December 2015
Volume 10, Issue 6

Welcome, New SATA-IO Members!

The following industry leaders recently became proud new members of SATA-IO:

Ciena Corporation
Essencore Ltd.

Welcome to the SATA-IO newsletter! Stay current with SATA-IO activities, news items and upcoming events.

In this issue:

New SATA Specification on the Horizon

Storage Visons Conference 2016 - $100 Registration Discount

Data Storage Innovation Conference 2016 - $100 Registration

New SATA Specification on the Horizon

SATA-IO is putting the finishing touches on the Serial ATA Specification Revision 3.3. The upcoming enhancements will enable higher capacity, reliability and flexibility for SATA-based products. New specification developments include:

  • Added flexibility in the drive spin-up control and activity indicators to provide hosts with more choices
  • New transmitter specification to increase reliability in power intensive environments
  • Remote power cycling of SATA drives to simplify maintenance procedures
  • Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) support to facilitate high capacity drives

The document is currently under member review, which wraps up Tuesday, December 22, 2015. To access the document, log on to the Documents Under Review area of the SATA-IO website.

Contact SATA-IO Administration with any questions.

Storage Visions Conference 2016 - $100 Registration Discount

Planning to attend Storage Visions Conference 2016 (SV16) in Las Vegas on January 4 – 5, 2016? Register here before December 25, 2015 to receive $100 off your conference registration fee!

SV16 brings together digital storage professionals from diverse industries including consumer electronics, general business, health care, high performance computing and media and entertainment. Attendees will discover the trends and meet the trendsetters that will drive a new wave of business tied to higher resolution content, big data, security requirements, consumer electronics, digital distribution, new storage architectures and applications as well as new digital storage technologies.

For additional event details, visit

Data Storage Innovation Conference 2016 - Call for Presentations

The call for presentations is now open for the Data Storage Innovation Conference (DSI) being held in San Mateo, CA on June 13 – 15, 2016. Have a SATA storage topic you would like to present on behalf of the SATA-IO? SATA-IO’s Marketing Work Group is more than willing to help co-develop a submission proposal. Contact for more information. 
The submission deadline is February 5, 2016. Further details can be found on the DSI speaker information page:


Please submit any future article ideas and topics to Paul Wassenberg, SATA-IO Marketing Chair, Marvell

SATA-IO Administration

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