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+ - PCI-Express External cabling standard announced

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symbolset writes "The PCI-SIG has announced the release of the PCI Express External Cabling Specification V1.0. This standard allows for transfer of data through an external cable at 2.5GT/s (For the x16 cable, 8GB/s) to a cable length of up to 10 meters. An update is expected to double this speed to 5.0GT/s.

A limited review is available on The Inquirer, with pictures. The products are apparently already in production.

Is this new standard likely to change the game for graphics adapters and RAID controllers? What other devices might benefit from a high speed external serial point-to-point connection?"

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