Today, at the Everything Channel Xchange Conference in New Orleans, Seagate teaming with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), demonstrated a new interface that could one day make hard-disk speeds run even faster.

The new specification, called SATA 6.0Gbps, will offer twice the disk-to-host bandwidth of the existing 3.0Gbps Serial ATA standard. It will be backwards compatible with older devices also.

The new SATA 6Gb/second technology not only incorporates the best features of previous SATA generations but also includes new enhancements,said Leslie Sobon, vice president of Product Marketing, AMD.

This innovation enables AMD to continue to evolve its technology platforms and to develop low-cost designs that our technology partners can use to improve their own PC and laptop products.

The 6.0 Gb/sec interfaces will ship on products in late 2009.