SATA HDD's are not using NCQ?

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#1

It seems that current S-ATA HDD’s are just P-ATA with a convertor to S-ATA. Seagate claims that its next HDD generation will support the SATA Native Command Queuing.

NCQ technology enables the hard drive to intelligently reorder and optimize both read and write command execution, improving the performance of queued workloads by minimizing mechanical positioning latencies on the drive.

Source: http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/storage/display/20030916153558.html


#2

This, I think, is the case with current SATA drives EXCEPT the WD Raptor drives.