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Intel has reportedly fixed a date to ship its octo-core Haswell-E processors and X99 Express chipset, with a Japanese outlet saying they will hit the shelves on August 29. Japan's Hermitage Akihabara says the high-end desktop silicon and associated motherboards have been brought forward a little from the expected September …

  1. h4rm0ny
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    SATA 3.2 ????

    If this is so as El Reg implies, I think they've just sold one. We need this bump to take the ceiling off the current SSD market. I'm not sure you can ever have a fast enough hard drive!

    1. Crisp Silver badge

      Re: SATA 3.2 ????

      I've got an SSD in my desktop and the thing goes so fast it's a wonder that it doesn't end up travelling backwards through time.

      1. h4rm0ny

        Re: SATA 3.2 ????

        I've got two and I still want more speed. I work with databases - I'll take everything I can get and more if I could.

        1. DougS Silver badge

          Re: SATA 3.2 ????

          Not unless your database is doing a lot of sequential I/Os, because you aren't likely hitting 600 MB/sec in random I/Os from only two SSDs.

          1. h4rm0ny

            Re: SATA 3.2 ????

            Fair point. It's faster random access time I could really do with. I was just trying to justify my love of new technology. That said, I still think it's a shame that SSDs are being held back by having hit a ceiling on the current SATA. This is still a selling point to me.

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