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Intel to support Quantum Ultra ATA/66

Quantum's disk drive interface technology received a boost today when Intel announced it would support the technology on future chipsets as a stepping stone to IEEE-1394 technology.Quantum's Ultra ATA/66 claims to double bandwidth over its previous interface technology, the Ultra ATA/33, as well as provide "greater robustness" through the use of Cyclical Redundancy Check (CRC).

Quantum's disk drive interface technology received a boost today when Intel announced it would support the technology on future chipsets as a stepping stone to IEEE-1394 technology.

Quantum's Ultra ATA/66 claims to double bandwidth over its previous interface technology, the Ultra ATA/33, as well as provide "greater robustness" through the use of Cyclical Redundancy Check (CRC). This is a data protection verification tool which helps ensure the integrity of transferred data.

"Intel supports the Ultra ATA/66 as the logical next step before the transition to IEEE-1394 technology," said Pat Gelsinger, Intel's vice president of the business platform group.