announced its Power Over eSATA initiative. SATA-IO has begun work on a new specification that will provide power to external SATA (eSATA) devices without the need for a separate power connection. Led by the organization’s Cable and Connector group, the specification is targeted for completion in the second half of 2008.